Springville, California

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For the place in Humboldt County formerly with this name, see Fortuna, California. For the place in Ventura County formerly with this name, see Camarillo.
Springville
census-designated place
Location in Tulare County and the state of California
Location in Tulare County and the state of California
Coordinates: 36°7′42″N 118°49′8″W / 36.12833°N 118.81889°W / 36.12833; -118.81889Coordinates: 36°7′42″N 118°49′8″W / 36.12833°N 118.81889°W / 36.12833; -118.81889
Country  United States
State  California
County Tulare
Area[1]
 • Total 4.200 sq mi (10.878 km2)
 • Land 4.183 sq mi (10.834 km2)
 • Water 0.017 sq mi (0.044 km2)  0.41%
Elevation 1,024 ft (312 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 934
 • Density 220/sq mi (86/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 93208, 93265
Area code(s) 559
FIPS code 06-73710
GNIS feature ID 0249828

Springville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Tulare County, California, United States. The population was 934 at the 2010 census, down from 1,109 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Springville is located at 36°7′42″N 118°49′8″W / 36.12833°N 118.81889°W / 36.12833; -118.81889 (36.128378, -118.819001).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.2 square miles (11 km2), of which, 4.2 square miles (11 km2) of it is land and 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2) of it (0.41%) is water.

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, Springville has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[3]

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[4] reported that Springville had a population of 934. The population density was 222.4 people per square mile (85.9/km²). The racial makeup of Springville was 836 (89.5%) White, 5 (0.5%) African American, 20 (2.1%) Native American, 7 (0.7%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 25 (2.7%) from other races, and 41 (4.4%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 109 persons (11.7%).

The Census reported that 934 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 427 households, out of which 96 (22.5%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 181 (42.4%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 39 (9.1%) had a female householder with no husband present, 21 (4.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 17 (4.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 4 (0.9%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 156 households (36.5%) were made up of individuals and 53 (12.4%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19. There were 241 families (56.4% of all households); the average family size was 2.85.

The population was spread out with 173 people (18.5%) under the age of 18, 62 people (6.6%) aged 18 to 24, 161 people (17.2%) aged 25 to 44, 343 people (36.7%) aged 45 to 64, and 195 people (20.9%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50.3 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.

There were 516 housing units at an average density of 122.9 per square mile (47.4/km²), of which 264 (61.8%) were owner-occupied, and 163 (38.2%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 15.1%. 581 people (62.2% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 353 people (37.8%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,109 people, 544 households, and 283 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 265.8 people per square mile (102.7/km²). There were 613 housing units at an average density of 146.9 per square mile (56.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.14% White, 0.09% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 1.80% from other races, and 3.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.59% of the population.

There were 544 households out of which 22.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.6% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.8% were non-families. 41.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.04 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, and 23.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $24,271, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $34,375 versus $31,406 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,695. About 21.6% of families and 25.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.5% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature Springville is located in the 18th Senate District, represented by Republican Roy Ashburn, and in the 34th Assembly District, represented by Republican Connie Conway.

In the United States House of Representatives, Springville is in California's 23rd congressional district, represented by Republican Kevin McCarthy[6]

Natural history[edit]

The rare wildflower Clarkia springvillensis was discovered near and named after Springville in 1964.[7]

Fictional references[edit]

In the science fiction novel Lucifer's Hammer, written by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, fragments of a comet strike the Earth, causing massive tidal waves to destroy most of the planet's coastal cities. Los Angeles is completely destroyed, and the collapse of dams throughout California causes the San Joaquin Valley to become an inland sea. The second half of this novel focuses on an enclave of civilization in the fictional "Silver Valley", located slightly east or northeast of Springville, and just north of the Middle Fork of the Tule River.[8]

Several key scenes in Alfred Hitchcock's Saboteur (1942) take place at a ranch in Springville.

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