Hughson, California

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Hughson is a city in Stanislaus County, California, United States. It is part of the Modesto Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 3,980 at the 2000 census.

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History of Farming

Hughson is surrounded by orchards and has been a long time farming community. Initially it was known for its enormous production of peaches, which garnered the area the title "The Peach Capital of the World". Peaches are no longer the primary crop in the area, however and have been replaced for the most part by almond trees. Almond production in the area is one of the largest in the world. The crops grown in Hughson are, but not limited to: Almonds, Peaches, Walnuts, Nectarines, Cherries, Apples, and the occasional vineyard.

In recent years many orchards have been torn down due to development.

Geography

Hughson is located at 37°36′11″N 120°52′1″W / 37.60306°N 120.86694°W / 37.60306; -120.86694 (37.603082, -120.866838)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,980 people, 1,223 households, and 993 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,554.3 people per square mile (1,372.0/km²). There were 1,252 housing units at an average density of 1,118.1/sq mi (431.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 68.79% White, 0.60% African American, 1.43% Native American, 1.11% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 24.30% from other races, and 3.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 38.82% of the population.

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