Manton, California

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Manton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Tehama County, California, United States. The population was 372 at the 2000 census.

In August 2005, the town was overrun by a forest fire which destroyed several homes and forced the evacuation of the entire town. There were no injuries.

The town is also the home, as of June 2006, of the St. John of San Francisco Monastery, an Orthodox Christian men's monastery belonging to the Diocese of the West of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA).



Manton is located at 40°25′8″N 121°51′49″W / 40.41889°N 121.86361°W / 40.41889; -121.86361 (40.419020, -121.863519)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 17.8 square miles (46.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 372 people, 159 households, and 114 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 21.0 people per square mile (8.1/km²). There were 205 housing units at an average density of 11.6/sq mi (4.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.32% White, 0.27% African American, 1.34% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 1.34% Pacific Islander, 1.88% from other races, and 4.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.33% of the population.

There were 159 households out of which 17.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.64.

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