Keswick, California

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Keswick
Location of Keswick in Shasta County, California.
Location of Keswick in Shasta County, California.
Keswick is located in California
Keswick
Keswick
Position in California.
Coordinates: 40°36′47″N 122°27′39″W / 40.61306°N 122.46083°W / 40.61306; -122.46083Coordinates: 40°36′47″N 122°27′39″W / 40.61306°N 122.46083°W / 40.61306; -122.46083
Country United States
State California
CountyShasta
Area
 • Total3.504 sq mi (9.074 km2)
 • Land3.378 sq mi (8.748 km2)
 • Water0.126 sq mi (0.326 km2)  3.59%
Elevation732 ft (223 m)
Population
(2010)
 • Total451
 • Density130/sq mi (50/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
GNIS feature ID2583046
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Keswick, California

Keswick is a census-designated place (CDP) in Shasta County, California.[2] Keswick sits at an elevation of 732 feet (223 m).[2] The 2010 United States census reported Keswick's population was 451.

History[edit]

Keswick was named by English miners after the town of Keswick, England.[3] The Iron Mountain Mine, a superfund site, is nearby.

The town was most notable in having an increasingly high number drug addicts find refuge from police forces in the more populated surrounding areas for the last 40 years.

The town was catastrophically damaged by the 2018 Carr Fire, which destroyed all but two homes.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km²), 96.41% of it land and 3.59% of it water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010451
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

The 2010 United States Census[6] reported that Keswick had a population of 451. The population density was 128.7 people per square mile (49.7/km²). The racial makeup of Keswick was 389 (86.3%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 23 (5.1%) Native American, 6 (1.3%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 4 (0.9%) from other races, and 29 (6.4%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14 persons (3.1%).

The Census reported that 451 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 179 households, out of which 56 (31.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 84 (46.9%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 23 (12.8%) had a female householder with no husband present, 17 (9.5%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 20 (11.2%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 42 households (23.5%) were made up of individuals and 19 (10.6%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52. There were 124 families (69.3% of all households); the average family size was 2.87.

The population was spread out with 97 people (21.5%) under the age of 18, 25 people (5.5%) aged 18 to 24, 98 people (21.7%) aged 25 to 44, 148 people (32.8%) aged 45 to 64, and 83 people (18.4%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46.1 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.5 males.

There were 194 housing units at an average density of 55.4 per square mile (21.4/km²), of which 149 (83.2%) were owner-occupied, and 30 (16.8%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.9%; the rental vacancy rate was 6.3%. 356 people (78.9% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 95 people (21.1%) lived in rental housing units.

Politics[edit]

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

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census Archived 2012-07-14 at WebCite
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Keswick, California
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 174.
  4. ^ "Carr Fire explodes over 48,000 acres, destroys 500 structures, continues to burn". ABC7 San Francisco. 28 July 2018. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Keswick CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. 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 2, 2013.