Workers sorting pears, Bones & Son packinghouse, Littlerock 1946. Packers were promised an extra 25 cents for each "wormy" pear, but found only two in 27 tons of fruit.
Location of Littlerock in Los Angeles County, California.
|• Total||1.843 sq mi (4.774 km2)|
|• Land||1.842 sq mi (4.770 km2)|
|• Water||0.001 sq mi (0.004 km2) 0.08%|
|Elevation||2,890 ft (881 m)|
|• Density||750/sq mi (290/km2)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1660929|
Littlerock is a census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population was 1,377 at the 2010 census, down from 1,402 at the 2000 census. The Littlerock, and Sun Village community has a population around 15,000. According to the Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance report of 2009 the Palmdale / Lancaster, CA Urbanized Area (a US Census Bureau defined term) has a population of 483,998, which Littlerock is a part of.
Littlerock is named after the Little Rock Wash that passes through the area and is known as "The Fruit Basket of the Antelope Valley." There are orchards of fruit trees such as almonds, apples, peaches, and pears, along the side of the roads around Highway 138. Palmdale's city limits are northwest of the actual town of Littlerock, just across the Little Rock Wash.
Littlerock is located 11 miles (18 km) southeast of Palmdale's Civic Center. It is surrounded by Palmdale to the northwest, Pearblossom to the southeast, Sun Village to the north, and the San Gabriel Mountains to the south.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Littlerock has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), over 99% of it land.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Littlerock had a population of 1,377. The population density was 747.0 people per square mile (288.4/km²). The racial makeup of Littlerock was 808 (58.7%) White, 75 (5.4%) African American, 16 (1.2%) Native American, 24 (1.7%) Asian, 11 (0.8%) Pacific Islander, 373 (27.1%) from other races, and 70 (5.1%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 745 persons (54.1%).
The Census reported that 1,375 people (99.9% of the population) lived in households, 2 (0.1%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 417 households, out of which 193 (46.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 224 (53.7%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 61 (14.6%) had a female householder with no husband present, 34 (8.2%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 28 (6.7%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 4 (1.0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 77 households (18.5%) were made up of individuals and 24 (5.8%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.30. There were 319 families (76.5% of all households); the average family size was 3.69.
The population was spread out with 419 people (30.4%) under the age of 18, 160 people (11.6%) aged 18 to 24, 345 people (25.1%) aged 25 to 44, 344 people (25.0%) aged 45 to 64, and 109 people (7.9%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.3 years. For every 100 females there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.
There were 461 housing units at an average density of 250.1 per square mile (96.6/km²), of which 269 (64.5%) were owner-occupied, and 148 (35.5%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.5%; the rental vacancy rate was 10.3%. 867 people (63.0% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 508 people (36.9%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,402 people, 426 households, and 331 families residing in the census-designated place (CDP). The population density was 967.3 inhabitants per square mile (373.3/km²). There were 470 housing units at an average density of 324.3 per square mile (125.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 71.68% White, 4.78% African American, 1.07% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 19.76% from other races, and 2.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 39.73% of the population.
There were 426 households out of which 49.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 17.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.29 and the average family size was 3.71.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 38.5% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.5 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $39,000, and the median income for a family was $50,357. Males had a median income of $46,667 versus $45,625 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $15,557. About 19.7% of families and 23.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.6% of those under age 18 and 18.3% of those age 65 or over.
In the state legislature Littlerock is located in the 17th State Senate district and the 36th State Assembly district. Federally, Littlerock is located in California's 25th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R+6.
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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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