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La Presa, California
—  CDP  —
Location in San Diego County and the state of California
Coordinates: 32°42′43″N 117°0′14″W / 32.71194°N 117.00389°W / 32.71194; -117.00389
Country United States
State California
County San Diego
Area
 - Total 6.2 sq mi (16 km2)
 - Land 5.6 sq mi (14.5 km2)
 - Water 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
Elevation 351 ft (107 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 32,721
 - Density 5,277.6/sq mi (2,045.1/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 91977
Area code(s) 619
FIPS code 06-40326
GNIS feature ID 0244447

La Presa is a neighborhood in the community of Spring Valley in San Diego County, California.

The population of the La Presa census-designated place (CDP) was 32,721 at the 2000 census. The neighborhood was part of neighboring Spring Valley's census area from 1970 to 1990.

The neighborhood is served by a 91977 ZIP code, which is considered Spring Valley according to the USPS.

La Presa is Spanish for "The Dam".

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Geography

According to the United States Geological Survey La Presa is located at 32°42′29″N 116°59′50″W / 32.70806°N 116.99722°W / 32.70806; -116.99722 (32.7081085, -116.9972487).[1] This is near the intersection of Jamacha Boulevard and Grand Avenue. Most maps place La Presa at this location.

According to the United States Census Bureau La Presa is located at 32°42′43″N 117°0′14″W / 32.71194°N 117.00389°W / 32.71194; -117.00389 (32.712057, -117.003862).[1] This is approximately 2,300 feet northwest of the USGS location. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 16.0 km² (6.2 mi²). 14.5 km² (5.6 mi²) of it is land and 1.5 km² (0.6 mi²) of it (9.39%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 32,721 people, 10,008 households, and 7,986 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,256.0/km² (5,843.6/mi²). There were 10,236 housing units at an average density of 705.7/km² (1,828.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 50.21% White, 14.48% African American, 0.88% Native American, 9.83% Asian, 1.13% Pacific Islander, 16.35% from other races, and 7.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 33.05% of the population.

There were 10,008 households out of which 43.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 16.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.2% were non-families. 14.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.25 and the average family size was 3.55.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $45,939, and the median income for a family was $47,486. Males had a median income of $34,412 versus $26,210 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $15,998. About 9.4% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.5% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

In the state legislature La Presa is located in the 36th and 39th Senate District, represented by Republican Dennis Hollingsworth and Democrat Christine Kehoe, and in the 78th Assembly District, represented by Republican Shirley Horton. Federally, La Presa is located in California's 51st, 52nd, and 53rd congressional districts, which have Cook PVIs of D +7, R +9, and D +12 respectively[3] and is represented by Democrat Bob Filner, Republican Duncan D. Hunter, and Democrat Susan Davis respectively.

External links

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. http://www.clcblog.org/blog_item-85.html. Retrieved 2008-02-10.  
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