Pioneer, California

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Pioneer
—  census-designated place  —
Pioneer is located in California
Pioneer
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°25′55″N 120°34′19″W / 38.43194°N 120.57194°W / 38.43194; -120.57194Coordinates: 38°25′55″N 120°34′19″W / 38.43194°N 120.57194°W / 38.43194; -120.57194
Country United States
State California
CountyAmador County
Area[1]
 • Total11.190 km2 (4.321 sq mi)
 • Land11.190 km2 (4.321 sq mi)
 • Water0 km2 (0 sq mi)  0%
Elevation[2]910 m (2,986 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total1,094
 • Density98/km2 (250/sq mi)
ZIP Code95666
Area code(s)209
GNIS feature IDs230751; 2583116
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pioneer, CaliforniaU.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pioneer, California
 
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Pioneer
—  census-designated place  —
Pioneer is located in California
Pioneer
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°25′55″N 120°34′19″W / 38.43194°N 120.57194°W / 38.43194; -120.57194Coordinates: 38°25′55″N 120°34′19″W / 38.43194°N 120.57194°W / 38.43194; -120.57194
Country United States
State California
CountyAmador County
Area[1]
 • Total11.190 km2 (4.321 sq mi)
 • Land11.190 km2 (4.321 sq mi)
 • Water0 km2 (0 sq mi)  0%
Elevation[2]910 m (2,986 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total1,094
 • Density98/km2 (250/sq mi)
ZIP Code95666
Area code(s)209
GNIS feature IDs230751; 2583116
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pioneer, CaliforniaU.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pioneer, California

Pioneer is a census-designated place[3] in Amador County, California. It is located 5 miles (8.0 km) east-northeast of Pine Grove,[4] at an elevation of 2986 feet (910 m), along State Route 88. The community is in ZIP code 95666 and area code 209. The population was 1,094 at the 2010 census.

Pioneer Station, built approximately 1925, is located in Pioneer however, it was never a Pony Express stop, a popular fallacy. It was a general store selling gas and water and offering camping sites. The old Pioneer Station still stands and is currently a private residence.

A post office opened in Pioneer in 1947.[4]

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Demographics

The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Pioneer had a population of 1,094. The population density was 253.2 people per square mile (97.8/km²). The racial makeup of Pioneer was 1,017 (93.0%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 34 (3.1%) Native American, 1 (0.1%) Asian, 2 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 12 (1.1%) from other races, and 28 (2.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 52 persons (4.8%).

The Census reported that 1,094 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 475 households, out of which 111 (23.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 255 (53.7%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 30 (6.3%) had a female householder with no husband present, 34 (7.2%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 25 (5.3%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 1 (0.2%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 132 households (27.8%) were made up of individuals and 67 (14.1%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30. There were 319 families (67.2% of all households); the average family size was 2.76.

The population was spread out with 197 people (18.0%) under the age of 18, 55 people (5.0%) aged 18 to 24, 180 people (16.5%) aged 25 to 44, 400 people (36.6%) aged 45 to 64, and 262 people (23.9%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51.3 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.5 males.

There were 600 housing units at an average density of 138.9 per square mile (53.6/km²), of which 394 (82.9%) were owner-occupied, and 81 (17.1%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 7.9%. 866 people (79.2% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 228 people (20.8%) lived in rental housing units.

Politics

In the state legislature Pioneer is located in the 1st California State Senate District, and in the 10th California State Assembly District. Federally, Pioneer is located in California's 3rd congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +7[6] and is represented by Republican Dan Lungren.

Points of interest

Hwy 88 Pioneer CA Snow Storm

Pioneer offers beautiful scenery for Route 88 motorists. There are a number of centuries-old tall pine trees and oak trees, as well as lakes for water sports and fishing.

References

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pioneer, California
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pioneer, California
  4. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 538. 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.
  6. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. http://www.clcblog.org/blog_item-85.html. Retrieved 2007-10-20.