Weldon, California

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Weldon is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, California, United States. It sits at the southwest tip of Lake Isabella. Weldon is located 9 miles (14 km) east-southeast of Wofford Heights,[2] at an elevation of 2654 feet (809 m).[1] The population was 2,387 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Weldon is located at 35°39′57″N 118°17′25″W / 35.66583°N 118.29028°W / 35.66583; -118.29028.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 26.7 square miles (69.1 km²), all of it land.

History

The Weldon post office opened in 1871.[2] The name honors William B. Weldon, cattle rancher.[2] Camp Leonard, a temporary army camp, was established at Weldon in 1863.[2]

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,387 people, 1,087 households, and 703 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 89.5 people per square mile (34.6/km²). There were 1,441 housing units at an average density of 54.0/sq mi (20.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.33% White, 0.42% Black or African American, 3.94% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 0.88% from other races, and 2.85% from two or more races. 6.24% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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