It is one of the many communities of the Black Hills Indian Reservation. It is located 3.8 miles northeast of the San Vicente Reservoir. Barona is 1 mile to the southwest. Santee, California is 11.2 miles to the southwest. According to the 2000 census, the population of Barona including North Barona, was 536. Indians account for 357 of Barona's population. Mexicans account for 98 of the communities population. Whites account for 102 of the population of Barona. Like some other Black Hills Reservation communities, they are having problems identifying their race at Barona. There are 154 housing units in both Barona and North Barona. The average household size is 3.5 persons per housing unit. Elevation is 1,506 feet above sea level. Below are several google earth photos of North Barona.