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Dinuba, California
City
Nickname(s): Raisin City, Raisinland U. S. A., Dina
Motto: Together, A Better Community
Location in Tulare County and the state of California
Location in Tulare County and the state of California
Country  United States
State  California
County Tulare
Incorporated January 6, 1906
Area
 • Total 6.470 sq mi (16.758 km2)
 • Land 6.470 sq mi (16.758 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 335 ft (102 m)
Population (April 1, 2010)
 • Total 21,453
 • Estimate (2013) 23,347
 • Density 3,315.8/sq mi (1,280.16/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93618
Area code 559
FIPS code 06-19318
GNIS feature IDs 1658422, 2410342
Website www.dinuba.org

Dinuba is a city in Tulare County, California, United States. The population was 21,453 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Visalia Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Alta District Museum is located in Dinuba in a restored railroad station; the museum has a collection of materials to illustrate local history.

Geography

Dinuba is located at 36°32′42″N 119°23′21″W / 36.545°N 119.38917°W / 36.545; -119.38917 (36.544898, -119.389260).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.5 square miles (17 km2), all of it land. The general topography is quite level ground, at an elevation of approximately 345 feet (105 m) above mean sea datum. The gradient is approximately ten feet per mile, from east-northeast to west-southwest. Groundwater generally also flows with the surface of the terrain, that is, from the northeast to the southwest. There are small hills to the northeast side of Dinuba with some elevations achieving heights of 526 feet (160 m).

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 970
1920 3,400 250.5%
1930 2,968 −12.7%
1940 3,790 27.7%
1950 4,971 31.2%
1960 6,103 22.8%
1970 7,917 29.7%
1980 9,907 25.1%
1990 12,743 28.6%
2000 16,844 32.2%
2010 21,453 27.4%
Est. 2015 23,702 10.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010

The 2010 United States Census reported that Dinuba had a population of 21,453. The population density was 3,315.7 people per square mile (1,280.2/km²). The racial makeup of Dinuba was 11,166 (52.0%) White, 141 (0.7%) African American, 193 (0.9%) Native American, 454 (2.1%) Asian, 17 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 8,630 (40.2%) from other races, and 852 (4.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18,114 persons (84.4%).

The Census reported that 21,291 people (99.2% of the population) lived in households, 77 (0.4%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 85 (0.4%) were institutionalized.

There were 5,593 households, out of which 3,275 (58.6%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 3,162 (56.5%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 1,077 (19.3%) had a female householder with no husband present, 481 (8.6%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 544 (9.7%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 37 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 672 households (12.0%) were made up of individuals and 324 (5.8%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.81. There were 4,720 families (84.4% of all households); the average family size was 4.04.

The population was spread out with 7,495 people (34.9%) under the age of 18, 2,476 people (11.5%) aged 18 to 24, 5,881 people (27.4%) aged 25 to 44, 3,920 people (18.3%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,681 people (7.8%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27.2 years. For every 100 females there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.4 males.

There were 5,868 housing units at an average density of 906.9 per square mile (350.2/km²), of which 3,176 (56.8%) were owner-occupied, and 2,417 (43.2%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.2%. 11,975 people (55.8% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 9,316 people (43.4%) lived in rental housing units.

2000

As of the census of 2000, there were 16,504 people, 4,493 households, and 3,724 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,923.8 people per square mile (1,901.6/km²). There were 4,670 housing units at an average density of 1,365.1 per square mile (527.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 49.34% White, 0.34% African American, 1.28% Native American, 2.42% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 37.98% from other races, and 5.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 79.08% of the population.

There were 4,493 households out of which 52.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 16.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.1% were non-families. 14.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.72 and the average family size was 4.02.

In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 35.8% under the age of 18, 12.7% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 15.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 103.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,345, and the median income for a family was $33,769. Males had a median income of $23,663 versus $25,364 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,566. About 31.1% of families and 26.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.1% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.

Sister cities

  • Mexico Uruapan, Mexico
  • Germany Malsch, Germany
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