Waukena, California

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Waukena
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Waukena
Coordinates: 36°08′19″N119°30′34″W / 36.13861°N 119.50944°W / 36.13861; -119.50944 Coordinates: 36°08′19″N119°30′34″W / 36.13861°N 119.50944°W / 36.13861; -119.50944
Country Flag of the United States.svg  United States
State Flag of California.svg  California
County Tulare
Area [1]
  Total 0.942 sq mi (2.441 km2)
  Land 0.942 sq mi (2.441 km2)
  Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 226 ft (69 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 108
  Density 110/sq mi (44/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
  Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93282
Area code(s) 559
GNIS feature IDa 251266; 2585463
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Waukena, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Waukena, California

Waukena is a census-designated place in Tulare County, California, United States. [2] Waukena is located on California State Route 137 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of Corcoran. Waukena has a post office with ZIP code 93282. [3] The population was 108 at the 2010 census.

A census-designated place (CDP) is a concentration of population defined by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes only. CDPs have been used in each decennial census since 1980 as the counterparts of incorporated places, such as self-governing cities, towns, and villages, for the purposes of gathering and correlating statistical data. CDPs are populated areas that generally include one officially designated but currently unincorporated small community, for which the CDP is named, plus surrounding inhabited countryside of varying dimensions and, occasionally, other, smaller unincorporated communities as well. CDPs include small rural communities, colonias located along the U.S. border with Mexico, and unincorporated resort and retirement communities and their environs.

Tulare County, California County in California, United States

Tulare County is a county in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 442,179. Its county seat is Visalia. The county is named for Tulare Lake, once the largest freshwater lake west of the Great Lakes. Drained for agricultural development, the site is now in Kings County, which was created in 1893 from the western portion of the formerly larger Tulare County.

California State of the United States of America

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second-most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), all of it land.

United States Census Bureau Bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

Climate

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Waukena has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps. [4]

Semi-arid climate climat with precipitation below potential evapotranspiration

A semi-arid climate or steppe climate is the climate of a region that receives precipitation below potential evapotranspiration, but not as low as a desert climate. There are different kinds of semi-arid climates, depending on variables such as temperature, and they give rise to different biomes.

Demographics

The 2010 United States Census [5] reported that Waukena had a population of 108. The population density was 114.6 people per square mile (44.3/km²). The racial makeup of Waukena was 86 (79.6%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 3 (2.8%) Native American, 0 (0.0%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 19 (17.6%) from other races, and 0 (0.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 45 persons (41.7%).

2010 United States Census 23rd national census of the United States, taken in 2010

The 2010 United States Census is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census. National Census Day, the reference day used for the census, was April 1, 2010. The census was taken via mail-in citizen self-reporting, with enumerators serving to spot-check randomly selected neighborhoods and communities. As part of a drive to increase the count's accuracy, 635,000 temporary enumerators were hired. The population of the United States was counted as 308,745,538, a 9.7% increase from the 2000 Census. This was the first census in which all states recorded a population of over half a million, as well as the first in which all 100 largest cities recorded populations of over 200,000.

Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and most of the time to humans. It is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square.

The Census reported that 108 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 37 households, out of which 17 (45.9%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 18 (48.6%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 4 (10.8%) had a female householder with no husband present, 3 (8.1%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 6 (16.2%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 1 (2.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 8 households (21.6%) were made up of individuals and 4 (10.8%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92. There were 25 families (67.6% of all households); the average family size was 3.32.

Marriage Social union or legal contract between people called spouses that creates kinship

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognised union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between those spouses, as well as between them and any resulting biological or adopted children and affinity. The definition of marriage varies around the world not only between cultures and between religions, but also throughout the history of any given culture and religion, evolving to both expand and constrict in who and what is encompassed, but typically it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually sexual, are acknowledged or sanctioned. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. When defined broadly, marriage is considered a cultural universal. A marriage ceremony is known as a wedding.

POSSLQ is an abbreviation for "person of opposite sex sharing living quarters", a term coined in the late 1970s by the United States Census Bureau as part of an effort to more accurately gauge the prevalence of cohabitation in American households.

The population was spread out with 34 people (31.5%) under the age of 18, 14 people (13.0%) aged 18 to 24, 26 people (24.1%) aged 25 to 44, 27 people (25.0%) aged 45 to 64, and 7 people (6.5%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 125.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.

There were 45 housing units at an average density of 47.8 per square mile (18.4/km²), of which 15 (40.5%) were owner-occupied, and 22 (59.5%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0%; the rental vacancy rate was 8.3%. 39 people (36.1% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 69 people (63.9%) lived in rental housing units.

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