Cherry Valley, California facts for kids
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Location in Riverside County and the state of California
|• Total||8.02 sq mi (20.77 km2)|
|• Land||8.02 sq mi (20.77 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2) 0%|
|Elevation||2,821 ft (860 m)|
|• Density||811.60/sq mi (313.34/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (PST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (PDT)|
|GNIS feature IDs||1660476, 2408019|
Cherry Valley is a census-designated place (CDP) in Riverside County, California, United States. The population was 6,362 at the 2010 census, up from 5,891 at the 2000 census. It is situated at the most northwestern point of the San Gorgonio Pass.
The area was planted with many cherry trees, for which Cherry Valley was named. While many of the trees have long since been removed and replaced with homes, a few can still be spotted in backyards throughout the area.
Cherry Valley is located at 33°58′29″N 116°58′13″W / 33.97472°N 116.97028°W (33.974848, -116.970300).
With an elevation of 2980 feet above sea level, Cherry Valley is at the highest point on the San Gorgonio Pass between San Bernardino, California and Palm Springs, California. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.1 square miles (21 km2), all of it land.
According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Cherry Valley has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
At the 2010 census Cherry Valley had a population of 6,362. The population density was 786.7 people per square mile (303.8/km2). The racial makeup of Cherry Valley was 5,450 (85.7%) White (73.5% Non-Hispanic White), 63 (1.0%) African American, 102 (1.6%) Native American, 87 (1.4%) Asian, 4 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 451 (7.1%) from other races, and 205 (3.2%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,347 persons (21.2%).
The census reported that 6,203 people (97.5% of the population) lived in households, 98 (1.5%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 61 (1.0%) were institutionalized.
There were 2,612 households, 540 (20.7%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,375 (52.6%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 236 (9.0%) had a female householder with no husband present, 98 (3.8%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 115 (4.4%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 16 (0.6%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 769 households (29.4%) were one person and 500 (19.1%) had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.37. There were 1,709 families (65.4% of households); the average family size was 2.89.
The age distribution was 1,057 people (16.6%) under the age of 18, 448 people (7.0%) aged 18 to 24, 1,039 people (16.3%) aged 25 to 44, 1,967 people (30.9%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,851 people (29.1%) who were 65 or older. The median age was 51.9 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.
There were 2,874 housing units at an average density of 355.4 per square mile, of the occupied units 2,098 (80.3%) were owner-occupied and 514 (19.7%) were rented. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4.4%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.5%. Of the population 4,853 people (76.3%) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 1,350 people (21.2%) lived in rental housing units.
According to the 2010 United States Census, Cherry Valley had a median household income of $54,929, with 7.2% of the population living below the federal poverty line.
At the 2000 census there were 5,891 people, 2,434 households, and 1,740 families in the CDP. The population density was 714.6 people per square mile (276.0/km2). There were 2,627 housing units at an average density of 318.6 per square mile (123.1/km2). A law was passed in which there could only be 1 house per acre. The racial makeup of the CDP was 80.1% White, 0.1% Black or African American, 2.2% Native American, 2.1% Asian, 2.2% Pacific Islander, 4.3% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. 13.4% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 2,434 households 20.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. Of all households 24.5% were one person and 15.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.4 and the average family size was 2.8.
The age distribution was 18.8% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 18.9% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 29.8% 65 or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.
The median household income was $39,199 and the median family income was $45,777. Males had a median income of $37,281 versus $29,561 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $21,669. About 3.3% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.
Cherry Valley unsuccessfully attempted to incorporate into a city in the 1990s and early 2000s.
Parks and recreation
Parks and recreational activities are provided by the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Recreation and Park District.
Points of interest
- Edward-Dean Museum & Gardens, features late 16th to early 19th century European & Asian Decorative Arts.