Klamath, California

Klamath, California

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Klamath, California
settlement_type = CDP

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map_caption = Location in Del Norte County and the state of California

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_name1 = California
subdivision_name2 = Del Norte
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area_total_km2 = 32.5
area_total_sq_mi = 12.5
area_land_km2 = 32.5
area_land_sq_mi = 12.5
area_water_km2 = 0
area_water_sq_mi = 0
elevation_ft = 30
elevation_m = 9
population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 651
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population_density_km2 = 20
population_density_sq_mi = 52.1
timezone = Pacific (PST)
utc_offset = -8
latd = 41 |latm = 31 |lats = 59 |latNS = N
longd = 124 |longm = 0 |longs = 54 |longEW = W
timezone_DST = PDT
utc_offset_DST = -7
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 95548
area_code = 707
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blank_info = 06-38702
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Klamath is an unincorporated, rural, census-designated place (CDP) in Del Norte County, California, situated on the mouth of the Klamath River. The population was 651 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 12.5 square miles (32.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 651 people, 264 households, and 177 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 51.9 people per square mile (20.0/km²). There were 365 housing units at an average density of 29.1/sq mi (11.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 58.37% White, 34.25% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 2.15% from other races, and 4.45% from two or more races. 5.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 264 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 110.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $29,231, and the median income for a family was $29,417. Males had a median income of $24,750 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,660. About 11.2% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.


In the state legislature Klamath is located in the 4th Senate District, represented by Republican Sam Aanestad, and in the 1st Assembly District, represented by Democrat Patty Berg. Federally, Klamath is located in California's 1st congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +10 [cite web | title = Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest? | publisher = Campaign Legal Center Blog | url=http://www.clcblog.org/blog_item-85.html | accessdate = 2007-10-19] and is represented by Democrat Mike Thompson.


* Klamath is often confused with Klamath Falls, Oregon.

* Klamath is located within the Yurok Indian Reservation.

* Salmon fishing was a major component of the local economy. As of late, fish stocks are in decline due to political feuds with upstream agribusiness water users in the Klamath Falls area.

* Klamath has a 35-foot (10-meter) statue of Babe the Blue Ox, the legendary sidekick of Paul Bunyan, a famous mythical lumberjack at Trees of Mystery. On 20 November 2007, the head of the statue fell off. The manager of a nearby gift shop plans to repair it as soon as possible.cite news
url = http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2007/11/24/1118962-babe-loses-head-bunyan-not-a-suspect
title = Babe loses head, Bunyan not a suspect
work = Newsvine.com
date = 24 November 2007
accessdate = 2007-11-26


External links

*Roadside attraction in Klamath - Trees of Mystery

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