Bass Lake, California

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Bass Lake, California
Bass Lake
Bass Lake
Location in Madera County, California
Location in Madera County, California
Bass Lake is located in California
Bass Lake
Bass Lake
Bass Lake is located in the United States
Bass Lake
Bass Lake
Coordinates: 37°19′29″N 119°33′59″W / 37.32472°N 119.56639°W / 37.32472; -119.56639Coordinates: 37°19′29″N 119°33′59″W / 37.32472°N 119.56639°W / 37.32472; -119.56639
Country United States
State California
CountyMadera
Area
 • Total2.49 sq mi (6.45 km2)
 • Land1.88 sq mi (4.87 km2)
 • Water0.61 sq mi (1.57 km2)  22.73%
Elevation3,415 ft (1,041 m)
Population
 • Total575
 • Density305.53/sq mi (117.95/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP Code
93604 and 93669
Area code559
GNIS feature IDs256579; 2628709
FIPS code06-04198
Websitebasslake-weather.com
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bass Lake, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bass Lake, California
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Bass Lake is a census-designated place[4] in Madera County, California, United States.[2] It is located 4.5 miles (7.2 km) southeast of Yosemite Forks,[5] at an elevation of 3,415 feet (1,041 m).[2] The population was 575 at the 2020 census.[1]

Bass Lake is situated in the Sierra National Forest approximately 14 mi (23 km) from the south entrance of Yosemite National Park. Established in 1895 as "Bass Lake Village", the community grew up around the newly created Bass Lake reservoir that supplied the first hydroelectric generating project in Central California. Much of the community and the reservoir is devoted to the tourism industry.

The original post office at Bass Lake opened in 1912.[5]

The ZIP Codes for Bass Lake are 93604 and 93669, and it is in the 559 area code.

Geography[edit]

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According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has an area of 2.488 square miles (6.44 km2), 1.882 square miles (4.87 km2) of it land, and 0.606 square miles (1.57 km2) of it (24.36%) water.[1]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2020575
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

At the 2010 census Bass Lake had a population of 527. The population density was 211.4 inhabitants per square mile (81.6/km2). The racial makeup of Bass Lake was 503 (95.4%) White, 1 (0.2%) African American, 10 (1.9%) Native American, 1 (0.2%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 2 (0.4%) from other races, and 10 (1.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22 people (4.2%).[7]

The whole population lived in households, no one lived in non-institutionalized group quarters and no one was institutionalized.

There were 275 households, 30 (10.9%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 138 (50.2%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 19 (6.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 9 (3.3%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 16 (5.8%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 2 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 92 households (33.5%) were one person and 57 (20.7%) had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 1.92. There were 166 families (60.4% of households); the average family size was 2.35.

The age distribution was 57 people (10.8%) under the age of 18, 18 people (3.4%) aged 18 to 24, 55 people (10.4%) aged 25 to 44, 169 people (32.1%) aged 45 to 64, and 228 people (43.3%) who were 65 or older. The median age was 62.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males.

There were 1,059 housing units at an average density of 424.8 per square mile, of the occupied units 230 (83.6%) were owner-occupied and 45 (16.4%) were rented. The homeowner vacancy rate was 11.1%; the rental vacancy rate was 48.9%. 428 people (81.2% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 99 people (18.8%) lived in rental housing units.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2021 U.S. Gazetteer Files: California". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 24, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bass Lake, California
  3. ^ "P1. Race – Bass Lake CDP, California: 2020 DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 24, 2022.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bass Lake, California
  5. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 743. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  7. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Bass Lake CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 2, 2013. Retrieved July 12, 2014.

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