San Ardo, California

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San Ardo
census-designated place
Location in Monterey County and the state of California
Location in Monterey County and the state of California
Coordinates: 36°01′14″N 120°54′19″W / 36.02056°N 120.90528°W / 36.02056; -120.90528Coordinates: 36°01′14″N 120°54′19″W / 36.02056°N 120.90528°W / 36.02056; -120.90528
Country  United States
State  California
County Monterey
Government
 • Senate Abel Maldonado (R)
 • Assembly Anna M. Caballero (D)
 • U. S. Congress Sam Farr (D)
Area[1]
 • Total 0.449 sq mi (1.164 km2)
 • Land 0.449 sq mi (1.164 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation [2] 449 ft (137 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 517
 • Density 1,200/sq mi (440/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93450
Area code(s) 831
FIPS code 06-64476
GNIS feature ID 0248795

San Ardo (formerly, San Bernardo) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Monterey County, California, United States.[2] San Ardo is located 18 miles (29 km) southeast of King City,[3] at an elevation of 449 feet (137 m).[2] The population was 517 at the 2010 census, up from 501 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

San Ardo is near the point where the broad Salinas Valley ends at its southern terminus and pinches out within the converging portions of the California Coast Ranges, including the Santa Lucia Mountains on the west and the Cholame Hills and the Diablo Range on the east.

San Ardo is located at 36°01′14″N 120°54′19″W / 36.02056°N 120.90528°W / 36.02056; -120.90528.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.

Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, San Ardo has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[4]

History[edit]

The owner of the San Bernardo land grant, M.J. Brandenstein, laid out the town when the railroad reached his land in 1887.[3] The San Bernardo post office opened in 1886, and changed its name to San Ardo in 1887.[3]

Economy[edit]

The huge San Ardo Oil Field is about 5 miles (8.0 km) south of town. Much of the local economy is based on agriculture (including farming and ranching), and servicing the oil field.

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that San Ardo had a population of 517. The population density was 1,150.7 people per square mile (444.3/km²). The racial makeup of San Ardo was 252 (48.7%) White, 1 (0.2%) African American, 3 (0.6%) Native American, 5 (1.0%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 245 (47.4%) from other races, and 11 (2.1%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 363 persons (70.2%).

The Census reported that 517 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 140 households, out of which 76 (54.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 82 (58.6%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 16 (11.4%) had a female householder with no husband present, 13 (9.3%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 6 (4.3%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 1 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 22 households (15.7%) were made up of individuals and 9 (6.4%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.69. There were 111 families (79.3% of all households); the average family size was 4.13.

The population was spread out with 185 people (35.8%) under the age of 18, 66 people (12.8%) aged 18 to 24, 139 people (26.9%) aged 25 to 44, 83 people (16.1%) aged 45 to 64, and 44 people (8.5%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26.6 years. For every 100 females there were 112.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 129.0 males.

There were 158 housing units at an average density of 351.7 per square mile (135.8/km²), of which 47 (33.6%) were owner-occupied, and 93 (66.4%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4.1%; the rental vacancy rate was 9.6%. 145 people (28.0% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 372 people (72.0%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 501 people, 157 households, and 110 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,114.6 people per square mile (429.9/km²). There were 167 housing units at an average density of 371.5 per square mile (143.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 47.90% White, 0.40% African American, 2.40% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 46.91% from other races, and 2.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 65.67% of the population.

There were 157 households out of which 41.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.19 and the average family size was 3.82.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 35.3% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 15.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 106.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $25,208, and the median income for a family was $31,500. Males had a median income of $30,417 versus $14,375 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $11,379. About 15.4% of families and 24.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.5% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: San Ardo, California
  3. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 949. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  4. ^ Climate Summary for San Ardo, California
  5. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - San Ardo CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.