Bret Harte, California

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Bret Harte
census-designated place
Bret Harte is located in California
Bret Harte
Bret Harte
Position in California.
Coordinates: 37°36′11″N 121°0′21″W / 37.60306°N 121.00583°W / 37.60306; -121.00583Coordinates: 37°36′11″N 121°0′21″W / 37.60306°N 121.00583°W / 37.60306; -121.00583
Country  United States
State  California
County Stanislaus
Area[1]
 • Total 0.549 sq mi (1.421 km2)
 • Land 0.549 sq mi (1.421 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,152
 • Density 9,400/sq mi (3,600/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 95358
Area code(s) 209
FIPS code 06-08172
GNIS feature ID 2407902

Bret Harte is a census-designated place (CDP) in Stanislaus County, California, United States. The population was 5,152 at the 2010 census, down from 5,161 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Modesto Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Bret Harte is located at 37°36′11″N 121°0′21″W / 37.60306°N 121.00583°W / 37.60306; -121.00583 (37.603182, -121.005844).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[3] reported that Bret Harte had a population of 5,152. The population density was 9,388.7 people per square mile (3,625.0/km²). The racial makeup of Bret Harte was 2,441 (47.4%) White, 52 (1.0%) African American, 50 (1.0%) Native American, 40 (0.8%) Asian, 45 (0.9%) Pacific Islander, 2,327 (45.2%) from other races, and 197 (3.8%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4,272 persons (82.9%).

The Census reported that 5,152 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 1,185 households, out of which 761 (64.2%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 649 (54.8%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 230 (19.4%) had a female householder with no husband present, 141 (11.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 130 (11.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 6 (0.5%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 94 households (7.9%) were made up of individuals and 36 (3.0%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.35. There were 1,020 families (86.1% of all households); the average family size was 4.41.

The population was spread out with 1,851 people (35.9%) under the age of 18, 688 people (13.4%) aged 18 to 24, 1,457 people (28.3%) aged 25 to 44, 870 people (16.9%) aged 45 to 64, and 286 people (5.6%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25.5 years. For every 100 females there were 109.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.8 males.

There were 1,293 housing units at an average density of 2,356.3 per square mile (909.8/km²), of which 555 (46.8%) were owner-occupied, and 630 (53.2%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.9%; the rental vacancy rate was 6.9%. 2,389 people (46.4% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 2,763 people (53.6%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 5,161 people, 1,174 households, and 1,013 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 9,183.3 people per square mile (3,558.3/km²). There were 1,250 housing units at an average density of 2,224.2 per square mile (861.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 40.34% White, 1.14% African American, 1.92% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 50.71% from other races, and 5.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 76.07% of the population.

There were 1,174 households out of which 54.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 17.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.7% were non-families. 9.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.40 and the average family size was 4.59.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 38.3% under the age of 18, 13.1% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 14.1% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 104.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $26,568, and the median income for a family was $27,155. Males had a median income of $27,591 versus $17,885 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $7,481. About 30.0% of families and 38.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.7% of those under age 18 and 18.8% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature Bret Harte is located in the 12th Senate District, represented by Republican Anthony Cannella, and in the 26th Assembly District, represented by Republican Greg Aghazarian.

In the United States House of Representatives, Bret Harte is in California's 10th congressional district, represented by Republican Jeff Denham.[5]

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