Interlaken, California

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Interlaken
Location in Santa Cruz County and the state of California
Location in Santa Cruz County and the state of California
Interlaken is located in the United States
Interlaken
Interlaken
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 36°57′23″N 121°44′44″W / 36.95639°N 121.74556°W / 36.95639; -121.74556Coordinates: 36°57′23″N 121°44′44″W / 36.95639°N 121.74556°W / 36.95639; -121.74556
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountySanta Cruz
Named forInterlaken
Area
 • Total10.202 sq mi (26.423 km2)
 • Land9.805 sq mi (25.396 km2)
 • Water0.397 sq mi (1.027 km2)  3.89%
Elevation128 ft (39 m)
Population
 • Total7,321
 • Density720/sq mi (280/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
95076
Area code831
FIPS code06-36613
GNIS feature ID1867031

Interlaken is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, California, United States. The population was 7,321 at the 2010 census.

Name[edit]

Named for the town of Interlaken in Switzerland meaning "among the lakes".[3]

Geography[edit]

Interlaken is located at 36°57′23″N 121°44′44″W / 36.95639°N 121.74556°W / 36.95639; -121.74556 (36.956293, -121.745433).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.2 square miles (26 km2), of which, 9.8 square miles (25 km2) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it (3.89%) is water.

Climate[edit]

Interlaken has a warm summer Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csb) typical of coastal areas of California. Based on those records, average January temperatures range between 61.5 °F (16.4 °C) and 40.0 °F (4.4 °C) and average September temperatures range between 74.9 °F (23.8 °C) and 52.4 °F (11.3 °C). Annual precipitation averages 30.29 inches (769 mm)

There are an average of 63.4 days annually with measurable precipitation, most of which falls from October through May. Summer fogs often produce light drizzle in the night and morning hours. Condensation from the fogs also produces fog drip from trees overnight. No measurable snowfall has been recorded since records began.

Climate data for Interlaken, California
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 61.5
(16.4)
62.7
(17.1)
64.5
(18.1)
67.8
(19.9)
70.3
(21.3)
72.9
(22.7)
73.2
(22.9)
74.1
(23.4)
74.9
(23.8)
72.5
(22.5)
66.4
(19.1)
60.8
(16.0)
68.5
(20.3)
Average low °F (°C) 40.0
(4.4)
42.5
(5.8)
43.9
(6.6)
45.3
(7.4)
48.4
(9.1)
51.4
(10.8)
53.6
(12.0)
53.9
(12.2)
52.4
(11.3)
48.7
(9.3)
43.6
(6.4)
40.0
(4.4)
47.0
(8.3)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 4.8
(120)
5.0
(130)
3.6
(91)
1.6
(41)
0.7
(18)
0.1
(2.5)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.2
(5.1)
1.1
(28)
2.8
(71)
4.6
(120)
24.5
(626.6)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 0.05
(0.13)
0.05
(0.13)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.05
(0.13)
0.15
(0.39)
Average precipitation days 11 11 10 7 5 2 0 0 2 4 9 11 72
Average snowy days 0.05 0.05 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.05 0.15
Source: [5]

Demographics[edit]

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

2010[edit]

At the 2010 census Interlaken had a population of 7,321. The population density was 717.6 people per square mile (277.1/km2). The racial makeup of Interlaken was 3,856 (52.7%) White, 58 (0.8%) African American, 128 (1.7%) Native American, 302 (4.1%) Asian, 2 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 2,573 (35.1%) from other races, and 402 (5.5%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5,261 persons (71.9%).[7]

The census reported that 98.5% of the population lived in households and 1.5% lived in non-institutionalized group quarters.

There were 1,690 households, 885 (52.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,075 (63.6%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 227 (13.4%) had a female householder with no husband present, 123 (7.3%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 92 (5.4%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 11 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 179 households (10.6%) were one person and 88 (5.2%) had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 4.27. There were 1,425 families (84.3% of households); the average family size was 4.43.

The age distribution was 2,138 people (29.2%) under the age of 18, 853 people (11.7%) aged 18 to 24, 2,039 people (27.9%) aged 25 to 44, 1,658 people (22.6%) aged 45 to 64, and 633 people (8.6%) who were 65 or older. The median age was 30.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 109.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.7 males.

There were 1,759 housing units at an average density of 172.4 per square mile (66.6/km2), of which 71.4% were owner-occupied and 28.6% were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.7%; the rental vacancy rate was 1.8%. 68.6% of the population lived in owner-occupied housing units and 29.8% lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

At the 2000 census there were 7,328 people, 1,684 households, and 1,433 families in the CDP. The population density was 758.0 people per square mile (292.6/km2). There were 1,736 housing units at an average density of 179.6 per square mile (69.3/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 51.88% White, 1.01% African American, 1.28% Native American, 5.59% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 34.98% from other races, and 5.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 62.10%.[8]

Of the 1,684 households 48.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.8% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.9% were non-families. 10.3% of households were one person and 4.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 4.30 and the average family size was 4.44.

The age distribution was 32.3% under the age of 18, 11.7% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% 65 or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.6 males.

The median household income was $53,875 and the median family income was $50,756. Males had a median income of $25,644 versus $26,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,791. About 6.6% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.6% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

In the California State Legislature, Interlaken is in the 17th Senate District, represented by Democrat John Laird, and in the 30th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Robert Rivas.[9]

In the United States House of Representatives, Interlaken is in California's 20th congressional district, represented by Democrat Jimmy Panetta.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files – Places – California". United States Census Bureau.
  2. ^ "Interlaken". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved February 9, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Gudde, Erwin G. (1998). California place names : the origin and etymology of current geographical names (4th ed., rev. and enl. ed.). Berkeley: University of California Press. p. 178. ISBN 0-520-21316-5.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Interlaken, California". Retrieved 19 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  7. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Interlaken CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ "Statewide Database". UC Regents. Archived from the original on February 1, 2015. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  10. ^ "California's 20th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC.

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