Shaver Lake, California

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Coordinates: 37°06′15″N 119°19′03″W / 37.10417°N 119.3175°W / 37.10417; -119.3175

Shaver Lake (formerly, Musick Creek and Musick Creek Heights)[1] is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fresno County, California, United States. The population was 705 at the 2000 census. Shaver Lake is on the southeast end of the lake of the same name, 10 miles (16 km) northeast of New Auberry, at an elevation of 5627 feet (1715 m).[1] The name honors C.B. Shaver, founder of the irrigation company that had the dam built creating the lake.[2]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 34.7 square miles (89.8 km²), of which, 32.3 square miles (83.8 km²) of it is land and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²) of it (6.72%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 705 people, 303 households, and 229 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 21.8 people per square mile (8.4/km²). There were 1,845 housing units at an average density of 57.1/sq mi (22.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.16% White, 0.43% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 1.42% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 6.52% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 303 households out of which 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.0% were married couples living together, 2.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.64.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 18.7% under the age of 18, 3.0% from 18 to 24, 20.1% from 25 to 44, 40.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 104.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.4 males.

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