Angels Camp, California
|— City —|
|Nickname(s): Angels City, City of Angels|
|Motto: "Redefining The Rush"|
|Incorporated||January 24, 1912|
|• Mayor||Elaine Morris|
|• Vice Mayor||Jack Lynch|
|• City Administrator||Michael McHattan|
|• Total||3.637 sq mi (9.421 km2)|
|• Land||3.628 sq mi (9.397 km2)|
|• Water||0.009 sq mi (0.024 km2) 0.25%|
|Elevation||1,378 ft (420 m)|
|• Density||1,100/sq mi ( 410/km2)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1667877|
Angels Camp, also known as City of Angels and formerly Angel's Camp, Angels, Angels City, Carson's Creek, and Clearlake, is the only incorporated city in Calaveras County, California, United States. The population was 3,835 at the 2010 census, up from 3,004 at the 2000 census. It lies at an elevation of 1378 feet (420 m).
Mark Twain based his short story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" on a story he claimed he heard at the Angels Hotel in 1865. The event is commemorated with a Jumping Frog Jubilee each May at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds, just east of the city. Because of this, Angels Camp is sometimes referred to as "Frogtown."
Henry and George Angel were soldiers serving under John C. Frémont during the Mexican-American War. When the California Gold Rush started, they tried their hand at prospecting, but decided they didn't like the labor involved, so they set up a trading post, which became a camp, and eventually a town. The placers around their camp were very productive but gave out after a few years, and the population began to dwindle until gold-bearing quartz veins were discovered in the town, which brought people back. Those mines operated for the next few decades, producing over $20 million worth of gold, processed by stamp mills in town. It was said that when the last mill finally ceased operations, the townspeople couldn't sleep, the silence was so loud.
The first post office was established in 1851 (and called Carson's Creek). It was renamed along with the town in 1853. The city was incorporated under the name of "Angels" in 1912.
Angels Camp is located at.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.3 km2), all land.
Angels Camp is approximately 1,400 feet (430 m) above sea level, with Angels Creek flowing through the middle of town.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Angels Camp had a population of 3,836. The population density was 1,054.6 people per square mile (407.2/km²). The racial makeup of Angels Camp was 3,329 (86.8%) White, 12 (0.3%) African American, 48 (1.3%) Native American, 49 (1.3%) Asian, 5 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 270 (7.0%) from other races, and 123 (3.2%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 498 persons (13.0%).
The Census reported that 3,789 people (98.8% of the population) lived in households, 47 (1.2%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 1,645 households, out of which 422 (25.7%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 836 (50.8%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 152 (9.2%) had a female householder with no husband present, 74 (4.5%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 94 (5.7%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 9 (0.5%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 489 households (29.7%) were made up of individuals and 252 (15.3%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30. There were 1,062 families (64.6% of all households); the average family size was 2.81.
The population was spread out with 794 people (20.7%) under the age of 18, 273 people (7.1%) aged 18 to 24, 810 people (21.1%) aged 25 to 44, 1,086 people (28.3%) aged 45 to 64, and 873 people (22.8%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.9 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.
There were 1,943 housing units at an average density of 534.2 per square mile (206.3/km²), of which 1,060 (64.4%) were owner-occupied, and 585 (35.6%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.2%; the rental vacancy rate was 10.7%. 2,355 people (61.4% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 1,434 people (37.4%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,004 people, 1,286 households, and 856 families residing in the city. The population density was 993.6 people per square mile (384.1/km²). There were 1,422 housing units at an average density of 470.3 per square mile (181.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.14% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 1.83% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.43% from other races, and 2.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.09% of the population.
There were 1,286 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.82.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $33,371, and the median income for a family was $48,125. Males had a median income of $37,269 versus $27,778 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,599. About 10.0% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.
In the state legislature, Angels Camp is in the 8th Senate District, represented by Democrat Leland Yee, and the 5th Assembly District, represented by Republican Frank Bigelow. Federally, Angels Camp is in California's 4th congressional district, represented by Republican Tom McClintock.
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- 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.
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