Bear Creek, Merced County, California

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Bear Creek
census-designated place
Bear Creek is located in California
Bear Creek
Bear Creek
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°17′50″N 120°25′03″W / 37.29722°N 120.41750°W / 37.29722; -120.41750Coordinates: 37°17′50″N 120°25′03″W / 37.29722°N 120.41750°W / 37.29722; -120.41750
Country  United States
State  California
County Merced
Area[1]
 • Total 0.057 sq mi (0.148 km2)
 • Land 0.057 sq mi (0.148 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 190 ft (58 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 290
 • Density 5,100/sq mi (2,000/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 95340
Area code(s) 209
GNIS feature ID 1659692; 2629759
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bear Creek, Merced County, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bear Creek, Merced County, California

Bear Creek is a census-designated place[3] in Merced County, California.[2] It is located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) east of Merced,[4] at an elevation of 190 feet (58 m).[2] The population was 290 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

A post office operated at Bear Creek from 1871 to 1872.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[6] reported that Bear Creek had a population of 290. The population density was 5,060.9 people per square mile (1,954.0/km²). The racial makeup of Bear Creek was 156 (53.8%) White, 4 (1.4%) African American, 2 (0.7%) Native American, 14 (4.8%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 93 (32.1%) from other races, and 21 (7.2%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 170 persons (58.6%).

The Census reported that 290 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 82 households, out of which 38 (46.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 31 (37.8%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 19 (23.2%) had a female householder with no husband present, 11 (13.4%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 10 (12.2%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 14 households (17.1%) were made up of individuals and 6 (7.3%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.54. There were 61 families (74.4% of all households); the average family size was 4.02.

The population was spread out with 89 people (30.7%) under the age of 18, 49 people (16.9%) aged 18 to 24, 68 people (23.4%) aged 25 to 44, 64 people (22.1%) aged 45 to 64, and 20 people (6.9%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27.0 years. For every 100 females there were 132.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 118.5 males.

There were 90 housing units at an average density of 1,570.6 per square mile (606.4/km²), of which 26 (31.7%) were owner-occupied, and 56 (68.3%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0%; the rental vacancy rate was 6.6%. 91 people (31.4% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 199 people (68.6%) lived in rental housing units.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census Archived 2012-01-24 at WebCite
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bear Creek, Merced County, California
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bear Creek, Merced County, California
  4. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 744. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  5. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 801. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Bear Creek CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014.