Eldridge, California

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Eldridge is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sonoma County, California, United States. The population was 1,534 at the 2000 census. It is notably the home to the Sonoma Developmental Center, the largest facility serving the needs of persons with developmental disabilities in the state.

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Geography

Eldridge is located at 38°20′31″N 122°30′43″W / 38.34194°N 122.51194°W / 38.34194; -122.51194 (38.342063, -122.512042)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.64 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.

History

Eldridge is named for James Eldridge who owned part of the Rancho Cabeza de Santa Rosa land grant.[3]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,534 people, 521 households, and 321 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,403.1 people per square mile (925.4/km²). There were 551 housing units at an average density of 863.2/sq mi (332.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 85.92% White, 1.96% African American, 0.78% Native American, 2.80% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 4.04% from other races, and 4.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.95% of the population.

There were 521 households out of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.2% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.10.

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