Strawberry, Tuolumne County, California

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census-designated place
Strawberry is located in California
Position in California.
Coordinates: 38°11′54″N 120°00′34″W / 38.19833°N 120.00944°W / 38.19833; -120.00944Coordinates: 38°11′54″N 120°00′34″W / 38.19833°N 120.00944°W / 38.19833; -120.00944
Country  United States
State  California
County Tuolumne
 • Total 0.529 sq mi (1.372 km2)
 • Land 0.521 sq mi (1.351 km2)
 • Water 0.008 sq mi (0.021 km2)  1.56%
Elevation[2] 5,325 ft (1,623 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 86
 • Density 160/sq mi (63/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 95375
Area code(s) 209
GNIS feature IDs 1659884; 2628792
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Strawberry, Tuolumne County, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Strawberry, Tuolumne County, California

Strawberry is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place (CDP) in Tuolumne County, California.[3] Strawberry is located on California State Route 108 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Long Barn. Strawberry has a post office with ZIP code 95375, which opened in 1949.[4][5] Strawberry sits at an elevation of 5,325 feet (1,623 m).[2] The 2010 United States census reported Strawberry's population was 86.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²), 98.44% of it land and 1.56% of it water.


The 2010 United States Census[6] reported that Strawberry had a population of 86. The population density was 162.3 people per square mile (62.7/km²). The racial makeup of Strawberry was 82 (95.3%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 0 (0.0%) Native American, 0 (0.0%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 1 (1.2%) from other races, and 3 (3.5%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7 persons (8.1%).

The Census reported that 84 people (97.7% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 2 (2.3%) were institutionalized.

There were 47 households, out of which 5 (10.6%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 22 (46.8%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 1 (2.1%) had a female householder with no husband present, 1 (2.1%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 1 (2.1%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 21 households (44.7%) were made up of individuals and 6 (12.8%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.79. There were 24 families (51.1% of all households); the average family size was 2.46.

The population was spread out with 11 people (12.8%) under the age of 18, 2 people (2.3%) aged 18 to 24, 13 people (15.1%) aged 25 to 44, 37 people (43.0%) aged 45 to 64, and 23 people (26.7%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 55.7 years. For every 100 females there were 120.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.3 males.

There were 304 housing units at an average density of 573.8 per square mile (221.6/km²), of which 42 (89.4%) were owner-occupied, and 5 (10.6%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 12.5%; the rental vacancy rate was 16.7%. 78 people (90.7% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 6 people (7.0%) lived in rental housing units.

In Popular Culture[edit]

Strawberry was the original home of the fictional character, Heath Barkley, in the 1960s television western "The Big Valley" starring Lee Majors and Barbara Stanwyck.


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Strawberry, Tuolumne County, California
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Strawberry, Tuolumne County, California
  4. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  5. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 834. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  6. ^ 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.