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Garberville
Downtown Garberville has an active retail district.
Downtown Garberville has an active retail district.
Country  United States
State  California
County Humboldt County
Area
 • Total 2.762 sq mi (7.154 km2)
 • Land 2.705 sq mi (7.006 km2)
 • Water 0.057 sq mi (0.148 km2)  2.1%
Elevation
535 ft (163 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 913
 • Density 330.56/sq mi (127.62/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP Code
95542
Area code(s) 707
GNIS feature IDs 224036; 2611433

Garberville is a census-designated place in Humboldt County, California. It is located on the South Fork of the Eel River 52 miles (84 km) south-southeast of Eureka, at an elevation of 535 feet (163 m). The population was 913 at the 2010 United States Census. It is approximately 200 miles (320 km) north of San Francisco, California, and within a fifteen-minute drive to Humboldt Redwoods State Park and a sixty-minute drive to Eureka, the county seat. Garberville is the primary town in the area known as the Mateel Region, consisting of parts of the Mattole and Eel River watersheds in southern Humboldt and northern Mendocino counties.

History

Prior to recorded history the area was populated by southern Sinkyone people.

In 1853 a Spanish explorer, Antone Garcia, settled in the area near Town Gulch, which runs through modern-day Garberville. The first post office in Garberville opened in 1874. Jacob C. Garber the town postmaster later named the town after himself in 1879.

Geography

Garberville is located at 40°06′01″N 123°47′42″W / 40.10028°N 123.79500°W / 40.10028; -123.79500. The town is stretched out in a small forested valley bisected by U.S. Route 101, at an elevation of 535 feet (163 m). The nearby King's Peak rises to 4,087 feet (1,246 m).

Climate

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Csb". (Mediterran Climate), characterized by cold, rainy winters and hot, dry summers.

Climate data for Garberville, California
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 50
(10)
55
(12.8)
60
(15.6)
64
(17.8)
71
(21.7)
78
(25.6)
86
(30)
87
(30.6)
83
(28.3)
70
(21.1)
56
(13.3)
49
(9.4)
67
(19.4)
Average low °F (°C) 37
(2.8)
38
(3.3)
39
(3.9)
41
(5)
45
(7.2)
50
(10)
53
(11.7)
53
(11.7)
49
(9.4)
45
(7.2)
41
(5)
37
(2.8)
44
(6.7)
Precipitation inches (mm) 13.2
(335)
10.3
(262)
8.9
(226)
4.5
(114)
1.9
(48)
0.6
(15)
0.1
(3)
0.4
(10)
0.9
(23)
3.9
(99)
9.6
(244)
13.7
(348)
68
(1,727)
Source: Weatherbase

Demographics

The 2010 United States Census reported that Garberville had a population of 913. The population density was 330.5 people per square mile (127.6/km²). The racial makeup of Garberville was 815 (89.3%) White, 14 (1.5%) African American, 29 (3.2%) Native American, 17 (1.9%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 7 (0.8%) from other races, and 31 (3.4%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 54 persons (5.9%).

The Census reported that 785 people (86.0% of the population) lived in households, 128 (14.0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 390 households, out of which 86 (22.1%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 102 (26.2%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 47 (12.1%) had a female householder with no husband present, 33 (8.5%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 50 (12.8%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 5 (1.3%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 172 households (44.1%) were made up of individuals and 49 (12.6%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01. There were 182 families (46.7% of all households); the average family size was 2.69.

The population was spread out with 160 people (17.5%) under the age of 18, 85 people (9.3%) aged 18 to 24, 258 people (28.3%) aged 25 to 44, 285 people (31.2%) aged 45 to 64, and 125 people (13.7%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.0 years. For every 100 females there were 109.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.2 males.

There were 434 housing units at an average density of 157.1 per square mile (60.7/km²), of which 175 (44.9%) were owner-occupied, and 215 (55.1%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.2%; the rental vacancy rate was 2.3%. 388 people (42.5% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 397 people (43.5%) lived in rental housing units.

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