Dinuba, California

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Dinuba, California
City
Nickname(s): Raisin City, Raisinland U. S. A.
Motto: Together, A Better Community
Location in Tulare County and the state of California
Location in Tulare County and the state of California
Coordinates: 36°32′42″N 119°23′21″W / 36.54500°N 119.38917°W / 36.54500; -119.38917Coordinates: 36°32′42″N 119°23′21″W / 36.54500°N 119.38917°W / 36.54500; -119.38917
Country  United States
State  California
County Tulare
Government
 • Mayor Mark Wallace
Area[1]
 • Total 6.470 sq mi (16.758 km2)
 • Land 6.470 sq mi (16.758 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 345 ft (102 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 21,453
 • Density 3,300/sq mi (1,300/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific (PDT) (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93618
Area code 559
FIPS code 06-19318
GNIS feature ID 1658422
Website http://www.dinuba.org/

Dinuba is a city in Tulare County, California, United States. The population was 21,453 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Visalia Metropolitan Statistical Area according to the United States Census Bureau. The Alta District Museum is located in Dinuba in a restored railroad station; the museum has a collection of materials to illustrate local history.[2]

Geography[edit]

Dinuba is located at 36°32′42″N 119°23′21″W / 36.54500°N 119.38917°W / 36.54500; -119.38917 (36.544898, -119.389260).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.5 square miles (17 km2), all of it land. The general topography is quite level ground, at an elevation of approximately 345 feet (105 m) above mean sea datum.[4] The gradient is approximately ten feet per mile, from east-northeast to west-southwest. Groundwater generally also flows with the surface of the terrain, that is, from the northeast to the southwest.[5] There are small hills to the northeast side of Dinuba with some elevations achieving heights of 526 feet (160 m).

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[6] reported that Dinuba had a population of 21,453. The population density was 3,315.7 people per square mile (1,280.2/km²). The racial makeup of Dinuba was 11,166 (52.0%) White, 141 (0.7%) African American, 193 (0.9%) Native American, 454 (2.1%) Asian, 17 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 8,630 (40.2%) from other races, and 852 (4.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18,114 persons (84.4%).

The Census reported that 21,291 people (99.2% of the population) lived in households, 77 (0.4%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 85 (0.4%) were institutionalized.

There were 5,593 households, out of which 3,275 (58.6%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 3,162 (56.5%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 1,077 (19.3%) had a female householder with no husband present, 481 (8.6%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 544 (9.7%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 37 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 672 households (12.0%) were made up of individuals and 324 (5.8%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.81. There were 4,720 families (84.4% of all households); the average family size was 4.04.

The population was spread out with 7,495 people (34.9%) under the age of 18, 2,476 people (11.5%) aged 18 to 24, 5,881 people (27.4%) aged 25 to 44, 3,920 people (18.3%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,681 people (7.8%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27.2 years. For every 100 females there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.4 males.

There were 5,868 housing units at an average density of 906.9 per square mile (350.2/km²), of which 3,176 (56.8%) were owner-occupied, and 2,417 (43.2%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.2%. 11,975 people (55.8% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 9,316 people (43.4%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 16,504 people, 4,493 households, and 3,724 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,923.8 people per square mile (1,901.6/km²). There were 4,670 housing units at an average density of 1,365.1 per square mile (527.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 49.34% White, 0.34% African American, 1.28% Native American, 2.42% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 37.98% from other races, and 5.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 79.08% of the population.

There were 4,493 households out of which 52.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 16.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.1% were non-families. 14.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.72 and the average family size was 4.02.

In the city the age distribution of the population shows 35.8% under the age of 18, 12.7% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 15.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 103.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,345, and the median income for a family was $33,769. Males had a median income of $23,663 versus $25,364 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,566. About 31.1% of families and 26.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.1% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature Dinuba is located in the 16th Senate District, represented by Democrat Dean Florez, and in the 31st Assembly District, represented by Democrat Juan Arambula. Federally, Dinuba is located in California's 21st congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +13[8] and is represented by Republican Devin Nunes.

President George W. Bush made a visit to this small community in October 2003 to commemorate Ruiz Foods' 20th anniversary.

Economy[edit]

Top employers[edit]

According to Dinuba's 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[9] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Ruiz Foods 1,571
2 Dinuba Unified School District 768
3 Family Tree Farms 578
4 Walmart 400
5 Best Buy 330
6 Odwalla 200
7 Giannini Packing 180
8 City of Dinuba 159
9 Apio Produce 150
10 Surabian & Sons Packing 125
11 Sadoian Bros. 95
12 Patterson Companies 94

Notable people[edit]

Stephen H. Burum, cinematographer

Economy[edit]

Dinuba is home to the food company Ruiz Foods and the production facility of popular juice company Odwalla. There is also a Best Buy distribution center which sits on the western edge of the town. Many new businesses have been made around the Wal-Mart shopping center such as Burger King, Panda Express, IHOP, Starbucks, and Baskin-Robbins.

Sister cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ Alta District Museum
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey, Orange Grove South Quadrangle, 1947, photorevised 1974
  5. ^ Environmental Site Assessment, Dinuba shopping Center, 9037 Avenue 416 (East El Monte Way), Dinuba, Tulare County, California, Earth Metrics Incorporated, Report 10106, September 29, 1989
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  9. ^ City of Dinuba CAFR

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