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Country  United States
State  California
County Modoc
Area
 • Total 5.453 sq mi (14.123 km2)
 • Land 5.334 sq mi (13.816 km2)
 • Water 0.119 sq mi (0.307 km2)  2.17%
Elevation
4,144 ft (1,263 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 84
 • Density 15.40/sq mi (5.95/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP Code
96054
Area code(s) 530
GNIS feature IDs 262896; 2583062

Lookout (formerly, Whitley's Ford) is a census-designated place in Modoc County, California. It is located 11 miles (18 km) west of Adin, at an elevation of 4144 feet (1263 m). Lookout's ZIP Code is 96054.

The Whitley's Ford post office operated from 1874 to 1875. The Lookout post office opened in 1880. The original name honors James W. Whitley, a local hotelier. The name Lookout recalls how Native Americans used nearby hills as observation points.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 5.5 square miles (14.1 km²), 97.83% of it land and 2.17% water.

Climate

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Lookout has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps. Winters are very harsh, with dry cold snow with temperatures sometimes around or below zero.

Demographics

The 2010 United States Census, reported that Lookout had a population of 84. The population density was 15.4 per square mile (5.9/km²). The racial makeup of Lookout was 76 (90.5%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 2 (2.4%) Native American, 0 (0.0%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 5 (6.0%) from other races, and 1 (1.2%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14 persons (16.7%).

The census reported that 84 people (100% of the population) lived in households.

There were 31 households,of which 7 (22.6%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 19 (61.3%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 0 (0%) had a female householder with no husband present, 3 (9.7%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 3 (9.7%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 7 households (22.6%) were made up of individuals and 3 (9.7%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71. There were 22 families (71.0% of all households); the average family size was 3.14.

19 people (22.6%) were under the age of 18, 8 people (9.5%) aged 18 to 24, 13 people (15.5%) aged 25 to 44, 29 people (34.5%) aged 45 to 64, and 15 people (17.9%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.3. For every 100 females there were 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.

There were 46 housing units at an average density of 8.4 per square mile (3.3/km²), of which 26 (83.9%) were owner-occupied, and 5 (16.1%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.7%; the rental vacancy rate was 0%. 70 people (83.3% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 14 people (16.7%) lived in rental housing units.

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