Bass Lake, California

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This article is about the community and census-designated place. For the lake itself, see Bass Lake (Madera County, California).
Bass Lake
census-designated place
Bass Lake
Bass Lake
Bass Lake is located in California
Bass Lake
Bass Lake
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°19′29″N 119°33′59″W / 37.32472°N 119.56639°W / 37.32472; -119.56639Coordinates: 37°19′29″N 119°33′59″W / 37.32472°N 119.56639°W / 37.32472; -119.56639
Country  United States
State  California
County Madera County
Area[1]
 • Total 2.493 sq mi (6.456 km2)
 • Land 1.926 sq mi (4.988 km2)
 • Water 0.567 sq mi (1.468 km2)  22.73%
Elevation [2] 3,415 ft (1,041 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 527
 • Density 210/sq mi (82/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 93604 and 93669
Area code(s) 559
GNIS feature IDs 256579; 2628709
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bass Lake, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bass Lake, California
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Bass Lake is a census-designated place[3] in Madera County, California.[2] It is located 4.5 miles (7.2 km) southeast of Yosemite Forks,[4] at an elevation of 3415 feet (1041 m).[2] The population was 527 at the 2010 census.

Bass Lake is situated in the Sierra National Forest approximately 14 mi (23 km) from the south entrance of Yosemite National Park. Established in 1895 as Bass Lake Village, the community grew up around the newly created Bass Lake Reservoir that supplied the first hydroelectric generating project in Central California. Much of the community and the reservoir is devoted to the tourism industry.

The original post office at Bass Lake opened in 1912.[4]

The ZIP Codes for Bass Lake are 93604 and 93669, and is in the 559 area code.

Geography[edit]

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According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has an area of 2.493 square miles (6.46 km2), 1.926 square miles (4.99 km2) of it land, and 0.567 square miles (1.47 km2) of it (22.73%) water.

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Demographics[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Bass Lake had a population of 527. The population density was 211.4 people per square mile (81.6/km²). The racial makeup of Bass Lake was 503 (95.4%) White, 1 (0.2%) African American, 10 (1.9%) Native American, 1 (0.2%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 2 (0.4%) from other races, and 10 (1.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22 persons (4.2%).

The Census reported that 527 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 275 households, out of which 30 (10.9%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 138 (50.2%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 19 (6.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 9 (3.3%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 16 (5.8%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 2 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 92 households (33.5%) were made up of individuals and 57 (20.7%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.92. There were 166 families (60.4% of all households); the average family size was 2.35.

The population was spread out with 57 people (10.8%) under the age of 18, 18 people (3.4%) aged 18 to 24, 55 people (10.4%) aged 25 to 44, 169 people (32.1%) aged 45 to 64, and 228 people (43.3%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 62.3 years. For every 100 females there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males.

There were 1,059 housing units at an average density of 424.8 per square mile (164.0/km²), of which 230 (83.6%) were owner-occupied, and 45 (16.4%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 11.1%; the rental vacancy rate was 48.9%. 428 people (81.2% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 99 people (18.8%) lived in rental housing units.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bass Lake, California
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bass Lake, California
  4. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 743. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Bass Lake CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 

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