Los Molinos, California
|— census-designated place —|
|Tehama County and the state of California|
|• Total||2.217 sq mi (5.743 km2)|
|• Land||2.194 sq mi (5.683 km2)|
|• Water||0.023 sq mi (0.061 km2) 1.06%|
|Elevation||223 ft (68 m)|
|• Density||920/sq mi ( 350/km2)|
|Time zone||Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||0277548|
Los Molinos is located at .(40.024439, -122.099442)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) of it is land and 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2) of it (1.06%) is water.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Los Molinos had a population of 2,037. The population density was 918.6 people per square mile (354.7/km²). The racial makeup of Los Molinos was 1,581 (77.6%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 39 (1.9%) Native American, 7 (0.3%) Asian, 2 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 321 (15.8%) from other races, and 87 (4.3%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 537 persons (26.4%).
The Census reported that 2,004 people (98.4% of the population) lived in households, 32 (1.6%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 1 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 786 households, out of which 242 (30.8%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 366 (46.6%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 88 (11.2%) had a female householder with no husband present, 43 (5.5%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 70 (8.9%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 1 (0.1%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 232 households (29.5%) were made up of individuals and 120 (15.3%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55. There were 497 families (63.2% of all households); the average family size was 3.18.
The population was spread out with 483 people (23.7%) under the age of 18, 146 people (7.2%) aged 18 to 24, 473 people (23.2%) aged 25 to 44, 573 people (28.1%) aged 45 to 64, and 362 people (17.8%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.7 years. For every 100 females there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males.
There were 932 housing units at an average density of 420.3 per square mile (162.3/km²), of which 487 (62.0%) were owner-occupied, and 299 (38.0%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.7%; the rental vacancy rate was 17.6%. 1,225 people (60.1% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 779 people (38.2%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,952 people, 734 households, and 474 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 869.1 people per square mile (335.0/km²). There were 836 housing units at an average density of 372.2 per square mile (143.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.07% White, 0.31% African American, 1.69% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 8.15% from other races, and 3.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.82% of the population.
There were 734 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.28.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $26,691, and the median income for a family was $30,769. Males had a median income of $31,458 versus $20,769 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $12,107. About 18.0% of families and 18.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.
Famous residents 
Actor Leo Gorcey, one of the busiest actors in the United States between 1937 and 1957, lived with his family on the Brandy Lee Ranch in Los Molinos for many years. Leo Gorcey died from liver failure on June 2, 1969 at the age of 51, one day before his 52nd birthday. He is buried at Molinos Cemetery in Los Molinos. In 2003, Leo Gorcey, Jr., who also lived for a time in Los Molinos, published his own book about his father, entitled Me and the Dead End Kid.
- U.S. Census
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- 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.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "California's 1st Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2013.