Lodoga, California

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Lodoga
census-designated place
Lodoga is located in California
Lodoga
Lodoga
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°18′07″N 122°29′21″W / 39.30194°N 122.48917°W / 39.30194; -122.48917
Country  United States
State  California
County Colusa County
Area[1]
 • Total 3.387 sq mi (8.772 km2)
 • Land 3.387 sq mi (8.772 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 1,237 ft (377 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 197
 • Density 58/sq mi (22/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature IDs 234181, 2583059

Lodoga (also, Ladoga) is a census-designated place[3] in Colusa County, California. It lies at an elevation of 1237 feet (377 m). Lodoga's population was 197 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The postal authorities established a post office at Lodoga in 1898, closed it in 1913, reopened it later in 1913, closed it again in 1917, reopened it again in 1924 and closed it for good in 1954.[4]

The locality stands at the southern end of the East Park Reservoir, formed by the 1910 East Park Dam. The dam, the reservoir and other surrounding irrigation facilities were one of the first projects undertaken by the United States Bureau of Reclamation.

Demographics[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Lodoga had a population of 197. The population density was 58.2 people per square mile (22.5/km²). The racial makeup of Lodoga was 167 (84.8%) White, 16 (8.1%) African American, 4 (2.0%) Native American, 2 (1.0%) Asian, 2 (1.0%) Pacific Islander, 3 (1.5%) from other races, and 3 (1.5%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8 persons (4.1%).

The Census reported that 197 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 98 households, out of which 18 (18.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 45 (45.9%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 5 (5.1%) had a female householder with no husband present, 6 (6.1%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 5 (5.1%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 1 (1.0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 39 households (39.8%) were made up of individuals and 19 (19.4%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01. There were 56 families (57.1% of all households); the average family size was 2.59.

The population was spread out with 26 people (13.2%) under the age of 18, 3 people (1.5%) aged 18 to 24, 26 people (13.2%) aged 25 to 44, 86 people (43.7%) aged 45 to 64, and 56 people (28.4%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54.5 years. For every 100 females there were 116.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.0 males.

There were 175 housing units at an average density of 51.7 per square mile (19.9/km²), of which 78 (79.6%) were owner-occupied, and 20 (20.4%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 0%. 159 people (80.7% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 38 people (19.3%) lived in rental housing units.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ "Lodoga". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lodoga, California
  4. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 515. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Lodoga CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014.