Strawberry, Tuolumne County, California

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Strawberry
Strawberry is located in California
Strawberry
Strawberry
Position in California.
Coordinates: 38°11′54″N 120°00′34″W / 38.19833°N 120.00944°W / 38.19833; -120.00944Coordinates: 38°11′54″N 120°00′34″W / 38.19833°N 120.00944°W / 38.19833; -120.00944
Country United States
State California
CountyTuolumne
Area
 • Total0.529 sq mi (1.372 km2)
 • Land0.521 sq mi (1.351 km2)
 • Water0.008 sq mi (0.021 km2)  1.56%
Elevation5,325 ft (1,623 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total68
 • Density130/sq mi (50/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP Code
95375
Area code(s)209
GNIS feature IDs1659884; 2628792
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Strawberry, Tuolumne County, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Strawberry, Tuolumne County, California

Strawberry is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place (CDP) in Tuolumne County, California.[3] Strawberry is located on California State Route 108 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Long Barn. Strawberry has a post office with ZIP code 95375, which opened in 1949.[4][5] Strawberry sits at an elevation of 5,325 feet (1,623 m).[2] The 2010 United States census reported Strawberry's population was 68.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²), 98.44% of it land and 1.56% of it water.

Demographics[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[6] reported that Strawberry had a population of 86. The population density was 162.3 people per square mile (62.7/km²). The racial makeup of Strawberry was 82 (95.3%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 0 (0.0%) Native American, 0 (0.0%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 1 (1.2%) from other races, and 3 (3.5%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7 persons (8.1%).

The Census reported that 84 people (97.7% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 2 (2.3%) were institutionalized.

There were 47 households, out of which 5 (10.6%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 22 (46.8%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 1 (2.1%) had a female householder with no husband present, 1 (2.1%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 1 (2.1%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 21 households (44.7%) were made up of individuals and 6 (12.8%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.79. There were 24 families (51.1% of all households); the average family size was 2.46.

The population was spread out with 11 people (12.8%) under the age of 18, 2 people (2.3%) aged 18 to 24, 13 people (15.1%) aged 25 to 44, 37 people (43.0%) aged 45 to 64, and 23 people (26.7%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 55.7 years. For every 100 females, there were 120.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.3 males.

There were 304 housing units at an average density of 573.8 per square mile (221.6/km²), of which 42 (89.4%) were owner-occupied, and 5 (10.6%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 12.5%; the rental vacancy rate was 16.7%. 78 people (90.7% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 6 people (7.0%) lived in rental housing units.

In popular culture[edit]

Strawberry was thought to be the original home of the fictional character Heath Barkley in the 1960s television western The Big Valley starring Lee Majors and Barbara Stanwyck. However, given the appearance of a dry desert town and closer distance from Stockton, Ca on the show, Heath's home town was more likely the mining town of Strawberry Valley whose post office opened in 1850.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census Archived 2012-07-14 at WebCite
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Strawberry, Tuolumne County, California
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Strawberry, Tuolumne County, California
  4. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  5. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 834. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  6. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Strawberry CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014.