Orosi, California

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Orosi
census-designated place
Location in Tulare County and the state of California
Location in Tulare County and the state of California
Coordinates: 36°32′33″N 119°17′20″W / 36.54250°N 119.28889°W / 36.54250; -119.28889Coordinates: 36°32′33″N 119°17′20″W / 36.54250°N 119.28889°W / 36.54250; -119.28889
Country  United States
State  California
County Tulare
Area[1]
 • Total 2.446 sq mi (6.334 km2)
 • Land 2.446 sq mi (6.334 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 374 ft (114 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 8,770
 • Density 3,600/sq mi (1,400/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93647
Area code(s) 559
FIPS code 06-54372
GNIS feature IDs 230107, 2409000

Orosi is a census-designated place (CDP) in Tulare County, California, United States. The population was 8,770 at the 2010 census, up from 7,318 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

The community was founded in 1888 by Daniel R. Shafer. It was named 'oro', or gold, for the golden poppies covering the nearby fields. A post office was established in 1892.[3]

Nearly eight percent of Orosi's population is Filipino, and Orosi has its own Little Manila.[4]

Geography[edit]

Orosi is located at 36°32′33″N 119°17′20″W / 36.54250°N 119.28889°W / 36.54250; -119.28889 (36.542448, -119.288808).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[6] reported that Orosi had a population of 8,770. The population density was 3,586.2 people per square mile (1,384.6/km²). The racial makeup of Orosi was 3,861 (44.0%) White, 65 (0.7%) African American, 57 (0.6%) Native American, 803 (9.2%) Asian, 1 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 3,638 (41.5%) from other races, and 345 (3.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7,606 persons (86.7%).

The Census reported that 8,770 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 1,985 households, out of which 1,285 (64.7%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,180 (59.4%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 375 (18.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 197 (9.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 196 (9.9%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 7 (0.4%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 167 households (8.4%) were made up of individuals and 85 (4.3%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.42. There were 1,752 families (88.3% of all households); the average family size was 4.50.

The population was spread out with 3,086 people (35.2%) under the age of 18, 1,083 people (12.3%) aged 18 to 24, 2,397 people (27.3%) aged 25 to 44, 1,552 people (17.7%) aged 45 to 64, and 652 people (7.4%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26.4 years. For every 100 females there were 107.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.1 males.

There were 2,070 housing units at an average density of 846.5 per square mile (326.8/km²), of which 1,118 (56.3%) were owner-occupied, and 867 (43.7%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.6%; the rental vacancy rate was 3.7%. 4,928 people (56.2% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 3,842 people (43.8%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 7,318 people, 1,678 households, and 1,461 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,984.4 people per square mile (1,153.3/km²). There were 1,741 housing units at an average density of 710.0 per square mile (274.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 29.42% White, 0.36% African American, 0.92% Native American, 10.21% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 53.53% from other races, and 5.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 81.99% of the population.

There were 1,678 households out of which 53.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.9% were non-families. 10.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.36 and the average family size was 4.49.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 35.8% under the age of 18, 13.3% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 14.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 111.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $30,400, and the median income for a family was $29,600. Males had a median income of $17,323 versus $19,195 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $7,928. About 25.2% of families and 30.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.3% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

Mural in downtown Orosi, 2007

In the state legislature Orosi is located in the 16th Senate District, represented by Democrat Dean Florez, and in the 26th Assembly District, represented by Republican Devon Mathis.[8]

In the United States House of Representatives, Orosi is in California's 22nd congressional district, represented by Republican Devin Nunes[9]

Education[edit]

The community is served by the Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District. Senior students attend Orosi High School.

A campus of the College of the Sequoias is located in Orosi.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer File - Places - California". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Orosi". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ Gudde, Erwin Gustav (1969). California Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary. University of California Press. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Orosi CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Orosi CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ "Statewide Database". UC Regents. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  9. ^ "California's 22nd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved October 6, 2014.