Lake City, Modoc County, California

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Lake City
census-designated place
Lake City is located in California
Lake City
Lake City
Location in California
Coordinates: 41°38′34″N 120°13′01″W / 41.64278°N 120.21694°W / 41.64278; -120.21694Coordinates: 41°38′34″N 120°13′01″W / 41.64278°N 120.21694°W / 41.64278; -120.21694
Country  United States
State  California
County Modoc
Area[1]
 • Total 5.820 sq mi (15.072 km2)
 • Land 5.817 sq mi (15.066 km2)
 • Water 0.003 sq mi (0.007 km2)  0.04%
Elevation[2] 4,626 ft (1,410 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 61
 • Density 10/sq mi (4.0/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 96115
Area code(s) 530
GNIS feature IDs 262284; 2583049
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lake City, Modoc County, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lake City, Modoc County, California

Lake City (formerly, Tri-Lake City)[3] is a census-designated place[4] in Modoc County, California.[2] It is located 8.5 miles (14 km) north-northwest of Cedarville,[3] at an elevation of 4626 feet (1410 m).[2] The population was 61 at the 2010 census.

The first post office at Lake City opened in 1868.[3] Lake City's ZIP Code is 96115.[5]

A 1913 book described Lake City as being near Upper Alkali Lake and having a population of about 150.[6]

The city is mentioned in the 1995 travel novel California Fault by author Thurston Clarke, when he referenced the area of Modoc County by his great-grandfather's travels in the 1850s in the Fandango Pass.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 5.8 square miles (15.1 km²), 99.96% of it land, and 0.04% of it water.

Demographics[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[7] reported that Lake City had a population of 61. The population density was 10.5 people per square mile (4.0/km²). The racial makeup of Lake City was 58 (95.1%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 0 (0.0%) Native American, 0 (0.0%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 0 (0.0%) from other races, and 3 (4.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0 persons (0.0%).

The Census reported that 61 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 34 households, out of which 6 (17.6%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 16 (47.1%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 2 (5.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 1 (2.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 2 (5.9%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 14 households (41.2%) were made up of individuals and 7 (20.6%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.79. There were 19 families (55.9% of all households); the average family size was 2.32.

The population was spread out with 8 people (13.1%) under the age of 18, 0 people (0%) aged 18 to 24, 5 people (8.2%) aged 25 to 44, 28 people (45.9%) aged 45 to 64, and 20 people (32.8%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 62.2 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.

There were 50 housing units at an average density of 8.6 per square mile (3.3/km²), of which 31 (91.2%) were owner-occupied, and 3 (8.8%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.9%; the rental vacancy rate was 25.0%. 55 people (90.2% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 6 people (9.8%) lived in rental housing units.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature, Lake City is in the 1st Senate District, represented by Republican Ted Gaines,[8] and the 1st Assembly District, represented by Republican Brian Dahle.[9]

Federally, Lake City is in California's 1st congressional district, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lake City, Modoc County, 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. 390. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lake City, Modoc County, California
  5. ^ United States Postal Service ZIP Code look up
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Lake City CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  10. ^ "California's 1st Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 2, 2013.