Caruthers, California

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Coordinates: 36°32′34″N 119°50′00″W / 36.54278°N 119.8333333°W / 36.54278; -119.8333333

Caruthers is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fresno County, California, United States. The population was 2,103 at the 2000 census. Caruthers is located 15 miles (24 km) south of downtown Fresno,[1] at an elevation of 246 feet (75 m).[2]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²), all of it land.

History

The first post office in Caruthers opened in 1891.[1] The name honors W.A. Caruthers, a local farmer.[1]

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,103 people, 572 households, and 481 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,052.4 people per square mile (406.0/km²). There were 602 housing units at an average density of 301.3/sq mi (116.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 52.40% White, 0.57% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 6.18% Asian, 30.91% from other races, and 9.65% from two or more races. 53.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 572 households out of which 50.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.4% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.9% were non-families. 14.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.66 and the average family size was 4.01.

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