Rutherford, California

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Rutherford
census-designated place
Rutherford is located in California
Rutherford
Rutherford
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 38°27′31″N 122°25′17″W / 38.45861°N 122.42139°W / 38.45861; -122.42139Coordinates: 38°27′31″N 122°25′17″W / 38.45861°N 122.42139°W / 38.45861; -122.42139
Country  United States
State  California
County Napa
Area[1]
 • Total 1.684 sq mi (4.361 km2)
 • Land 1.680 sq mi (4.350 km2)
 • Water 0.004 sq mi (0.010 km2)  0.24%
Population (2010)
 • Total 164
 • Density 97/sq mi (38/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 94573
Area code(s) 707
GNIS feature ID 2583124
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rutherford, California

Rutherford is a census-designated place (CDP) in Napa County, California, United States.[2] The population was 164 at the 2010 census.

Rutherford is located in the Rutherford AVA which is located in the larger Napa Valley AVA. The Robert Mondavi Winery is located between Rutherford and neighboring Oakville (though its corporate headquarters are in nearby St. Helena). Other notable wineries in the Rutherford area include Beaulieu Vineyard, Grgich Hills Estate, Elizabeth Spencer and Rubicon Estate Winery which was originally established as Inglenook Winery. The Auberge du Soleil restaurant and resort is located in Rutherford.[3]

Rutherford's zip code is 94573. It is inside area code 707.

History[edit]

Rutherford is located within the 11,887-acre (4,810 ha) Mexican land grant Rancho Caymus deeded to the early Napa Valley settler George C. Yount from General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo in 1838 as payment for a variety of services. Yount gave a 1,040-acre (421 ha) portion of the grant to his grand daughter Elizabeth and her husband Thomas Rutherford in 1864 as a wedding present. Thomas Rutherford established himself as a grower and producer of high-quality wines during the late 1800s.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²), 99.76% of it land, and 0.24% of it water.

Demographics[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Rutherford had a population of 164. The population density was 97.4 people per square mile (37.6/km²). The racial makeup of Rutherford was 123 (75.0%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 0 (0.0%) Native American, 0 (0.0%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 30 (18.3%) from other races, and 11 (6.7%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 70 persons (42.7%).

The Census reported that 164 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 71 households, out of which 21 (29.6%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 36 (50.7%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 7 (9.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 4 (5.6%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 0 (0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 24 households (33.8%) were made up of individuals and 7 (9.9%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31. There were 47 families (66.2% of all households); the average family size was 2.89.

The population was spread out with 37 people (22.6%) under the age of 18, 11 people (6.7%) aged 18 to 24, 30 people (18.3%) aged 25 to 44, 57 people (34.8%) aged 45 to 64, and 29 people (17.7%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.7 years. For every 100 females there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.

There were 94 housing units at an average density of 55.8 per square mile (21.6/km²), of which 32 (45.1%) were owner-occupied, and 39 (54.9%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0%; the rental vacancy rate was 2.4%. 71 people (43.3% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 93 people (56.7%) lived in rental housing units.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature, Rutherford is in the 2nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Noreen Evans, and in the 7th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Michael Allen.

Federally, Rutherford is in California's 5th congressional district, represented by Democrat Mike Thompson.[6]

See also[edit]

Rutherford AVA

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