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Bella Vista
census-designated place
Country  United States
State  California
County Shasta
Area
 • Total 22.341 sq mi (57.864 km2)
 • Land 22.199 sq mi (57.496 km2)
 • Water 0.142 sq mi (0.368 km2)  0.64%
Elevation 656 ft (200 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,781
 • Density 124.480/sq mi (48.061/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 96008
GNIS feature ID 2582942
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bella Vista, California

Bella Vista is a census-designated place (CDP) in Shasta County, California. Bella Vista is a small, rural community about 9 miles (14 km) north-east of Redding, and about 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Palo Cedro. Bella Vista sits at an elevation of 656 feet (200 m). The 2010 United States census reported Bella Vista's population was 2,781.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 22.3 square miles (57.9 km²), 99.36% of it land and 0.64% of it water.

Demographics

The 2010 United States Census reported that Bella Vista had a population of 2,781. The population density was 124.5 people per square mile (48.1/km²). The racial makeup of Bella Vista was 2,559 (92.0%) White, 16 (0.6%) African American, 41 (1.5%) Native American, 30 (1.1%) Asian, 6 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 43 (1.5%) from other races, and 86 (3.1%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 179 persons (6.4%).

The Census reported that 2,773 people (99.7% of the population) lived in households, 3 (0.1%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 5 (0.2%) were institutionalized.

There were 1,037 households, out of which 321 (31.0%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 646 (62.3%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 101 (9.7%) had a female householder with no husband present, 57 (5.5%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 52 (5.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 9 (0.9%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 175 households (16.9%) were made up of individuals and 79 (7.6%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67. There were 804 families (77.5% of all households); the average family size was 2.96.

The population was spread out with 594 people (21.4%) under the age of 18, 197 people (7.1%) aged 18 to 24, 542 people (19.5%) aged 25 to 44, 949 people (34.1%) aged 45 to 64, and 499 people (17.9%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46.2 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.

There were 1,100 housing units at an average density of 49.2 per square mile (19.0/km²), of which 855 (82.4%) were owner-occupied, and 182 (17.6%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.2%; the rental vacancy rate was 6.2%. 2,276 people (81.8% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 497 people (17.9%) lived in rental housing units.


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