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Meadow Valley
Location in Plumas County and the state of California
Location in Plumas County and the state of California
Country  United States
State  California
County Plumas
Area
 • Total 8.520 sq mi (22.066 km2)
 • Land 8.520 sq mi (22.066 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation
3,776 ft (1,151 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 464
 • Density 54.46/sq mi (21.028/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
95956
Area code(s) 530
FIPS code 06-46618
GNIS feature ID 1659096

Meadow Valley is a census-designated place (CDP) in Plumas County, California, United States. The population was 464 at the 2010 census, down from 575 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Meadow Valley is located at 39°56′13″N 121°3′43″W / 39.93694°N 121.06194°W / 39.93694; -121.06194 (39.936921, -121.062051).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.5 square miles (22 km2), all of it land.

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, Meadow Valley has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.

Demographics

2010

The 2010 United States Census reported that Meadow Valley had a population of 464. The population density was 54.5 people per square mile (21.0/km²). The racial makeup of Meadow Valley was 435 (93.8%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 13 (2.8%) Native American, 0 (0.0%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 4 (0.9%) from other races, and 12 (2.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21 persons (4.5%).

The Census reported that 464 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 231 households, out of which 41 (17.7%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 115 (49.8%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 7 (3.0%) had a female householder with no husband present, 5 (2.2%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 15 (6.5%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 82 households (35.5%) were made up of individuals and 39 (16.9%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01. There were 127 families (55.0% of all households); the average family size was 2.62.

The population was spread out with 62 people (13.4%) under the age of 18, 25 people (5.4%) aged 18 to 24, 84 people (18.1%) aged 25 to 44, 201 people (43.3%) aged 45 to 64, and 92 people (19.8%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52.4 years. For every 100 females there were 106.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.1 males.

There were 304 housing units at an average density of 35.7 per square mile (13.8/km²), of which 171 (74.0%) were owner-occupied, and 60 (26.0%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.4%; the rental vacancy rate was 3.2%. 351 people (75.6% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 113 people (24.4%) lived in rental housing units.

2000

As of the census of 2000, there were 575 people, 263 households, and 173 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 67.8 people per square mile (26.1/km²). There were 311 housing units at an average density of 36.6 per square mile (14.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.26% White, 0.17% African American, 3.13% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.70% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.17% of the population.

There were 263 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.66.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 33.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 113.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $33,571, and the median income for a family was $45,469. Males had a median income of $40,000 versus $30,667 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,726. About 10.6% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.8% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.

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