French Camp, California

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French Camp is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Joaquin County, California, United States. The population was 4,109 at the 2000 census. San Joaquin General Hospital is located in French Camp.

French Camp is the location of the U.S. Army Sharpe Depot and the GSA Western Distribution Center.

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Geography

French Camp is located at 37°52′58″N 121°16′47″W / 37.88278°N 121.27972°W / 37.88278; -121.27972 (37.882742, -121.279788)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km²), all of it land.

History

California State Historic Landmark 668:

Here was the terminus of the Oregon-California trail used by the French-Canadian trappers employed by the Hudson's Bay Company from about 1832 to 1845. Michel Laframboise, among others, met fur hunters here annually, where they camped with their families. In 1844 Charles Maria Weber and William Gulnac promoted the first white settlers' colony on "Rancho del Campo de Los Franceses" which included French Camp and the site of Stockton.

Notable residents

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,109 people, 576 households, and 438 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,324.5 people per square mile (511.8/km²). There were 598 housing units at an average density of 192.8/sq mi (74.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 44.20% White, 11.97% African American, 0.80% Native American, 4.45% Asian, 0.46% Pacific Islander, 32.12% from other races, and 5.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 44.95% of the population.

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