Myrtletown, California

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Myrtletown is a census-designated place (CDP) in Humboldt County, California, United States. Myrtletown lies at an elevation of 112 feet (34 m).[1] Myrtletown is a part of the Eureka, California metropolitan area. The population was 4,459 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.6 km²), of which, 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.39%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,459 people, 1,738 households, and 1,119 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,097.2 people per square mile (808.3/km²). There were 1,827 housing units at an average density of 859.3/sq mi (331.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.35% White, 0.78% Black or African American, 2.85% Native American, 1.39% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.12% from other races, and 4.44% from two or more races. 4.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,738 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 86.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $37,417, and the median income for a family was $43,250. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $22,161 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,057. About 14.4% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.2% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.


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