Bass Lake CDP, California
Population 699

Overview

Housing
Median Home Value
$371,100
Half are $263,900 - $690,500
Median Monthly Owner Costs
$1,730
With a Mortgage
Median Year Housing Built
1976
Employment & Commute
Median Household Income
$50,000
Poverty Rate
20%
Unemployment Rate
25.9%
Education
Percent with a High School Diploma
98%
Ages 25+
Percent with a College Degree
43%
Ages 25+
Percent with a Post Grad Degree
9%
Ages 25+
Demographics
Middle Aged and Married
38%
Ages 40-64
Seniors
36%
Ages 65+

The city of Bass Lake is one of 2 cities in Madera County. It is a rural city located in central California near the San Joaquin River. While many may refer to Bass Lake as a city, it actually is a census designated place (CDP).

Bass Lake, CA is a Place (Census Designated):
Often referred to as cities, places can be categorized as Census Designated Places (CDP) or legal entities. The places that are legal entities provide governmental functions. CDPs have no governmental authority and exist only for statistical purposes. They are similar to legal entities in that they are a concentrated population identifiable by a name. Neither cross state lines, but may extend across county lines. A CDP may not extend into a legal entity.
Need a wider view? Bass Lake, CA is a part of the Madera, CA Metro Area.

Housing

1976

Median Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied

Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied

59.6%

Estimated Vacation Homes

This estimate includes housing for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use

80.2%

Home Ownership PercentageOccupied Housing Units

$371,100

Median Owner Occupied Home Value

$1,730

Median Monthly Ownership CostsOwner Occupied Housing Units with a Mortgage

Monthly housing costs include mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance, utilities, and condo fees. When comparing to monthly rental costs, be careful to also look at the median number of bedrooms. Owner occupied homes generally include more bedrooms than rentals.

0.5%

Average Annual Real Estate Taxes as a Percent of Home ValueOwner Occupied Housing Units

7.4

Housing Affordability (Median Multiple)

The median multiple is the ratio of median house price by the median annual household income. In other words, how many years would it take for the median income to pay off the median home price? Higher values indicate that the incomes in the area are not high enough to warrant the higher home prices. Anything under 3 is considered affordable while higher values indicate that housing is not affordable.

Employment

$50,288

Median Household Income

52.6

Household Income Inequality

Income inequality is measured using the Gini coefficient. Lower values indicate that household income is spread evenly across the income groups. Higher values indicate that one income group is much more common than others.

20%

Poverty Rate

Poverty status uses the standards set by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). If a family's total income is less than a certain threshold, every person in the family is considered to be in poverty. The threshold varies based on family size, composition, and age.

$41,477

Median Annual Individual EarningsPast 12 months for the Population Ages 16+ With Earnings

40%

Unadjusted Gender Pay GapPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

The unadjusted gender pay gap is the median indvidiual female earnings as a percentage of male earnings. In other words, women who work in Bass Lake, CA generally make around 4017% of what men do. Much of that difference is likely due to the number of hours worked (see the Full Time vs Part Time Work chart), occupations chosen (see the Employed by Occupation chart), education, and job experience. Adjusting for each of those factors to see what women with similar qualifications and jobs make compared to men is difficult, but the adjusted pay gap would be more likely to show the difference due to discrimination, difference in ability, or willingness to negotiate pay. For these reasons, differences in the gender pay shown here may be more likely to show the gender ideals in an area than the discriminatory practices. It is also worth noting that the 52% of men and 71% of women ages 16+ that did not have earnings were not included in the calculation.

25.9%

Unemployment RatePopulation Ages 16+ in the Civilian Labor Force

To classify as unemployed, people must not be in the military and must be actively looking for work (also known as the U3 measure of unemployment which is the official unemployment rate). In Bass Lake, CA, 49% of the population ages 16+ are not employed, but are also not looking for work so they are not considered in the unemployment rate. See the Labor Force Participation Rate for more information.

51%

Labor Force Participation RatePopulation Ages 16+

People in the labor force include those in the armed forces as well as civilians who are employed or classified as unemployed. To classify as unemployed, people must be actively looking for work. Common people that are not considered in the labor force are students, homemakers, retired workers, seasonal workers not currently looking for work, and institutionalized people. In Bass Lake, CA, 49% of people are neither employed or looking for work.

Education

Educational AttainmentPopulation Ages 25+

Less than High School Diploma
2%
High School Graduate
56%
Associate's degree
8%
Bachelor's degree
26%
Master's degree
7%
Professional school degree
1%
Doctorate degree
0%
98%

Percent with a High School DiplomaPopulation Ages 25+

High school diplomas include equivalencies, but do not include those who reported completing grade 12 without a diploma.

43%

Percent with a College DegreePopulation Ages 25+

College degrees include those with an Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Professional school, or Doctorate degree.

9%

Percent with a Post Graduate DegreePopulation Ages 25+

Post graduate degrees include those with a Master's, Professional school, or Doctorate degree.

Demographics

699

Total Population

Life Stages

Children Under 10
5%
Children 10-17
6%
Young Adult Singles
11%
Middle Aged and Married
38%
Seniors
36%
Other
4%
38%

Middle Aged and Married (Ages 40-64)

36%

Seniors (Ages 65+)

Marital Status of FemalesPopulation Ages 15+

Household Composition

Single female/male families do not necessarily denote single parent households. Single householders living with siblings, their aging parents, or any other relatives would be included.

Married Couples
59%
Single Female Families
0%
Single Male Families
0%
Householder Living Alone
20%
Householder Living with Non-Relative
21%

Race

White
98%
Black
0%
American Indian or Alaskan
2%
Asian
0%
Pacific Islander
0%
Other
0%
Two Plus Races
0%
7

Racial and Ethnic Diversity

The racial and ethnic diversity index measures the probability that any two people chose at random from Bass Lake, CA are of different races or ethnicities where higher numbers represent more diversity. It was developed by the University of North Carolina and USA Today in 1991 and adapted in 2000 to account for differences in Census questions. It uses the same calculation methods as the Gini Index used by the Census Bureau to determine household income inequality.

Climate

The climate estimates use Bass Lake, CA weather from 1971 to 2000 at the nearest official weather station which is located at SOUTH ENTR YOSEMITE NP.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (Inches)

Summer High Temps

This weather station's average summer high temps are lower than 92% of other weather stations.

Winter Low Temps

This weather station's average winter low temps are higher than 67% of other weather stations.

Precipitation Levels

This weather station's average precipitation levels are higher than 63% of other weather stations.

Entity Info

PropertySourceValue
State2013 ACSCA
Summary Level2013 ACS160 (place)
Logical Record Number2010 Census0788129
Logical Record Number2013 ACS0035567
Region2013 ACS4
Division2013 ACS9
State FIPS2013 ACS06
Place FIPS2013 ACS04198
Metro Micro Politan Statistical Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
New England City & Town Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
Name2010 CensusBass Lake CDP
Name2013 ACSBass Lake CDP, California
Functional Status Code2010 CensusS
Legal Statistical Area Description Code2013 ACS57
State ANSI2010 Census01779778
Place ANSI2010 Census02628709
Full GEOID2013 ACS16000US0604198
GEOID2013 ACS0604198
Population2010 Census527
Population2013 ACS699
Housing Units2010 Census1,059
Housing Units2013 ACS949
Land Area2013 ACS1.9 square miles
Water Area2013 ACS0.6 square miles
Population Density2013 ACS362.9 people per sq. mile
Minimum Bounding Rectangle Or Bounding Box2013 ACS[37.307188,-119.594804], [37.355284,-119.535752],
Centroid Or Center Coordinates2013 ACS37.328066144273, -119.56661124759
FIPS Place Class Code2010 CensusU1
Place Size Code2010 Census08