Barstow, CA

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Population

23,609

0.73% growth

Median Age

30


Median Household Income

$36,606

1.29% decline

Poverty Rate

36.4%


Number of Employees

7,714

0.246% decline

Median Property Value

$99,900

4.06% growth

About

In 2017, Barstow, CA had a population of 23.6k people with a median age of 30 and a median household income of $36,606. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Barstow, CA grew from 23,438 to 23,609, a 0.73% increase and its median household income declined from $37,085 to $36,606, a -1.29% decrease.

The population of Barstow, CA is 45.3% Hispanic or Latino, 28.5% White Alone, and 15.7% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Barstow, CA speak a non-English language, and 94.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Barstow, CA are Barstow Community College (337 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Barstow, CA is $99,900, and the homeownership rate is 45.1%. Most people in Barstow, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Barstow, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Barstow, CA employs 7.71k people. The largest industries in Barstow, CA are Accommodation & Food Services (1,191 people), Retail Trade (998 people), and Educational Services (880 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($60,650), Construction ($50,719), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,500).

Median household income in Barstow, CA is $36,606. Males in Barstow, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Barstow, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,606

2017 value

± $4,553

-1.29%

1 Year Growth

± 16.8%

Households in Barstow, CA have a median annual income of $36,606, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $37,085 in 2016, which represents a -1.29% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Barstow, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 121.04

  2. Census Tract 120.01

  3. Census Tract 119

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Barstow, CA was Census Tract 121.04 with a value of $61,402, followed by Census Tract 120.01 and Census Tract 119, with respective values of $56,324 and $52,412.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

36.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Barstow, CA (8.5k out of 23.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    4,527 ± 569

  2. Hispanic

    4,138 ± 580

  3. Black

    2,247 ± 439

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Barstow, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

7.71k

2017 Value

± 653

-0.246%

1 Year decline

± 12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Barstow, CA declined at a rate of -0.246%, from 7.73k employees to 7.71k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Barstow, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,084 people), Sales & Related Occupations (990 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (828 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Barstow, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Barstow, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,084 people), Sales & Related Occupations (990 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (828 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Barstow, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.91 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.84 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.79 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Barstow, CA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($72,361), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($67,974), and Protective Service Occupations ($61,563).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.71k

2017 Value

± 653

-0.246%

1 Year decline

± 12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Barstow, CA declined at a rate of -0.246%, from 7.73k employees to 7.71k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Barstow, CA, are Accommodation & Food Services (1,191 people), Retail Trade (998 people), and Educational Services (880 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Barstow, CA, though some of these residents may live in Barstow, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Barstow, CA, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (1,191 people), Retail Trade (998 people), and Educational Services (880 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Barstow, CA has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.22 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (2.03 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Barstow, CA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($60,650), Construction ($50,719), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,500).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight ($157B) and Gasoline ($127B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.6% of the population of Barstow, CA has health coverage, with 28.5% on employee plans, 44.2% on Medicaid, 6.45% on Medicare, 9.1% on non-group plans, and 3.41% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Barstow, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Barstow, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,281 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.37%

Uninsured

28.5%

Employer Coverage

44.2%

Medicaid

6.45%

Medicare

9.1%

Non-Group

3.41%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Barstow, CA declined by 18.3% from 10.2% to 8.37%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Barstow, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Barstow, CA is home to a population of 23.6k people, from which 94.5% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Barstow, CA residents were born outside of the country (2.24k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Barstow, CA is composed of 10.7k Hispanic or Latino residents (45.3%), 6.72k White Alone residents (28.5%), 3.71k Black or African American Alone residents (15.7%), 1.06k Two or More Races residents (4.47%), 787 Asian Alone residents (3.33%), 353 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.5%), 252 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (1.07%), and 41 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.174%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Barstow, CA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.6

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Barstow, CA was 30. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Barstow, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Barstow, CA residents was 29.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    2.24k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Barstow, CA residents (2.24k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Barstow, CA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

94.5%

2017 Citizenship

94.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.5% of Barstow, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Barstow, CA was 94.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    10.7k ± 1.03k

  2. White Alone

    6.72k ± 575

  3. Black or African American Alone

    3.71k ± 702

In 2017, there were 1.59 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (10.7k people) in Barstow, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.72k White Alone and 3.71k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Barstow, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Barstow, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Barstow, CA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Barstow, CA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    624 ± 193

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    364 ± 126

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    342 ± 106

Barstow, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Barstow, CA awarded 337 degrees. The student population of Barstow, CA is skewed towards women, with 1,163 male students and 2,122 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Barstow, CA are Hispanic or Latino (129 and 38.4%), followed by White (122 and 36.3%), Black or African American (44 and 13.1%), and Two or More Races (25 and 7.44%).

The largest universities in Barstow, CA by number of degrees awarded are Barstow Community College (337 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Barstow, CA are General Social Sciences (123 and 36.5%), Humanistic Studies (45 and 13.4%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (36 and 10.7%).

The median tuition costs in Barstow, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 123 degrees awarded

  2. 45 degrees awarded

  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Barstow, CA was General Social Sciences with 123 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Barstow, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

337 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Barstow, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Barstow Community College with 337 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

128

Degrees Awarded to Men

209

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 128 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Barstow, CA, which is 0.612 times less than the 209 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    129 degrees awarded

  2. White

    122 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    44 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Barstow, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 129 degrees mean that there were 1.06 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 122 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Barstow, CA was $99,900 in 2017, which is 0.459 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $96,000 to $99,900, a 4.06% increase. The homeownership rate in Barstow, CA is 45.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Barstow, CA have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Barstow, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$36,606

Median Household Income

± $4,553

8.18k

Number of Households

± 670

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.18k households in Barstow, CA declined from $36,606 from the previous year's value of $37,085.

The following chart displays the households in Barstow, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$99,900

2017 Median

± $7,291

$96,000

2016 Median

± $4,964

In 2017, the median property value in Barstow, CA grew to to $99,900 from the previous year's value of $96,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Barstow, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Barstow, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Barstow, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Barstow, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

45.1%

2017 Homeownership

45.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 45.1% of the housing units in Barstow, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 45.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Barstow, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Barstow, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Barstow, CA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

21.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Barstow, CA have a shorter commute time (21.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.31% of the workforce in Barstow, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.7%

  2. Carpooled

    16.6%

  3. Walked

    4.3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Barstow, CA was Drove Alone (71.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (16.6%) and those who Walked (4.3%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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