Hydesville, California

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Hydesville
census-designated place
Hydesville CA Interchange.jpg
Location in Humboldt County and the state of California
Location in Humboldt County and the state of California
Coordinates: 40°32′51″N 124°05′50″W / 40.54750°N 124.09722°W / 40.54750; -124.09722Coordinates: 40°32′51″N 124°05′50″W / 40.54750°N 124.09722°W / 40.54750; -124.09722
Country  United States
State  California
County Humboldt
Area[1]
 • Total 7.500 sq mi (19.424 km2)
 • Land 7.500 sq mi (19.424 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 364 ft (111 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,237
 • Density 160/sq mi (64/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 95547
Area code(s) 707
FIPS code 06-36126
GNIS feature ID 1658804
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hydesville, California

Hydesville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Humboldt County, California, United States. Hydesville is located 4.5 miles (7.2 km) southeast of Fortuna,[2] at an elevation of 364 feet (111 m).[3] The population was 1,237 at the 2010 census, up from 1,209 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.5 square miles (19 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[4] reported that Hydesville had a population of 1,237. The population density was 164.9 people per square mile (63.7/km²). The racial makeup of Hydesville was 1,108 (89.6%) White, 4 (0.3%) African American, 33 (2.7%) Native American, 6 (0.5%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 30 (2.4%) from other races, and 56 (4.5%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 71 persons (5.7%).

The Census reported that 1,235 people (99.8% of the population) lived in households, 1 (0.1%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 1 (0.1%) were institutionalized.

There were 485 households, out of which 136 (28.0%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 282 (58.1%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 41 (8.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 34 (7.0%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 32 (6.6%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 9 (1.9%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 102 households (21.0%) were made up of individuals and 40 (8.2%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55. There were 357 families (73.6% of all households); the average family size was 2.91.

The population was spread out with 262 people (21.2%) under the age of 18, 88 people (7.1%) aged 18 to 24, 250 people (20.2%) aged 25 to 44, 449 people (36.3%) aged 45 to 64, and 188 people (15.2%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46.2 years. For every 100 females there were 102.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.7 males.

There were 514 housing units at an average density of 68.5 per square mile (26.5/km²), of which 364 (75.1%) were owner-occupied, and 121 (24.9%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.9%; the rental vacancy rate was 3.2%. 948 people (76.6% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 287 people (23.2%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,209 people, 457 households, and 345 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 163.7 people per square mile (63.2/km²). There were 489 housing units at an average density of 66.2 per square mile (25.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.73% White, 3.72% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 1.41% from other races, and 2.89% from two or more races. 4.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 457 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 30.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $42,411, and the median income for a family was $45,625. Males had a median income of $38,375 versus $21,471 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,629. About 8.5% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

Hydesville post office opened in 1861.[2] The town was named for John Hyde, donor of the land on which the town sits.[2]

In 1879, there was a professional minor league baseball team in Hydesville, in the short-lived Humboldt County League.[6]

Government[edit]

In the state legislature, Hydesville is in the 2nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Noreen Evans,[7] and the 2nd Assembly District, represented by Democrat Wesley Chesbro.[8]

Federally, Hydesville is in California's 2nd congressional district, represented by Democrat Jared Huffman.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ 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. 82. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hydesville, California
  4. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Hydesville CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Humboldt County League (No Classification) Encyclopedia and History, Baseball Reference USA Today, 2013, accessed November 26, 2013
  7. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  9. ^ "California's 2nd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2013.