Tulelake, California

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City of Tulelake
City
Location in Siskiyou County and the state of California
Coordinates: 41°57′15″N 121°28′33″W / 41.95417°N 121.47583°W / 41.95417; -121.47583Coordinates: 41°57′15″N 121°28′33″W / 41.95417°N 121.47583°W / 41.95417; -121.47583
Country United States
State California
CountySiskiyou
Area[1]
 • Total0.412 sq mi (1.067 km2)
 • Land0.410 sq mi (1.061 km2)
 • Water0.002 sq mi (0.006 km2)  0.58%
Elevation4,035 ft (1,230 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total1,010
 • Density2,500/sq mi (950/km2)
Time zonePacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code96134
Area code(s)530
FIPS code06-80686
GNIS feature ID1660040
 
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City of Tulelake
City
Location in Siskiyou County and the state of California
Coordinates: 41°57′15″N 121°28′33″W / 41.95417°N 121.47583°W / 41.95417; -121.47583Coordinates: 41°57′15″N 121°28′33″W / 41.95417°N 121.47583°W / 41.95417; -121.47583
Country United States
State California
CountySiskiyou
Area[1]
 • Total0.412 sq mi (1.067 km2)
 • Land0.410 sq mi (1.061 km2)
 • Water0.002 sq mi (0.006 km2)  0.58%
Elevation4,035 ft (1,230 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total1,010
 • Density2,500/sq mi (950/km2)
Time zonePacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code96134
Area code(s)530
FIPS code06-80686
GNIS feature ID1660040

Tulelake is a city in Siskiyou County, California, United States. It is named after the nearby Tule Lake. The population was 1,010 at the 2010 census, down from 1,020 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Tulelake is located at 41°57′15″N 121°28′33″W / 41.95417°N 121.47583°W / 41.95417; -121.47583 (41.954029, -121.475906)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), 99.42% of it land and 0.58% of it water.

Tulelake has an elevation of 4066 feet above sea level.

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[3] reported that Tulelake had a population of 1,010. The population density was 2,450.5 people per square mile (946.1/km²). The racial makeup of Tulelake was 563 (55.7%) White, 1 (0.1%) African American, 15 (1.5%) Native American, 1 (0.1%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 365 (36.1%) from other races, and 65 (6.4%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 601 persons (59.5%).

The Census reported that 1,010 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 347 households, out of which 158 (45.5%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 177 (51.0%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 43 (12.4%) had a female householder with no husband present, 20 (5.8%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 24 (6.9%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 93 households (26.8%) were made up of individuals and 43 (12.4%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91. There were 240 families (69.2% of all households); the average family size was 3.58.

The population was spread out with 340 people (33.7%) under the age of 18, 102 people (10.1%) aged 18 to 24, 244 people (24.2%) aged 25 to 44, 222 people (22.0%) aged 45 to 64, and 102 people (10.1%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29.4 years. For every 100 females there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

There were 437 housing units at an average density of 1,060.3 per square mile (409.4/km²), of which 173 (49.9%) were owner-occupied, and 174 (50.1%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 6.0%; the rental vacancy rate was 12.1%. 473 people (46.8% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 537 people (53.2%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,020 people, 358 households, and 255 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,625.4 people per square mile (1,009.8/km²). There were 459 housing units at an average density of 1,181.4 per square mile (454.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.76% White, 1.08% African American, 1.27% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 16.86% from other races, and 8.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 45.29% of the population.

There were 358 households out of which 42.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.48.

In the city the population was spread out with 35.8% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,750, and the median income for a family was $27,750. Males had a median income of $28,088 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,244. About 33.7% of families and 34.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 46.2% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

As of July 2005 the population was estimated to be 1,010 (a -1.0% change). There were estimated to be 509 males (49.9%) and 510 females(50.1%). The population is broke up into a variety of ethnic groups; 51.6% were White Non-Hispanic, 45.3% Hispanic, 16.9% Other, 8.7% were two or more races, 3.1% American Indian, and 1.1% African American.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature Tulelake is in the 1st Senate District, represented by Republican Ted Gaines,[5] and the 1st Assembly District, represented by Republican Brian Dahle.[6]

Federally, Tulelake is in California's 1st congressional district, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa.[7]

Education[edit]

There are three schools in the Tulelake Basin Joint Unified School District, two of which are in the town of Tulelake.[8] Newell Elementary, located in the unincorporated town of Newell, California, serves preschool through second grade. Third through sixth grades are taught at Tulelake Elementary, where the mascot is the Gosling, a reflection of area waterfowl. Tulelake High School, located in the town of Tulelake, instructs grades seven through twelve, and its mascot is the Honker, a slang term for the Canada Goose.

Points of interest[edit]

There were two World War II internment camps in the Tulelake area. The Tulelake camp was an Italian and German prisoner-of-war camp to the east, located on Hill Road along Sheepy Ridge. Sheepy Ridge, also referred to as Gillems Bluff, is a small range adjacent to Tule Lake. The other internment camp housed nearly 18,000 Japanese Americans and Japanese alien residents and was in operation from May 1942 to March 1946. The Tule Lake War Relocation Center was one of ten Japanese internment camps in the United States. It was located approximately seven miles southeast of Tulelake. Today the western portion of the camp is occupied by the townsite of Newell.

A goose and duck processing business and pillow factory in Tulelake was featured in a recent episode of Discovery Channel's series Dirty Jobs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ "California's 1st Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Tulelake Basin Joint Unified School District". Retrieved 2012-10-17. 

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