Bret Harte, California

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Bret Harte is a census-designated place (CDP) in Stanislaus County, California, United States. The population was 5,161 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Modesto Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Bret Harte is located at 37°36′11″N 121°0′21″W / 37.60306°N 121.00583°W / 37.60306; -121.00583 (37.603182, -121.005844)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,161 people, 1,174 households, and 1,013 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 9,183.3 people per square mile (3,558.3/km²). There were 1,250 housing units at an average density of 2,224.2/sq mi (861.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 40.34% White, 1.14% African American, 1.92% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 50.71% from other races, and 5.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 76.07% of the population.

There were 1,174 households out of which 54.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 17.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.7% were non-families. 9.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.40 and the average family size was 4.59.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 38.3% under the age of 18, 13.1% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 14.1% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 104.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $26,568, and the median income for a family was $27,155. Males had a median income of $27,591 versus $17,885 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $7,481. About 30.0% of families and 38.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.7% of those under age 18 and 18.8% of those age 65 or over.

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