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Mexican Colony
census-designated place
Country  United States
State  California
County Kern County
Area
 • Total 0.032 sq mi (0.082 km2)
 • Land 0.032 sq mi (0.082 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 331 ft (101 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 281
 • Density 8,780/sq mi (3,427/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature IDs 1661019; 2629763
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mexican Colony, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mexican Colony, California

Mexican Colony is a census-designated place in Kern County, California. It is located 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Shafter, at an elevation of 331 feet (101 m). The population was 281 at the 2010 census.

Demographics

The 2010 United States Census reported that Mexican Colony had a population of 281. The population density was 8,841.8 people per square mile (3,413.8/km²). The racial makeup of Mexican Colony was 162 (57.7%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 15 (5.3%) Native American, 0 (0.0%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 93 (33.1%) from other races, and 11 (3.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 227 persons (80.8%).

The Census reported that 281 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 71 households, out of which 45 (63.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 32 (45.1%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 21 (29.6%) had a female householder with no husband present, 7 (9.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 9 (12.7%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 10 households (14.1%) were made up of individuals and 7 (9.9%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.96. There were 60 families (84.5% of all households); the average family size was 4.25.

The population was spread out with 115 people (40.9%) under the age of 18, 30 people (10.7%) aged 18 to 24, 70 people (24.9%) aged 25 to 44, 46 people (16.4%) aged 45 to 64, and 20 people (7.1%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24.3 years. For every 100 females there were 105.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.4 males.

There were 78 housing units at an average density of 2,454.3 per square mile (947.6/km²), of which 31 (43.7%) were owner-occupied, and 40 (56.3%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.1%; the rental vacancy rate was 2.4%. 119 people (42.3% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 162 people (57.7%) lived in rental housing units.


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