Muscoy, San Bernardino, California

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Muscoy is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Bernardino County, California, United States. The population was 8,919 at the 2000 census. Muscoy shares zip code 92407 with northwest San Bernardino, California, Devore Heights, and Arrowhead Farms. Residents enjoy a semi-rural setting with large lots where they can raise horses and other livestock, nursery plants, and fruit trees.

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History

Muscoy was developed in the mid 1920s as a community designed to accommodate family agricultural enterprises. Roads and water service were developed to serve one to ten acre parcels. Vineyards, orchards and various field crops were planted and cultivated. After World War II, population growth accelerated and the area began a transition from agricultural use to a more suburban residential character. During the 1950s and 1960s, Route 66, which connected California with Nevada and Arizona, made the San Bernardino area a popular stop during road trips. This resulted in more shops opening up to serve the needs of travelers, and more people establishing permanent residences around the Muscoy area.[1]

Geography

Muscoy is located at 34°9′22″N 117°20′48″W / 34.15611°N 117.34667°W / 34.15611; -117.34667 (34.156009, -117.346552)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.9 km² (3.5 mi²). 7.6 km² (2.9 mi²) of it is land and 1.4 km² (0.5 mi²) of it (15.36%) is water.

Muscoy is bordered on the west by Lytle Creek wash, most of the time a dry river bed, other times the scene of raging flash floods. At one time the wash was the home of many species of flora and fauna, including the Muscoy Musk Rat, which have now mostly disappeared due to the decades of exploiting the wash for its sand by two sand and gravel companies.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 8,919 people, 2,029 households, and 1,724 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,179.3/km² (3,050.6/mi²). There were 2,299 housing units at an average density of 304.0/km² (786.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 42.7% White, 7.7% African American, 2.1% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.6% Pacific Islander, 40.7% from other races, and 5.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 66.3% of the population.

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