Grizzly Flats, California

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Grizzly Flats
census-designated place
Grizzly Flats is located in California
Grizzly Flats
Grizzly Flats
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°38′11″N 120°31′39″W / 38.63639°N 120.52750°W / 38.63639; -120.52750Coordinates: 38°38′11″N 120°31′39″W / 38.63639°N 120.52750°W / 38.63639; -120.52750
Country  United States
State  California
County El Dorado County
Area[1]
 • Total 6.629 sq mi (17.169 km2)
 • Land 6.629 sq mi (17.169 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 3,868 ft (1,179 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,066
 • Density 160/sq mi (62/km2)
ZIP code 95636
Area code(s) 530
GNIS feature IDs 1658675; 2628736
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Grizzly Flats, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Grizzly Flats, California

Grizzly Flats (formerly, Grizzly Flat and Chickenmasee)[3] is a census-designated place[4] in El Dorado County, California.[2] It is located southeast of Camino,[3] at an elevation of 3868 feet (1179 m).[2] The population at the 2010 census was 1,066.

The name was given by miners who were surprised by a grizzly bear in 1850.[3] A post office opened at Grizzly Flats in 1855.[3]

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Grizzly Flats had a population of 1,066. The population density was 160.8 people per square mile (62.1/km²). The racial makeup of Grizzly Flats was 954 (89.5%) White, 6 (0.6%) African American, 14 (1.3%) Native American, 7 (0.7%) Asian, 2 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 19 (1.8%) from other races, and 64 (6.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 96 persons (9.0%).

The Census reported that 1,066 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 432 households, out of which 111 (25.7%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 259 (60.0%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 17 (3.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 23 (5.3%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 22 (5.1%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 8 (1.9%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 104 households (24.1%) were made up of individuals and 39 (9.0%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47. There were 299 families (69.2% of all households); the average family size was 2.94.

The population was spread out with 235 people (22.0%) under the age of 18, 54 people (5.1%) aged 18 to 24, 215 people (20.2%) aged 25 to 44, 386 people (36.2%) aged 45 to 64, and 176 people (16.5%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46.8 years. For every 100 females there were 109.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.2 males.

There were 645 housing units at an average density of 97.3 per square mile (37.6/km²), of which 370 (85.6%) were owner-occupied, and 62 (14.4%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.1%; the rental vacancy rate was 8.8%. 901 people (84.5% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 165 people (15.5%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of 2000, there were 647 people residing in the area,[6] with 346 males and 301 females. The population density was 70.5 people per square mile (27.2/km²). The average household size was 1.8[7] and the median age 44.1. The median income for a household was $40,526, with 28% of the population over 25 years of age having a college degree.

External links[edit]

Climate[edit]

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Csb" (Mediterranean Climate).[8]

Climate data for Grizzly Flats, California
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 11
(52)
13
(55)
15
(59)
18
(65)
23
(73)
27
(81)
31
(87)
30
(86)
27
(81)
22
(72)
15
(59)
11
(52)
20.3
(68.5)
Average low °C (°F) 3
(38)
4
(39)
4
(40)
6
(42)
8
(46)
11
(51)
12
(54)
12
(54)
12
(53)
9
(49)
6
(42)
3
(38)
7.5
(45.5)
Precipitation mm (inches) 216
(8.5)
185
(7.3)
132
(5.2)
64
(2.5)
28
(1.1)
8
(0.3)
0
(0)
3
(0.1)
10
(0.4)
58
(2.3)
130
(5.1)
198
(7.8)
1,032
(40.6)
Source: Weatherbase [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Grizzly Flats, California
  3. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 495. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Grizzly Flats, California
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ http://www.fizber.com/sale-by-owner-home-services/california-city-grizzly-flats-profile.html
  7. ^ http://www.publicschoolreview.com/town_schools/stateid/CA/townid/1613
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Grizzly Flats
  9. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on August 21, 2013.