Woodlake, California

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Woodlake, California
Location in Tulare County and the state of California
Location in Tulare County and the state of California
Woodlake, California is located in the United States
Woodlake, California
Woodlake, California
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 36°24′59″N 119°5′58″W / 36.41639°N 119.09944°W / 36.41639; -119.09944Coordinates: 36°24′59″N 119°5′58″W / 36.41639°N 119.09944°W / 36.41639; -119.09944
Country United States
State California
CountyTulare
IncorporatedSeptember 23, 1941[1]
Area
 • Total2.92 sq mi (7.57 km2)
 • Land2.47 sq mi (6.39 km2)
 • Water0.46 sq mi (1.18 km2)  18.69%
Elevation
440 ft (134 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total7,279
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
7,658
 • Density3,104.18/sq mi (1,198.77/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
93286
Area code559
FIPS code06-86300
GNIS feature ID0251787
Websitewww.cityofwoodlake.com

Woodlake is a city in the San Joaquin Valley in Tulare County, California, United States. The population was 7,279 at the 2010 census, up from 6,651 at the 2000 census. In 1912, the city of Woodlake was founded by Gilbert F. Stevenson.[4]

Geography[edit]

Woodlake is located at 36°24′59″N 119°5′58″W / 36.41639°N 119.09944°W / 36.41639; -119.09944 (36.416435, -119.099544).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) of it (18.69%) is water.

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Woodlake has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19401,146
19502,525120.3%
19602,6233.9%
19703,37128.5%
19804,34328.8%
19905,67830.7%
20006,65117.1%
20107,2799.4%
2019 (est.)7,658[3]5.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

The 2010 census reported that Woodlake had a population of 7,279. The population density was 2,633.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,016.8/km2). The racial makeup of Woodlake was 3,691 (50.7%) White, 37 (0.5%) African American, 108 (1.5%) Native American, 52 (0.7%) Asian, 9 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 3,072 (42.2%) from other races, and 310 (4.3%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6,381 persons (87.7%).[8]

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

There were 1,966 households, 1,169 (59.5%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,055 (53.7%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 403 (20.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 175 (8.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 177 (9.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 9 (0.5%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 271 households (13.8%) were one person and 127 (6.5%) had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 3.70. There were 1,633 families (83.1% of households); the average family size was 4.03.

The population was spread out, with 2,626 people (36.1%) under the age of 18, 857 people (11.8%) aged 18 to 24, 1,883 people (25.9%) aged 25 to 44, 1,382 people (19.0%) aged 45 to 64, and 531 people (7.3%) who were 65 or older. The median age was 26.4 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.6 males.

There were 2,067 housing units at an average density of 747.8 per square mile (288.7/km2), of which 970 (49.3%) were owner-occupied, and 996 (50.7%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.0%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.2%. 3,708 people (50.9% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 3,571 people (49.1%) lived in rental housing units.

Economy[edit]

In 2017, the city approved two companies’ cannabis dispensary proposals in hopes of generating tax revenue for the public service budget.[9]

Government[edit]

The community of Woodlake is serviced by its own municipal police department. The police services building is adjacent to the City Hall complex on Valencia Boulevard.

In the state legislature Woodlake is located in the 14th Senate District, represented by Democrat Melissa Hurtado, and in the 26th Assembly District, represented by Republican Devon Mathis. In the United States House of Representatives, Woodlake is in California's 22nd congressional district, represented by Republican David Valadao.[10]

Education[edit]

The schools include, Woodlake High School, Woodlake Valley Middle School, Castle Rock Elementary School, F.J. White Elementary. Woodlake high school consists of grades 9-12. Woodlake Valley Middle School consists of grades 6-8. Castle Rock Elementary School consists of grades 3-5. F.J. White Elementary consists of grades K-2.[11] Woodlake High School provides an anonymous tip line to help ensure the safety of their students. This tip line can consist of bullying, threats, suspicious activity, etc.[12]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "California Cities by Incorporation Date" (Word). California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "History". City of Woodlake. Retrieved 2021-11-05.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Woodlake, California
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Woodlake city". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  9. ^ APPLETON, RORY (December 27, 2017). "Here's where to buy legal pot in the Valley after Jan. 1 – and how it will work". Fresno Bee. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  10. ^ "California's 22nd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  11. ^ "Schools - Woodlake Unified". Schools - Woodlake Unified. Retrieved 2021-11-05.
  12. ^ "Home - Woodlake Union High School". Home - Woodlake Union High School. Retrieved 2021-11-05.

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