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McCloud
census-designated place
Deep snow in McCloud, with Mount Shasta in the background
Deep snow in McCloud, with Mount Shasta in the background
Location in Siskiyou County and the state of California
Location in Siskiyou County and the state of California
Country  United States of America
State  California
County Flag of Siskiyou County, California.png Siskiyou
Area
 • Total 2.488 sq mi (6.444 km2)
 • Land 2.422 sq mi (6.274 km2)
 • Water 0.066 sq mi (0.171 km2)  2.65%
Elevation 3,271 ft (997 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,101
 • Density 442.52/sq mi (170.86/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 96057
Area code(s) 530
FIPS code 06-44784
GNIS feature ID 0277555
McCloud post office
The U.S. post office at McCloud

McCloud is a small town and census-designated place (CDP) in Siskiyou County, California, United States. The population was 1,101 at the 2010 census, down from 1,343 at the 2000 census.

Geography

McCloud is located at 41°15′17″N 122°8′11″W / 41.25472°N 122.13639°W / 41.25472; -122.13639 (41.254682, -122.136321) on the southern slope of Mount Shasta, at an elevation of 3,271 feet (997 m) above sea level.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2), of which, 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (2.65%) is 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, McCloud has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.

Climate data for McCloud (1909-2012)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 71
(21.7)
79
(26.1)
84
(28.9)
90
(32.2)
100
(37.8)
105
(40.6)
108
(42.2)
107
(41.7)
106
(41.1)
96
(35.6)
83
(28.3)
73
(22.8)
108
(42.2)
Average high °F (°C) 45.9
(7.72)
49.1
(9.5)
54.4
(12.44)
61.8
(16.56)
70.7
(21.5)
78.7
(25.94)
87.3
(30.72)
86.5
(30.28)
80.2
(26.78)
69.3
(20.72)
55.2
(12.89)
47.3
(8.5)
65.5
(18.61)
Average low °F (°C) 23.8
(-4.56)
26
(-3.3)
28.2
(-2.11)
31.6
(-0.22)
37
(2.8)
42.7
(5.94)
46.6
(8.11)
44.4
(6.89)
39.6
(4.22)
33.9
(1.06)
28.7
(-1.83)
25
(-3.9)
34
(1.1)
Record low °F (°C) -11
(-23.9)
-12
(-24.4)
4
(-15.6)
8
(-13.3)
14
(-10)
22
(-5.6)
31
(-0.6)
20
(-6.7)
21
(-6.1)
14
(-10)
4
(-15.6)
-9
(-22.8)
-12
(-24.4)
Precipitation inches (mm) 8.16
(207.3)
7.96
(202.2)
6.29
(159.8)
3.4
(86)
2.26
(57.4)
1.26
(32)
0.22
(5.6)
0.32
(8.1)
0.9
(23)
2.96
(75.2)
5.84
(148.3)
8.04
(204.2)
47.61
(1,209.3)
Snowfall inches (cm) 26.9
(68.3)
17.8
(45.2)
12.8
(32.5)
3.9
(9.9)
0.5
(1.3)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.1
(0.3)
5.7
(14.5)
20
(51)
87.8
(223)
Avg. precipitation days 12 12 11 9 7 5 1 2 3 6 9 12 89
Source: WRCC

Demographics

2010

The 2010 United States Census reported that McCloud had a population of 1,101. The population density was 442.5 people per square mile (170.9/km²). The racial makeup of McCloud was 1,039 (94.4%) White, 8 (0.7%) African American, 10 (0.9%) Native American, 6 (0.5%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 5 (0.5%) from other races, and 33 (3.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 65 persons (5.9%).

The Census reported that 1,099 people (99.8% of the population) lived in households, 2 (0.2%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 528 households, out of which 109 (20.6%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 240 (45.5%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 48 (9.1%) had a female householder with no husband present, 22 (4.2%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 29 (5.5%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 3 (0.6%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 190 households (36.0%) were made up of individuals and 96 (18.2%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08. There were 310 families (58.7% of all households); the average family size was 2.66.

The population was spread out with 188 people (17.1%) under the age of 18, 67 people (6.1%) aged 18 to 24, 186 people (16.9%) aged 25 to 44, 369 people (33.5%) aged 45 to 64, and 291 people (26.4%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51.8 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.

There were 732 housing units at an average density of 294.2 per square mile (113.6/km²), of which 330 (62.5%) were owner-occupied, and 198 (37.5%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.9%; the rental vacancy rate was 11.2%. 676 people (61.4% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 423 people (38.4%) lived in rental housing units.

2000

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,343 people, 581 households, and 393 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 549.4 people per square mile (212.5/km²). There were 702 housing units at an average density of 287.2 per square mile (111.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.02% White, 1.94% African American, 1.86% Native American, 1.19% Asian, 0.45% Pacific Islander, 1.04% from other races, and 3.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.73% of the population.

There were 581 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $29,500, and the median income for a family was $35,882. Males had a median income of $34,792 versus $19,545 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $15,974. About 14.5% of families and 18.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.3% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.

Nestle plant

In 2006 Nestlé began a negotiations process with the town of McCloud, CA to build one of the nation's largest bottled water plants and use a portion of the water flowing from the springs of Mt. Shasta. The contract process was protested by local special interest groups whose claims include that Nestle neglected to study the impact on the region's ground water and have overstated the potential economic benefits of the proposed plant. On May 13, 2008 AP Press reported that Nestle announced plans to reduce the size of the proposed McCloud Bottled Water plant to 350,000 sq ft (33,000 m2) from the originally-planned 1,000,000 sq ft (93,000 m2) proposal. Nestle also agreed to monitor the impact of the plant on the local watershed for two years. Nestle opened a different bottling plant in Sacramento, CA, in July 2009, and then in September 2009 Nestle announced they would no longer pursue any bottling operation in McCloud. Nestle plans to sell the property they had acquired for the bottling site, which was the site of the defunct McCloud lumber mill (closed by last mill owners CalCedar).


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