Tahoma, California

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Tahoma
Tahoma is located in California
Tahoma
Tahoma
Coordinates: 39°04′03″N 120°07′42″W / 39.06750°N 120.12833°W / 39.06750; -120.12833Coordinates: 39°04′03″N 120°07′42″W / 39.06750°N 120.12833°W / 39.06750; -120.12833
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountiesPlacer, El Dorado
Area
 • Total2.594 sq mi (6.717 km2)
 • Land2.594 sq mi (6.717 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
6,270 ft (1,910 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,191
 • Density460/sq mi (180/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
96142
Area code(s)530
GNIS feature IDs1659948;[1] 2628793
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tahoma, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tahoma, California

Tahoma (formerly Chambers Lodge)[2] is a census-designated place[3] in Placer and El Dorado counties, California, United States. Tahoma is located along Lake Tahoe 2 miles (3.2 km) southeast of Homewood.[2] Tahoma has a population of 1,191 (780 in El Dorado County and 411 in Placer County).

Tahoma has a post office with ZIP code 96142, which opened in 1946.[2][4]

History[edit]

Tahoma started as a resort in 1916. The place name was created from combining "Tahoe" and "home".[5]

During the 1960 Winter Olympics in nearby Squaw Valley, Tahoma was selected as the site of the cross-country skiing and biathlon, as there was insufficient space in Squaw Valley. The temporary McKinney Creek Stadium was built for the game and demolished afterwards.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

At the 2010 census Tahoma had a population of 1,191. The population density was 459.2 people per square mile (177.3/km²). The racial makeup of Tahoma was 1,129 (94.8%) White, 6 (0.5%) African American, 10 (0.8%) Native American, 14 (1.2%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 12 (1.0%) from other races, and 20 (1.7%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 51 people (4.3%).[7]

The whole population lived in households, no one lived in non-institutionalized group quarters and no one was institutionalized.

There were 553 households, 134 (24.2%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 250 (45.2%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 29 (5.2%) had a female householder with no husband present, 27 (4.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 62 (11.2%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 4 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 172 households (31.1%) were one person and 29 (5.2%) had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.15. There were 306 families (55.3% of households); the average family size was 2.66.

The age distribution was 208 people (17.5%) under the age of 18, 89 people (7.5%) aged 18 to 24, 342 people (28.7%) aged 25 to 44, 443 people (37.2%) aged 45 to 64, and 109 people (9.2%) who were 65 or older. The median age was 43.1 years. For every 100 females, there were 124.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 126.5 males.

There were 2,058 housing units at an average density of 793.5 per square mile (306.4/km²),of which 553 were occupied, 359 (64.9%) by the owners and 194 (35.1%) by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 6.0%; the rental vacancy rate was 12.6%. 773 people (64.9% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 418 people (35.1%) lived in rental housing units.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ 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. 566. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tahoma, California
  4. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  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. 384. ISBN 0520213165.
  6. ^ Squaw Valley Organizing Committee (1960). VIII Olympic Winter Games Squaw Valley, California 1960 Final Report (PDF). Squaw Valley: California Olympic Commission. p. 115. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  7. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Tahoma CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.