|Tulare County and the state of California|
|• Total||2.610 sq mi (6.759 km2)|
|• Land||2.610 sq mi (6.759 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2) 0%|
|Elevation||387 ft (118 m)|
|• Density||4,500/sq mi (1,700/km2)|
|Time zone||Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1652744|
Lindsay is a city in Tulare County, California, United States. The population was 11,768 at the 2010 census. Lindsay is located southeast of Visalia and north of Porterville and is considered part of the Visalia-Porterville Metropolitan Area and the Porterville Urban Area by the United States Census Bureau.
The Yandanche tribe of Native Americans came to hunt and fish at the future site of Lindsay for centuries. Future Military Governor of California John C. Fremont passed through twice by way of the Stockton - Los Angeles Road and the later Butterfield Overland Mail route on two of his four exploration trips. Julius Orton, a seventh generation descendant of Thomas, served as security for a pack train headed for Placerville, a booming California gold mining town, motivated by his futile search for gold. In 1859, with his wife and two small daughters, and driving a small herd of cattle, walked more than 200 miles (320 km) from the coast near Sacramento, to a homestead along the Tule River, southwest of Lindsay. In the 1880s, Julius Orton homesteaded another (160 acres (0.65 km2)) piece of land bordering on the property of pioneers Lewis and John Keeley, brothers who had taken on a homestead just a few miles southwest of Lindsay in the mid-1870s.
In 1889, the founder of the City of Lindsay, Captain Arthur Hutchinson, moved to California because of his ill health. He moved to the Lindsay area and bought 2,000 acres (8.1 km2) to found the Lindsay Land Company. When the Southern Pacific Railroad came through the area in 1889, development of the Lindsay townsite was begun. Hutchinson laid out the plan for the township, and named the community for his wife, Sadie Lindsay Patton Hutchinson.
In the state legislature Lindsay is located in the 16th Senate District, represented by Democrat Dean Florez, and in the 34th Assembly District, represented by Republican Connie Conway. Federally, Lindsay is located in California's 21st congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +13 and is represented by Republican Devin Nunes. Its Mayor is Ramona Padilla, Mayor Pro Tempore is Daniel Salinas. Rosanna Sanchez-Arevalo,Pam Kimball,and Steven A. Mecum also serve on the city council.
City Manager salary controversy
Lindsay's residents, led by eventual city council members, Rosaena Sanchez-Arevalo and Steven Mecum, have been in an uproar since they learned their City Manager Scot Townsend was being paid $214,405 annually reported the Los Angeles Times. Echoing the scandal in Bell, California, Townsend was actually earning more per capita than Bell's former city manager. There are only 11,768 residents in Lindsay, compared to Bell's population of 37,000.
- "We had a great run. I got paid 10 percent to 20 percent more than my counterparts," Townsend said. "And the citizens, it's their community and they have a right to ask how much you get paid." Townsend has since resigned, citing death threats as his reasoning for doing so.
Lindsay is located at (36.207, -119.089).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.8 km²), all of it land.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Lindsay had a population of 11,768. The population density was 4,509.4 people per square mile (1,741.1/km²). The racial makeup of Lindsay was 6,480 (55.1%) White, 85 (0.7%) African American, 128 (1.1%) Native American, 267 (2.3%) Asian, 4 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 4,367 (37.1%) from other races, and 437 (3.7%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10,056 persons (85.5%).
The Census reported that 11,672 people (99.2% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 96 (0.8%) were institutionalized.
There were 3,014 households, out of which 1,890 (62.7%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,719 (57.0%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 578 (19.2%) had a female householder with no husband present, 233 (7.7%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 242 (8.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 19 (0.6%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 401 households (13.3%) were made up of individuals and 210 (7.0%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.87. There were 2,530 families (83.9% of all households); the average family size was 4.21.
The population was spread out with 4,523 people (38.4%) under the age of 18, 1,439 people (12.2%) aged 18 to 24, 3,079 people (26.2%) aged 25 to 44, 1,848 people (15.7%) aged 45 to 64, and 879 people (7.5%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24.6 years. For every 100 females there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.
There were 3,193 housing units at an average density of 1,223.5 per square mile (472.4/km²), of which 1,526 (50.6%) were owner-occupied, and 1,488 (49.4%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.0%; the rental vacancy rate was 6.2%. 5,909 people (50.2% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 5,763 people (49.0%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 10,297 people, 2,717 households, and 2,208 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,649.7/km² (4,264.4/mi²). There were 2,865 housing units at an average density of 459.0/km² (1,186.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 44.83% White, 0.57% African American, 1.51% Native American, 1.06% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 48.27% from other races, and 3.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 77.97% of the population.
There were 2,717 households out of which 53.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 17.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.7% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.74 and the average family size was 4.16.
In the city the population was spread out with 38.0% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 14.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females there were 102.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $24,305, and the median income for a family was $24,934. Males had a median income of $23,645 versus $18,992 for females. The per capita income for the city was $8,230. About 33.3% of families and 39.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 49.3% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.
Lindsay Municipal Golf Course
World's Largest Olive
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- 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.
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