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Coordinates: 36°39′01″N 119°47′27″W / 36.65028°N 119.79083°W / 36.65028; -119.79083

Easton, California
—  CDP  —
Location in Fresno County and the state of California
Coordinates: 36°39′01″N 119°47′27″W / 36.65028°N 119.79083°W / 36.65028; -119.79083
Country United States
State California
County Fresno
Government
 - N/A
 - Senate Dean Florez (D)
 - Assembly Juan Arambula (D)
 - U. S. Congress Jim Costa (D)
Area
 - Total 3 sq mi (7.8 km2)
 - Land 3 sq mi (7.8 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 276 ft (84 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,966
 Density 655.3/sq mi (252.1/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93706
Area code(s) 559
FIPS code 06-20928
GNIS feature ID 0277503

Easton (formerly, Covel[1] and Covell[2]) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fresno County, California, United States. The population was 1,966 at the 2000 census. Easton is located 7.5 miles (12.1 km) south of downtown Fresno,[1] at an elevation of 276 feet (84 m).[2]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km²), all of it land.

History

Easton post office was established in 1881, moved in 1883, and closed in 1902.[1] It reopened in 1952.[1] The name honors O.W. Easton, land agent.[1]

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,966 people, 623 households, and 499 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 652.5 people per square mile (252.2/km²). There were 648 housing units at an average density of 215.1/sq mi (83.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 58.04% White, 0.61% Black or African American, 3.36% Native American, 3.97% Asian, 29.35% from other races, and 4.68% from two or more races. 51.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 623 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.9% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.16 and the average family size was 3.57.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $31,172, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $39,583 versus $21,071 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,598. About 16.8% of families and 24.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.7% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable Residents

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1030. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Easton, California
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 







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