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Mineral
Location in Tehama County and the state of California
Location in Tehama County and the state of California
Mineral is located in the United States
Mineral
Mineral
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 40°21′20″N 121°34′2″W / 40.35556°N 121.56722°W / 40.35556; -121.56722Coordinates: 40°21′20″N 121°34′2″W / 40.35556°N 121.56722°W / 40.35556; -121.56722
Country United States
State California
CountyTehama
Area
 • Total44.476 sq mi (115.192 km2)
 • Land44.365 sq mi (114.905 km2)
 • Water0.111 sq mi (0.287 km2)  0.25%
Elevation4,918 ft (1,499 m)
Population
 • Total123
 • Density2.8/sq mi (1.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
96061, 96063
Area code530
FIPS code06-47794
GNIS feature ID1659139

Mineral is a census-designated place (CDP) in Tehama County, California, United States. The population was 123 at the 2010 census, down from 143 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

A post office called Mineral was established in 1894.[3] The community was named for mineral springs near the original town site.[4]

Geography[edit]

Mineral is located at 40°21′20″N 121°34′2″W / 40.35556°N 121.56722°W / 40.35556; -121.56722 (40.355686, -121.567333).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 44.5 square miles (115 km2), of which, 44.4 square miles (115 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.25%) is water.

Climate[edit]

Mineral experiences warm and dry summers and cool, snowy winters. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Mineral has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate (Csb).

Climate data for Mineral, California, 1991-2020 normals, extremes 1914-present
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 66
(19)
69
(21)
73
(23)
81
(27)
94
(34)
100
(38)
100
(38)
100
(38)
100
(38)
88
(31)
77
(25)
70
(21)
100
(38)
Average high °F (°C) 42.8
(6.0)
45.0
(7.2)
48.8
(9.3)
54.3
(12.4)
62.8
(17.1)
73.2
(22.9)
82.5
(28.1)
81.8
(27.7)
76.7
(24.8)
63.7
(17.6)
49.8
(9.9)
42.1
(5.6)
60.3
(15.7)
Daily mean °F (°C) 33.3
(0.7)
34.5
(1.4)
37.5
(3.1)
41.6
(5.3)
48.7
(9.3)
56.7
(13.7)
63.3
(17.4)
62.0
(16.7)
57.4
(14.1)
48.0
(8.9)
38.6
(3.7)
33.1
(0.6)
46.2
(7.9)
Average low °F (°C) 23.7
(−4.6)
24.1
(−4.4)
26.2
(−3.2)
28.8
(−1.8)
34.6
(1.4)
40.1
(4.5)
44.1
(6.7)
42.2
(5.7)
38.1
(3.4)
32.3
(0.2)
27.4
(−2.6)
24.0
(−4.4)
32.1
(0.1)
Record low °F (°C) −13
(−25)
−7
(−22)
−2
(−19)
5
(−15)
13
(−11)
21
(−6)
27
(−3)
22
(−6)
19
(−7)
15
(−9)
0
(−18)
−9
(−23)
−13
(−25)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 8.29
(211)
8.28
(210)
7.56
(192)
4.14
(105)
2.76
(70)
1.11
(28)
0.20
(5.1)
0.18
(4.6)
0.51
(13)
2.67
(68)
5.16
(131)
9.23
(234)
50.09
(1,272)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 31.1
(79)
29.5
(75)
28.2
(72)
16.2
(41)
1.3
(3.3)
0.1
(0.25)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.9
(2.3)
6.1
(15)
27.7
(70)
141.1
(357.85)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 12.1 12.3 12.5 10.6 8.2 3.7 0.7 0.8 2.2 4.5 9.6 11.5 88.6
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 7.5 7.1 7.1 4.9 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 2.0 6.9 36.6
Source: NOAA[6][7]

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

At the 2010 census Mineral had a population of 123. The population density was 2.8 people per square mile (1.1/km2). The racial makeup of Mineral was 115 (93.5%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 1 (0.8%) Native American, 1 (0.8%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 1 (0.8%) from other races, and 5 (4.1%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4 people (3.3%).[8]

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

There were 64 households, 11 (17.2%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 36 (56.3%) 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 3 (4.7%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 24 households (37.5%) were one person and 6 (9.4%) had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 1.92. There were 36 families (56.3% of households); the average family size was 2.53.

The age distribution was 19 people (15.4%) under the age of 18, 2 people (1.6%) aged 18 to 24, 21 people (17.1%) aged 25 to 44, 53 people (43.1%) aged 45 to 64, and 28 people (22.8%) who were 65 or older. The median age was 50.8 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.9 males.

There were 466 housing units at an average density of 10.5 per square mile, of the occupied units 40 (62.5%) were owner-occupied and 24 (37.5%) were rented. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4.8%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.0%. 73 people (59.3% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 50 people (40.7%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

At the 2000 census there were 143 people, 67 households, and 42 families in the CDP. The population density was 3.2 people per square mile (1.2/km2). There were 450 housing units at an average density of 10.1 per square mile (3.9/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.50% White, 0.70% African American and 2.80% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.69%.[9]

Of the 67 households 20.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 1.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 32.8% of households were one person and 16.4% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.69.

The age distribution was 19.6% under the age of 18, 2.1% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 35.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% 65 or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.0 males.

The median household income was $39,107 and the median family income was $42,813. Males had a median income of $40,938 versus $27,083 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $20,865. There were 10.4% of families and 12.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including 3.8% of under eighteens and 27.8% of those over 64.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature Mineral is in the 4th Senate District, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa, and in the 2nd Assembly District, represented by Republican Jim Nielsen.

Federally, Mineral is in California's 1st congressional district, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files – Places – California". United States Census Bureau.
  2. ^ "Mineral". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Place Names" (PDF). Tehama County Department of Education. p. 38. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 May 2017. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "NOWData - NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved June 12, 2021.
  7. ^ "Summary of Monthly Normals 1991-2020". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved June 12, 2021.
  8. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Mineral CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  10. ^ "California's 1st Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2013.