Caribou, California

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Caribou
Location of Caribou in Plumas County, California.
Location of Caribou in Plumas County, California.
Caribou is located in the US
Caribou
Caribou
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 40°04′48″N 121°09′27″W / 40.08000°N 121.15750°W / 40.08000; -121.15750Coordinates: 40°04′48″N 121°09′27″W / 40.08000°N 121.15750°W / 40.08000; -121.15750
Country United States
State California
CountyPlumas
Area
 • Total0.161 sq mi (0.42 km2)
 • Land0.161 sq mi (0.42 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation
3,287 ft (1,002 m)
Population
(2010)
 • Total0
 • Density0/sq mi (0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
95915
Area code(s)530
FIPS code06-11166
GNIS feature IDs1658222; 2407962
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Caribou, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Caribou, California

Caribou (formerly, Cariboo)[2] is a Census-designated place located in Plumas County, California, United States.[3] As of the 2010 Census, the town had a population of 0.[4] Caribou is located on the North Fork Feather River, 9.5 miles (15.3 km) south of Almanor.[2] The closest communities are Belden to the southwest, Twain to the southeast, Canyondam to the north, and Greenville to the east.

History[edit]

The place started as a placer mining camp in 1850.[2] The name honors an Indian miner named Johnny Caribou.[2] The Caribou post office operated from 1922 to 1976.[2]

Geography[edit]

Caribou is located at 40°4'48" North, 121°9'27" West (40.079929, -121.157397).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), of which, 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics[edit]

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

As of the 2010 Census,[7] there are no people living in the town. According to the US Census data, there are only two buildings in the community, both of them listed as "Vacant housing units" and "For seasonal, recreational, or occasional use".[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census Archived 2012-07-14 at WebCite
  2. ^ a b c d e Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 362. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Caribou, California
  4. ^ "2010 Census P.L. 94-171 Summary File Data". United States Census Bureau.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/QTTable?_bm=y&-geo_id=16000US0611166&-qr_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U_DP1&-ds_name=D&-_lang=en

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