Camino, California

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Camino
census-designated place
Camino is located in California
Camino
Camino
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°44′18″N 120°40′30″W / 38.73833°N 120.67500°W / 38.73833; -120.67500
Country  United States
State  California
County El Dorado County
Area[1]
 • Total 2.250 sq mi (5.828 km2)
 • Land 2.250 sq mi (5.828 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 3,133 ft (955 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,750
 • Density 780/sq mi (300/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 95709
Area code(s) 530
GNIS feature IDs 1658198; 2582961
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Camino, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Camino, California

Camino (sp.: path or way; formerly, Seven Mile House[3]) is a census-designated place[4] in El Dorado County, California,[2] and, per the 2010 census, has a population of 1,750. According to the USGS, it lies at an elevation of 3133 feet (955 m).[2]

Nearby cities and towns include Pollock Pines, Placerville, Diamond Springs, El Dorado, Grizzly Flats, Somerset, Coloma, Garden Valley, Cameron Park, Shingle Springs, and Lotus. The elevation of Camino ranges between 3,000 and 3,500 feet, and gets snow several times per year. Camino is a popular area in the fall for apples and is often incorrectly mistaken as Apple Hill, which is the trademarked name of the Apple Hill Growers Association, a 55 member collection of ranches in Camino/Placerville/Pollock Pines. It is also known for its many Christmas tree farm ranches and is home to the annual Apple Hill Run. Camino is located about half way between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe on U.S. Route 50. The first post office was opened in 1904;[3] the ZIP code is 95709. The community is inside area code 530.

Demographics[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Camino had a population of 1,750. The population density was 777.7 people per square mile (300.3/km²). The racial makeup of Camino was 1,604 (91.7%) White, 7 (0.4%) African American, 14 (0.8%) Native American, 18 (1.0%) Asian, 4 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 55 (3.1%) from other races, and 48 (2.7%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 197 persons (11.3%).

The Census reported that 1,750 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 723 households, out of which 188 (26.0%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 390 (53.9%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 50 (6.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 45 (6.2%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 50 (6.9%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 3 (0.4%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 181 households (25.0%) were made up of individuals and 76 (10.5%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42. There were 485 families (67.1% of all households); the average family size was 2.90.

The population was spread out with 370 people (21.1%) under the age of 18, 111 people (6.3%) aged 18 to 24, 329 people (18.8%) aged 25 to 44, 560 people (32.0%) aged 45 to 64, and 380 people (21.7%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47.8 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.

There were 810 housing units at an average density of 360.0 per square mile (139.0/km²), of which 514 (71.1%) were owner-occupied, and 209 (28.9%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 7.4%. 1,235 people (70.6% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 515 people (29.4%) lived in rental housing units.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature, Camino is in the 1st Senate District, represented by Republican Ted Gaines,[6] and the 5th Assembly District, represented by Republican Frank Bigelow.[7]

Federally, Camino is in California's 4th congressional district, represented by Republican Tom McClintock.[8]

Climate[edit]

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Csa"(Mediterranean Climate).[9]

Climate data for Camino, California
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 12
(53)
13
(56)
14
(58)
18
(64)
22
(72)
28
(83)
33
(91)
32
(90)
29
(84)
23
(74)
16
(60)
12
(54)
21
(69.9)
Average low °C (°F) 3
(38)
4
(39)
4
(40)
6
(43)
10
(50)
14
(58)
18
(64)
18
(64)
15
(59)
11
(52)
6
(43)
4
(39)
9.4
(49.1)
Precipitation mm (inches) 188
(7.4)
147
(5.8)
142
(5.6)
89
(3.5)
36
(1.4)
13
(0.5)
5
(0.2)
5
(0.2)
20
(0.8)
61
(2.4)
137
(5.4)
147
(5.8)
990
(39)
Source: Weatherbase [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Camino, California
  3. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 459. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Camino, California
  5. ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.
  6. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  8. ^ "California's 4th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  9. ^ Climate Summary for Camino, CA
  10. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on August 7, 2013.