Big Bend, California

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Big Bend is a census-designated place (CDP) in Shasta County, California, United States. The population was 149 at the 2000 census.



Big Bend is located at 41°1′11″N 121°54′28″W / 41.01972°N 121.90778°W / 41.01972; -121.90778 (41.019803, -121.907881)[1].

The community is situated on a long bend in the Pit River which is tributary to the Sacramento River. From the community is a view of Chalk Mountain which has a natural exposed slide feature of diatomaceous earth.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.7 square miles (14.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 149 people, 70 households, and 38 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 26.1 people per square mile (10.1/km²). There were 106 housing units at an average density of 18.5/sq mi (7.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 83.22% White, 8.72% Native American, 1.34% Asian, 3.36% from other races, and 3.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.36% of the population.

There were 70 households out of which 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.7% were non-families. 41.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 21.5% from 25 to 44, 36.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 119.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 128.0 males.

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