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Gasquet, California
Census-designated place
Patrick Creek Lodge, Gasquet, California
Patrick Creek Lodge, Gasquet, California
Country  United States
State  California
County Del Norte County
Area
 • Total 4.822 sq mi (12.491 km2)
 • Land 4.756 sq mi (12.319 km2)
 • Water 0.066 sq mi (0.172 km2)  1.4%
Elevation 384 ft (117 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 661
 • Density 139/sq mi (53.7/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 95543
Area code(s) 707
GNIS feature IDs 1656041, 2611434

Gasquet (pronounced GAS-kee; formerly spelled Guasquet) is an unincorporated community in Del Norte County, California, United States, 22 mi (35 km) southwest of the Oregon border and 18 miles (29 km) northeast of Crescent City. The name is in honor of Horace Gasquet. Horace Gasquet was the owner of the gold mines, hotel, railway, bank and post office. He was also the founder of Crescent City and Happy Camp. A post office operated at Gasquet from 1879 to 1902 and from 1949 to present. Gasquet is located in the Smith River National Recreation Area

For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined Gasquet as a census-designated place (CDP). The census definition of the area may not precisely correspond to local understanding of the area with the same name. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 661. It lies at an elevation of 384 feet (117 m) above sea level. The ZIP code is 95543. Its area code is 707.

Demographics

The 2010 United States Census reported that Gasquet had a population of 661. The population density was 137.1 people per square mile (52.9/km²). The racial makeup of Gasquet was 585 (88.5%) White, 2 (0.3%) African American, 27 (4.1%) Native American, 1 (0.2%) Asian, 1 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 15 (2.3%) from other races, and 30 (4.5%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 39 persons (5.9%).

The Census reported that 661 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 319 households, out of which 57 (17.9%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 154 (48.3%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 22 (6.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 14 (4.4%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 22 (6.9%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 8 (2.5%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 102 households (32.0%) were made up of individuals and 38 (11.9%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07. There were 190 families (59.6% of all households); the average family size was 2.58.

The population was spread out with 96 people (14.5%) under the age of 18, 30 people (4.5%) aged 18 to 24, 97 people (14.7%) aged 25 to 44, 298 people (45.1%) aged 45 to 64, and 140 people (21.2%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54.0 years. For every 100 females there were 103.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.5 males.

There were 384 housing units at an average density of 79.6 per square mile (30.7/km²), of which 240 (75.2%) were owner-occupied, and 79 (24.8%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.2%; the rental vacancy rate was 17.7%. 481 people (72.8% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 180 people (27.2%) lived in rental housing units.

Climate data

Climate data for Gasquet, California
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 75
(23.9)
78
(25.6)
76
(24.4)
90
(32.2)
92
(33.3)
93
(33.9)
83
(28.3)
91
(32.8)
93
(33.9)
93
(33.9)
79
(26.1)
80
(26.7)
93
(33.9)
Average high °F (°C) 54
(12.2)
55
(12.8)
56
(13.3)
58
(14.4)
61
(16.1)
63
(17.2)
65
(18.3)
66
(18.9)
65
(18.3)
62
(16.7)
57
(13.9)
54
(12.2)
59.7
(15.37)
Average low °F (°C) 40
(4.4)
40
(4.4)
41
(5)
42
(5.6)
45
(7.2)
48
(8.9)
50
(10)
51
(10.6)
48
(8.9)
45
(7.2)
42
(5.6)
39
(3.9)
44.3
(6.81)
Record low °F (°C) 22
(-5.6)
24
(-4.4)
28
(-2.2)
30
(-1.1)
32
(0)
37
(2.8)
40
(4.4)
41
(5)
36
(2.2)
29
(-1.7)
25
(-3.9)
19
(-7.2)
19
(-7.2)
Precipitation inches (mm) 10.82
(274.8)
9.25
(235)
9.11
(231.4)
6.34
(161)
3.54
(89.9)
2.01
(51.1)
0.35
(8.9)
0.57
(14.5)
1.19
(30.2)
4.51
(114.6)
10.18
(258.6)
13.70
(348)
71.57
(1,817.9)
Source: The Weather Channel

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