While many may refer to the city of Squirrel Mountain Valley as a city, it actually is a census designated place (CDP). It is a rural city located in southern California. Squirrel Mountain Valley is one of 11 cities in Kern County.
|Squirrel Mountain Valley, 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.
Median Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied
Home Ownership PercentageOccupied Housing Units
Median Owner Occupied Home Value
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.
Average Annual Real Estate Taxes as a Percent of Home ValueOwner Occupied Housing Units
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.
Median Household Income
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.
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.
Median Annual Individual EarningsPast 12 months for the Population Ages 16+ With Earnings
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 Squirrel Mountain Valley, CA generally make around 25905% 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 35% of men and 66% of women ages 16+ that did not have earnings were not included in the calculation.
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 Squirrel Mountain Valley, CA, 52% of people are neither employed or looking for work.
Racial and Ethnic Diversity
The racial and ethnic diversity index measures the probability that any two people chose at random from Squirrel Mountain Valley, 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.
The climate estimates use Squirrel Mountain Valley, CA weather from 1971 to 2000 at the nearest official weather station which is located at KERN RIVER PH 3.
This weather station's average summer high temps are higher than 96% of other weather stations.
This weather station's average winter low temps are higher than 78% of other weather stations.
This weather station's average precipitation levels are lower than 89% of other weather stations.
|Summary Level||2013 ACS||160 (place)|
|Logical Record Number||2010 Census||0799406|
|Logical Record Number||2013 ACS||0036792|
|State FIPS||2013 ACS||06|
|Place FIPS||2013 ACS||73815|
|Metro Micro Politan Statistical Area Principal City Indicator||2010 Census||N|
|New England City & Town Area Principal City Indicator||2010 Census||N|
|Name||2010 Census||Squirrel Mountain Valley CDP|
|Name||2013 ACS||Squirrel Mountain Valley CDP, California|
|Functional Status Code||2010 Census||S|
|Legal Statistical Area Description Code||2013 ACS||57|
|State ANSI||2010 Census||01779778|
|Place ANSI||2010 Census||02408800|
|Full GEOID||2013 ACS||16000US0673815|
|Housing Units||2010 Census||304|
|Housing Units||2013 ACS||312|
|Land Area||2013 ACS||0.7 square miles|
|Water Area||2010 Census||0|
|Population Density||2013 ACS||793.3 people per sq. mile|
|Minimum Bounding Rectangle Or Bounding Box||2013 ACS||[35.612366,-118.41504], [35.630035,-118.398536],|
|Centroid Or Center Coordinates||2013 ACS||35.622870254121, -118.40750023325|
|FIPS Place Class Code||2010 Census||U1|
|Place Size Code||2010 Census||08|