Chilcoot-Vinton, California

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Chilcoot-Vinton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Plumas County, California, United States. The population was 387 at the 2000 census.



Chilcoot-Vinton is located at 39°48′2″N 120°8′40″W / 39.80056°N 120.14444°W / 39.80056; -120.14444 (39.800609, -120.144398)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 13.2 square miles (34.2 km²), all of it land. Chilcoot and Vinton are actually two separate small communities that are two miles apart on State Route 70, but were grouped together by the USCB for statistical purposes.

Frenchman Lake, Plumas County, California is a nearby recreation area known for its fishing, camping and water sports and is the largest contributor to the economies of Vinton and Chilcoot.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 387 people, 163 households, and 101 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 29.3 people per square mile (11.3/km²). There were 202 housing units at an average density of 15.3/sq mi (5.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.09% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.52% Pacific Islander, 3.10% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 5.17% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 163 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.0% were non-families. 36.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.12.

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