Arnold, California

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Coordinates: 38°15′20″N 120°21′04″W / 38.25556°N 120.35111°W / 38.25556; -120.35111

Arnold is a census-designated place (CDP) in Calaveras County, California, United States. The population was 4,218 at the 2000 census. Arnold is located on State Route 4.



Arnold is named after Bob and Bernice Arnold, who, in 1927 opened the Ebbetts Pass Inn. Prior to that, the community consisted of two large ranches where logging was the main industry. The inn served as a stop for people traveling along the Ebbetts Pass route as well as lodging for those visiting nearby Calaveras Big Trees State Park. In 1928, Camp Wolfeboro was established nearby as a Boy Scout camp and continues to be in operation today. The first post office was opened in 1934.[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 14.9 square miles (38.6 km²), of which, 14.8 square miles (38.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.47%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,218 people, 1,864 households, and 1,325 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 284.5 people per square mile (109.9/km²). There were 4,456 housing units at an average density of 300.6/sq mi (116.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.12% White, 0.24% Black or African American, 0.95% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.71% from other races, and 2.37% from two or more races. 3.34% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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