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Fellows, California
—  CDP  —
Location in Kern County and the state of California
Coordinates: 35°10′43″N 119°32′28″W / 35.17861°N 119.54111°W / 35.17861; -119.54111Coordinates: 35°10′43″N 119°32′28″W / 35.17861°N 119.54111°W / 35.17861; -119.54111
Country United States
State California
County Kern
Government
 - N/A
 - Senate Roy Ashburn (R)
 - Assembly Jean Fuller (R)
 - U. S. Congress Kevin McCarthy (R)
Area
 - Total 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 - Land 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation [1] 1,316 ft (401 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 153
 - Density 218.6/sq mi (90/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93224
Area code(s) 661
FIPS code 06-23812
GNIS feature ID 1656513

Fellows is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, California, United States. Fellows is located 5 miles (8 km) west-northwest of Taft,[2] at an elevation of 1316 feet (401 m).[1] The population was 153 at the 2000 census. Fellows is surrounded on all sides by the enormous Midway-Sunset Oil Field, the third-largest oil field in the United States, and the oil and gas industry accounts for much of the area's economic activity.

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Geography

Fellows is located at 35°10′43″N 119°32′28″W / 35.17861°N 119.54111°W / 35.17861; -119.54111.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.

Fellows Park sign

History

The first post office at Fellows opened in 1910.[2] The name Fellows honors Charles A. Fellows, a Sunset Western Railroad contractor.[2]

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 153 people, 56 households, and 39 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 232.4 people per square mile (89.5/km²). There were 58 housing units at an average density of 88.1/sq mi (33.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.89% White, 1.96% Native American, 1.31% Asian, 0.65% Pacific Islander, 6.54% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. 14.38% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 56 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $30,417, and the median income for a family was $30,000. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $20,781 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $15,636. About 17.5% of families and 17.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.7% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

References

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Fellows, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1034. ISBN 9781884995149.  
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
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