Mountain Mesa, California

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Mountain Mesa
census-designated place
Mountain Mesa viewed from across Lake Isabella
Mountain Mesa viewed from across Lake Isabella
Location in Kern County and the state of California
Location in Kern County and the state of California
Coordinates: 35°38′22″N 118°24′20″W / 35.63944°N 118.40556°W / 35.63944; -118.40556Coordinates: 35°38′22″N 118°24′20″W / 35.63944°N 118.40556°W / 35.63944; -118.40556
Country  United States
State  California
County Kern
Government
 • Senate Roy Ashburn (R)
 • Assembly Jean Fuller (R)
 • U. S. Congress Kevin McCarthy (R)
Area[1]
 • Total 0.831 sq mi (2.153 km2)
 • Land 0.831 sq mi (2.153 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 2,641 ft (805 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 777
 • Density 940/sq mi (360/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93240
Area code(s) 760
FIPS code 06-49600
GNIS feature ID 1661074

Mountain Mesa is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, California, United States. Mountain Mesa is located 5.5 miles (8.9 km) south-southeast of Wofford Heights,[3] at an elevation of 2641 feet (805 m).[2] The population was 777 at the 2010 census, up from 716 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

CalTrans guide sign marking the eastern extent of town along SR178

Mountain Mesa is located along the south shore of Lake Isabella at 35°38′22″N 118°24′20″W / 35.63944°N 118.40556°W / 35.63944; -118.40556.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[4] reported that Mountain Mesa had a population of 777. The population density was 934.7 people per square mile (360.9/km²). The racial makeup of Mountain Mesa was 687 (88.4%) White, 7 (0.9%) African American, 16 (2.1%) Native American, 6 (0.8%) Asian, 2 (0.3%) Pacific Islander, 27 (3.5%) from other races, and 32 (4.1%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 77 persons (9.9%).

The Census reported that 715 people (92.0% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 62 (8.0%) were institutionalized.

There were 304 households, out of which 80 (26.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 139 (45.7%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 26 (8.6%) had a female householder with no husband present, 27 (8.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 18 (5.9%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 5 (1.6%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 88 households (28.9%) were made up of individuals and 44 (14.5%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35. There were 192 families (63.2% of all households); the average family size was 2.88.

The population was spread out with 155 people (19.9%) under the age of 18, 51 people (6.6%) aged 18 to 24, 133 people (17.1%) aged 25 to 44, 222 people (28.6%) aged 45 to 64, and 216 people (27.8%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49.8 years. For every 100 females there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

There were 368 housing units at an average density of 442.7 per square mile (170.9/km²), of which 235 (77.3%) were owner-occupied, and 69 (22.7%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.9%; the rental vacancy rate was 18.6%. 520 people (66.9% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 195 people (25.1%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 716 people, 295 households, and 197 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 831.9 people per square mile (321.5/km²). There were 351 housing units at an average density of 407.8 per square mile (157.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.11% White, 0.28% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.98% from other races, and 3.21% from two or more races. 3.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 295 households out of which 22.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.68.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 17.6% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 18.9% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 37.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 84.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $23,875, and the median income for a family was $32,656. Males had a median income of $26,161 versus $14,797 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,759. About 28.9% of families and 27.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 59.2% of those under age 18 and 31.5% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mountain Mesa, California
  3. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1075. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Mountain Mesa CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.