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Arnold
Location in Calaveras County and the state of California
Location in Calaveras County and the state of California
Arnold, California is located in the United States
Arnold, California
Arnold, California
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  California
County Calaveras
Area
 • Total 9.13 sq mi (23.65 km2)
 • Land 9.07 sq mi (23.48 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.17 km2)  0.42%
Elevation
4,000 ft (1,219 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 3,288
 • Density 362.63/sq mi (140.02/km2)
Time zone UTC−8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP Code
95223
Area code(s) 209
FIPS code 06-02770
GNIS feature IDs 1656296, 2407763

Arnold is a census-designated place (CDP) in Calaveras County, California, United States. The population was 3,843 at the 2010 census, down from 4,218 at the 2000 census. Arnold is located on State Route 4.

History

Arnold is named after Bob and Bernice Arnold, who, in 1927 opened the Ebbetts Pass Inn. Prior to that, the community consisted of two large ranches where logging was the main industry. The inn served as a stop for people traveling along the Ebbetts Pass route as well as lodging for those visiting nearby Calaveras Big Trees State Park. In 1928, Camp Wolfeboro was established nearby as a Boy Scout camp and continues to be in operation today. The first post office was opened in 1934. Bernice was its postmistress at one time.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 14.9 square miles (39 km2), of which, 14.8 square miles (38 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.47%) is water.

Climate

Area has a Köppen Climate Classification of Csb, which is a dry-summer subtropical climate often referred to as "Mediterranean".

Climate data for Arnold, California
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 7.2
(45)
8.3
(47)
10
(50)
13.3
(56)
18.3
(65)
23.9
(75)
28.3
(83)
27.8
(82)
24.4
(76)
18.3
(65)
11.7
(53)
8.3
(47)
16.7
(62)
Average low °C (°F) -2.2
(28)
-2.2
(28)
-1.1
(30)
1.1
(34)
4.4
(40)
7.8
(46)
11.1
(52)
10.6
(51)
8.3
(47)
4.4
(40)
0.6
(33)
-1.7
(29)
3.3
(38)
Precipitation mm (inches) 264
(10.4)
239
(9.4)
206
(8.1)
117
(4.6)
56
(2.2)
15
(0.6)
3
(0.1)
5
(0.2)
18
(0.7)
74
(2.9)
147
(5.8)
239
(9.4)
1,382
(54.4)
Source: Weatherbase

Demographics

As many as 45% of the dwellings are vacation homes, a factor in fire safety efforts, as absent owners do not always clear the brush from their properties.

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 4,218
2010 3,843 −8.9%
2020 3,288 −14.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2010 census Arnold had a population of 3,843. The population density was 258.8 people per square mile (99.9/km2). The racial makeup of Arnold was 3,590 (93.4%) White, 20 (0.5%) African American, 28 (0.7%) Native American, 46 (1.2%) Asian, 7 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 60 (1.6%) from other races, and 96 (2.5%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 259 people (6.7%).

The census reported that 3,842 people (100% of the population) lived in households, no one lived in non-institutionalized group quarters and 1 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 1,761 households, 340 (19.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,024 (58.1%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 113 (6.4%) had a female householder with no husband present, 50 (2.8%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 87 (4.9%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 11 (0.6%) same-sex married couples or partnerships; 472 households (26.8%) were one person and 201 (11.4%) had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.18. There were 1,187 families (67.4% of households); the average family size was 2.60.

The age distribution was 613 people (16.0%) under the age of 18, 184 people (4.8%) aged 18 to 24, 563 people (14.7%) aged 25 to 44, 1,436 people (37.4%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,047 people (27.2%) who were 65 or older. The median age was 54.1 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.8 males.

There were 4,897 housing units at an average density of 329.8 per square mile (127.3/km2),of which 1,761 were occupied, 1,422 (80.7%) by the owners and 339 (19.3%) by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4.8%; the rental vacancy rate was 16.8%. 2,978 people (77.5% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 864 people (22.5%) lived in rental housing units.

Parks and recreation

Arnold is located in Stanislaus National Forest. Parks located in the area include White Pines Park and Calaveras Big Trees State Park. The Arnold Rim Trail, which was created in 2007, is a 17.5 mile multi-use trail that traverses protected land from Arnold to Avery.

Economy

Arnold has a chamber of commerce, the Greater Arnold Business Association.

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