Del Rey, California
Location in Fresno County and the state of California
|• State Senator||Tom Berryhill (R)|
|• State Assembly||Henry T. Perea (D)|
|• U. S. Congress||David Valadao (R)|
|• Total||1.217 sq mi (3.152 km2)|
|• Land||1.217 sq mi (3.152 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2) 0%|
|Elevation||344 ft (105 m)|
|• Density||1,300/sq mi (520/km2)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature IDs||1658399, 2408651|
Del Rey (formerly, Clifton) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fresno County, California, United States. The population was 1,639 at the 2010 census, up from 950 at the 2000 census. Del Rey is located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south-southwest of Sanger, at an elevation of 344 (105 m).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all of it land.
Originally called Clifton, the place was renamed by the railroad in 1898 to Del Rey, after the Rancho del Rey ranch on which the station was located. Del Rey is a Spanish phrase meaning "of the king". A post office opened in 1885. The name Clifton honored Clift Wilkinson, town founder.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Del Rey had a population of 1,639. The population density was 1,346.6 people per square mile (519.9/km²). The racial makeup of Del Rey was 740 (45.1%) White, 7 (0.4%) African American, 11 (0.7%) Native American, 34 (2.1%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 814 (49.7%) from other races, and 33 (2.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,534 persons (93.6%).
The Census reported that 1,633 people (99.6% of the population) lived in households, 6 (0.4%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 379 households, out of which 248 (65.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 224 (59.1%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 83 (21.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 38 (10.0%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 27 (7.1%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 2 (0.5%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 26 households (6.9%) were made up of individuals and 15 (4.0%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.31. There were 345 families (91.0% of all households); the average family size was 4.37.
The population was spread out with 583 people (35.6%) under the age of 18, 182 people (11.1%) aged 18 to 24, 446 people (27.2%) aged 25 to 44, 295 people (18.0%) aged 45 to 64, and 133 people (8.1%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27.3 years. For every 100 females there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.9 males.
There were 395 housing units at an average density of 324.5 per square mile (125.3/km²), of which 208 (54.9%) were owner-occupied, and 171 (45.1%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.4%. 886 people (54.1% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 747 people (45.6%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 950 people, 240 households, and 211 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 779.4 people per square mile (300.7/km²). There were 257 housing units at an average density of 210.9 per square mile (81.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 37.26% White, 0.63% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.05% Asian, 58.95% from other races, and 1.89% from two or more races. 93.47% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 240 households out of which 47.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 22.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.7% were non-families. 7.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.96 and the average family size was 4.05.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 35.9% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.7 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $26,458, and the median income for a family was $28,060. Males had a median income of $22,656 versus $17,153 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $8,101. About 28.3% of families and 34.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.0% of those under age 18 and 19.9% of those age 65 or over.
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- 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.
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