Dorris, California

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Dorris is a city in Siskiyou County, California, United States. The population was 886 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Dorris is located at 41°57′54″N 121°55′8″W / 41.965°N 121.91889°W / 41.965; -121.91889 (41.965075, -121.918967).[1] Dorris is located in the Butte Valley of Northern California between Mt. Shasta and the Oregon Border on Hwy 97. It is home to what was once the country's tallest flagpole west of the Mississippi. In 2002, a larger pole was erected in Laredo, TX.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 886 people, 342 households, and 240 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,232.1 people per square mile (475.1/km²). There were 396 housing units at an average density of 550.7/sq mi (212.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.62% White, 5.53% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 8.13% from other races, and 3.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.37% of the population.

There were 342 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.7 males.

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