Blue Lake, California


Blue Lake, California
City of Blue Lake
—  City  —
Location in Humboldt County and the state of California
Coordinates: 40°52′58″N 123°59′02″W / 40.88278°N 123.98389°W / 40.88278; -123.98389Coordinates: 40°52′58″N 123°59′02″W / 40.88278°N 123.98389°W / 40.88278; -123.98389
Country  United States
State  California
County Humboldt
Government
 - Type Mayor-council government
 - Mayor Sherman Schapiro
 - City Manager John Berchtold
Area[1]
 - Total 0.622 sq mi (1.610 km2)
 - Land 0.592 sq mi (1.533 km2)
 - Water 0.030 sq mi (0.077 km2)  4.8%
Elevation 131 ft (40 m)
Population (2010)
 - Total 1,253
 - Density 2,014.5/sq mi (778.3/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 95525
Area code(s) 707
FIPS code 06-07162
GNIS feature ID 1658083

Blue Lake (formerly, Scottsville)[2] is a city in Humboldt County, California, United States. Blue Lake is located on the Mad River 16 miles (26 km) northeast of Eureka,[2] at an elevation of 131 feet (40 m).[3] The population was 1,253 at the 2010 census, up from 1,135 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), over 95% of which is land.

Demographics

2010

The 2010 United States Census[4] reported that Blue Lake had a population of 1,253. The population density was 2,015.6 people per square mile (778.2/km²). The racial makeup of Blue Lake was 1,094 (87.3%) White, 5 (0.4%) African American, 55 (4.4%) Native American, 13 (1.0%) Asian, 4 (0.3%) Pacific Islander, 24 (1.9%) from other races, and 58 (4.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 82 persons (6.5%).

The Census reported that 1,253 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 542 households, out of which 152 (28.0%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 215 (39.7%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 63 (11.6%) had a female householder with no husband present, 32 (5.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 45 (8.3%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 12 (2.2%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 161 households (29.7%) were made up of individuals and 45 (8.3%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31. There were 310 families (57.2% of all households); the average family size was 2.79.

The population was spread out with 248 people (19.8%) under the age of 18, 102 people (8.1%) aged 18 to 24, 361 people (28.8%) aged 25 to 44, 415 people (33.1%) aged 45 to 64, and 127 people (10.1%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.3 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

There were 572 housing units at an average density of 920.1 per square mile (355.3/km²), of which 301 (55.5%) were owner-occupied, and 241 (44.5%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.0%; the rental vacancy rate was 2.8%. 712 people (56.8% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 541 people (43.2%) lived in rental housing units.

2000

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1910 507
1920 441 −13.0%
1930 555 25.9%
1940 503 −9.4%
1950 824 63.8%
1960 1,234 49.8%
1970 1,112 −9.9%
1980 1,201 8.0%
1990 1,235 2.8%
2000 1,335 8.1%
2010 1,253 −6.1%
source:[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,135 people, 504 households, and 297 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,884.2 people per square mile (730.4/km²). There were 556 housing units at an average density of 923.0 per square mile (357.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.72% White, 0.53% Black or African American, 5.37% Native American, 1.32% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 1.15% from other races, and 2.82% from two or more races. 2.47% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 504 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.9% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.9% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $35,924 versus $25,563 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,603. About 6.3% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.0% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

In the state legislature Blue Lake is located in the 2nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Noreen Evans, and in the 1st Assembly District, represented by Democrat Wesley Chesbro. Federally, Blue Lake is located in California's 1st congressional district, represented by Democrat Mike Thompson.

References

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 22. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Blue Lake, California
  4. ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.
  5. ^ "Historical Census Populations of Places, Towns, and Cities in California, 1850-2000". California Dept. of Finance. http://http://www.dof.ca.gov/research/demographic/state_census_data_center/historical_census_1850-2010/view.php. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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