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Floriston
The Truckee River near Floriston
The Truckee River near Floriston
Location of Floriston in Nevada County, California.
Location of Floriston in Nevada County, California.
Country  United States
State  California
County Nevada
Area
 • Total 0.950 sq mi (2.461 km2)
 • Land 0.950 sq mi (2.461 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation
5,400 ft (1,600 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 73
 • Density 76.8/sq mi (29.66/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
FIPS code 06-24526

Floriston is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Nevada County, California. It is situated at an elevation of 5,400 ft (1,600 m) above sea level. Floriston is located on the Truckee River, 10 miles (16.1 km) east-northeast of Truckee. Formerly an important railroad stop and mill town, Floriston survives to this day as a small residential community. The population was 73 at the 2010 census.

Name

The name comes from the flowers at the place. It is probably coined from the Latin or Spanish stem flor 'flower.'

History

The railroad station was established in the 1870s with the name of Bronco after the name of the creek a mile to the south. The Floriston post office opened in 1891.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²), all of it land.

Climate

The Köppen Climate System classifies Long Barn as having a Hot-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated as "Csb".

Climate data for Floriston, California
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 5
(41)
6.7
(44)
9.4
(49)
13.9
(57)
18.3
(65)
23.3
(74)
28.9
(84)
27.8
(82)
24.4
(76)
18.3
(65)
11.1
(52)
6.1
(43)
16.1
(61)
Average low °C (°F) -12.2
(10)
-10.6
(13)
-7.8
(18)
-4.4
(24)
-1.1
(30)
1.1
(34)
2.8
(37)
1.7
(35)
-1.1
(30)
-3.9
(25)
-6.7
(20)
-10.6
(13)
-5
(23)
Precipitation mm (inches) 112
(4.4)
84
(3.3)
76
(3)
30
(1.2)
28
(1.1)
15
(0.6)
10
(0.4)
10
(0.4)
13
(0.5)
30
(1.2)
61
(2.4)
91
(3.6)
566
(22.3)
Source: Weatherbase

Demographics

The 2010 United States Census reported that Floriston was home to 73 people. The population was spread out among 38 households, including 18 families. 6 households included children under the age of 18. Of the 73 people who lived in Floriston, 67 were white, 4 were Native American, and 2 were of mixed-race origin. The community had 9 people under the age of 18, and 8 people aged 65 or older. The median age was 49.1 years. There were 35 males and 38 females.

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