Montgomery Creek, California

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Montgomery Creek
Location in Shasta County and the state of California
Location in Shasta County and the state of California
Coordinates: 40°50′25″N 121°55′11″W / 40.84028°N 121.91972°W / 40.84028; -121.91972Coordinates: 40°50′25″N 121°55′11″W / 40.84028°N 121.91972°W / 40.84028; -121.91972
Country United States
State California
CountyShasta
Area
 • Total3.301 sq mi (8.548 km2)
 • Land3.253 sq mi (8.424 km2)
 • Water0.048 sq mi (0.124 km2)  1.45%
Elevation
2,140 ft (650 m)
Population
(2010)
 • Total163
 • Density49/sq mi (19/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
96065
Area code(s)530
FIPS code06-48998
GNIS feature ID0263769

Montgomery Creek is a census-designated place in Shasta County, California, United States. The population was 163 at the 2010 census, up from 96 at the 2000 census. The town and associated creek were named after Zachariah Montgomery.[2]

Geography[edit]

Montgomery Creek is located at 40°50′25″N 121°55′11″W / 40.84028°N 121.91972°W / 40.84028; -121.91972 (40.840230, -121.919586).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2), 98.55% of it land and 1.45% of it water.

Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Montgomery Creek has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[4]

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Montgomery Creek had a population of 163. The population density was 49.4 people per square mile (19.1/km²). The racial makeup of Montgomery Creek was 117 (71.8%) White, 2 (1.2%) African American, 16 (9.8%) Native American, 0 (0.0%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 9 (5.5%) from other races, and 19 (11.7%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18 persons (11.0%).

The Census reported that 151 people (92.6% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 12 (7.4%) were institutionalized.

There were 61 households, out of which 20 (32.8%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 24 (39.3%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 10 (16.4%) had a female householder with no husband present, 5 (8.2%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 5 (8.2%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 2 (3.3%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 17 households (27.9%) were made up of individuals and 8 (13.1%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48. There were 39 families (63.9% of all households); the average family size was 3.05.

The population was spread out with 48 people (29.4%) under the age of 18, 12 people (7.4%) aged 18 to 24, 30 people (18.4%) aged 25 to 44, 48 people (29.4%) aged 45 to 64, and 25 people (15.3%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.4 years. For every 100 females, there were 109.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.3 males.

There were 69 housing units at an average density of 20.9 per square mile (8.1/km²), of which 42 (68.9%) were owner-occupied, and 19 (31.1%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 0%. 93 people (57.1% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 58 people (35.6%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 96 people, 42 households, and 27 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 29.9 people per square mile (11.5/km²). There were 51 housing units at an average density of 15.9 per square mile (6.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 84.38% White, 12.50% Native American, and 3.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.08% of the population.

There were 42 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 3.1% from 18 to 24, 21.9% from 25 to 44, 34.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 108.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 119.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $26,250, and the median income for a family was $26,750. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $9,211. There were 29.6% of families and 33.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including 47.2% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Politics[edit]

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

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

Famous residents[edit]

Actor Craig T. Nelson lived in Montgomery Creek while working as a janitor at Cedar Creek Elementary School. Christopher Featherston 9/11 Pentagon survivor and Intelligence Analyst at the National Security Council in the White House went to 3rd and 4th grade in Cedar Creek Elementary School.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census Archived 2012-07-14 at WebCite
  2. ^ Harwood, Craig S. and Fogel, Gary B. Quest for Flight: John J. Montgomery and the Dawn of Aviation in the West, University of Oklahoma Press 2012.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Montgomery Creek, California
  5. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Montgomery Creek CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  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 1, 2013.

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