Redcrest, California

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census-designated place
Redcrest is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 40°24′02″N 123°57′00″W / 40.40056°N 123.95000°W / 40.40056; -123.95000Coordinates: 40°24′02″N 123°57′00″W / 40.40056°N 123.95000°W / 40.40056; -123.95000
Country  United States
State  California
County Humboldt County
 • Total 0.598 sq mi (1.549 km2)
 • Land 0.598 sq mi (1.549 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 377 ft (115 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 89
 • Density 150/sq mi (57/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 95569
Area code(s) 707
GNIS feature IDs 1659487; 2628781
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Redcrest, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Redcrest, California

Redcrest is a census-designated place[3] in Humboldt County, California.[2] It is located 5.5 miles (8.9 km) north of Weott,[4] at an elevation of 377 feet (115 m).[2] The population was 89 at the 2010 census.

The Redcrest post office was established in 1965.[4]

Redcrest is located along the Avenue of the Giants. The ZIP Code is 95569.[5] The community is inside area code 707.


The 2010 United States Census[6] reported that Redcrest had a population of 89. The population density was 148.8 people per square mile (57.5/km²). The racial makeup of Redcrest was 73 (82.0%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 5 (5.6%) Native American, 0 (0.0%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 3 (3.4%) from other races, and 8 (9.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4 persons (4.5%).

The Census reported that 89 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 42 households, out of which 9 (21.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 21 (50.0%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 5 (11.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 1 (2.4%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 6 (14.3%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 12 households (28.6%) were made up of individuals and 6 (14.3%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12. There were 27 families (64.3% of all households); the average family size was 2.41.

The population was spread out with 15 people (16.9%) under the age of 18, 1 people (1.1%) aged 18 to 24, 18 people (20.2%) aged 25 to 44, 37 people (41.6%) aged 45 to 64, and 18 people (20.2%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50.8 years. For every 100 females there were 71.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.

There were 54 housing units at an average density of 90.3 per square mile (34.9/km²), of which 29 (69.0%) were owner-occupied, and 13 (31.0%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 7.1%. 56 people (62.9% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 33 people (37.1%) lived in rental housing units.


In the state legislature, Redcrest is in the 2nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Noreen Evans,[7] and the 2nd Assembly District, represented by Democrat Wesley Chesbro.[8]

Federally, Redcrest is in California's 2nd congressional district, represented by Democrat Jared Huffman.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Redcrest, California
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Redcrest, California
  4. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 129. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  5. ^ USPS ZIP Code lookup tool
  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.
  7. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  9. ^ "California's 2nd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2013.