Pike, California

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Pike
—  census-designated place  —
Pike, California is located in California
Pike
Coordinates: 39°26′21″N 120°59′53″W / 39.43917°N 120.99806°W / 39.43917; -120.99806Coordinates: 39°26′21″N 120°59′53″W / 39.43917°N 120.99806°W / 39.43917; -120.99806
Country United States
State California
CountySierra
Area[1]
 • Total4.287 sq mi (11.102 km2)
 • Land4.287 sq mi (11.102 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2]3,445 ft (1,050 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total134
Time zonePacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s)530
GNIS feature IDs1658637; 2583112
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pike, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pike, California
 
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Pike
—  census-designated place  —
Pike, California is located in California
Pike
Coordinates: 39°26′21″N 120°59′53″W / 39.43917°N 120.99806°W / 39.43917; -120.99806Coordinates: 39°26′21″N 120°59′53″W / 39.43917°N 120.99806°W / 39.43917; -120.99806
Country United States
State California
CountySierra
Area[1]
 • Total4.287 sq mi (11.102 km2)
 • Land4.287 sq mi (11.102 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2]3,445 ft (1,050 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total134
Time zonePacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s)530
GNIS feature IDs1658637; 2583112
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pike, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pike, California

Pike, formerly Pike City is a census-designated place[3] in Sierra County, California, United States.[2] Pike is 8.5 miles (13.7 km) west-southwest of Alleghany. The community was named after Pike County, Missouri. The post office in Pike opened as Pike City Post Office in 1877, became Pike Post Office in 1895, and closed in 1954.[4] The population was 134 at the 2010 census.

Pike is the home of playwright and director Zach Helm.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 4.3 square miles (11.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Pike had a population of 134. The population density was 31.3 people per square mile (12.1/km²). The racial makeup of Pike was 130 (97.0%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 1 (0.7%) Native American, 2 (1.5%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 0 (0.0%) from other races, and 1 (0.7%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2 persons (1.5%).

The Census reported that 134 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 66 households, out of which 13 (19.7%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 30 (45.5%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 5 (7.6%) had a female householder with no husband present, 4 (6.1%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 5 (7.6%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 1 (1.5%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 20 households (30.3%) were made up of individuals and 5 (7.6%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03. There were 39 families (59.1% of all households); the average family size was 2.54.

The population was spread out with 16 people (11.9%) under the age of 18, 3 people (2.2%) aged 18 to 24, 25 people (18.7%) aged 25 to 44, 62 people (46.3%) aged 45 to 64, and 28 people (20.9%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50.9 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.

There were 90 housing units at an average density of 21.0 per square mile (8.1/km²), of which 58 (87.9%) were owner-occupied, and 8 (12.1%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0%; the rental vacancy rate was 0%. 117 people (87.3% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 17 people (12.7%) lived in rental housing units.

References

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pike, California
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pike, California
  4. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 537. ISBN 9781884995149.
  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.