Cantua Creek, California

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Cantua Creek
census-designated place
Location in Fresno County and the state of California
Location in Fresno County and the state of California
Coordinates: 36°30′05″N 120°18′59″W / 36.50139°N 120.31639°W / 36.50139; -120.31639Coordinates: 36°30′05″N 120°18′59″W / 36.50139°N 120.31639°W / 36.50139; -120.31639
Country  United States
State  California
County Fresno
Government
 • State Senator Anthony Cannella (R)[1]
 • State Assembly Henry T. Perea (D)[2]
 • U. S. Congress David Valadao (R)[3]
Area[4]
 • Total 3.797 sq mi (9.833 km2)
 • Land 3.797 sq mi (9.833 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[5] 295 ft (90 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 466
 • Density 120/sq mi (47/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93608
Area code(s) 559
FIPS code 06-10816
GNIS feature IDs 220554, 2407954

Cantua Creek (formerly, Cantua[6] and Cantuna[5]) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fresno County, California, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 466, down from the 655 reported at the 2000 census. Cantua Creek is located 11 miles (18 km) south-southwest of Tranquillity,[6] at an elevation of 295 feet (90 m).[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2), all of it land.

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Cantua Creek has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[7]

History[edit]

The community of Cantua Creek is located near Cantua Creek, a tributary of the Fresno Slough that flows down from the Coast Range to the west toward the Fresno Slough. That creek originally, Arroyo de Cantua, was a stopping place on the El Camino Viejo. The hideout of Joaquin Murrieta was located in the vicinity of this creek in the mountains to the west of this community.

The Cantua post office operated in 1888, and from 1890 to 1892.[6] The Cantua Creek post office opened in 1941.[6]

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[8] reported that Cantua Creek had a population of 466. The population density was 122.7 people per square mile (47.4/km²). The racial makeup of Cantua Creek was 244 (52.4%) White, 5 (1.1%) African American, 3 (0.6%) Native American, 1 (0.2%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 199 (42.7%) from other races, and 14 (3.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 461 persons (98.9%).

The Census reported that 461 people (98.9% of the population) lived in households, 5 (1.1%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 113 households, out of which 66 (58.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 77 (68.1%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 15 (13.3%) had a female householder with no husband present, 12 (10.6%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 6 (5.3%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 6 households (5.3%) were made up of individuals and 1 (0.9%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.08. There were 104 families (92.0% of all households); the average family size was 4.24.

The population was spread out with 144 people (30.9%) under the age of 18, 56 people (12.0%) aged 18 to 24, 137 people (29.4%) aged 25 to 44, 92 people (19.7%) aged 45 to 64, and 37 people (7.9%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28.0 years. For every 100 females there were 130.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 133.3 males.

There were 128 housing units at an average density of 33.7 per square mile (13.0/km²), of which 48 (42.5%) were owner-occupied, and 65 (57.5%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0%; the rental vacancy rate was 8.5%. 198 people (42.5% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 263 people (56.4%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 655 people, 141 households, and 131 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 172.7 people per square mile (66.7/km²). There were 154 housing units at an average density of 40.6 per square mile (15.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 42.60% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.61% Native American, 52.06% from other races, and 4.58% from two or more races. 93.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 141 households out of which 66.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.1% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 6.4% were non-families. 2.8% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.51 and the average family size was 4.52.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 36.5% under the age of 18, 14.5% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 16.2% from 45 to 64, and 3.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 134.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 132.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $26,484, and the median income for a family was $26,484. Males had a median income of $0 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $5,693. About 26.7% of families and 38.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 46.2% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "California's 21st Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ U.S. Census
  5. ^ a b c "Cantua Creek". 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. 1012. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Cantua Creek, California
  8. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Cantua Creek CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.