Avery, California

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Coordinates: 38°12′16″N 120°22′12″W / 38.20444°N 120.37°W / 38.20444; -120.37

Avery is a census-designated place (CDP) in Calaveras County, California, United States. The population was 672 at the 2000 census. Avery is located on State Route 4 and is home to the oldest continually operating hotel in the county, the Avery Hotel Restaurant & Saloon. Built in 1853, it was known as the "Half Way House," being located between Murphys, Arnold, and Calaveras Big Trees State Park.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.5 square miles (11.7 km²), all of it land.


The place is named after George J. Avery, its first postmaster. The first post office was established in 1885, closed in 1943, and re-established in 1949.[1]


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 672 people, 276 households, and 195 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 149.1 people per square mile (57.5/km²). There were 339 housing units at an average density of 75.2/sq mi (29.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.01% White, 1.04% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.30% Pacific Islander, 1.79% from other races, and 3.27% from two or more races. 4.32% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 276 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.87.

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