Belden, California

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Belden
census-designated place
Location in Plumas County and the state of California
Location in Plumas County and the state of California
Coordinates: 40°0′23″N 121°15′9″W / 40.00639°N 121.25250°W / 40.00639; -121.25250Coordinates: 40°0′23″N 121°15′9″W / 40.00639°N 121.25250°W / 40.00639; -121.25250
Country  United States
State  California
County Plumas
Area[1]
 • Total 0.726 sq mi (1.878 km2)
 • Land 0.610 sq mi (1.579 km2)
 • Water 0.116 sq mi (0.300 km2)  15.95%
Elevation[2] 2,221 ft (677 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 22
 • Density 30/sq mi (12/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 95915
Area code(s) 530
FIPS code 06-04856
GNIS feature IDs 266440; 2407822
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Belden, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Belden, California

Belden is a census-designated place (CDP) in Plumas County, California, United States.[3] Belden is located on the North Fork Feather River, 7 miles (11.3 km) southwest of Caribou.[4] The population was 22 at the 2010 census, down from 26 in 2000.

History[edit]

The Belden post office opened in 1909.[4] The name honors Robert Belden, its first postmaster.[4]

Geography[edit]

Belden is located at 40°0′23″N 121°15′9″W / 40.00639°N 121.25250°W / 40.00639; -121.25250 (40.006439, -121.252546)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), of which 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (15.95%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[6] reported that Belden had a population of 22. The population density was 30.3 people per square mile (11.7/km²). The racial makeup of Belden was 20 (90.9%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 0 (0.0%) Native American, 0 (0.0%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 0 (0.0%) from other races, and 2 (9.1%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0 persons (0.0%).

The Census reported that 22 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 13 households, out of which 2 (15.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1 (7.7%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 0 (0%) had a female householder with no husband present, 2 (15.4%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 2 (15.4%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 8 households (61.5%) were made up of individuals and 2 (15.4%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.69. There were 3 families (23.1% of all households); the average family size was 2.33.

The population was spread out with 3 people (13.6%) under the age of 18, 2 people (9.1%) aged 18 to 24, 6 people (27.3%) aged 25 to 44, 9 people (40.9%) aged 45 to 64, and 2 people (9.1%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46.0 years. For every 100 females there were 266.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 375.0 males.

There were 30 housing units at an average density of 41.4 per square mile (16.0/km²), of which 6 (46.2%) were owner-occupied, and 7 (53.8%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0%; the rental vacancy rate was 50.0%. 6 people (27.3% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 16 people (72.7%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 26 people, 13 households, and 5 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 40.6 people per square mile (15.7/km²). There were 36 housing units at an average density of 56.3 per square mile (21.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 100.00% White. 0.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 13 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.8% were married couples living together, and 61.5% were non-families. 38.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 19.2% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 50.0% from 25 to 44, 15.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 85.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $6,719, and the median income for a family was $8,750. Males had a median income of $ versus $3,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $3,141. All families were living below the poverty line and all of the population.

Media[edit]

The primary local news source is the Feather River Bulletin, a newspaper published every Wednesday.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature Belden is located in the 1st Senate District, represented by Republican Ted Gaines,[8] and the 1st Assembly District, represented by Republican Brian Dahle.[9]

Federally, Belden is in California's 1st congressional district, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Belden, California
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Belden, California
  4. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 355. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Belden CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  10. ^ "California's 1st Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2013.