Fish Camp, California

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Fish Camp
census-designated place
Fish Camp is located in California
Fish Camp
Fish Camp
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°28′43″N 119°38′26″W / 37.47861°N 119.64056°W / 37.47861; -119.64056Coordinates: 37°28′43″N 119°38′26″W / 37.47861°N 119.64056°W / 37.47861; -119.64056
Country  United States
State  California
County Mariposa
Area[1]
 • Total 0.906 sq mi (2.348 km2)
 • Land 0.904 sq mi (2.343 km2)
 • Water 0.002 sq mi (0.006 km2)  0.24%
Elevation [2] 5,062 ft (1,543 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 59
 • Density 65/sq mi (25/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature IDs 260142; 2583013
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fish Camp, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fish Camp, California

Fish Camp (formerly, Happy Camp and Berry's Fish Camp)[3] is a census-designated place[4] in Mariposa County, California.[2] It is located 18 miles (29 km) east of Mariposa,[3] at an elevation of 5062 feet (1543 m).[2] The population was 59 at the 2010 census.

Fish Camp is on Highway 41 in California. It is located just south of the entrance to Yosemite National Park, and 12 miles north of the town of Oakhurst in Madera County. It is the site of Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad, a heritage tourist line. The ZIP Code is 93623. The community is inside area code 559.

The Fish Camp post office opened in 1924, closed in 1933, and re-opened in 1939.[3] The name comes from a fish hatchery at the place.[3]

It is near the town of Bass Lake. About 1 mile north of Fish Camp is the Summerdale campground, the original location of Fish Camp.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), virtually all land.

Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Fish Camp has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[5]

Demographics[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[6] reported that Fish Camp had a population of 59. The population density was 65.1 people per square mile (25.1/km²). The racial makeup of Fish Camp was 57 (96.6%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 0 (0.0%) Native American, 1 (1.7%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 0 (0.0%) from other races, and 1 (1.7%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3 persons (5.1%).

The Census reported that 59 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 31 households, of which 4 (12.9%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 12 (38.7%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 1 (3.2%) had a female householder with no husband present, 1 (3.2%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 1 (3.2%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 13 households (41.9%) were made up of individuals and 6 (19.4%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.90. There were 14 families (45.2% of all households); the average family size was 2.57.

9 people (15.3%) were under the age of 18, 4 people (6.8%) aged 18 to 24, 6 people (10.2%) aged 25 to 44, 26 people (44.1%) aged 45 to 64, and 14 people (23.7%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49.2 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.4 males.

There were 153 housing units at an average density of 168.8 per square mile (65.2/km²), of which 20 (64.5%) were owner-occupied, and 11 (35.5%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4.8%; the rental vacancy rate was 0%. 35 people (59.3% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 24 people (40.7%) lived in rental housing units.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fish Camp, California
  3. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 773. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fish Camp, California
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Fish Camp, California
  6. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Fish Camp CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014.