Hughson, California facts for kids
|City of Hughson|
Welcome to Hughson Utility Tank
|Motto: A Small Community, with a Big Heart!|
Location in Stanislaus County and the state of California
|Incorporated||December 9, 1972|
|• Total||1.815 sq mi (4.701 km2)|
|• Land||1.815 sq mi (4.701 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2) 0%|
|Elevation||125 ft (38 m)|
|• Density||3,658/sq mi (1,412.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1656082|
Hughson is a city in Stanislaus County, California, United States. It is part of the Modesto Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 6,640 at the 2010 census, up from 3,980 at the 2000 census.
History of farming
Hughson is surrounded by orchards and has been a long-time farming community. Initially, it was known for its enormous production of peaches, which garnered the area the title "The Peach Capital of the World". Peaches are no longer the primary crop in the area, and have been replaced for the most part by almond trees. Almond production in the area is one of the largest in the world. The crops grown in Hughson include almonds, peaches, walnuts, nectarines, cherries, apples, and the occasional vineyard.
In recent years, many orchards have been torn down due to development.
Hughson is located at(37.603082, -120.866838).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), all of it land.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Hughson had a population of 6,640. The population density was 3,658.0 people per square mile (1,412.3/km2). The racial makeup of Hughson was 5,125 (77.2%) White, 55 (0.8%) African American, 74 (1.1%) Native American, 97 (1.5%) Asian, 13 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 982 (14.8%) from other races, and 294 (4.4%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2,871 persons (43.2%).
The Census reported that 6,621 people (99.7% of the population) lived in households, 17 (0.3%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 2 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 2,069 households, out of which 994 (48.0%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,258 (60.8%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 260 (12.6%) had a female householder with no husband present, 110 (5.3%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 103 (5.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 20 (1.0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 367 households (17.7%) were made up of individuals and 219 (10.6%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.20. There were 1,628 families (78.7% of all households); the average family size was 3.64.
The population was spread out with 2,024 people (30.5%) under the age of 18, 678 people (10.2%) aged 18 to 24, 1,784 people (26.9%) aged 25 to 44, 1,438 people (21.7%) aged 45 to 64, and 716 people (10.8%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.8 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.
There were 2,234 housing units at an average density of 1,230.7 per square mile (475.2/km2), of which 1,388 (67.1%) were owner-occupied, and 681 (32.9%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.5%; the rental vacancy rate was 13.1%. 4,558 people (68.6% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 2,063 people (31.1%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,980 people, 1,223 households, and 993 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,554.3 people per square mile (1,372.0/km2). There were 1,252 housing units at an average density of 1,118.1 per square mile (431.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 68.79% White, 0.60% African American, 1.43% Native American, 1.11% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 24.30% from other races, and 3.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 38.82% of the population.
There were 1,223 households out of which 46.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.8% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.25 and the average family size was 3.63.
In the city, the population was spread out with 33.5% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $40,385, and the median income for a family was $46,325. Males had a median income of $36,991 versus $25,521 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,636. About 16.1% of families and 19.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.2% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.
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