Montague, California

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Montague, California
City of Montague
Junction of CA-3 and CR A28
Junction of CA-3 and CR A28
Location in Siskiyou County and the state of California
Location in Siskiyou County and the state of California
Montague, California is located in the United States
Montague, California
Montague, California
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 41°43′38″N 122°31′35″W / 41.72722°N 122.52639°W / 41.72722; -122.52639Coordinates: 41°43′38″N 122°31′35″W / 41.72722°N 122.52639°W / 41.72722; -122.52639
Country United States of America
State California
County Siskiyou
IncorporatedJanuary 28, 1909[1]
Named forS. S. Montague
Area
 • Total1.79 sq mi (4.64 km2)
 • Land1.78 sq mi (4.60 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)  0.85%
Elevation2,539 ft (774 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,443
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
1,398
 • Density786.28/sq mi (303.62/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP code
96064
Area code530
FIPS code06-48690
GNIS feature IDs277557, 2411140

Montague is a city in Siskiyou County, California, United States. The population was 1,443 at the 2010 census, down from 1,456 at the 2000 census.

Name[edit]

When the Southern Pacific Railroad extension was built from Dunsmuir, California to the state line in 1886-87, the station was named for S.S. Montague, chief engineer of the Central Pacific Railroad.[5]

Geography[edit]

Montague is located at 41°43′38″N 122°31′35″W / 41.72722°N 122.52639°W / 41.72722; -122.52639 (41.727168, -122.526468).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km2), 99.15% of it land and 0.85% of it water.

Located 6 miles east of Interstate 5 at Yreka along California State Route 3, this is also the site of the interchange between the Yreka Western Railroad and the Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad. General aviation is served at Montague Airport, which also serves Yreka.

Climate[edit]

Montague has a Mediterranean climate closely bordering on a steppe climate, very unusual for its location west of the Cascade Crest. Montague and the Shasta Valley are located in a rain shadow created by the Klamath Mountains, giving the area a climate and vegetation type more similar to points east of the Cascades, with average annual precipitation similar to Bend, Oregon. Rainfall is nonexistent in summer, except for the very occasional thunderstorm. The area experiences cool to cold winters with somewhat frequent snowfall, and hot summers with large diurnal temperature variation and nearly constant sunshine.

Climate data for Montague - Siskiyou County Airport (2001-2019)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 65
(18)
71
(22)
78
(26)
90
(32)
98
(37)
104
(40)
109
(43)
107
(42)
102
(39)
92
(33)
76
(24)
61
(16)
109
(43)
Average high °C (°F) 45.9
(7.7)
51.0
(10.6)
57.0
(13.9)
62.5
(16.9)
73.2
(22.9)
82.4
(28.0)
93.2
(34.0)
91.2
(32.9)
83.1
(28.4)
68.3
(20.2)
53.4
(11.9)
44.5
(6.9)
67.1
(19.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 36
(2)
39
(4)
44
(7)
49
(9)
56
(13)
64
(18)
73
(23)
71
(22)
64
(18)
53
(12)
41
(5)
35
(2)
52
(11)
Average low °C (°F) 25.9
(−3.4)
26.8
(−2.9)
30.5
(−0.8)
33.8
(1.0)
40.6
(4.8)
47.4
(8.6)
55.1
(12.8)
52.7
(11.5)
44.9
(7.2)
35.9
(2.2)
29.3
(−1.5)
26.0
(−3.3)
37.4
(3.0)
Record low °C (°F) −14
(−26)
9
(−13)
11
(−12)
15
(−9)
19
(−7)
31
(−1)
40
(4)
37
(3)
28
(−2)
12
(−11)
8
(−13)
−9
(−23)
−14
(−26)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1.44
(37)
1.36
(35)
1.33
(34)
1.08
(27)
0.95
(24)
0.48
(12)
0.20
(5.1)
0.15
(3.8)
0.25
(6.4)
0.96
(24)
1.46
(37)
2.38
(60)
12.04
(305.3)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 7 6 7 6 5 2 1 1 1 3 6 8 53
Average relative humidity (%) 76 68 63 58 53 46 40 38 40 54 72 77 57
Average dew point °C (°F) 28
(−2)
29
(−2)
31
(−1)
33
(1)
38
(3)
41
(5)
45
(7)
42
(6)
37
(3)
34
(1)
32
(0)
28
(−2)
35
(2)
Source 1: NOAA [7]
Source 2: timeanddate.com (mean temperatures, humidity, and dew point)[8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890250
1910274
192045365.3%
193050711.9%
1940463−8.7%
195057925.1%
196078235.1%
197089013.8%
19801,28544.4%
19901,41510.1%
20001,4562.9%
20101,443−0.9%
2019 (est.)1,398[4]−3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010[edit]

At the 2010 census Montague had a population of 1,443. The population density was 804.8 people per square mile (310.7/km2). The racial makeup of Montague was 1,251 (86.7%) White, 4 (0.3%) African American, 67 (4.6%) Native American, 8 (0.6%) Asian, 1 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 17 (1.2%) from other races, and 95 (6.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 107 people (7.4%).[10]

The census reported that 1,425 people (98.8% of the population) lived in households, 18 (1.2%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and no one was institutionalized.

There were 576 households, 198 (34.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 255 (44.3%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 86 (14.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 31 (5.4%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 64 (11.1%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 1 (0.2%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 159 households (27.6%) were one person and 49 (8.5%) had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.47. There were 372 families (64.6% of households); the average family size was 2.95.

The age distribution was 368 people (25.5%) under the age of 18, 119 people (8.2%) aged 18 to 24, 382 people (26.5%) aged 25 to 44, 390 people (27.0%) aged 45 to 64, and 184 people (12.8%) who were 65 or older. The median age was 37.9 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.

There were 633 housing units at an average density of 353.0 per square mile, of the occupied units 371 (64.4%) were owner-occupied and 205 (35.6%) were rented. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.4%; the rental vacancy rate was 10.4%. 886 people (61.4% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 539 people (37.4%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

At the 2000 census there were 1,456 people in 560 households, including 390 families, in the city. The population density was 815.3 people per square mile (314.1/km2). There were 609 housing units at an average density of 341.0 per square mile (131.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.01% White, 0.07% African American, 5.08% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 2.20% from other races, and 3.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.43%.[11]

Of the 560 households 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 25.4% of households were one person and 12.0% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.07.

The age distribution was 28.7% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% 65 or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,991, and the median family income was $28,672. Males had a median income of $30,455 versus $22,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,661. About 19.6% of families and 24.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.0% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

In the California State Legislature, Montague is in the 1st Senate District, represented by Republican Brian Dahle,[12] and the 1st Assembly District, represented by Republican Megan Dahle.[13]

In the United States House of Representatives, Montague is in California's 1st congressional district, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa.[14]

Notable People, Luke Bryan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "California Cities by Incorporation Date". California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original (Word) on October 17, 2013. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  3. ^ "Montague". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ 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. 245. ISBN 978-0520213166.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  7. ^ "NowData – NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
  8. ^ "Annual Weather Averages Near Montague". timeanddate.com. Retrieved June 13, 2020.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Montague city". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  12. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved March 10, 2013.
  13. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  14. ^ "California's 1st Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2013.

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