Whitewater, California

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Whitewater
census-designated place
Whitewater is located in California
Whitewater
Whitewater
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 33°56′08″N 116°41′14″W / 33.93556°N 116.68722°W / 33.93556; -116.68722Coordinates: 33°56′08″N 116°41′14″W / 33.93556°N 116.68722°W / 33.93556; -116.68722
Country  United States
State  California
County Riverside
Area[1]
 • Total 9.872 sq mi (25.569 km2)
 • Land 9.872 sq mi (25.569 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 1,575 ft (480 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 859
 • Density 87/sq mi (34/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 92282
Area code(s) 760
GNIS feature ID 2583184

Whitewater (formerly, White Water) is a census-designated place in Riverside County, California.[2] It is directly off Interstate 10 halfway between North Palm Springs and Cabazon on the way from Palm Springs to Los Angeles. It is known as the site of the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm. The ZIP Code is 92282, and the community is inside area code 760. The population was 859 at the 2010 census. The elevation is 1,575 feet (480 m).

Whitewater is famous for its recently renovated trout farm.[3]

Geography[edit]

Whitewater is located at 33°55′27″N 116°38′40″W / 33.92417°N 116.64444°W / 33.92417; -116.64444 (33.924203 N, 116.644453 W) and is named for the nearby Whitewater River. The wind farm is located near the I-10 exit at 33°54′52″N 116°42′38″W / 33.91444°N 116.71056°W / 33.91444; -116.71056 (33.914456 N, 116.743897 W). The area has nearly constant wind due to the venturi effect created by the San Bernardino Mountains to the north and the San Jacinto Mountains to the south, resulting in perfect conditions for the wind farm.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 9.9 square miles (25.6 km²), all of it land.

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Whitewater has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps.[4]

Demographics[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Whitewater had a population of 859. The population density was 87.0 people per square mile (33.6/km²). The racial makeup of Whitewater was 636 (74%) White, 37 (4%) African American, 31 (4%) Native American, 21 (2%) Asian, 0 (0%) Pacific Islander, 97 (11%) from other races, and 37 (4%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 267 persons (31%).

The Census reported that 859 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 312 households, out of which 111 (36%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 116 (37%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 49 (16%) had a female householder with no husband present, 32 (10%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 35 (11%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 11 (4%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 82 households (26%) were made up of individuals and 26 (8%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75. There were 197 families (63% of all households); the average family size was 3.33.

The population was spread out with 219 people (26%) under the age of 18, 74 people (9%) aged 18 to 24, 239 people (28%) aged 25 to 44, 242 people (28%) aged 45 to 64, and 85 people (10%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.3 years. For every 100 females there were 108.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.8 males.

There were 405 housing units at an average density of 41.0 per square mile (15.8/km²), of which 235 (75%) were owner-occupied, and 77 (25%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 10%; the rental vacancy rate was 21%. 606 people (71% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 253 people (30%) lived in rental housing units.

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