Isleton, California

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City of Isleton
City
Downtown Isleton, a National Historic Landmark
Downtown Isleton, a National Historic Landmark
Location in Sacramento County and the state of California
Location in Sacramento County and the state of California
Coordinates: 38°9′43″N 121°36′33″W / 38.16194°N 121.60917°W / 38.16194; -121.60917Coordinates: 38°9′43″N 121°36′33″W / 38.16194°N 121.60917°W / 38.16194; -121.60917
Country  United States
State  California
County Sacramento
Area[1]
 • Total 0.492 sq mi (1.272 km2)
 • Land 0.440 sq mi (1.139 km2)
 • Water 0.052 sq mi (0.134 km2)  10.50%
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 804
 • Density 1,600/sq mi (630/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 95641
Area code(s) 916
FIPS code 06-36882
GNIS feature ID 0277531

Isleton is a city in Sacramento County, California, United States. The population was 804 at the 2010 census, down from 828 at the 2000 census. It is located on Andrus Island amid the slough wetlands of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, on the eastern edge of the Rio Vista Gas Field.

The city has many preserved 19th-century era storefronts along its main street, some of which show distinct Chinese influences. Chinese began immigrating to Isleton around 1875, and at its peak, the Chinese population numbered approximately 1,500. A Chinese tong (community organization) building in Isleton was featured on a July 2008 episode of the PBS program History Detectives.

Isleton is part of the SacramentoArden-ArcadeRoseville Metropolitan Statistical Area

Geography[edit]

Isleton is located at 38°9′43″N 121°36′33″W / 38.16194°N 121.60917°W / 38.16194; -121.60917 (38.161861, -121.609269).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), of which, 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) of it (10.50%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[3] reported that Isleton had a population of 804. The population density was 1,636.9 people per square mile (632.0/km²). The ethnic makeup of Isleton was 542 (67.4%) White, 10 (1.2%) Hispanic or Latino of any race were 316 persons (39.3%). African American, 10 (1.2%) Native American, 41 (5.1%) Asian, 4 (0.5%) Pacific Islander, 139 (17.3%) from other races, and 58 (7.2%) from two or more races.

The Census reported that 804 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 331 households, out of which 96 (29.0%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 109 (32.9%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 46 (13.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 23 (6.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 25 (7.6%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 4 (1.2%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 125 households (37.8%) were made up of individuals and 51 (15.4%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43. There were 178 families (53.8% of all households); the average family size was 3.35.

The population was spread out with 191 people (23.8%) under the age of 18, 71 people (8.8%) aged 18 to 24, 172 people (21.4%) aged 25 to 44, 235 people (29.2%) aged 45 to 64, and 135 people (16.8%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.1 years. For every 100 females there were 107.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.3 males.

There were 425 housing units at an average density of 865.3 per square mile (334.1/km²), of which 184 (55.6%) were owner-occupied, and 147 (44.4%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 11.9%; the rental vacancy rate was 19.7%. 436 people (54.2% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 368 people (45.8%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

Water tower in Isleton

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 828 people, 343 households, and 209 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,071.4 people per square mile (799.2/km²). There were 384 housing units at an average density of 960.6 per square mile (370.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 69.57% White, 1.45% African American, 1.45% Native American, 9.78% Asian, 0.24% Pacific Islander, 10.02% from other races, and 7.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 26.93% of the population.

There were 343 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.9% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.8% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,958, and the median income for a family was $40,833. Males had a median income of $39,306 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,767. About 12.4% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.

Arched bridge with drawbridge section over the Sacramento River just north of Isleton

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature, Isleton is in the 5th Senate District, represented by Democrat Lois Wolk, and in the 15th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Joan Buchanan.

Federally, Isleton is in California's 3rd congressional district, represented by Democrat John Garamendi.[5]

In 2004, Isleton cast 197 votes for John Kerry, 160 for George W. Bush, and 5 for minor-party candidates.[6]

Public safety[edit]

In January 2012 Sacramento County Sheriffs Department announced they would begin service to Isleton because the city failed to pay workers compensation insurance and the city police department had to close. (Source: http://www.kcra.com/news/30210617/detail.html).

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. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "California's 3rd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/sov/2004_general/contents.htm sos.ca.gov