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Alderpoint
Country  United States
State  California
County Humboldt County
Area
 • Total 2.429 sq mi (6.291 km2)
 • Land 2.429 sq mi (6.291 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation
472 ft (144 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 186
 • Density 76.57/sq mi (29.57/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP Code
95511
Area code(s) 707
GNIS feature IDs 2611374; 1657909

Alderpoint (formerly, Alder Point) is a census-designated place in Humboldt County, California at an elevation of 472 feet (144 m), 11 miles (18 km) east-northeast of Garberville. The ZIP Code is 95511, it is inside area code 707 and had a population of 186 in the 2010 census.

History

The town began in 1910 as a center for construction of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad. It's named after the abundance of Alder Trees. The first post office at Alderpoint opened in 1911.

Demographics

The 2010 United States Census reported that Alderpoint had a population of 186. The population density was 76.6 people per square mile (29.6/km²). The racial makeup of Alderpoint was 170 (91.4%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 9 (4.8%) Native American, 1 (0.5%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 1 (0.5%) from other races, and 5 (2.7%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10 persons (5.4%).

The Census reported that 186 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 80 households, out of which 19 (23.8%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 29 (36.3%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 10 (12.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 9 (11.3%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 9 (11.3%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 29 households (36.3%) were made up of individuals and 3 (3.8%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33. There were 48 families (60.0% of all households); the average family size was 2.83.

The population was spread out with 32 people (17.2%) under the age of 18, 11 people (5.9%) aged 18 to 24, 43 people (23.1%) aged 25 to 44, 75 people (40.3%) aged 45 to 64, and 25 people (13.4%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47.0 years. For every 100 females there were 111.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 126.5 males.

There were 93 housing units at an average density of 38.3 per square mile (14.8/km²), of which 58 (72.5%) were owner-occupied, and 22 (27.5%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0%; the rental vacancy rate was 0%. 144 people (77.4% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 42 people (22.6%) lived in rental housing units.

Climate

Climate data for Alderpoint
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 53.6
(12)
59.1
(15.06)
62.3
(16.83)
68.2
(20.11)
74.4
(23.56)
81.4
(27.44)
90.9
(32.72)
90.3
(32.39)
86.7
(30.39)
74.8
(23.78)
61.3
(16.28)
53.7
(12.06)
71.4
(21.89)
Average low °F (°C) 35.4
(1.89)
37.9
(3.28)
38.8
(3.78)
41.2
(5.11)
45.4
(7.44)
49.4
(9.67)
52.4
(11.33)
52.2
(11.22)
48.6
(9.22)
44
(6.7)
40.5
(4.72)
36.3
(2.39)
43.5
(6.39)
Precipitation inches (mm) 10.6
(269)
7.8
(198)
5.8
(147)
3.2
(81)
1.6
(41)
0.5
(13)
0
(0)
0.4
(10)
0.8
(20)
3.6
(91)
7.3
(185)
9.4
(239)
50.9
(1,293)
Source: Weatherbase
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