Orosi, California

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Orosi is a census-designated place (CDP) in Tulare County, California, United States. The population was 7,318 at the 2000 census.



Orosi is located at 36°32′33″N 119°17′20″W / 36.5425°N 119.28889°W / 36.5425; -119.28889 (36.542448, -119.288808)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,318 people, 1,678 households, and 1,461 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,984.4 people per square mile (1,153.3/km²). There were 1,741 housing units at an average density of 710.0/sq mi (274.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 29.42% White, 0.36% African American, 0.92% Native American, 10.21% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 53.53% from other races, and 5.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 81.99% of the population.

There were 1,678 households out of which 53.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.9% were non-families. 10.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.36 and the average family size was 4.49.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 35.8% under the age of 18, 13.3% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 14.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 111.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $30,400, and the median income for a family was $29,600. Males had a median income of $17,323 versus $19,195 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $7,928. About 25.2% of families and 30.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.3% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.

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