Isleton, California

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Isleton is a city in Sacramento County, California, United States. The population was 828 at the 2000 census. It is located on Andrus Island amid the slough wetlands of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, on the eastern edge of the Rio Vista Gas Field.

The city has many preserved 19th-century era storefronts along its main street, some of which show distinct Chinese influences. Chinese began immigrating to Isleton around 1875, and at its peak, the Chinese population numbered approximately 1,500. A Chinese tong (community organization) building in Isleton was featured on a July 2008 episode of the PBS program History Detectives.

Isleton is part of the SacramentoArden-ArcadeRoseville Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Isleton is located at 38°9′43″N 121°36′33″W / 38.16194°N 121.60917°W / 38.16194; -121.60917 (38.161861, -121.609269).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²), of which, 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (13.04%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 828 people, 343 households, and 209 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,071.4 people per square mile (799.2/km²). There were 384 housing units at an average density of 960.6/sq mi (370.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 69.57% White, 1.45% African American, 1.45% Native American, 9.78% Asian, 0.24% Pacific Islander, 10.02% from other races, and 7.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 26.93% of the population.

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