A scene in Westley, California
Location in Stanislaus County and the state of California
|• Total||1.743 sq mi (4.515 km2)|
|• Land||1.743 sq mi (4.515 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2) 0%|
|Elevation||89 ft (27 m)|
|• Density||350/sq mi (130/km2)|
|Time zone||Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||0237554|
Westley is a census-designated place (CDP) in Stanislaus County, California, United States. The population was 603 at the 2010 census, down from 747 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Modesto Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Westley lies at the base of the Diablo Range and in the vicinity of Ingram Creek. Somewhat nearby is the San Joaquin Fault. East of the San Joaquin Fault there is a flow pattern of alluvium reported as a mud flow. This flow pattern was deposited in the early Holocene period or the late Pleistocene.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Westley had a population of 603. The population density was 345.9 people per square mile (133.6/km²). The racial makeup of Westley was 212 (35.2%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 5 (0.8%) Native American, 1 (0.2%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 368 (61.0%) from other races, and 17 (2.8%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 579 persons (96.0%).
The Census reported that 601 people (99.7% of the population) lived in households, 2 (0.3%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 149 households, out of which 99 (66.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 96 (64.4%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 25 (16.8%) had a female householder with no husband present, 12 (8.1%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 8 (5.4%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 1 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 14 households (9.4%) were made up of individuals and 7 (4.7%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.03. There were 133 families (89.3% of all households); the average family size was 4.32.
The population was spread out with 242 people (40.1%) under the age of 18, 51 people (8.5%) aged 18 to 24, 159 people (26.4%) aged 25 to 44, 111 people (18.4%) aged 45 to 64, and 40 people (6.6%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25.9 years. For every 100 females there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.
There were 157 housing units at an average density of 90.1 per square mile (34.8/km²), of which 32 (21.5%) were owner-occupied, and 117 (78.5%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.9%. 102 people (16.9% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 499 people (82.8%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 747 people, 139 households, and 128 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 445.4 people per square mile (171.7/km²). There were 151 housing units at an average density of 90.0 per square mile (34.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 39.36% White, 1.07% African American, 2.41% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.27% Pacific Islander, 53.82% from other races, and 2.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 83.94% of the population.
There were 139 households out of which 67.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.3% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 7.2% were non-families. 7.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.38 and the average family size was 4.54.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 36.8% under the age of 18, 12.4% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 3.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 126.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 137.2 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $20,417, and the median income for a family was $21,458. Males had a median income of $16,691 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $6,137. About 42.6% of families and 64.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 68.3% of those under age 18 and 27.8% of those age 65 or over.
In the state legislature Westley is located in the 12th Senate District, represented by Republican Anthony Cannella, and in the 21st Assembly District, represented by Democrat Adam Gray. Federally, Westley is located in California's 18th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +3 and is represented by Democrat Dennis Cardoza.
- U.S. Census
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- C.Michael Hogan, Marc Papineau, Ballard George, et al., Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Residential and Commercial Development at the Westley Interchange, Earth Metrics Inc., Report 10529C, California State Environmental Clearinghouse, Sacramento, Ca., July, 1990
- Bartow, Geologic map of the East Flank of the Diablo Range from Hospital Creek to Poverty Flats (1985)
- 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.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. Retrieved 2008-02-10.
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