Rackerby, California

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Census-designated place
Rackerby is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°26′23″N 121°20′29″W / 39.43972°N 121.34139°W / 39.43972; -121.34139Coordinates: 39°26′23″N 121°20′29″W / 39.43972°N 121.34139°W / 39.43972; -121.34139
Country  United States
State  California
Counties Yuba and Butte[1]
 • Total 2.954 sq mi (7.650 km2)
 • Land 2.954 sq mi (7.650 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[1] 1,184 ft (361 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 204
 • Density 69/sq mi (27/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature IDs 1659452, 2612485

Rackerby (formerly, Hansonville) is a census-designated place straddling the border between Butte County and Yuba County in California.[1] It is 24 miles (39 km) north-northeast of Marysville,[3] at an elevation of 1,184 feet (361 m).[1] Rackerby's population was 204 at the 2010 census.[4]


Rackerby post office opened in 1892 in Yuba County, moved to Butte County in 1930, and moved back in 1934.[3] The name is in honor of William M. Rackerby, its first postmaster.[3]


The 2010 United States Census[4] reported that Rackerby had a population of 204. The population density was 69.1 people per square mile (26.7/km²). The racial makeup of Rackerby was 193 (94.6%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 1 (0.5%) Native American, 0 (0.0%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 3 (1.5%) from other races, and 7 (3.4%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18 persons (8.8%).

The Census reported that 204 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 86 households, out of which 20 (23.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 47 (54.7%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 10 (11.6%) had a female householder with no husband present, 4 (4.7%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 8 (9.3%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 3 (3.5%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 16 households (18.6%) were made up of individuals and 6 (7.0%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37. There were 61 families (70.9% of all households); the average family size was 2.67.

The population was spread out with 39 people (19.1%) under the age of 18, 14 people (6.9%) aged 18 to 24, 44 people (21.6%) aged 25 to 44, 70 people (34.3%) aged 45 to 64, and 37 people (18.1%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47.3 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.3 males.

There were 106 housing units at an average density of 35.9 per square mile (13.9/km²), of which 63 (73.3%) were owner-occupied, and 23 (26.7%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.5%; the rental vacancy rate was 17.9%. 147 people (72.1% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 57 people (27.9%) lived in rental housing units.


  1. ^ a b c d "Rackerby Census Designated Place". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ U.S. Census
  3. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 543. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  4. ^ a b 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.