Information About Mountain Center

The total estimated population is 1,495. Density is very low at 10 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 1,274; American Indian: 81; Two or More Races: 31; Black: 18; Asian: 14; Other Race: 77; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 172 (12%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 1,323 (88%)

There are 135 foreign born residents, of which 55.6% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Mexico: 57; Philippines: 19; Korea: 17; United Kingdom: 16; India: 8; Netherlands: 7; Egypt: 5; U.S. Born: This State: 839; Midwest: 270; Northeast: 106; South: 99; West: 90;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Mountain Center Most Common US Birthplaces in Mountain Center

The sex distribution is 54% male and 46% female. The median age is 46 years.

Age Distribution

There are 110 married couples with children and 32 single-parent households (9 men, 23 women).

The median household income is $43,487 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; California: $47,493; Mountain Center: $43,487;

7% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; California: 14%; Mountain Center: 7%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 314; Government: 158; Self-employed: 38; Unpaid family work: 0; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 248; Professional and related: 157; Construction, extraction, and maintenance: 134; Sales and office: 107; Service: 97; Management, business, and financial operations: 91;

Work Types in Mountain Center Common Occupations in Mountain Center

The average commute time is 36 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 411; Car or truck (carpooled): 103; Walked: 88; Worked at home: 26;

Transportation to work methods in Mountain Center

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Mountain Center.

There are 1,048 housing units, of which 722 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 501; Renter: 143; Vacant: 404; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 370; Not Mortgaged: 131;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Mountain Center

The median single family home value is $187,900.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; California: $1,478; Mountain Center: $1,402;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; California: $677; Mountain Center: $362;

The average household size is 2 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 5.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 35; 1940 to 1949: 60; 1950 to 1959: 70; 1960 to 1969: 88; 1970 to 1979: 228; 1980 to 1989: 263; 1990 to 1994: 123; 1995 to 1998: 174; 1999 to March 2000: 7;

4.3% of homes lack plumbing and 4.2% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 351; Electricity: 121; Wood: 116; Utility Gas: 30;

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