Biola, California

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Biola
census-designated place
Location in Fresno County and the state of California
Location in Fresno County and the state of California
Coordinates: 36°48′08″N 120°00′59″W / 36.80222°N 120.01639°W / 36.80222; -120.01639Coordinates: 36°48′08″N 120°00′59″W / 36.80222°N 120.01639°W / 36.80222; -120.01639
Country  United States
State  California
County Fresno
Government
 • State Senator Anthony Cannella (R)[1]
 • State Assembly Henry T. Perea (D)[2]
 • U. S. Congress Jim Costa (D)[3]
Area[4]
 • Total 0.647 sq mi (1.676 km2)
 • Land 0.647 sq mi (1.676 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[5] 253 ft (77 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,623
 • Density 2,500/sq mi (970/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93606
Area code(s) 559
FIPS code 06-06728
GNIS feature IDs 1659697, 2407849
[5]

Biola is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fresno County, California, United States. The population was 1,623 at the 2010 census, up from 1,037 in 2000. Biola is located 6 miles (9.7 km) north-northeast of Kerman,[6] at an elevation of 253 feet (77 m).[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all land.

History[edit]

Biola was founded by William Kerchoff in 1912.[6] The name was an acronym of the "Bible Institute of Los Angeles".[6] A post office operated in Biola from 1912 to 1918, and from 1920 to the present.[6]

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[7] reported that Biola had a population of 1,623. The population density was 2,508.4 people per square mile (968.5/km²). The racial makeup of Biola was 510 (31.4%) White, 6 (0.4%) African American, 43 (2.6%) Native American, 316 (19.5%) Asian, 2 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 692 (42.6%) from other races, and 54 (3.3%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,196 persons (73.7%).

The Census reported that 1,623 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 342 households, out of which 234 (68.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 212 (62.0%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 81 (23.7%) had a female householder with no husband present, 25 (7.3%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 25 (7.3%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 21 households (6.1%) were made up of individuals and 10 (2.9%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.75. There were 318 families (93.0% of all households); the average family size was 4.84.

The population was spread out with 621 people (38.3%) under the age of 18, 225 people (13.9%) aged 18 to 24, 409 people (25.2%) aged 25 to 44, 263 people (16.2%) aged 45 to 64, and 105 people (6.5%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23.8 years. For every 100 females there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.0 males.

There were 351 housing units at an average density of 542.5 per square mile (209.5/km²), of which 216 (63.2%) were owner-occupied, and 126 (36.8%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.9%; the rental vacancy rate was 3.1%. 1,002 people (61.7% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 621 people (38.3%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 1,037 people, 224 households, and 202 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,612.5 people per square mile (625.6/km²). There were 241 housing units at an average density of 374.7 per square mile (145.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 13.50% Caucasian, 0.10% Black or African American, 2.51% Native American, 5.59% Asian, 0.48% Pacific Islander, 74.64% from other races, and 3.18% from two or more races. 82.45% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 224 households out of which 55.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.3% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 9.4% were non-families. 8.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.63 and the average family size was 4.78.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 36.5% under the age of 18, 12.7% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 13.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females there were 108.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $32,667, and the median income for a family was $30,234. Males had a median income of $21,042 versus $14,464 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $7,375. About 24.9% of families and 25.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.5% of those under age 18 and 20.4% of those age 65 or over.

Climate[edit]

Climate type occurs primarily on the periphery of the true deserts in low-latitude semiarid steppe regions. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "BSk" (Tropical and Subtropical Steppe Climate).[9]

Climate data for Biola, California
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 12
(53)
16
(61)
19
(67)
24
(75)
29
(84)
33
(92)
37
(98)
36
(96)
33
(91)
27
(80)
19
(66)
13
(55)
24.8
(76.5)
Average low °C (°F) 2
(36)
4
(39)
6
(42)
7
(45)
11
(51)
14
(57)
16
(61)
16
(60)
13
(55)
8
(47)
4
(40)
2
(35)
8.6
(47.3)
Precipitation cm (inches) 5
(2)
4.8
(1.9)
4.6
(1.8)
2.8
(1.1)
1
(0.4)
0.3
(0.1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.3
(0.1)
1.5
(0.6)
3
(1.2)
4.6
(1.8)
27.9
(11)
Avg. precipitation days 8 7 7 4 2 1 0 0 1 2 5 7 44
Source: Weatherbase [10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "California's 16th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ U.S. Census
  5. ^ a b c "Biola". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  6. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1003. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  7. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Biola CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ Climate Summary for Biola, CA
  10. ^ "Weatherbase.com". 2013.  Retrieved on July 29, 2013.