Woodlake, California

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Woodlake, California
City
Location in Tulare County and the state of California
Location in Tulare County and the state of California
Coordinates: 36°24′59″N 119°5′58″W / 36.41639°N 119.09944°W / 36.41639; -119.09944Coordinates: 36°24′59″N 119°5′58″W / 36.41639°N 119.09944°W / 36.41639; -119.09944
Country  United States
State  California
County Tulare
Incorporated September 23, 1941[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 2.765 sq mi (7.159 km2)
 • Land 2.248 sq mi (5.821 km2)
 • Water 0.517 sq mi (1.338 km2)  18.69%
Elevation 440 ft (134 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,279
 • Density 2,600/sq mi (1,000/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93286
Area code(s) 559
FIPS code 06-86300
GNIS feature ID 0251787

Woodlake is a city in Tulare County, California, United States. The population was 7,279 at the 2010 census, up from 6,651 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Woodlake is located at 36°24′59″N 119°5′58″W / 36.41639°N 119.09944°W / 36.41639; -119.09944 (36.416435, -119.099544).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) of it (18.69%) is water.

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Woodlake has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[4]

School district[edit]

The schools include, Woodlake High School, Woodlake Valley Middle School, Castle Rock Elementary School, F.J. White Elementary.

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Woodlake had a population of 7,279. The population density was 2,633.5 people per square mile (1,016.8/km²). The racial makeup of Woodlake was 3,691 (50.7%) White, 37 (0.5%) African American, 108 (1.5%) Native American, 52 (0.7%) Asian, 9 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 3,072 (42.2%) from other races, and 310 (4.3%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6,381 persons (87.7%).

The Census reported that 7,279 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 1,966 households, out of which 1,169 (59.5%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,055 (53.7%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 403 (20.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 175 (8.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 177 (9.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 9 (0.5%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 271 households (13.8%) were made up of individuals and 127 (6.5%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.70. There were 1,633 families (83.1% of all households); the average family size was 4.03.

The population was spread out with 2,626 people (36.1%) under the age of 18, 857 people (11.8%) aged 18 to 24, 1,883 people (25.9%) aged 25 to 44, 1,382 people (19.0%) aged 45 to 64, and 531 people (7.3%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26.4 years. For every 100 females there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.6 males.

There were 2,067 housing units at an average density of 747.8 per square mile (288.7/km²), of which 970 (49.3%) were owner-occupied, and 996 (50.7%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.0%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.2%. 3,708 people (50.9% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 3,571 people (49.1%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 6,651 people, 1,777 households, and 1,496 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,357.4 people per square mile (1,297.0/km²). There were 1,874 housing units at an average density of 946.0 per square mile (365.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 47.06% White, 0.33% African American, 1.08% Native American, 0.90% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 45.81% from other races, and 4.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 83.82% of the population.

There were 1,777 households out of which 53.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 18.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.8% were non-families. 12.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.74 and the average family size was 4.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 37.8% under the age of 18, 11.7% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 15.0% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females there were 106.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,653, and the median income for a family was $23,880. Males had a median income of $23,175 versus $15,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $8,842. About 33.0% of families and 36.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 46.5% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature Woodlake is located in the 16th Senate District, represented by Republican Andy Vidak, and in the 34th Assembly District, represented by Republican Bill Maze.

In the United States House of Representatives, Woodlake is in California's 22nd congressional district, represented by Republican Devin Nunes[7]

Local government[edit]

The community of Woodlake is serviced by its own municipal police department. The police services building is adjacent to the City Hall complex on Valencia Boulevard.

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