Hamilton Branch, California

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Hamilton Branch
census-designated place
Location in Plumas County and the state of California
Location in Plumas County and the state of California
Coordinates: 40°16′26″N 121°5′45″W / 40.27389°N 121.09583°W / 40.27389; -121.09583Coordinates: 40°16′26″N 121°5′45″W / 40.27389°N 121.09583°W / 40.27389; -121.09583
Country  United States
State  California
County Plumas
Area[1]
 • Total 1.085 sq mi (2.811 km2)
 • Land 1.085 sq mi (2.811 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 4,626 ft (1,410 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 537
 • Density 490/sq mi (190/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 96137
Area code(s) 530
FIPS code 06-31883
GNIS feature ID 1666181

Hamilton Branch is a census-designated place (CDP) in Plumas County, California, United States. The population was 587 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Hamilton Branch is located at 40°16′26″N 121°5′45″W / 40.27389°N 121.09583°W / 40.27389; -121.09583 (40.274001, -121.095899),[2] on the south-east shore of Lake Almanor.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[3] reported that Hamilton Branch had a population of 537. The population density was 494.7 people per square mile (191.0/km²). The racial makeup of Hamilton Branch was 514 (95.7%) White, 2 (0.4%) African American, 0 (0.0%) Native American, 3 (0.6%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 3 (0.6%) from other races, and 15 (2.8%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20 persons (3.7%).

The Census reported that 537 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 234 households, out of which 50 (21.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 146 (62.4%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 7 (3.0%) had a female householder with no husband present, 9 (3.8%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 15 (6.4%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 2 (0.9%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 58 households (24.8%) were made up of individuals and 27 (11.5%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29. There were 162 families (69.2% of all households); the average family size was 2.72.

The population was spread out with 105 people (19.6%) under the age of 18, 27 people (5.0%) aged 18 to 24, 78 people (14.5%) aged 25 to 44, 187 people (34.8%) aged 45 to 64, and 140 people (26.1%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52.3 years. For every 100 females there were 106.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.

There were 434 housing units at an average density of 399.9 per square mile (154.4/km²), of which 201 (85.9%) were owner-occupied, and 33 (14.1%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.9%; the rental vacancy rate was 19.5%. 446 people (83.1% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 91 people (16.9%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 587 people, 251 households, and 190 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 545.0 people per square mile (209.9/km²). There were 400 housing units at an average density of 371.4 per square mile (143.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.27% White, 0.17% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 1.53% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 4.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 251 households out of which 20.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.5% were married couples living together, 2.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.63.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 18.7% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 20.3% from 25 to 44, 35.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 110.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $49,083, and the median income for a family was $49,917. Males had a median income of $50,057 versus $31,000 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $23,051. About 10.4% of families and 16.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature, Hamilton Branch is in the 1st Senate District, represented by Republican Ted Gaines,[5] and the 1st Assembly District, represented by Republican Brian Dahle.[6]

Federally, Hamilton Branch is in California's 1st congressional district, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Hamilton Branch CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ "California's 1st Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2013.