Denair, California

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Denair
Motto(s): 
The Oasis of the San Joaquin Valley
Location in Stanislaus County and the state of California
Location in Stanislaus County and the state of California
Coordinates: 37°31′39″N 120°47′59″W / 37.52750°N 120.79972°W / 37.52750; -120.79972Coordinates: 37°31′39″N 120°47′59″W / 37.52750°N 120.79972°W / 37.52750; -120.79972
Country United States
State California
CountyStanislaus
Area
 • Total1.981 sq mi (5.131 km2)
 • Land1.981 sq mi (5.131 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation
125 ft (38 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total4,404
 • Density2,200/sq mi (860/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
95316
Area code209
FIPS code06-18856
GNIS feature ID1655964

Denair is a census-designated place (CDP) in Stanislaus County, California, United States. The population was 4,404 at the 2010 census, up from 3,446 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Modesto Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Denair was established in 1904, along the Santa Fe Railroad tracks. The town was renamed from Elmwood Colony to Denair in honor of a local landowner, John Denair. One famous person known to have grown up in Denair is artist and musician Doug TenNapel.

Geography[edit]

Denair is located at 37°31′39″N 120°47′59″W / 37.52750°N 120.79972°W / 37.52750; -120.79972 (37.527532, -120.799813).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

2010[edit]

At the 2010 census Denair had a population of 4,404. The population density was 2,222.9 people per square mile (858.2/km2). The racial makeup of Denair was 3,425 (77.8%) White, 25 (0.6%) African American, 55 (1.2%) Native American, 42 (1.0%) Asian, 4 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 699 (15.9%) from other races, and 154 (3.5%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,423 persons (32.3%).[4]

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

There were 1,451 households, 611 (42.1%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 913 (62.9%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 168 (11.6%) had a female householder with no husband present, 86 (5.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 71 (4.9%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 10 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 221 households (15.2%) were one person and 113 (7.8%) had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 3.04. There were 1,167 families (80.4% of households); the average family size was 3.38.

The age distribution was 1,233 people (28.0%) under the age of 18, 407 people (9.2%) aged 18 to 24, 1,186 people (26.9%) aged 25 to 44, 1,098 people (24.9%) aged 45 to 64, and 480 people (10.9%) who were 65 or older. The median age was 34.8 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.

There were 1,523 housing units at an average density of 768.7 per square mile, of the occupied units 1,128 (77.7%) were owner-occupied and 323 (22.3%) were rented. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.1%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.2%. 3,275 people (74.4% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 1,129 people (25.6%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

At the 2000 census there were 3,446 people, 1,131 households, and 907 families in the CDP. The population density was 1,697.3 people per square mile (655.4/km2). There were 1,162 housing units at an average density of 572.3 per square mile (221.0/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 78.61% White, 0.26% African American, 1.45% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 15.35% from other races, and 4.06% from two or more races. 26.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[5] There were 1,131 households, 42.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.8% were non-families. 15.4% of households were made up of individuals, and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 3.05 and the average family size was 3.41.

The age distribution was 29.7% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.

The median household income was $41,399 and the median family income was $46,538. Males had a median income of $38,598 versus $28,929 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $15,278. 16.1% of the population and 11.1% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 25.3% of those under the age of 18 and 3.0% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Controversy[edit]

On November 8, 2010 Denair Middle School asked a student to remove the American flag from the back of his bicycle citing Mexicans and fears for the students safety. Four days later, Denair School Superintendent, Edward Parraz overturned the decision again allowing the student to display the flag adding that the racial concerns would be discussed with the students involved and their parents.[6][6][7][8][9][10][11]

Government[edit]

In the California State Legislature, Denair is in the 8th Senate District, represented by Republican Andreas Borgeas, and in the 12th Assembly District, represented by Republican Heath Flora.[12]

In the United States House of Representatives, Denair is in California's 10th congressional district, represented by Democrat Josh Harder.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files – Places – California". United States Census Bureau.
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Denair CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  5. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ a b http://www.fox40.com/news/headlines/ktxl-americanflagbike11122010,0,3045879.htmlstory Archived August 20, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "School Reverses Course After Ordering Student to Remove American Flag From Bike - American Flag - Fox Nation". Fox News. 12 November 2010. Archived from the original on 15 November 2010. Retrieved 12 November 2010.
  8. ^ "School Forces Boy To Take Flag Off Bike | KCRA Home - KCRA Home". Kcra.com. 2010-11-11. Archived from the original on 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2013-04-29.
  9. ^ [1] Archived March 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Flag Removed: Interview with school Superintendent". Fox40. 12 November 2010. Archived from the original on 2012-03-04.
  11. ^ YouTube from KCRA: Bikers Escort Denair Boy to School
  12. ^ "Statewide Database". UC Regents. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
  13. ^ "California's 10th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved September 28, 2014.