Caribou, California

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Caribou
census-designated place
Location in Plumas County and the state of California
Location in Plumas County and the state of California
Coordinates: 40°04′48″N 121°09′27″W / 40.08000°N 121.15750°W / 40.08000; -121.15750Coordinates: 40°04′48″N 121°09′27″W / 40.08000°N 121.15750°W / 40.08000; -121.15750
Country  United States
State  California
County Plumas
Area[1]
 • Total 0.161 sq mi (0.42 km2)
 • Land 0.161 sq mi (0.42 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 3,287 ft (1,002 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 0
 • Density 0/sq mi (0/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 95915
Area code(s) 530
FIPS code 06-11166
GNIS feature IDs 1658222; 2407962
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Caribou, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Caribou, California

Caribou (formerly, Cariboo)[2] is a Census-designated place located in Plumas County, California, United States.[3] As of the 2010 Census, the town had a population of 0.[4] Caribou is located on the North Fork Feather River, 9.5 miles (15.3 km) south of Almanor.[2] The closest communities are Belden to the southwest, Twain to the southeast, Canyondam to the north, and Greenville to the east.

History[edit]

The place started as a placer mining camp in 1850.[2] The name honors an Indian miner named Johnny Caribou.[2] The Caribou post office operated from 1922 to 1976.[2]

Geography[edit]

Caribou is located at 40°4'48" North, 121°9'27" West (40.079929, -121.157397).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), of which, 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2010 Census,[6] there are no people living in the town. According the US Census data, there are only two buildings in the community, both of them listed as "Vacant housing units" and "For seasonal, recreational, or occasional use".[7]

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