Cartago, California

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Cartago
census-designated place
Location in Inyo County and the state of California
Location in Inyo County and the state of California
Coordinates: 36°19′15″N 118°01′35″W / 36.32083°N 118.02639°W / 36.32083; -118.02639Coordinates: 36°19′15″N 118°01′35″W / 36.32083°N 118.02639°W / 36.32083; -118.02639
Country  United States
State  California
County Inyo
Area[1]
 • Total 1.172 sq mi (3.036 km2)
 • Land 1.169 sq mi (3.029 km2)
 • Water 0.003 sq mi (0.007 km2)  0.24%
Elevation[2] 3,629 ft (1,106 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 92
 • Density 78/sq mi (30/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93549
Area code(s) 760
FIPS code 06-11600
GNIS feature ID 1660442

Cartago (formerly Carthage, Daniersburg, and Lakeville) is a census-designated place in Inyo County, California, United States.[2] Cartago is located on the west side of Owens Lake 3 miles (4.8 km) north-northwest of Olancha,[3] at an elevation of 3629 feet (1106 m).[2] The population was 92 at the 2010 census, down from 109 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), over 99% of it land.

History[edit]

Located near the now abandoned settlement of Carthage, Cartago took its name from the Spanish name for ancient Carthage.[3] The first post office at Cartago opened in 1918.[3] During the heyday of mining in the area (the 1870s), Cartago was a steamboat port for shipment of wood and ore.[3]

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[4] reported that Cartago had a population of 92. The population density was 78.5 people per square mile (30.3/km²). The racial makeup of Cartago was 63 (68.5%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 7 (7.6%) Native American, 0 (0.0%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 11 (12.0%) from other races, and 11 (12.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16 persons (17.4%).

The Census reported that 92 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 44 households, out of which 11 (25.0%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 18 (40.9%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 5 (11.4%) had a female householder with no husband present, 2 (4.5%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 1 (2.3%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 18 households (40.9%) were made up of individuals and 4 (9.1%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09. There were 25 families (56.8% of all households); the average family size was 2.88.

The population was spread out with 19 people (20.7%) under the age of 18, 9 people (9.8%) aged 18 to 24, 18 people (19.6%) aged 25 to 44, 30 people (32.6%) aged 45 to 64, and 16 people (17.4%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.0 years. For every 100 females there were 124.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 135.5 males.

There were 55 housing units at an average density of 46.9 per square mile (18.1/km²), of which 28 (63.6%) were owner-occupied, and 16 (36.4%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0%; the rental vacancy rate was 0%. 58 people (63.0% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 34 people (37.0%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 109 people, 40 households, and 25 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 68.7 people per square mile (26.5/km²). There were 49 housing units at an average density of 30.9 per square mile (11.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 76.15% White, 2.75% Native American, 20.18% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. 38.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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There were 40 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 31.2% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 142.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 127.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $34,375, and the median income for a family was $50,625. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $7,083 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,699. There were no families and 5.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 27.3% of those over 64.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature, Cartago is in the 8th Senate District, represented by Democrat Leland Yee,[6] and the 26th Assembly District, represented by Republican Connie Conway.[7]

Federally, Cartago is in California's 8th congressional district, represented by Republican Paul Cook.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cartago, 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. 1152. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  8. ^ "California's 8th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved April 11, 2013.