Graeagle, California

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Graeagle is a census-designated place (CDP) in Plumas County, California, United States. The population was 831 at the 2000 census.



Originally brought to life by the pioneers of the timber industry, the town of Graeagle was the site of the Graeagle Lumber Company and its “Box Factory” owned by the California Fruit Exchange. Thousands were employed to build boxes for shipping fruit and vegetables in the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Modernization closed the mill in 1956 and the town was acquired by the West family in 1958 [1]


Graeagle is located roughly one hour from Reno via Highway 395 and State Route 70, or one hour from Truckee-North Lake Tahoe via Highway 89. Graeagle is located at 39°45′52″N 120°37′24″W / 39.76444°N 120.62333°W / 39.76444; -120.62333 (39.764319, -120.623262)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 11.2 square miles (28.9 km²), of which 11.1 square miles (28.8 km²) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) (0.54%) is water.


At the 2000 census[3], there were 831 people, 412 households and 280 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 74.8 per square mile (28.9/km²). There were 693 housing units at an average density of 62.4/sq mi (24.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.95% White, 0.48% Native American, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. 2.17% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 412 households of which 13.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.40.

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