Eagleville, Modoc County, California

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Eagleville is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 41°18′59″N 120°06′57″W / 41.31639°N 120.11583°W / 41.31639; -120.11583Coordinates: 41°18′59″N 120°06′57″W / 41.31639°N 120.11583°W / 41.31639; -120.11583
Country United States
State California
 • Total0.970 sq mi (2.512 km2)
 • Land0.970 sq mi (2.512 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation4,642 ft (1,415 m)
 • Total59
 • Density61/sq mi (23/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s)530
GNIS feature IDs1655985; 2628727
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Eagleville, Modoc County, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Eagleville, Modoc County, California

Eagleville is a census-designated place[3] in Modoc County, California.[2] It is located 25 miles (40 km) east-southeast of Alturas,[4] at an elevation of 4642 feet (1415 m).[2] The population was 59 at the 2010 census.

Located in Surprise Valley, Eagleville is a small community south of Cedarville. The ZIP code is 96110.

Wired telephone numbers in the community follow the format (530) 279-2xxx or 279-6xxx and appear to be served out of the Cedarville exchange. Wired telephone service is provided by Citizens Utilities. The Eagleville Airport, (FAA identifier: A22), is closed indefinitely as of winter 2000. FAA coordinates for the airport are 41°18′27″N 120°02′31″W / 41.30750°N 120.04194°W / 41.30750; -120.04194. Elevation above mean sea level for the area was listed as roughly 4,640 feet (1,410 m).


The first post office at Eagleville opened in 1868.[4] A 1913 book described Eagleville, Modoc County as being on one of the Alkali Lakes and having a population of 150.[5]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 1.0 square mile (2.5 km2), all land.


The 2010 United States Census[6] reported that Eagleville had a population of 59. The population density was 60.8 people per square mile (23.5/km2). The racial makeup of Eagleville was 58 (98.3%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 0 (0.0%) Native American, 0 (0.0%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 1 (1.7%) from other races, and 0 (0.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2 persons (3.4%).

The Census reported that 59 people (100% of the population) lived in households.

There were 29 households, out of which 4 (13.8%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 13 (44.8%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 5 (17.2%) had a female householder with no husband present, 2 (6.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 4 (13.8%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 5 households (17.2%) were made up of individuals and 2 (6.9%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03. There were 20 families (69.0% of all households); the average family size was 2.30.

The population was spread out with 8 people (13.6%) under the age of 18, 1 people (1.7%) aged 18 to 24, 9 people (15.3%) aged 25 to 44, 26 people (44.1%) aged 45 to 64, and 15 people (25.4%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 56.6 years. For every 100 females, there were 126.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.0 males.

There were 47 housing units at an average density of 48.5 per square mile (18.7/km2), of which 21 (72.4%) were owner-occupied, and 8 (27.6%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0%; the rental vacancy rate was 0%. 42 people (71.2% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 17 people (28.8%) lived in rental housing units.

Notable Residents[edit]

Joseph Floyd "Arky" Vaughan (March 9, 1912 – August 30, 1952) an American professional baseball player. He played 14 seasons in Major League Baseball between 1932 and 1948 for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Brooklyn Dodgers, primarily as a shortstop. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985.


In the state legislature, Eagleville is in the 1st Senate District, represented by Republican Brian Dahle,[7] and the 1st Assembly District, represented by Republican Megan Dahle.[8]

Federally, Eagleville is in California's 1st congressional district, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa.[9]


  1. ^ U.S. Census Archived 2012-07-14 at WebCite
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Eagleville, Modoc County, California
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Eagleville, Modoc County, California
  4. ^ 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. 374. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  5. ^ Drury, Wells; Drury, Aubrey (1913). California tourist guide and handbook: authentic description of routes of travel and points of interest in California. Western guidebook company. p. 249. Retrieved 2009-06-16.
  6. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Eagleville CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  7. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved March 10, 2013.
  8. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  9. ^ "California's 1st Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2013.