Grimes, California

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Grimes
census-designated place
Grimes is located in California
Grimes
Grimes
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°04′28″N 121°53′38″W / 39.07444°N 121.89389°W / 39.07444; -121.89389Coordinates: 39°04′28″N 121°53′38″W / 39.07444°N 121.89389°W / 39.07444; -121.89389
Country  United States
State  California
County Colusa County
Area[1]
 • Total 2.261 sq mi (5.856 km2)
 • Land 2.261 sq mi (5.856 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 46 ft (14 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 391
 • Density 170/sq mi (67/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 95950
Area code(s) 530
GNIS feature IDs 224619, 2583030

Grimes (formerly, Grimes Landing[3]) is a census-designated place[4] in Colusa County, California on the Southern Pacific Railroad. It lies at an elevation of 46 feet (14 m). On the Outskirts of grimes there is wildlife such as jackrabbits and coyotes. The two main roads that run through it are the 45 and Grimes-Arbuckle road Its zip code is 95950 and its area code is 530. Grimes's population was 391 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The post office was established in 1883.[3] Grimes is named after Cleaton Grimes, who obtained the townsite land in 1844.[3]

Demographics[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Grimes had a population of 391. The population density was 172.9 people per square mile (66.8/km²). The racial makeup of Grimes was 284 (72.6%) White, 7 (1.8%) African American, 3 (0.8%) Native American, 1 (0.3%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 65 (16.6%) from other races, and 31 (7.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 258 persons (66.0%).

The Census reported that 391 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 130 households, out of which 48 (36.9%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 73 (56.2%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 13 (10.0%) had a female householder with no husband present, 5 (3.8%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 10 (7.7%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 33 households (25.4%) were made up of individuals and 12 (9.2%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.01. There were 91 families (70.0% of all households); the average family size was 3.70.

The population was spread out with 120 people (30.7%) under the age of 18, 31 people (7.9%) aged 18 to 24, 96 people (24.6%) aged 25 to 44, 104 people (26.6%) aged 45 to 64, and 40 people (10.2%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.6 years. For every 100 females there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.

There were 145 housing units at an average density of 64.1 per square mile (24.8/km²), of which 71 (54.6%) were owner-occupied, and 59 (45.4%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4.1%; the rental vacancy rate was 9.2%. 210 people (53.7% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 181 people (46.3%) lived in rental housing units.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature, Grimes is in the 4th Senate District, represented by Republican Jim Nielsen,[6] and the 4th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Mariko Yamada.[7] Federally, Grimes is in California's 3rd congressional district, represented by Democrat John Garamendi.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ "Grimes". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 495. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Grimes, California
  5. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Grimes CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved March 21, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved March 21, 2013. 
  8. ^ "California's 3rd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2013.