Gold Mountain, California

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Gold Mountain
census-designated place
Gold Mountain is located in California
Gold Mountain
Gold Mountain
Position in California.
Coordinates: 39°45′41″N 120°31′09″W / 39.76139°N 120.51917°W / 39.76139; -120.51917Coordinates: 39°45′41″N 120°31′09″W / 39.76139°N 120.51917°W / 39.76139; -120.51917
Country  United States
State  California
County Plumas
Area[1]
 • Total 6.091 sq mi (15.775 km2)
 • Land 6.091 sq mi (15.775 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 5,341 ft (1,628 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 80
 • Density 13/sq mi (5.1/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 2583025
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gold Mountain, California

Gold Mountain is a census-designated place in Plumas County, California. Gold Mountain sits at an elevation of 5,341 feet (1,628 m). The 2010 United States census reported Gold Mountain's population was 80.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 6.1 square miles (15.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[3] reported that Gold Mountain had a population of 80. The population density was 13.1 people per square mile (5.1/km²). The racial makeup of Gold Mountain was 78 (97.5%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 1 (1.3%) Native American, 0 (0.0%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 0 (0.0%) from other races, and 1 (1.3%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0 persons (0.0%).

The Census reported that 80 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 41 households, out of which 2 (4.9%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 31 (75.6%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 1 (2.4%) had a female householder with no husband present, 1 (2.4%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 1 (2.4%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 7 households (17.1%) were made up of individuals and 4 (9.8%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.95. There were 33 families (80.5% of all households); the average family size was 2.12.

The population was spread out with 2 people (2.5%) under the age of 18, 2 people (2.5%) aged 18 to 24, 3 people (3.8%) aged 25 to 44, 39 people (48.8%) aged 45 to 64, and 34 people (42.5%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 63.7 years. For every 100 females there were 110.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.8 males.

There were 87 housing units at an average density of 14.3 per square mile (5.5/km²), of which 39 (95.1%) were owner-occupied, and 2 (4.9%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4.9%; the rental vacancy rate was 33.3%. 77 people (96.3% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 3 people (3.8%) lived in rental housing units.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature, Gold Mountain is in the 1st Senate District, represented by Republican Ted Gaines,[4] and the 1st Assembly District, represented by Republican Brian Dahle.[5]

Federally, Gold Mountain is in California's 1st congressional district, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gold Mountain, California
  3. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Gold Mountain CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ "California's 1st Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 2, 2013.