Squaw Valley, Fresno County, California

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Squaw Valley
census-designated place
Location in Fresno County and the state of California
Location in Fresno County and the state of California
Coordinates: 36°44′25″N 119°14′48″W / 36.74028°N 119.24667°W / 36.74028; -119.24667Coordinates: 36°44′25″N 119°14′48″W / 36.74028°N 119.24667°W / 36.74028; -119.24667
Country  United States
State  California
County Fresno
Government
 • State Senator Tom Berryhill (R)[1]
 • State Assembly Jim Patterson (R)[2]
 • U. S. Congress Tom McClintock (R)[3]
Area[4]
 • Total 56.610 sq mi (146.618 km2)
 • Land 56.559 sq mi (146.487 km2)
 • Water 0.051 sq mi (0.131 km2)  0.09%
Elevation[5] 1,631 ft (497 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,162
 • Density 56/sq mi (22/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 93646, 93675
Area code(s) 559
GNIS feature IDs 1659853, 2408799

Squaw Valley (formerly, Squawvalley)[6] is a census-designated place located in Fresno County, California, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a total population of 3,162, up from 2,691 at the 2000 census. Despite the similar name, it is not the location of Squaw Valley Ski Resort or the 1960 Winter Olympics. Squaw Valley is located 9 miles (14 km) north-northeast of Orange Cove and 30 miles (48 km) east of Fresno, at an elevation of 1,631 feet (497 m).[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 56.6 square miles (146.6 km²), of which over 99% is land.

History[edit]

The first post office opened in Squaw Valley in 1879.[6] The name was changed to Squawvalley in 1895.[6] The post office closed in 1918.[6] The post office was re-established in 1923, the name changed back to Squaw Valley in 1932, and closed again in 1945.[6] The post office re-opened in 1960.[7] reported that Squaw Valley had a population of 3,162. The population density was 55.9 people per square mile (21.6/km²). The racial makeup of Squaw Valley was 2,700 (85.4%) White, 30 (0.9%) African American, 77 (2.4%) Native American, 47 (1.5%) Asian, 2 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 159 (5.0%) from other races, and 147 (4.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 525 persons (16.6%).

The Census reported that 3,160 people (99.9% of the population) lived in households, 2 (0.1%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 1,188 households, out of which 343 (28.9%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 715 (60.2%) were married couples living together, 101 (8.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 66 (5.6%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 75 (6.3%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 7 (0.6%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 239 households (20.1%) were made up of individuals and 99 (8.3%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66. There were 882 families (74.2% of all households); the average family size was 3.01.

The population was spread out with 709 people (22.4%) under the age of 18, 200 people (6.3%) aged 18 to 24, 597 people (18.9%) aged 25 to 44, 1,111 people (35.1%) aged 45 to 64, and 545 people (17.2%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46.3 years. For every 100 females there were 103.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.9 males.

There were 1,419 housing units at an average density of 25.1 per square mile (9.7/km²), of which 1,009 (84.9%) were owner-occupied, and 179 (15.1%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.6%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.7%. 2,648 people (83.7% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 512 people (16.2%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 2,691 people, 1,025 households, and 779 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 47.5 people per square mile (18.3/km²). There were 1,160 housing units at an average density of 20.5 per square mile (7.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.33% White, 1.37% African American, 2.38% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.22% Pacific Islander, 4.83% from other races, and 2.30% from two or more races. 12.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,025 households out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 30.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $39,417, and the median income for a family was $47,739. Males had a median income of $38,375 versus $27,850 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $20,719. 8.9% of the population and 2.6% of families were below the poverty line. 14.4% of those under the age of 18 and 2.1% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

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 "Squaw Valley". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  6. ^ a b c d e Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1109. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  7. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Squaw Valley CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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