Squaw Valley, Fresno County, California

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Coordinates: 36°44′25″N 119°14′48″W / 36.74028°N 119.24667°W / 36.74028; -119.24667

Squaw Valley (formerly, Squawvalley)[1] is a census-designated place located in Fresno County, California, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 2,691. Despite the similar name, it is not the location of Squaw Valley Ski Resort or the 1960 Winter Olympics. Squaw Valley is located 9 miles (14 km) north-northeast of Orange Cove and 30 miles (48 km) east of Fresno, at an elevation of 1631 feet (497 m).[2]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 56.8 square miles (147.0 km²), of which, 56.7 square miles (146.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it is water. The total area is 0.14% water.


The first post office opened in Squaw Valley in 1879.[1] The name was changed to Squawvalley in 1895.[1] The post office closed in 1918.[1] The post office was re-established in 1923, the name changed back to Squaw Valley in 1932, and closed again in 1945.[1] The post office re-opened in 1960.[1]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,691 people, 1,025 households, and 779 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 47.5 people per square mile (18.3/km²). There were 1,160 housing units at an average density of 20.5/sq mi (7.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.33% White, 1.37% African American, 2.38% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.22% Pacific Islander, 4.83% from other races, and 2.30% from two or more races. 12.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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