Hickman, California

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Hickman is a census-designated place (CDP) in Stanislaus County, California, United States. The population was 457 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Modesto Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its history dates back to the goldrush era, and was once was a stop on a rail line (the old train stop still stands).


Local Life

Hickman social life revolves around its school. Hickman Charter school district is a k-8 school district. After 8th grade, students can commute to one of the many local schools. Also of note, Hickman is home to Hickman Charter School with more students than native population and has attendance from students as far as Berkeley, California.


Hickman is a country town, and the most obvious form of income is agriculture. Almond orchards are everywhere, and there are several dairies. Foster Farms operates a dairy, and there is a wholesale nursery raising trees, especially decorative trees like redwoods. A large rooster farm reputedly sells fighting cocks (although actually using such birds in fighting is illegal). There are also other forms of industry, including a gravel mine, a welding shop, two country stores, a cabinet maker, a music education company and Hickman Hat Rack Co.


Hickman is located at 37°37′27″N 120°45′28″W / 37.62417°N 120.75778°W / 37.62417; -120.75778 (37.624065, -120.757817)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 457 people, 139 households, and 116 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 360.3 people per square mile (138.9/km²). There were 148 housing units at an average density of 116.7/sq mi (45.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 84.46% White, 1.53% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 9.19% from other races, and 4.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.38% of the population.

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