Coulterville, California

Coulterville, California
—  census-designated place  —
Coulterville Main Street Historic District
Coulterville is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°42′38″N 120°11′53″W / 37.71056°N 120.19806°W / 37.71056; -120.19806Coordinates: 37°42′38″N 120°11′53″W / 37.71056°N 120.19806°W / 37.71056; -120.19806
Country  United States
State  California
County Mariposa County
 – Total 4.216 sq mi (10.919 km2)
 – Land 4.215 sq mi (10.917 km2)
 – Water 0.001 sq mi (0.002 km2)  0.02%
Elevation[2] 1,699 ft (518 m)
Population (2010)
 – Total 201
 – Density 47.7/sq mi (18.4/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 – Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 95311
Area code(s) 209
GNIS feature IDs 266604; 2582984
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Coulterville, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Coulterville, California

Coulterville (formerly, Maxwell's Creek)[3] is a census-designated place[4] in Mariposa County, California.[2] It is located on Maxwell Creek 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Mariposa,[3] at an elevation of 1699 feet (518 m).[2] Coulterville had a population of 201 at the 2010 census. It is a mining town located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The ZIP Code is 95311. The community is inside area code 209.



The Hotel Jeffery, established 1851, is part of the historic district.

The place was settled in 1850 by George W. Coulter, for whom it is also named.[3] For a time Coulter lived in a tent flying the American Flag, prompting local Mexicans to call the place Bandereta (Spanish for "small flag").[3] The Maxwell's Creek post office opened in 1852 and changed its name to Coulterville in 1872.[3] The name Maxwell honors George Maxwell, with whom Coulter cast lots to determine the name of the town.[3]

A large portion of the downtown was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Coulterville Main Street Historic District.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 3.2 square miles (10.9 km²), 99.98% of it land, and 0.02% of it water.


The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Coultervillle had a population of 201. The population density was 47.7 people per square mile (18.4/km²). The racial makeup of Coultervillle was 181 (90.0%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 5 (2.5%) Native American, 1 (0.5%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 0 (0.0%) from other races, and 14 (7.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20 persons (10.0%).

The Census reported that 201 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 95 households, out of which 19 (20.0%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 34 (35.8%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 9 (9.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 11 (11.6%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 8 (8.4%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 1 (1.1%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 32 households (33.7%) were made up of individuals and 11 (11.6%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12. There were 54 families (56.8% of all households); the average family size was 2.61.

The population was spread out with 30 people (14.9%) under the age of 18, 15 people (7.5%) aged 18 to 24, 35 people (17.4%) aged 25 to 44, 77 people (38.3%) aged 45 to 64, and 44 people (21.9%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52.9 years. For every 100 females there were 116.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.8 males.

There were 130 housing units at an average density of 30.8 per square mile (11.9/km²), of which 65 (68.4%) were owner-occupied, and 30 (31.6%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 5.6%; the rental vacancy rate was 11.4%. 134 people (66.7% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 67 people (33.3%) lived in rental housing units.


In the state legislature Coulterville is located in the 14th Senate District, represented by Republican Tom Berryhill, and in the 25th Assembly District, represented by Republican Kristin Olsen. Federally, Coulterville is located in California's 19th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +10[6] and is represented by Republican Jeff Denham.


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Coulterville, California
  3. ^ a b c d e f Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 762. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Coulterville, California
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. Retrieved 2007-10-20. 

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