La Vina, California

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La Vina
census-designated place
La Vina is located in California
La Vina
La Vina
Location in California
Coordinates: 36°52′50″N 120°06′38″W / 36.88056°N 120.11056°W / 36.88056; -120.11056Coordinates: 36°52′50″N 120°06′38″W / 36.88056°N 120.11056°W / 36.88056; -120.11056
Country  United States
State  California
County Madera County
 • Total 0.101 sq mi (0.261 km2)
 • Land 0.101 sq mi (0.261 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 230 ft (70 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 279
 • Density 2,800/sq mi (1,100/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature IDs 226721; 2628749
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: La Vina, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: La Vina, California

La Vina (formerly, Lavina) is a census-designated place[3] in Madera County, California.[2] It is located 6.5 miles (10 km) south-southwest of Madera,[4] at an elevation of 230 feet (70 m).[2] The population was 279 at the 2010 census.

A post office operated at La Vina from 1891 to 1895.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²), all of it land.


The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that La Vina had a population of 279. The population density was 2,770.0 people per square mile (1,069.5/km²). The racial makeup of La Vina was 117 (41.9%) White, 3 (1.1%) African American, 0 (0.0%) Native American, 0 (0.0%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 150 (53.8%) from other races, and 9 (3.2%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 265 persons (95.0%).

The Census reported that 279 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 63 households, out of which 42 (66.7%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 41 (65.1%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 8 (12.7%) had a female householder with no husband present, 6 (9.5%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 2 (3.2%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 7 households (11.1%) were made up of individuals and 4 (6.3%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.43. There were 55 families (87.3% of all households); the average family size was 4.62.

The population was spread out with 78 people (28.0%) under the age of 18, 50 people (17.9%) aged 18 to 24, 69 people (24.7%) aged 25 to 44, 51 people (18.3%) aged 45 to 64, and 31 people (11.1%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27.6 years. For every 100 females there were 103.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.9 males.

There were 67 housing units at an average density of 665.2 per square mile (256.8/km²), of which 39 (61.9%) were owner-occupied, and 24 (38.1%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.5%; the rental vacancy rate was 11.1%. 172 people (61.6% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 107 people (38.4%) lived in rental housing units.


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: La Vina, California
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: La Vina, California
  4. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 792. 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.