Big River, California Population 2024

1,028

Big River is a city located in San Bernardino County California. Big River has a 2024 population of 1,028. Big River is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -11.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,158 in 2020.

The average household income in Big River is $59,701 with a poverty rate of 17.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Big River is 58.5 years, 58.6 years for males, and 57.9 years for females.

Big River Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Big River was:

  • White: 87.65%
  • Two or more races: 8.27%
  • Other race: 2.04%
  • Native American: 1.46%
  • Asian: 0.58%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
10.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
94.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-11.23% (-130)
The current population of Big River, California is 1,028 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,158.

Big River, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White90187.65%
Two or more races858.27%
Other race212.04%
Native American151.46%
Asian60.58%
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Big River Population by Race

Big River Population Pyramid 2024

Big River Median Age

58.5

Total

58.6

Male

57.9

Female

Big River Adults

There are 887 adults, (321 of whom are seniors) in Big River.

Big River Age Dependency

81.6

Age Dependency Ratio

56.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Big River Sex Ratio

Female47646.3%
Male55253.7%

Big River Population by Age

Big River Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5221.9780.819.2
Non Family2651.3186.413.6
Married1912.7769.130.9
Male351.911000
Female312.6883.916.1
showing: 5 rows

2.62

Average Family Size

1.97

Average Household Size

80.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Big River Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Big River Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Big River Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Big River Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,759

Average Earnings

$41,964

Average Male

$35,787

Average Female

Big River Earnings by Educational Attainment

Big River Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Big River Language

93.27% of Big River residents speak only English, while 6.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.13% of the population.

Big River Language

Big River Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White86014216.51%
Multiple853440%
Hispanic1222822.95%
showing: 3 rows

17.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.77%

Male Poverty Rate

21.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Big River

The race most likely to be in poverty in Big River is Multiple, with 40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Big River is White, with 16.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.2%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.38%.

Big River Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.87%
Some College24.07%
High School11.64%
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Big River Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed65%
Male Unemployed37.5%
Female Employed5.65%
Male Employed4.79%
showing: 4 rows

Big River Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Big River Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Big River Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.6%

Male Marriage Rate

46.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Big River Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Big River Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Big River Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Big River Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

133

Number of Veterans

116

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

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Big River Veterans by War

count

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Big River Veterans by Age

count

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Big River Veterans by Race

Big River Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Big River Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

43.4%

Labor Force Participation

38.5%

Employment Rate

11.3%

Unemployment Rate

Big River Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Big River Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Big River Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

46.98%

Born in Big River

94.65%

Native Born

5.35%

Foreign Born

1.65%

Non Citizen

3.7%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.65% of Big River residents were born in the United States, with 46.98% having been born in California. 1.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Big River Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,028
20231,028
20221,028-87-7.8%
20211,115-43-3.71%
20201,15890.78%
20191,14940.35%
20181,14511411.06%
20171,031-89-7.95%
20161,120524.87%
20151,06870.66%
20141,061-60-5.35%
20131,121-81-6.74%
20121,202-11-0.91%
20111,213-114-8.59%
20101,327
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Big River Population by Year