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Borrego Springs

Borrego Springs

  •   State: 
    California
      County: 
    San Diego County
      City: 
    Borrego Springs
      County all: 
    San Diego | Imperial
      County FIPS: 
    06073 | 06025
      Coordinates: 
    33°14′50″N 116°22′19″W
      Area total: 
    43.41 sq mi (112.42 km²)
      Area land: 
    43.41 sq mi (112.42 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
      Elevation: 
    597 ft (182 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    33,1914
      Longitude: 
    -116,2789
      Dman name cbsa: 
    San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
      Timezone: 
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
      ZIP codes: 
    92004
      GMAP: 

    Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California, United States

  •   Population: 
    3,073
      Population density: 
    70.80 residents per square mile of area (27.33/km²)
      Household income: 
    $47,817
      Households: 
    1,165
      Unemployment rate: 
    10.50%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    7.75%
      Income taxes: 
    9.30%

Borrego Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California. The population was 3,429 at the 2010 census, up from 2,535 at the 2000 census, made up of both seasonal and year-round residents. The village is located on the floor of the Borrego Valley, which is widely acknowledged as the westernmost extent of the great southwestern geographical region known as the Sonoran Desert. The area east of the town was the site of a vast World War II US Navy training center. It is a center for public astronomy activities throughout the year. An abandoned Calcite Mine, which dates to World War Two days, is situated on the northeast slope of the Santa Rosa Mountains in the State Park. The most rainfall in one month was 2.46 inches (62 mm) on March 2, 1983. Although snow rarely falls in the lowlands, 6.5 inches fell in December 1967, and the driest year was 1953 with 1.35 inches (223 mm) in January 1993. The California Fan Palm, Washingtonia filifera, is a lower risk/near-threatened species and the only palm native to the western United States. The town has a hot desert climate (Köppen climate classification: BWh). Average January temperatures are a maximum of 69.0 °F (20.6 °C) and a minimum of 43.4 °F (6.3 °C). The record high temperature was 122°F (50°C) on June 25, 1990.

History

Borrego Springs is the primary city name, but also Borrego Spgs are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Borrego Springs. The name of Anza-Borrego State Park is derived from a combination of Juan Bautista de Anza who notably camped in this location and "borrego" which is Spanish for lamb, in honor of the local herds of bighorn sheep. The area east of the town was the site of a vast World War II US Navy training center called the Borrego Valley Maneuver Area with supporting camps and airstrips. The park is located in the San Diego County, California, area. It is one of the largest state parks in the United States, with more than 1.5 million visitors a year. The state park is home to the largest concentration of bald eagles in the U.S., with over 2,000 breeding pairs in the park alone. It also has the largest number of wild horses in the state, with over 1,000 in the town alone. The town is located on the banks of the Bighorn River, which runs through the center of the park. The San Diego River flows through the park and into the San Francisco Bay, which is just to the east. The city of San Diego is only a few miles from the park's eastern tip, and the town's population is less than 1,500 people. It was founded in 1838 by Spanish explorer Juan Anza, who camped there during the Spanish-American War. The name Anza means "lamp" in Spanish, and "borre" means lamb.

Geography and ecology

Borrego Springs has a hot desert climate (Köppen climate classification: BWh) Average annual precipitation is 6.13 inches (156 mm) and there are an average of 24 days with measurable precipitation. The record high temperature was 122 °F (50 °C) on June 25, 1990. The most rainfall in one month was 8.78 inches (223 mm) in January 1993. An abandoned Calcite Mine, which dates to World War II days, is situated on the northeast slope of the Santa Rosa Mountains in the State Park. The California Fan Palm, Washingtonia filifera, is a lower risk/near-threatened species and the only palm native to the western United States. Although snow rarely falls in the lowlands, 6.5 inches fell in December 1967. The wettest year was 1983 with 18.73 inches (476 mm) and the driestyear was 1953 with 1.35 inches (34 mm). The village is located on the floor of the Borrego Valley, which is widely acknowledged as the westernmost extent of the great southwestern geographical region known as the Sonoran Desert. There are 172.6 days with highs of 90°F (32°C) or higher and only 2.6. days with lows of 32 °F or lower. The average temperature for July is 106.8 °F and a minimum of 74.9 °F  (23.8°C).

Demographics

The 2010 United States Census reported that Borrego Springs had a population of 3,429. The racial makeup of the CDP was 82.8% White, 1.0% African American, 0.4% Native American,0.2% Asian, 13.1% from other races, and 2. 4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 32.4%. There were 2,611 housing units at an average density of 60.1 per square mile (23.2/km²), of which 1,235 (78.6%) were owner-occupied, and 336 (21.4%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 8.0%; the rental vacancy rate is 12.1%. The median income for a household was $37,045, and the median family income was $27,023. The population was spread out, with 592 people (17.3%) under the age of 18, 165 people (4.8%) aged 18 to 24, 477 people (13.9%) aged 25 to 44, 1,044 people (30.4) aged 45 to 64, and 1,151 people (33.6) who were 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18. There were 967 families (61.6% of all households); the average family size was2.76. The median age was 56.6 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.5 males.

Tourism

Tourism is the primary industry in Borrego Springs. The 600,000-acre Anza-Borrego Desert State Park surrounds the town. There are four public golf courses, a tennis center, and horseback riding. It is a destination for snowbirds, visitors who migrate in fall or winter from colder northern climates to warmer ones. It's the largest desert state park in the nation. The town has a population of about 2,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It was founded in 1881 and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It has a history of being the site of the Battle of the Bulge, which took place in 1875. The city is located on the banks of the San Diego River, which runs through the center of the city. It also has a harbor, which was built in the 1800s, and a harbor that dates back to the 18th century. It sits on the San Francisco Bay and is known as the "Gateway to the West" for its proximity to the city of San Francisco. The San Diego area is home to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which helps those in need of mental health support. The center is open to the public and has a helpline, which can be reached at 1-800-273-8255 or by texting "SHSL" to 78870. It can also be reached by phone at (858) 909-788.

Air transportation

From the 1960s through the 1990s Borrego Springs Airlines and its subsequent iterations provided commercial airline service to and from the local airfield. The airport is located on the banks of the San Diego River. It was the site of the first commercial air service in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s. The airfield is now owned and operated by the city of San Diego. It is located near the town's main airport, San Diego International Airport, which was built in the early 1960s and opened in the 1970s.

Attractions

Aerobatic pilots from California and the southwest US regularly use the airspace for practice and major competitive events. Visitors are welcome to come to the airport and watch the flight activity, which does not interfere with other airport operations. Two annual competition events are sponsored by the San Diego Aerobatic Club, the first in April and the second in October.Sculptor Ricardo Breceda has made more than 100 large metal statues of animals that can be found in Galleta Meadows Estate. He has also made a series of large sculptures of birds and other animals that are on display at the estate. The sculptures are part of a collection of more than 1,000 animals that he has made over the course of his career. The estate is located in San Diego's San Diego suburb of La Jolla and is home to more than 2,000 acres of land. It is also home to one of the world's largest private golf courses, which has been open to the public for more than 50 years. The golf course is located on the banks of the San Ysidro River, which runs through the town of San Diego. The San Diego Golf Club is also located in the area, and has a golf course that is open to members of the International Aerobatics Club. The club has been in existence since 1976 and has an operational waiver approved by the Federal Aviation Administration for the use of its airspace. The area was first designated in 1976 and is directly north of the Borrego Valley Airport.

Government

In the California State Legislature, Borrego Springs is in the 38th Senate District, represented by Democrat Catherine Blakespear, and in the 71st Assembly District. In the U.S. House of Representatives, the town is in California's 50th congressional district, represented by Republican Darrell Issa. The town is part of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, which is based in San Diego. The sheriff's department is one of the largest in the state, with more than 2,000 deputies. The department has also been the subject of numerous lawsuits, including one against the Sheriff's department for alleged excessive use of force. The Sheriff's office has been involved in a number of high-profile cases, including the deaths of two sheriff's deputies and a sheriff's deputy in 2009. The district has a population of about 2,500. The mayor is Republican Randy Voepel, who also serves as a member of the Assembly. The city's mayor is Democrat Tom Tancredo, who is also a former sheriff. The community has been the site of several wildfires, the largest of which occurred in the early 1990s. It is located on the Santa Catalina Mountains, which are known as the "Borrego River" and the "Santa Catalina Fault" The town's name comes from the Spanish word for "borego," which means "golden" or "dewey" and refers to the area's rich history. It was named after the town's namesake, a small town in northern California.

In popular culture

The community and surrounding valley are significant sites in some of the Dean Koontz "Jane Hawk" novels. Outside of the town an eccentric wealthy man has a secret underground bunker. The town is the setting for a course on the virtual cycling platform RGT (Road Grand Tours) In the 2022 movie Borrego, the main protagonist "Eli" and her captor "Tomas" trek through the desert searching for the town of Borre Go Springs. In the 2012 film Everything Everywhere All at Once the famous rock scene was filmed in the surrounding Anza Borre go Desert State Park. The locally known Font's Point is located in the community. The community is featured in the book "Borrego" by Jane Hawk, published by Simon & Schuster, and the movie "Taken" by Liam Neeson, released in 2012. The book is based on a true story of the same name, but with a different name. The novel is about a young woman who goes on a road trip across the U.S. to find her father. She finds him dead in the middle of the road. The story is told from her point of view in a series of flashbacks in the town. The movie "Everything Everywhere All At Once" is set in the same year as the book, 2022, and is set at the same time as Borre GO Springs. It is also set in an area known as "Font's Point" where the town is known for its rock formations. The film is set to be released in 2022.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California = 5.2. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 75. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 70. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Borrego Springs = 5.9 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 3,073 individuals with a median age of 49.8 age the population grows by 2.25% in Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 70.80 residents per square mile of area (27.33/km²). There are average 2.22 people per household in the 1,165 households with an average household income of $47,817 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 10.50% of the available work force and has dropped -5.41% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 18.68%. The number of physicians in Borrego Springs per 100,000 population = 243.9.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Borrego Springs = 6 inches and the annual snowfall = 0.1 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 25. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 264. 107 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 44 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 46, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California which are owned by the occupant = 34.80%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 28 years with median home cost = $139,990 and home appreciation of -20.21%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $7.35 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $6,519 per student. There are 15.3 students for each teacher in the school. 4.48% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 16.15% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 7.87% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Borrego Springs's population in San Diego County, California of 2,472 residents in 1900 has increased 1,24-fold to 3,073 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 48.94% female residents and 51.06% male residents live in Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California.

    As of 2020 in Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California are married and the remaining 36.13% are single population.

  • 16.8 minutes is the average time that residents in Borrego Springs require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    67.65% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 18.24% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 5.30% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California, 34.80% are owner-occupied homes, another 12.77% are rented apartments, and the remaining 52.43% are vacant.

  • The 42.69% of the population in Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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