Location in Yuba County and the state of California
|Incorporated||April 23, 1874|
|• Total||1.486 sq mi (3.848 km2)|
|• Land||1.479 sq mi (3.831 km2)|
|• Water||0.007 sq mi (0.017 km2) 0.45%|
|Elevation||92 ft (28 m)|
|• Density||2,300/sq mi (900/km2)|
|Time zone||Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1652652|
Wheatland is a city in Yuba County, California, United States. The population was 3,456 at the 2010 census, up from 2,275 at the 2000 census. Wheatland is located 12.5 miles (20 km) southeast of Marysville.
Wheatland is located at .
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), 99.55% of it land and 0.45% of it water.
Wheatland was home to a significant Chinese American community in the 1860s, but all of the Chinese American residents were driven out of town in a series of violent confrontations in February 1886.
In 1888, Edward Duplex was elected Mayor, the first black man to be elected mayor of a Western United States city. His original barbershop stands today on Main street.
Wheatland was the site of the bloody Wheatland Hop Riot of 1913.
In early October 2010, it was reported that the City of San Francisco is in discussions over a contract with waste-management vendor Recology to send five million tons of trash over 10 years to the Wheatland landfill, to begin in 2015.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Wheatland had a population of 3,456. The population density was 2,326.0 people per square mile (898.1/km²). The racial makeup of Wheatland was 2,633 (76.2%) White, 41 (1.2%) African American, 58 (1.7%) Native American, 203 (5.9%) Asian, 5 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 278 (8.0%) from other races, and 238 (6.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 620 persons (17.9%).
The Census reported that 3,456 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 1,219 households, out of which 546 (44.8%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 667 (54.7%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 180 (14.8%) had a female householder with no husband present, 68 (5.6%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 81 (6.6%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 1 (0.1%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 245 households (20.1%) were made up of individuals and 105 (8.6%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84. There were 915 families (75.1% of all households); the average family size was 3.28.
The population was spread out with 1,024 people (29.6%) under the age of 18, 321 people (9.3%) aged 18 to 24, 968 people (28.0%) aged 25 to 44, 783 people (22.7%) aged 45 to 64, and 360 people (10.4%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.2 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.
There were 1,323 housing units at an average density of 890.4 per square mile (343.8/km²), of which 765 (62.8%) were owner-occupied, and 454 (37.2%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.4%. 2,160 people (62.5% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 1,296 people (37.5%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were less people, 785 households, and 584 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,007.5 people per square mile (1,155.8/km²). There were 816 housing units at an average density of 1,078.7 per square mile (414.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 74.64% White, 1.14% African American, 1.45% Native American, 5.19% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 11.08% from other races, and 6.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.23% of the population.
There were 785 households out of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.37.
In the city the population was spread out with 32.9% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $34,861, and the median income for a family was $39,375. Males had a median income of $32,656 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,889. About 15.8% of families and 19.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.5% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.
MySYtv.com provides television coverage of local events in the area.
- "California Cities by Incorporation Date" (Word). California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
- U.S. Census
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 575. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wheatland, California
- Gordon, Rachel (October 4, 2010). "Yuba County may wind up with S.F.'s garbage". The San Francisco Chronicle.
- "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Wheatland city". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "California's 3rd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
- Official website
- Wheatland Historical Society
- South Yuba County Live Weather and Scanner Feed
- Wheatland Union High School District
- Wheatland School District
- Wheatland on the Yuba-Sutter local wiki