Hood, California

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census-designated place
Hood is located in California
Coordinates: 38°22′06″N 121°31′03″W / 38.36833°N 121.51750°W / 38.36833; -121.51750Coordinates: 38°22′06″N 121°31′03″W / 38.36833°N 121.51750°W / 38.36833; -121.51750
Country United States
State California
County Sacramento
 • Total 0.315 sq mi (0.816 km2)
 • Land 0.315 sq mi (0.816 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 7 ft (2 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 271
 • Density 860/sq mi (330/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 95639
Area code(s) 916
GNIS feature IDs 225528; 2583037
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hood, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hood, California

Hood is a census-designated place[2] in Sacramento County, California, United States. Hood is located on the Sacramento River and California State Route 160 15 miles (24 km) south of downtown Sacramento. Hood has a post office with ZIP code 95639, which was established in 1912.[3] The community was named in 1910 after William Hood, chief engineer of the Southern Pacific Railroad.[4] The population was 271 at the 2010 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.


The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Hood had a population of 271. The population density was 859.9 people per square mile (332.0/km²). The racial makeup of Hood was 135 (49.8%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 15 (5.5%) Native American, 15 (5.5%) Asian, 1 (0.4%) Pacific Islander, 70 (25.8%) from other races, and 35 (12.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 137 persons (50.6%).

The Census reported that 271 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 104 households, out of which 34 (32.7%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 42 (40.4%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 20 (19.2%) had a female householder with no husband present, 5 (4.8%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 8 (7.7%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 29 households (27.9%) were made up of individuals and 8 (7.7%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61. There were 67 families (64.4% of all households); the average family size was 3.30.

The population was spread out with 63 people (23.2%) under the age of 18, 18 people (6.6%) aged 18 to 24, 61 people (22.5%) aged 25 to 44, 94 people (34.7%) aged 45 to 64, and 35 people (12.9%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.1 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.

There were 112 housing units at an average density of 355.4 per square mile (137.2/km²), of which 69 (66.3%) were owner-occupied, and 35 (33.7%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.3%. 177 people (65.3% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 94 people (34.7%) lived in rental housing units.

Home of Dalip Singh Samra[edit]

Dalip Singh Samra was an early Indian immigrant to the United States. He arrived on Angel Island in 1910. In 1947, he and his wife settled in Hood. At one point, he was the nation's largest celery grower.


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hood, California
  3. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  4. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 499. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  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.