Loyola, California

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Loyola
census-designated place & unincorporated community
Location in Santa Clara County and the state of California
Location in Santa Clara County and the state of California
Coordinates: 37°21′5″N 122°6′2″W / 37.35139°N 122.10056°W / 37.35139; -122.10056Coordinates: 37°21′5″N 122°6′2″W / 37.35139°N 122.10056°W / 37.35139; -122.10056
Country  United States
State  California
County Santa Clara
Area[1]
 • Total 1.468 sq mi (3.803 km2)
 • Land 1.468 sq mi (3.803 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 226 ft (69 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,261
 • Density 2,200/sq mi (860/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 94024
Area code(s) 650
FIPS code 06-44378
GNIS feature ID 1867038

Loyola is a census-designated place and an unincorporated community in Santa Clara County, California, United States. The population was 3,261 at the 2010 census. The area is located between the cities of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. While Loyola is unfamiliar to locals, an adjoining business district in Los Altos is called Loyola Corners.

The name comes from a 1904 plan by the Jesuits of Santa Clara University to build a new university named for their founder, St. Ignatius of Loyola, in the area. If the plan had come to fruition, the university would have been located in the area of the present-day golf course on Country Club Drive. The Los Altos project succumbed to delays and financing problems stemming from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.[2][3]

Geography[edit]

Loyola is located at 37°21′5″N 122°6′2″W / 37.35139°N 122.10056°W / 37.35139; -122.10056 (37.351391, -122.100526)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Loyola had a population of 3,261. The population density was 2,220.8 people per square mile (857.4/km²). The racial makeup of Loyola was 2,291 (70.3%) White, 19 (0.6%) African American, 1 (0.0%) Native American, 760 (23.3%) Asian, 2 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 37 (1.1%) from other races, and 151 (4.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 114 persons (3.5%).

The Census reported that 100% of the population lived in households.

There were 1,163 households, out of which 446 (38.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 877 (75.4%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 52 (4.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 27 (2.3%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 30 (2.6%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 15 (1.3%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 160 households (13.8%) were made up of individuals and 95 (8.2%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80. There were 956 families (82.2% of all households); the average family size was 3.06.

The population was spread out with 811 people (24.9%) under the age of 18, 133 people (4.1%) aged 18 to 24, 560 people (17.2%) aged 25 to 44, 1,107 people (33.9%) aged 45 to 64, and 650 people (19.9%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47.5 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.

There were 1,208 housing units at an average density of 822.7 per square mile (317.6/km²), of which 1,055 (90.7%) were owner-occupied, and 108 (9.3%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.0%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.4%. 2,954 people (90.6% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 307 people (9.4%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 3,478 people, 1,275 households, and 1,039 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,003.9 people per square mile (771.8/km²). There were 1,298 housing units at an average density of 747.9 per square mile (288.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 79.13% White, 0.35% African American, 0.14% Native American, 15.93% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.09% from other races, and 3.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.91% of the population.

There were 1,275 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.4% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.5% were non-families. 14.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 34.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $140,617, and the median income for a family was $149,379. Males had a median income of $0 versus $69,306 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $68,730. None of the families and 0.8% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature, Loyola is in the 11th Senate District, represented by Democrat Joe Simitian, and in the 21st Assembly District, represented by Democrat Rich Gordon.

Federally, Loyola is in California's 18th congressional district, represented by Democrat Anna Eshoo.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ Blitzer, Carol. "Neighborhoods: Loyola Corners, Los Altos". Palo Alto Online. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  3. ^ McDonald, Don (2007-10-31). "Los Altos History: Loyola Corners". Los Altos Town Crier. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  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.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "California's 18th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC.