Carnelian Bay, California

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Carnelian Bay, California
census-designated place
Carnelian Bay, California is located in USA
Carnelian Bay, California
Carnelian Bay, California
Coordinates: 39°13′58″N 120°04′54″W / 39.23278°N 120.08167°W / 39.23278; -120.08167Coordinates: 39°13′58″N 120°04′54″W / 39.23278°N 120.08167°W / 39.23278; -120.08167
Country  United States
State  California
County Placer
Area[1]
 • Total 1.303 sq mi (3.376 km2)
 • Land 1.301 sq mi (3.370 km2)
 • Water 0.002 sq mi (0.006 km2)  0.18%
Elevation[2] 6,325 ft (1,928 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 524
 • Density 400/sq mi (160/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 96140
Area code(s) 530
GNIS feature ID 2628716
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Carnelian Bay, California

Carnelian Bay (formerly, Cornelian Bay)[3] is an unincorporated community on the shore of Lake Tahoe in Placer County, California, United States. The Cornelian Bay post office operated from 1883 to 1887 and from 1891 to 1893.[3] The Carnelian Bay post office opened in 1908.[3]

For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined Carnelian Bay as a census-designated place (CDP). The census definition of the area may not precisely correspond to local understanding of the area with the same name. The population was 524 at the 2010 census. The elevation is 6,325 feet (1,928 m).

Nearby cities and towns include: Tahoe Vista, Brockway, Kings Beach, Crystal Bay, Incline Village, Truckee, Tahoma, Homewood, and Tahoe City. Its ZIP code is 96140 and its area code 530.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), 99.82% of it land, and 0.18% of it water.

Demographics[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[4] reported that Carnelian Bay had a population of 524. The population density was 402.0 people per square mile (155.2/km²). The racial makeup of Carnelian Bay was 493 (94.1%) White, 1 (0.2%) African American, 4 (0.8%) Native American, 14 (2.7%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 1 (0.2%) from other races, and 11 (2.1%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13 persons (2.5%).

The Census reported that 524 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 256 households, out of which 38 (14.8%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 113 (44.1%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 14 (5.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 11 (4.3%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 19 (7.4%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 3 (1.2%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 78 households (30.5%) were made up of individuals and 26 (10.2%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05. There were 138 families (53.9% of all households); the average family size was 2.45.

The population was spread out with 60 people (11.5%) under the age of 18, 39 people (7.4%) aged 18 to 24, 127 people (24.2%) aged 25 to 44, 184 people (35.1%) aged 45 to 64, and 114 people (21.8%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49.3 years. For every 100 females there were 126.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 126.3 males.

There were 947 housing units at an average density of 726.5 per square mile (280.5/km²), of which 171 (66.8%) were owner-occupied, and 85 (33.2%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 10.0%; the rental vacancy rate was 7.9%. 345 people (65.8% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 179 people (34.2%) lived in rental housing units.

Climate[edit]

Carnelian Bay has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csb) that is characterized by warm (but not hot) dry summers, and mild to chilly rainy and/or snowy winters.

Climate data for Carnelian Bay, California
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 70
(21)
75
(24)
83
(28)
89
(32)
96
(36)
103
(39)
104
(40)
105
(41)
101
(38)
91
(33)
77
(25)
70
(21)
105
(41)
Average high °F (°C) 45
(7)
51
(11)
56
(13)
64
(18)
73
(23)
82
(28)
91
(33)
89
(32)
81
(27)
70
(21)
55
(13)
46
(8)
66.9
(19.5)
Daily mean °F (°C) 32
(0)
38
(3)
41
(5)
48
(9)
56
(13)
63
(17)
70
(21)
68
(20)
61
(16)
51
(11)
40
(4)
33
(1)
50.1
(10)
Average low °F (°C) 19
(−7)
23
(−5)
26
(−3)
31
(−1)
38
(3)
44
(7)
49
(9)
47
(8)
40
(4)
32
(0)
25
(−4)
20
(−7)
32.8
(0.3)
Record low °F (°C) −16
(−27)
−16
(−27)
-0
(−18)
13
(−11)
18
(−8)
25
(−4)
33
(1)
24
(−4)
20
(−7)
8
(−13)
1
(−17)
−16
(−27)
−16
(−27)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 1.00
(25.4)
0.90
(22.9)
0.70
(17.8)
0.40
(10.2)
0.70
(17.8)
0.40
(10.2)
0.30
(7.6)
0.20
(5.1)
0.30
(7.6)
0.40
(10.2)
0.80
(20.3)
1.00
(25.4)
1.83
(46.5)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 5.99
(15.21)
5.00
(12.7)
4.02
(10.21)
0.98
(2.49)
0.98
(2.49)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
2.01
(5.11)
4.02
(10.21)
23
(58.42)
Source: http://www.myforecast.com/bin/climate.m?city=514511&metric=false

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Carnelian Bay, California
  3. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 461. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Carnelian Bay CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014.