Squirrel Mountain Valley CDP, California
Population 566

Overview

Housing
Median Home Value
$344,000
Half are $217,500 - $414,400
Median Monthly Owner Costs
$2,018
With a Mortgage
Median Year Housing Built
1982
Employment & Commute
Median Household Income
$105,000
Poverty Rate
9%

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.
Need a wider view? Squirrel Mountain Valley, CA is a part of the Bakersfield, CA Metro Area.

Housing

1982

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

100.0%

Home Ownership PercentageOccupied Housing Units

$344,000

Median Owner Occupied Home Value

$2,018

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.

0.8%

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

3.3

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

$105,234

Median Household Income

38.5

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.

9%

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.

$30,509

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

259%

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.

48%

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.

Education

Educational AttainmentPopulation Ages 25+

Less than High School Diploma
4%
High School Graduate
55%
Associate's degree
6%
Bachelor's degree
30%
Master's degree
0%
Professional school degree
5%
Doctorate degree
0%

Demographics

566

Total Population

Race

White
100%
Black
0%
American Indian or Alaskan
0%
Asian
0%
Pacific Islander
0%
Other
0%
Two Plus Races
0%
11

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.

Climate

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.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (Inches)

Summer High Temps

This weather station's average summer high temps are higher than 96% of other weather stations.

Winter Low Temps

This weather station's average winter low temps are higher than 78% of other weather stations.

Precipitation Levels

This weather station's average precipitation levels are lower than 89% of other weather stations.

Entity Info

PropertySourceValue
State2013 ACSCA
Summary Level2013 ACS160 (place)
Logical Record Number2010 Census0799406
Logical Record Number2013 ACS0036792
Region2013 ACS4
Division2013 ACS9
State FIPS2013 ACS06
Place FIPS2013 ACS73815
Metro Micro Politan Statistical Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
New England City & Town Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
Name2010 CensusSquirrel Mountain Valley CDP
Name2013 ACSSquirrel Mountain Valley CDP, California
Functional Status Code2010 CensusS
Legal Statistical Area Description Code2013 ACS57
State ANSI2010 Census01779778
Place ANSI2010 Census02408800
Full GEOID2013 ACS16000US0673815
GEOID2013 ACS0673815
Population2010 Census547
Population2013 ACS566
Housing Units2010 Census304
Housing Units2013 ACS312
Land Area2013 ACS0.7 square miles
Water Area2010 Census0
Population Density2013 ACS793.3 people per sq. mile
Minimum Bounding Rectangle Or Bounding Box2013 ACS[35.612366,-118.41504], [35.630035,-118.398536],
Centroid Or Center Coordinates2013 ACS35.622870254121, -118.40750023325
FIPS Place Class Code2010 CensusU1
Place Size Code2010 Census08