Centerville, Fresno County, California

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Centerville
census-designated place
Centerville is located in California
Centerville
Centerville
Location in California
Coordinates: 36°44′02″N 119°29′52″W / 36.73389°N 119.49778°W / 36.73389; -119.49778Coordinates: 36°44′02″N 119°29′52″W / 36.73389°N 119.49778°W / 36.73389; -119.49778
Country  United States
State  California
County Fresno
Area[1]
 • Total 8.138 sq mi (21.077 km2)
 • Land 8.138 sq mi (21.077 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 394 ft (120 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 392
 • Density 48/sq mi (19/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 220830; 2582972
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Centerville, Fresno County, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Centerville, Fresno County, California

Centerville (formerly, Kings River, King River, Scottsburgh, and Scottsburg)[3] is a census-designated place[4] in Fresno County, California.[2] It is located on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad 16 miles (26 km) east of Fresno,[3] at an elevation of 394 feet (120 m).[2] At the 2010 census, it had a population of 392.

History[edit]

Scottsburg was founded in 1854 in the low lands of the Kings River at Poole's Crossing.[3] In 1858, W. W. Hills established Hills Ferry at Poole's Crossing. The ferry and the town were destroyed in the winter of 1861-1862.[3] It was rebuilt on higher ground, but it was flooded again in 1867.[3] The town was rebuilt on top of a bluff overlooking its prior location and renamed Centerville.[3]

The Scottsburgh post office opened in 1856, closed in 1858, re-opened in 1859, and closed forever in 1864.[3]

Demographics[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Centerville had a population of 392. The population density was 48.2 people per square mile (18.6/km²). The racial makeup of Centerville was 321 (81.9%) White, 1 (0.3%) African American, 9 (2.3%) Native American, 20 (5.1%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 33 (8.4%) from other races, and 8 (2.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 99 persons (25.3%).

The Census reported that 392 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 154 households, out of which 42 (27.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 77 (50.0%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 12 (7.8%) had a female householder with no husband present, 12 (7.8%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 7 (4.5%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 2 (1.3%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 39 households (25.3%) were made up of individuals and 13 (8.4%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55. There were 101 families (65.6% of all households); the average family size was 3.16.

The population was spread out with 78 people (19.9%) under the age of 18, 30 people (7.7%) aged 18 to 24, 81 people (20.7%) aged 25 to 44, 132 people (33.7%) aged 45 to 64, and 71 people (18.1%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46.6 years. For every 100 females there were 111.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.1 males.

There were 167 housing units at an average density of 20.5 per square mile (7.9/km²), of which 95 (61.7%) were owner-occupied, and 59 (38.3%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.0%; the rental vacancy rate was 1.7%. 225 people (57.4% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 167 people (42.6%) lived in rental housing units.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Centerville, Fresno County, California
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1014-1015. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Centerville, Fresno County, California
  5. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Centerville CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014.