Gerber, California

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census-designated place
Gerber is located in California
Position in California.
Coordinates: 40°03′36″N 122°09′00″W / 40.06000°N 122.15000°W / 40.06000; -122.15000Coordinates: 40°03′36″N 122°09′00″W / 40.06000°N 122.15000°W / 40.06000; -122.15000
Country  United States
State  California
County Tehama
 • Total 0.923 sq mi (2.390 km2)
 • Land 0.923 sq mi (2.390 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 226 ft (69 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,060
 • Density 1,100/sq mi (440/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 2628801
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gerber, California

Gerber is a census-designated place (CDP) in Tehama County, California.[2] Gerber sits at an elevation of 226 feet (69 m).[2] The 2010 United States census reported Gerber's population was 1,060.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), all of it land.


The 2010 United States Census[3] reported that Gerber had a population of 1,060. The population density was 1,148.5 people per square mile (443.4/km²). The racial makeup of Gerber was 575 (54.2%) White, 6 (0.6%) African American, 55 (5.2%) Native American, 8 (0.8%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 371 (35.0%) from other races, and 45 (4.2%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 526 persons (49.6%).

The Census reported that 1,060 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 367 households, out of which 149 (40.6%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 180 (49.0%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 50 (13.6%) had a female householder with no husband present, 31 (8.4%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 35 (9.5%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 3 (0.8%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 81 households (22.1%) were made up of individuals and 27 (7.4%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89. There were 261 families (71.1% of all households); the average family size was 3.41.

The population was spread out with 303 people (28.6%) under the age of 18, 111 people (10.5%) aged 18 to 24, 257 people (24.2%) aged 25 to 44, 271 people (25.6%) aged 45 to 64, and 118 people (11.1%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34.0 years. For every 100 females there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males.

There were 420 housing units at an average density of 455.1 per square mile (175.7/km²), of which 222 (60.5%) were owner-occupied, and 145 (39.5%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 5.5%; the rental vacancy rate was 10.4%. 613 people (57.8% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 447 people (42.2%) lived in rental housing units.


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gerber, California
  3. ^ 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.

NEWS On December 2, 2008, California Highway Patrol Officer David Madrigal was shot in the leg by Jim Long while responding to assist the Tehama County Sheriff's Deputies on a reported Domestic Violence. Long was shot and killed by Tehama Sheriff Deputies. Madrigal was flown out of the area to a hospital were he was treated and recovered from his wounds.