Acampo, California

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census-designated place
Acampo is located in California
Position in California.
Coordinates: 38°10′19″N 121°16′49″W / 38.17194°N 121.28028°W / 38.17194; -121.28028Coordinates: 38°10′19″N 121°16′49″W / 38.17194°N 121.28028°W / 38.17194; -121.28028
Country  United States
State  California
County San Joaquin
 • Total 2.428 km2 (0.938 sq mi)
 • Land 2.428 km2 (0.938 sq mi)
 • Water 0 km2 (0 sq mi)  0%
Elevation[2] 16 m (52 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 341
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 2629758
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Acampo, California

Acampo is a small census-designated place (CDP) just outside of Stockton in San Joaquin County, California, United States. It is the childhood home of Kamal Givens and his brother Ahmad, of the reality television show Real Chance of Love. In the 1870s, Acampo was named as a Southern Pacific Railroad station.[3] Acampo's population was 341 at the 2010 census.


The name comes from a Spanish word for "portion of the common given to the herds for pasture".[4][5]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), all of it land.


The 2010 United States Census[6] reported that Acampo had a population of 341. The population density was 363.7 people per square mile (140.4/km²). The racial makeup of Acampo was 169 (49.6%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 1 (0.3%) Native American, 3 (0.9%) Asian, 8 (2.3%) Pacific Islander, 136 (39.9%) from other races, and 24 (7.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 199 persons (58.4%).

The Census reported that 341 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 94 households, out of which 48 (51.1%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 54 (57.4%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 11 (11.7%) had a female householder with no husband present, 7 (7.4%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 8 (8.5%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 1 (1.1%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 14 households (14.9%) were made up of individuals and 4 (4.3%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.63. There were 72 families (76.6% of all households); the average family size was 4.11.

The population was spread out with 105 people (30.8%) under the age of 18, 37 people (10.9%) aged 18 to 24, 79 people (23.2%) aged 25 to 44, 83 people (24.3%) aged 45 to 64, and 37 people (10.9%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30.6 years. For every 100 females there were 114.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.8 males.

There were 99 housing units at an average density of 105.6 per square mile (40.8/km²), of which 56 (59.6%) were owner-occupied, and 38 (40.4%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0%; the rental vacancy rate was 2.6%. 195 people (57.2% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 146 people (42.8%) lived in rental housing units.


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Acampo, California
  3. ^ Gudde, Erwin; William Bright (2004). California Place Names (Fourth ed. ed.). University of California Press. p. 3. ISBN 0-520-24217-3. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. p. 23. 
  5. ^ Erwin G. Gudde; William Bright (10 May 2004). California Place Names: The Origin and Etymology of Current Geographical Names. University of California Press. p. 3. ISBN 978-0-520-24217-3. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  6. ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.