Desert View Highlands, California

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Desert View Highlands
census-designated place
Location of Desert View Highlands in Los Angeles County, California.
Location of Desert View Highlands in Los Angeles County, California.
Coordinates: 34°35′23″N 118°9′13″W / 34.58972°N 118.15361°W / 34.58972; -118.15361Coordinates: 34°35′23″N 118°9′13″W / 34.58972°N 118.15361°W / 34.58972; -118.15361
Country  United States
State  California
County Los Angeles
Area[1]
 • Total 0.440 sq mi (1.140 km2)
 • Land 0.440 sq mi (1.140 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 2,713 ft (827 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,360
 • Density 5,400/sq mi (2,100/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93551
Area code(s) 661
FIPS code 06-19052
GNIS feature ID 1733577

Desert View Highlands is a census-designated place (CDP) in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population was 2,360 at the 2010 census, up from 2,337 at the 2000 census. It is completely surrounded by the City of Palmdale.

Geography[edit]

Desert View Highlands is located at 34°35′23″N 118°9′13″W / 34.58972°N 118.15361°W / 34.58972; -118.15361 (34.589738, -118.153512).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 2,175
1990 2,154 −1.0%
2000 2,337 8.5%
2010 2,360 1.0%
sources:[3][4]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Desert View Highlands had a population of 2,360. The population density was 5,364.0 people per square mile (2,071.0/km²). The racial makeup of Desert View Highlands was 1,286 (54.5%) White, 182 (7.7%) African American, 29 (1.2%) Native American, 50 (2.1%) Asian, 1 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 669 (28.3%) from other races, and 143 (6.1%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,253 persons (53.1%).

The Census reported that 2,353 people (99.7% of the population) lived in households, 7 (0.3%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 678 households, out of which 350 (51.6%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 342 (50.4%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 135 (19.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 57 (8.4%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 55 (8.1%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 5 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 109 households (16.1%) were made up of individuals and 37 (5.5%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.47. There were 534 families (78.8% of all households); the average family size was 3.82.

The population was spread out with 746 people (31.6%) under the age of 18, 271 people (11.5%) aged 18 to 24, 590 people (25.0%) aged 25 to 44, 548 people (23.2%) aged 45 to 64, and 205 people (8.7%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31.1 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.

There were 764 housing units at an average density of 1,736.5 per square mile (670.5/km²), of which 443 (65.3%) were owner-occupied, and 235 (34.7%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4.1%; the rental vacancy rate was 10.3%. 1,417 people (60.0% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 936 people (39.7%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 2,337 people, 731 households, and 565 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,950.4 inhabitants per square mile (1,919.8/km²). There were 775 housing units at an average density of 1,641.6 per square mile (636.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 63.12% White, 5.86% Black or African American, 1.50% Native American, 2.23% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 19.77% from other races, and 7.45% from two or more races. 36.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 731 households out of which 43.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.7% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.20 and the average family size was 3.66.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 35.1% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $37,341, and the median income for a family was $40,263. Males had a median income of $38,413 versus $26,295 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $15,651. About 9.4% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.5% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature Desert View Highlands is located in the 17th Senate District, represented by Republican Sharon Runner, and in the 36th Assembly District, represented by Republican Steve Knight. Federally, Desert View Highlands is located in California's 25th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +7[7] and is represented by Republican Buck McKeon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  4. ^ http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_PL_GCTPL1.ST13&prodType=table US Census Bureau
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. Retrieved 2008-02-10.