Bodfish, California

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Bodfish
census-designated place
View of Bodfish from Caliente-Bodfish Road in the hills west of town
View of Bodfish from Caliente-Bodfish Road in the hills west of town
Location in Kern County and the state of California
Location in Kern County and the state of California
Coordinates: 35°35′17″N 118°29′31″W / 35.58806°N 118.49194°W / 35.58806; -118.49194Coordinates: 35°35′17″N 118°29′31″W / 35.58806°N 118.49194°W / 35.58806; -118.49194
Country  United States
State  California
County Kern
Government
 • Senate Roy Ashburn (R)
 • Assembly Jean Fuller (R)
 • U. S. Congress Kevin McCarthy (R)
Area[1]
 • Total 7.983 sq mi (20.676 km2)
 • Land 7.971 sq mi (20.644 km2)
 • Water 0.012 sq mi (0.032 km2)  0.15%
Elevation[2] 2,687 ft (819 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,956
 • Density 250/sq mi (95/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93205
Area code(s) 760
FIPS code 06-07274
GNIS feature ID 1660353
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bodfish, California

Bodfish is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, California, United States. Bodfish is located 32 miles (51 km) east-northeast of Bakersfield,[3] at an elevation of 2687 feet (819 m).[2] The place was named for George Homer Bodfish, who settled nearby in 1867.[3]

The population was 1,956 at the 2010 census, up from 1,823 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Guide sign along Lake Isabella Boulevard at the east extent of Bodfish

The Bodfish post office first opened in 1892, closed in 1895, and re-opened in 1906.[3] The Vaughn post office was moved to Bodfish in 1906.[3]

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[4] reported that Bodfish had a population of 1,956. The population density was 245.0 people per square mile (94.6/km²). The racial makeup of Bodfish was 1,758 (89.9%) White, 4 (0.2%) African American, 50 (2.6%) Native American, 13 (0.7%) Asian, 3 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 49 (2.5%) from other races, and 79 (4.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 189 persons (9.7%).

The Census reported that 1,956 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 881 households, out of which 200 (22.7%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 361 (41.0%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 103 (11.7%) had a female householder with no husband present, 58 (6.6%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 76 (8.6%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 4 (0.5%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 295 households (33.5%) were made up of individuals and 156 (17.7%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22. There were 522 families (59.3% of all households); the average family size was 2.77.

The population was spread out with 379 people (19.4%) under the age of 18, 134 people (6.9%) aged 18 to 24, 329 people (16.8%) aged 25 to 44, 623 people (31.9%) aged 45 to 64, and 491 people (25.1%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50.1 years. For every 100 females there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.1 males.

There were 1,184 housing units at an average density of 148.3 per square mile (57.3/km²), of which 660 (74.9%) were owner-occupied, and 221 (25.1%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.5%; the rental vacancy rate was 11.0%. 1,366 people (69.8% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 590 people (30.2%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,823 people, 840 households, and 535 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 229.0 people per square mile (88.4/km²). There were 1,188 housing units at an average density of 149.2 per square mile (57.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.28% White, 0.16% Black or African American, 2.25% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.59% from other races, and 4.06% from two or more races. 5.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 840 households out of which 19.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.64.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 19.1% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 19.3% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 29.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $22,368, and the median income for a family was $29,375. Males had a median income of $22,308 versus $14,926 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $12,735. About 9.9% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.7% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census[dead link]
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bodfish, California
  3. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1005. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Bodfish CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.