Location in Calaveras County and the state of California
|• Total||4.501 sq mi (11.657 km2)|
|• Land||4.501 sq mi (11.657 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2) 0%|
|Elevation||3,389 ft (1,033 m)|
|• Density||140/sq mi (55/km2)|
|Time zone||Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature IDs||218477, 2407784|
Avery is a census-designated place (CDP) in Calaveras County, California, United States. The population was 646 at the 2010 census, down from 672 at the 2000 census. Avery is located on State Route 4 and is home to the oldest continually operating hotel in the county, the Avery Hotel Restaurant & Saloon. Built in 1853, it was known as the "Half Way House," being located between Murphys, Arnold, and Calaveras Big Trees State Park.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.5 square miles (12 km2), all of it land.
The place is named after George J. Avery, its first postmaster. The first post office was established in 1885, closed in 1943, and re-established in 1949.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Avery had a population of 646. The population density was 143.5 people per square mile (55.4/km²). The racial makeup of Avery was 604 (93.5%) White, 5 (0.8%) African American, 7 (1.1%) Native American, 3 (0.5%) Asian, 1 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 2 (0.3%) from other races, and 24 (3.7%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 38 persons (5.9%).
The Census reported that 646 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 281 households, out of which 68 (24.2%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 149 (53.0%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 22 (7.8%) had a female householder with no husband present, 7 (2.5%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 20 (7.1%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 2 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 80 households (28.5%) were made up of individuals and 30 (10.7%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30. There were 178 families (63.3% of all households); the average family size was 2.80.
The population was spread out with 129 people (20.0%) under the age of 18, 40 people (6.2%) aged 18 to 24, 126 people (19.5%) aged 25 to 44, 210 people (32.5%) aged 45 to 64, and 141 people (21.8%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48.1 years. For every 100 females there were 105.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.0 males.
There were 388 housing units at an average density of 86.2 per square mile (33.3/km²), of which 218 (77.6%) were owner-occupied, and 63 (22.4%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 7.6%; the rental vacancy rate was 11.3%. 495 people (76.6% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 151 people (23.4%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 672 people, 276 households, and 195 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 149.1 people per square mile (57.5/km²). There were 339 housing units at an average density of 75.2 per square mile (29.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.01% White, 1.04% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.30% Pacific Islander, 1.79% from other races, and 3.27% from two or more races. 4.32% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 276 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.87.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 30.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,184, and the median income for a family was $42,159. Males had a median income of $27,292 versus $26,429 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $26,394. None of the families and 1.3% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.
In the state legislature, Avery is in the 8th Senate District, represented by Democrat Leland Yee, and the 5th Assembly District, represented by Republican Frank Bigelow. Federally, Avery is in California's 4th congressional district, represented by Republican Tom McClintock.
- U.S. Census
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 741. ISBN 9781884995149.
- 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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