Darwin, California facts for kids
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Location in Inyo County and the state of California
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|• Total||1.34 sq mi (3.48 km2)|
|• Land||1.34 sq mi (3.48 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2) 0%|
|Elevation||4,790 ft (1,460 m)|
|• Density||26.77/sq mi (10.33/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (PDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0241269|
Darwin is an unincorporated mining community in Inyo County, California, United States. It is located 22 miles (35 km) southeast of Keeler, at an elevation of 4,790 ft (1,460 m). The population was 43 at the 2010 census, down from 54 at the 2000 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all of it land.
Silver and lead discovery at the place led to the founding of a settlement in 1874. A post office opened in 1875, closed for a time in 1902, and remains open. In 2011, the town was the subject of a documentary film, titled Darwin. In April 2012, BBC News featured a video of local residents describing their wishes to replace dial-up Internet access with broadband.
For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined Darwin as a census-designated place (CDP).
At the 2010 census, Darwin had a population of 43. The population density was 32.0 people per square mile (12.3/km2). The racial makeup of Darwin was 38 (88%) white, 0 (0%) black, 2 (5%) Native American, 1 (2%) Asian American, 1 (2%) Pacific Islander, 0 (0%) from other races, and 1 (2%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2 people (5%).
The whole population lived in households, no one lived in non-institutionalized group quarters and no one was institutionalized.
There were 28 households; 0 (0%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 11 (39%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 0 (0%) had a female householder with no husband present, and 1 (4%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 1 (4%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 14 households (50%) were made up of individuals, and 9 (32%) had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 1.5. There were 12 families (43% of households); the average family size was 2.1.
The age distribution was 0 people (0%) under the age of 18, 0 people (0%) aged 18 to 24, 2 people (5%) aged 25 to 44, 20 people (47%) aged 45 to 64, and 21 people (49%) who were 65 or older. The median age was 63.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 168.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 168.8 males.
There were 46 housing units, at an average density of 34.2 per square mile (13.2/km2), of which 28 were occupied, of which 24 (86%) were owner-occupied and 4 (14%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4%; the rental vacancy rate was 0%. 37 people (86% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units, and 6 people (14%) lived in rental housing units.
At the 2000 census, there were 54 people, 36 households, and 14 families in the CDP. The population density was 39.3 people per square mile (15.1/km2). There were 54 housing units at an average density of 39.3 per square mile (15.1/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91% White, 2% Black or African American, 4% Native American, and 4% from two or more races. 6% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 36 households, 8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 22% were married couples living together, 14% had a female householder with no husband present, and 6% were non-families. 56% of households were one person, and 8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 1.5, and the average family size was 2.0.
The age distribution was 6% under the age of 18, 2% from 18 to 24, 17% from 25 to 44, 59% from 45 to 64, and 17% 65 or older. The median age was 53 years. For every 100 females, there were 145.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 142.9 males.
The median household income was $13,333, and the median family income was $15,000. Males had a median income of under $2500 versus $36,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $11,048. There were 33% of families and 38% of the population living below the poverty line, including 100% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.
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