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Coordinates: 36°44′25″N 119°14′48″W / 36.74028°N 119.24667°W / 36.74028; -119.24667

Squaw Valley, California
—  CDP  —
Location in Fresno County and the state of California
Coordinates: 36°44′25″N 119°14′48″W / 36.74028°N 119.24667°W / 36.74028; -119.24667
Country United States
State California
Counties Fresno
Area
 - Total 56.8 sq mi (147 km2)
 - Land 56.7 sq mi (146.8 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Population (2000)
 - Total 2,691
 - Density 47.4/sq mi (18.3/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 93646, 93675
Area code(s) 559

Squaw Valley (formerly, Squawvalley)[1] is a census-designated place located in Fresno County, California, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 2,691. Despite the similar name, it is not the location of Squaw Valley Ski Resort or the 1960 Winter Olympics. Squaw Valley is located 9 miles (14 km) north-northeast of Orange Cove and 30 miles (48 km) east of Fresno, at an elevation of 1631 feet (497 m).[2]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 56.8 square miles (147.0 km²), of which, 56.7 square miles (146.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it is water. The total area is 0.14% water.

History

The first post office opened in Squaw Valley in 1879.[1] The name was changed to Squawvalley in 1895.[1] The post office closed in 1918.[1] The post office was re-established in 1923, the name changed back to Squaw Valley in 1932, and closed again in 1945.[1] The post office re-opened in 1960.[1]

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,691 people, 1,025 households, and 779 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 47.5 people per square mile (18.3/km²). There were 1,160 housing units at an average density of 20.5/sq mi (7.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.33% White, 1.37% African American, 2.38% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.22% Pacific Islander, 4.83% from other races, and 2.30% from two or more races. 12.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,025 households out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 30.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $39,417, and the median income for a family was $47,739. Males had a median income of $38,375 versus $27,850 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $20,719. 8.9% of the population and 2.6% of families were below the poverty line. 14.4% of those under the age of 18 and 2.1% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1109. ISBN 9781884995149.  
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Squaw Valley, Fresno County, California
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

  • For more information, visit the City of Squaw Valley website. [1]
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