Redway, California

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Redway
census-designated place
Location in Humboldt County and the state of California
Location in Humboldt County and the state of California
Coordinates: 40°07′13″N 123°49′24″W / 40.12028°N 123.82333°W / 40.12028; -123.82333Coordinates: 40°07′13″N 123°49′24″W / 40.12028°N 123.82333°W / 40.12028; -123.82333
Country United States
State California
CountyHumboldt
Area[1]
 • Total1.271 sq mi (3.295 km2)
 • Land1.250 sq mi (3.239 km2)
 • Water0.021 sq mi (0.056 km2)  1.7%
Elevation538 ft (164 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total1,225
 • Density960/sq mi (370/km2)
Time zonePacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code95560
Area code(s)707
FIPS code06-60088
GNIS feature ID0277583
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Redway, California
 
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Redway
census-designated place
Location in Humboldt County and the state of California
Location in Humboldt County and the state of California
Coordinates: 40°07′13″N 123°49′24″W / 40.12028°N 123.82333°W / 40.12028; -123.82333Coordinates: 40°07′13″N 123°49′24″W / 40.12028°N 123.82333°W / 40.12028; -123.82333
Country United States
State California
CountyHumboldt
Area[1]
 • Total1.271 sq mi (3.295 km2)
 • Land1.250 sq mi (3.239 km2)
 • Water0.021 sq mi (0.056 km2)  1.7%
Elevation538 ft (164 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total1,225
 • Density960/sq mi (370/km2)
Time zonePacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code95560
Area code(s)707
FIPS code06-60088
GNIS feature ID0277583
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Redway, California

Redway is a census-designated place (CDP) in Humboldt County, California, United States. Redway is located 2.25 miles (3.6 km) northwest of Garberville,[2] at an elevation of 538 feet (164 m).[3] The population was 1,225 at the 2010 census, up from 1,188 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), of which, 1.25 square miles (3.2 km2) of it is land and 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2) of it (1.7%) is water.

History[edit]

The town was founded by Oscar and Charles Burris in 1923.[2]

Originally, Redway was a resort style golf course. In the 1960s The golf course closed. This is evident by some of the street names such as Birdie, Par, and Green.

The area is built on the seemingly conflicting ideals of self-reliance and community, and a visitor would be just as likely to see a gun rack and dreadlocks in the grocery store parking lot (sometimes in the same mud covered BMW).

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[4] reported that Redway had a population of 1,225. The population density was 963.1 people per square mile (371.9/km²). The racial makeup of Redway was 1,093 (89.2%) White, 5 (0.4%) African American, 35 (2.9%) Native American, 6 (0.5%) Asian, 1 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 15 (1.2%) from other races, and 70 (5.7%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 96 persons (7.8%).

The Census reported that 1,192 people (97.3% of the population) lived in households, 33 (2.7%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 551 households, out of which 160 (29.0%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 194 (35.2%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 63 (11.4%) had a female householder with no husband present, 37 (6.7%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 55 (10.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 4 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 209 households (37.9%) were made up of individuals and 63 (11.4%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16. There were 294 families (53.4% of all households); the average family size was 2.84.

The population was spread out with 278 people (22.7%) under the age of 18, 92 people (7.5%) aged 18 to 24, 306 people (25.0%) aged 25 to 44, 404 people (33.0%) aged 45 to 64, and 145 people (11.8%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.8 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.

There were 679 housing units at an average density of 533.9 per square mile (206.1/km²), of which 307 (55.7%) were owner-occupied, and 244 (44.3%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.6%; the rental vacancy rate was 1.2%. 658 people (53.7% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 534 people (43.6%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,188 people, 543 households, and 302 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 951.4 people per square mile (367.0/km²). There were 641 housing units at an average density of 513.3 per square mile (198.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.39% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 2.53% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.76% from other races, and 6.57% from two or more races. 3.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 543 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.6% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.2% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $27,188, and the median income for a family was $39,464. Males had a median income of $21,853 versus $23,864 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $24,212. About 18.6% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.8% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature, Redway is in the 2nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Noreen Evans,[6] and the 2nd Assembly District, represented by Democrat Wesley Chesbro.[7]

Federally, Redway is in California's 2nd congressional district, represented by Democrat Jared Huffman.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 130. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Redway, California
  4. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Redway CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ "California's 2nd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 

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