Mineral, California

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Mineral
census-designated place
Location in Tehama County and the state of California
Location in Tehama County and the state of California
Coordinates: 40°21′20″N 121°34′2″W / 40.35556°N 121.56722°W / 40.35556; -121.56722Coordinates: 40°21′20″N 121°34′2″W / 40.35556°N 121.56722°W / 40.35556; -121.56722
Country  United States
State  California
County Tehama
Area[1]
 • Total 44.476 sq mi (115.192 km2)
 • Land 44.365 sq mi (114.905 km2)
 • Water 0.111 sq mi (0.287 km2)  0.25%
Elevation 4,918 ft (1,499 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 123
 • Density 2.8/sq mi (1.1/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 96061, 96063
Area code(s) 530
FIPS code 06-47794
GNIS feature ID 1659139

Mineral is a census-designated place (CDP) in Tehama County, California, United States. The population was 123 at the 2010 census, down from 143 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Mineral is located at 40°21′20″N 121°34′2″W / 40.35556°N 121.56722°W / 40.35556; -121.56722 (40.355686, -121.567333).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 44.5 square miles (115 km2), of which, 44.4 square miles (115 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.25%) is water.

Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Mineral has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[3]

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[4] reported that Mineral had a population of 123. The population density was 2.8 people per square mile (1.1/km²). The racial makeup of Mineral was 115 (93.5%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 1 (0.8%) Native American, 1 (0.8%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 1 (0.8%) from other races, and 5 (4.1%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4 persons (3.3%).

The Census reported that 123 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 64 households, out of which 11 (17.2%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 36 (56.3%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 0 (0%) had a female householder with no husband present, 0 (0%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 3 (4.7%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 24 households (37.5%) were made up of individuals and 6 (9.4%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.92. There were 36 families (56.3% of all households); the average family size was 2.53.

The population was spread out with 19 people (15.4%) under the age of 18, 2 people (1.6%) aged 18 to 24, 21 people (17.1%) aged 25 to 44, 53 people (43.1%) aged 45 to 64, and 28 people (22.8%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50.8 years. For every 100 females there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.9 males.

There were 466 housing units at an average density of 10.5 per square mile (4.0/km²), of which 40 (62.5%) were owner-occupied, and 24 (37.5%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4.8%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.0%. 73 people (59.3% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 50 people (40.7%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 143 people, 67 households, and 42 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3.2 people per square mile (1.2/km²). There were 450 housing units at an average density of 10.1 per square mile (3.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.50% White, 0.70% African American and 2.80% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.69% of the population.

There were 67 households out of which 20.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 1.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.69.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 19.6% under the age of 18, 2.1% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 35.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 107.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $39,107, and the median income for a family was $42,813. Males had a median income of $40,938 versus $27,083 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $20,865. There were 10.4% of families and 12.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including 3.8% of under eighteens and 27.8% of those over 64.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature Mineral is in the 4th Senate District, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa, and in the 2nd Assembly District, represented by Republican Jim Nielsen.

Federally, Mineral is in California's 1st congressional district, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa.[6]

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