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Ponderosa
Ponderosa, California is located in California
Ponderosa, California
Ponderosa, California
Location in California
Country  United States
State  California
County Tulare
Area
 • Total 0.814 sq mi (2.108 km2)
 • Land 0.813 sq mi (2.105 km2)
 • Water 0.001 sq mi (0.003 km2)  0.16%
Elevation
7,231 ft (2,204 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 16
 • Density 19.7/sq mi (7.59/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
GNIS feature ID 2585440

Ponderosa is a census-designated place (CDP) in Tulare County, California. Ponderosa sits at an elevation of 7,231 feet (2,204 m). The 2010 United States census reported Ponderosa's population was 16. Ponderosa can be reached from Porterville by 43 curvy miles on a combination of California State Route 190 and the county-maintained Western Divide Highway with an elevation gain of 6,772 feet.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), 99.84% of it land and 0.16% of it water.

Demographics

At the 2010 census Ponderosa had a population of 16. The population density was 19.7 people per square mile (7.6/km²). The racial makeup of Ponderosa was 13 (81.3%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 0 (0.0%) Native American, 0 (0.0%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 1 (6.3%) from other races, and 2 (12.5%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4 people (25.0%).

The whole population lived in households, no one lived in non-institutionalized group quarters and no one was institutionalized.

There were 9 households, 1 (11.1%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 5 (55.6%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 0 (0%) had a female householder with no husband present, 0 (0%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 0 (0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 4 households (44.4%) were one person and 4 (44.4%) had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 1.78. There were 5 families (55.6% of households); the average family size was 2.40.

The age distribution was 2 people (12.5%) under the age of 18, 0 people (0%) aged 18 to 24, 2 people (12.5%) aged 25 to 44, 3 people (18.8%) aged 45 to 64, and 9 people (56.3%) who were 65 or older. The median age was 65.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

There were 126 housing units at an average density of 154.8 per square mile, of the occupied units 8 (88.9%) were owner-occupied and 1 (11.1%) were rented. The homeowner vacancy rate was 11.1%; the rental vacancy rate was 0%. 12 people (75.0% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 4 people (25.0%) lived in rental housing units.

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