Proberta, California

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census-designated place
Proberta is located in California
Coordinates: 40°04′54″N 122°10′14″W / 40.08167°N 122.17056°W / 40.08167; -122.17056Coordinates: 40°04′54″N 122°10′14″W / 40.08167°N 122.17056°W / 40.08167; -122.17056
Country  United States
State  California
County Tehama
 • Total 1.431 sq mi (3.707 km2)
 • Land 1.431 sq mi (3.707 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 253 ft (77 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 267
 • Density 190/sq mi (72/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 96078
Area code(s) 530
GNIS feature IDs 231067; 2628780
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Proberta, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Proberta, California

Proberta is a census-designated place[3] in Tehama County, California, United States. Proberta is 7.5 miles (12.1 km) south-southeast of Red Bluff. Proberta has a post office with ZIP code 96078, which opened in 1888.[4] The community was named after Edward Probert, who granted the Southern Pacific Railroad right-of-way in the community.[5] The population was 267 at the 2010 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²), all of it land.


The 2010 United States Census[6] reported that Proberta had a population of 267. The population density was 186.5 people per square mile (72.0/km²). The racial makeup of Proberta was 174 (65.2%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 7 (2.6%) Native American, 1 (0.4%) Asian, 1 (0.4%) Pacific Islander, 76 (28.5%) from other races, and 8 (3.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 91 persons (34.1%).

The Census reported that 267 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 90 households, out of which 35 (38.9%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 49 (54.4%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 8 (8.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 8 (8.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 7 (7.8%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 19 households (21.1%) were made up of individuals and 8 (8.9%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97. There were 65 families (72.2% of all households); the average family size was 3.45.

The population was spread out with 75 people (28.1%) under the age of 18, 31 people (11.6%) aged 18 to 24, 53 people (19.9%) aged 25 to 44, 72 people (27.0%) aged 45 to 64, and 36 people (13.5%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.1 years. For every 100 females there were 103.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.7 males.

There were 100 housing units at an average density of 69.9 per square mile (27.0/km²), of which 60 (66.7%) were owner-occupied, and 30 (33.3%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.2%; the rental vacancy rate was 11.8%. 163 people (61.0% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 104 people (39.0%) lived in rental housing units.


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Proberta, California
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Proberta, California
  4. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  5. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 295. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  6. ^ 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.