Monson, California

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census-designated place
Monson is located in California
Position in California.
Coordinates: 36°29′34″N 119°20′09″W / 36.49278°N 119.33583°W / 36.49278; -119.33583Coordinates: 36°29′34″N 119°20′09″W / 36.49278°N 119.33583°W / 36.49278; -119.33583
Country  United States
State  California
County Tulare
 • Total 0.492 sq mi (1.274 km2)
 • Land 0.492 sq mi (1.274 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 325 ft (99 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 188
 • Density 380/sq mi (150/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 2585434
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Monson, California

Monson is a census-designated place (CDP) in Tulare County, California.[2] Monson sits at an elevation of 325 feet (99 m).[2] The 2010 United States census reported Monson's population was 188.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land.


The 2010 United States Census[3] reported that Monson had a population of 188. The population density was 382.3 people per square mile (147.6/km²). The racial makeup of Monson was 121 (64.4%) White, 1 (0.5%) African American, 5 (2.7%) Native American, 4 (2.1%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 57 (30.3%) from other races, and 0 (0.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 147 persons (78.2%).

The Census reported that 188 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 49 households, out of which 21 (42.9%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 32 (65.3%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 6 (12.2%) had a female householder with no husband present, 4 (8.2%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 3 (6.1%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 6 households (12.2%) were made up of individuals and 3 (6.1%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.84. There were 42 families (85.7% of all households); the average family size was 4.00.

The population was spread out with 58 people (30.9%) under the age of 18, 30 people (16.0%) aged 18 to 24, 43 people (22.9%) aged 25 to 44, 36 people (19.1%) aged 45 to 64, and 21 people (11.2%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27.2 years. For every 100 females there were 102.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.1 males.

There were 52 housing units at an average density of 105.7 per square mile (40.8/km²), of which 27 (55.1%) were owner-occupied, and 22 (44.9%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.4%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.3%. 105 people (55.9% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 83 people (44.1%) lived in rental housing units.


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Monson, California
  3. ^ 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.