Dogtown, San Joaquin County, California

—  census-designated place  —
Dogtown is located in California
Position in California.
Coordinates: 38°12′31″N 121°09′17″W / 38.20861°N 121.15472°W / 38.20861; -121.15472Coordinates: 38°12′31″N 121°09′17″W / 38.20861°N 121.15472°W / 38.20861; -121.15472
Country  United States
State  California
County San Joaquin
 – Total 12.989 sq mi (33.641 km2)
 – Land 12.967 sq mi (33.584 km2)
 – Water 0.022 sq mi (0.057 km2)  0.17%
Elevation[2] 115 ft (35 m)
Population (2010)
 – Total 2,506
 – Density 192.9/sq mi (74.5/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 – Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code
GNIS feature ID 2582997
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dogtown, San Joaquin County, California

Dogtown is a census-designated place in San Joaquin County, California.[2] Dogtown sits at an elevation of 115 feet (35 m).[2] The 2010 United States census reported Dogtown's population was 2,506.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 13.0 square miles (33.6 km²), 99.83% of it land and 0.17% of it water.


The 2010 United States Census[3] reported that Dogtown had a population of 2,506. The population density was 192.9 people per square mile (74.5/km²). The racial makeup of Dogtown was 2,040 (81.4%) White, 15 (0.6%) African American, 23 (0.9%) Native American, 57 (2.3%) Asian, 2 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 253 (10.1%) from other races, and 116 (4.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 638 persons (25.5%).

The Census reported that 2,506 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 849 households, out of which 307 (36.2%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 587 (69.1%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 54 (6.4%) had a female householder with no husband present, 48 (5.7%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 46 (5.4%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 4 (0.5%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 130 households (15.3%) were made up of individuals and 55 (6.5%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95. There were 689 families (81.2% of all households); the average family size was 3.24.

The population was spread out with 620 people (24.7%) under the age of 18, 205 people (8.2%) aged 18 to 24, 515 people (20.6%) aged 25 to 44, 811 people (32.4%) aged 45 to 64, and 355 people (14.2%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.9 years. For every 100 females there were 102.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.8 males.

There were 924 housing units at an average density of 71.1 per square mile (27.5/km²), of which 681 (80.2%) were owner-occupied, and 168 (19.8%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.0%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.6%. 1,953 people (77.9% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 553 people (22.1%) lived in rental housing units.


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dogtown, San Joaquin County, California
  3. ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.

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