Ione, California

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Coordinates: 38°21′10″N 120°55′58″W / 38.35278°N 120.93278°W / 38.35278; -120.93278

Ione (pronounced /aɪ'oʊn/ "eye-OWN") (formerly, Bed Bug, Bedbug, Freeze Out, Hardscrabble, Ione City, Woosterville,[3] Jone City, Jone Valley, and Rickeyville)[4] is a city in Amador County, California, United States. The population was 7,129 at the 2000 census. Once known as "Bed-Bug" and "Freeze Out," Ione was an important supply center on the main road to the Mother Lode and Southern Mines during the California Gold Rush.

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Geography

Ione is located at 38°21′10″N 120°55′58″W / 38.35278°N 120.93278°W / 38.35278; -120.93278.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.4 km² (4.8 sq mi). 4.7 square miles (12.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.63%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 7,129 people, 1,081 households, and 780 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,502.6 people per square mile (580.7/km²). There were 1,155 housing units at an average density of 243.4/sq mi (94.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 57.90% White, 17.83% Black or African American, 2.30% Native American, 1.68% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 18.12% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. 20.16% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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