Talmage, California

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Talmage (variant, Talmadge)[1] is a census-designated place (CDP) in Mendocino County, California, United States. Talmage is located 2.5 miles (4 km) east-southeast of Ukiah,[2] at an elevation of 627 feet (191 m).[1] The population was 1,141 at the 2000 census. It lies on the Southeastern region of Ukiah Valley and is home to the famous City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, one of the largest Chinese Zen Buddhist temple in the United States. The town's name honors early settler Junius Talmage.[2]



Talmage is located at 39°08′00″N 123°10′04″W / 39.1333333°N 123.16778°W / 39.1333333; -123.16778.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,141 people, 327 households, and 229 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 725.6 people per square mile (280.6/km²). There were 335 housing units at an average density of 213.0/sq mi (82.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 57.41% White, 0.61% African American, 2.45% Native American, 16.48% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 17.62% from other races, and 5.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.17% of the population.

There were 327 households out of which 44.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.34.

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