Hoopa, California

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Coordinates: 41°03′01″N 123°40′27″W / 41.05028°N 123.67417°W / 41.05028; -123.67417

Hoopa
Unincorporated community
Hoopa is located in California
Hoopa
Hoopa
Location in California
Coordinates: 41°03′01″N 123°40′27″W / 41.05028°N 123.67417°W / 41.05028; -123.67417
Country United States
State California
County Humboldt County
Elevation[1] 328 ft (100 m)

Hoopa (formerly, Hupa, Ho-pah, Hoo-pah, Hupo, and Up-pa) is an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California.[1] It is located 10 miles (16 km) south of Weitchpec,[2] at an elevation of 328 feet (100 m).[1] The ZIP Code is 95546.[3]

Hoopa is a rural town located entirely on the reservation of the Hupa. The federal designation of the area is the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation. Hoopa is on the Trinity River. Hoopa is in the area code of 530.

The Hoopa Valley post office opened in 1861, the name was changed to Hoopa in 1895, to Hupa in 1900, and back to Hoopa in 1902.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2000 for the zip code 95546, there were 3040 people using Hoopa as their primary address. These figures therefore include people living in Hoopa Valley outside the town of Hoopa. The racial makeup of the area was 14.1% White, 0.1% Black or African American, 81.7% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. 4.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature, Hoopa is in the 2nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Noreen Evans,[4] and the 2nd Assembly District, represented by Democrat Wesley Chesbro.[5]

Federally, Hoopa is in California's 2nd congressional district, represented by Democrat Jared Huffman.[6]

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Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Hoopa has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hoopa, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 78. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  3. ^ USPS ZIP Code lookup tool
  4. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ "California's 2nd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Hoopa, California