Clyde, California

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Clyde
Census-designated place
Location in Contra Costa County and the state of California
Location in Contra Costa County and the state of California
Coordinates: 38°01′32″N 122°01′46″W / 38.02556°N 122.02944°W / 38.02556; -122.02944Coordinates: 38°01′32″N 122°01′46″W / 38.02556°N 122.02944°W / 38.02556; -122.02944
Country  United States
State  California
County Contra Costa
Government
 • State Senate

Mark DeSaulnier (D)

[1]
 • State Assembly

Susan Bonilla (D)

[2]
 • U. S. Congress George Miller (D)[3]
Area[4]
 • Total 0.134 sq mi (0.347 km2)
 • Land 0.134 sq mi (0.347 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[5] 23 ft (7 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 678
 • Density 5,100/sq mi (2,000/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 94520
Area code(s) 925
FIPS code 06-14232
GNIS feature IDs 1658292, 2407641

Clyde is a census-designated place (CDP) in Contra Costa County, California, United States. The population was 678 at the 2010 census. It is located 6 miles (10 km) east of Martinez.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[7] reported that Clyde had a population of 678. The population density was 5,054.5 people per square mile (1,951.6/km²). The racial makeup of Clyde was 530 (78.2%) White, 11 (1.6%) African American, 4 (0.6%) Native American, 58 (8.6%) Asian, 3 (0.4%) Pacific Islander, 25 (3.7%) from other races, and 47 (6.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 99 persons (14.6%).

The Census reported that 100% of the population lived in households.

There were 248 households, out of which 82 (33.1%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 125 (50.4%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 29 (11.7%) had a female householder with no husband present, 13 (5.2%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 13 (5.2%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 1 (0.4%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 57 households (23.0%) were made up of individuals and 10 (4.0%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73. There were 167 families (67.3% of all households); the average family size was 3.26.

The population was spread out with 151 people (22.3%) under the age of 18, 65 people (9.6%) aged 18 to 24, 175 people (25.8%) aged 25 to 44, 234 people (34.5%) aged 45 to 64, and 53 people (7.8%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.4 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.9 males.

There were 264 housing units at an average density of 1,968.1 per square mile (759.9/km²), of which 193 (77.8%) were owner-occupied, and 55 (22.2%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.5%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.2%. 528 people (77.9% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 150 people (22.1%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 694 people, 267 households, and 174 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,944.0 people per square mile (1,914.0/km²). There were 267 housing units at an average density of 1,902.1 per square mile (736.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 81.56% White, 1.15% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 6.92% Asian, 0.29% Pacific Islander, 4.32% from other races, and 5.48% from two or more races. 11.38% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 267 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 37.6% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 5.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $66,875, and the median income for a family was $80,137. Males had a median income of $51,786 versus $41,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $30,822. None of the families and 1.9% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 18.8% of those over 64.

History[edit]

In 1917, the United States Shipping Board provided a government loan to the Pacific Coast Shipbuilding Company to build a company town.[9] The Board commissioned Bernard Maybeck to be Supervising Architect for laying out the new town. He designed the hotel and around 200 of the initial homes built in the town. George Applegarth was hired as Acting Architect. In this position, he drew many of the plans for the town.[10]

I lived in Clyde from 1962 to 1972 I was always told by the elderly residents who had lived there for years, that Clyde was built by the Clyde Company of England, to provide housing for their workers. I never before heard of the Pacific Coast Shipping Company as the builder of the homes in the Community of Clyde. Clyde was a close knit community and we knew our neighbors, we had a convenience store called the Canteen, we also had a meeting hall, where we had community spaghetti suppers, birthday parties, wedding and baby showers,etc. The Clyde Woman's Club met there, as did the Clyde Improvement Club. It was a quiet reprieve from the business of the Concord/Walnut Creek area. Clyde was unincorporated, we had our own community park and volunteer fire department. The mentioned Hotel in your article was said to be owned by silent film star and movie producer Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, it was called the "Arbuckle Castle", it burned in about mid 1960's, reportedly arson caused. It had been a beautiful structure in its day. Clyde was a unique community, like living in the country, but surrounded by hustle and bustle just five minutes away.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ "California's 11th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ U.S. Census
  5. ^ "Clyde". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  6. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 617. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  7. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Clyde CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ "George A. Applegarth". Environmental Design Archives. University of California, Berkeley. July 15, 2003. Retrieved 2007-07-02. 
  10. ^ McCoy, Esther (1960). Five California Architects. New York: Reinhold Publishing Corporation. pp. 47–8. ASIN B000I3Z52W.