Shaver Lake, California

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This article is about the unincorporated community. For the lake itself, see Shaver Lake. For the nearby place, see Shaver Lake Heights, California.
Shaver Lake
Census-designated place
Location in Fresno County and the state of California
Location in Fresno County and the state of California
Coordinates: 37°06′15″N 119°19′03″W / 37.10417°N 119.31750°W / 37.10417; -119.31750Coordinates: 37°06′15″N 119°19′03″W / 37.10417°N 119.31750°W / 37.10417; -119.31750
Country  United States
State  California
County Fresno
Government
 • State Senator Leland Yee (D)[1]
 • State Assembly Jim Patterson (R)[2]
 • U. S. Congress Tom McClintock (R)[3]
Area[4]
 • Total 34.491 sq mi (89.330 km2)
 • Land 32.214 sq mi (83.433 km2)
 • Water 2.277 sq mi (5.897 km2)  6.60%
Elevation[5] 5,627 ft (1,715 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 634
 • Density 18/sq mi (7.1/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 93634, 93642, 93664
Area code(s) 559
FIPS code 06-71246
GNIS feature IDs 1659635, 2408722

Shaver Lake (formerly, Musick Creek and Musick Creek Heights)[5] is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fresno County, California, United States. The population was 634 at the 2010 census, down from 705 at the 2000 census. Shaver Lake is on the southwest end of the lake of the same name, 10 miles (16 km) east of New Auberry, at an elevation of 5627 feet (1715 m).[5] The name honors C.B. Shaver, founder of the Fresno Flume and Irrigation Company that built the dam, creating the lake. The lake served as a mill pond for the Shaver Sawmill and the source for a flume that ran to 42 miles to Clovis, CA. The original town of Shaver was buried under the lake when the Thomas A. Edison Company purchased and enlarged the lake in 1919. l[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 34.5 square miles (89 km2), of which, 32.2 square miles (83 km2) of it is land and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) of it (6.60%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[7] reported that Shaver Lake had a population of 634. The population density was 18.4 people per square mile (7.1/km²). The racial makeup of Shaver Lake was 611 (96.4%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 5 (0.8%) Native American, 3 (0.5%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 8 (1.3%) from other races, and 7 (1.1%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 44 persons (6.9%).

The Census reported that 634 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 292 households, out of which 54 (18.5%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 184 (63.0%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 11 (3.8%) had a female householder with no husband present, 11 (3.8%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 10 (3.4%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 3 (1.0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 72 households (24.7%) were made up of individuals and 28 (9.6%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17. There were 206 families (70.5% of all households); the average family size was 2.54.

The population was spread out with 93 people (14.7%) under the age of 18, 34 people (5.4%) aged 18 to 24, 88 people (13.9%) aged 25 to 44, 266 people (42.0%) aged 45 to 64, and 153 people (24.1%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54.3 years. For every 100 females there were 110.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.1 males.

There were 2,117 housing units at an average density of 61.4 per square mile (23.7/km²), of which 236 (80.8%) were owner-occupied, and 56 (19.2%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 12.0%; the rental vacancy rate was 39.3%. 511 people (80.6% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 123 people (19.4%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 705 people, 303 households, and 229 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 21.8 people per square mile (8.4/km²). There were 1,845 housing units at an average density of 57.1 per square mile (22.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.16% White, 0.43% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 1.42% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 6.52% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 303 households out of which 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.0% were married couples living together, 2.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 20.1% 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 2.33 and the average family size was 2.64.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 18.7% under the age of 18, 3.0% from 18 to 24, 20.1% from 25 to 44, 40.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 104.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $42,250, and the median income for a family was $51,250. Males had a median income of $40,956 versus $32,019 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $24,695. About 10.3% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.4% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "California's 4th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ U.S. Census
  5. ^ a b c "Shaver Lake". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  6. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1105. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.