Rio Dell, California

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Rio Dell (formerly, Rio Del and Eagle Prairie)[1] is a city in Humboldt County, California, United States. Rio Dell is located on the west bank of the Eel River 1 mile (2 km) north of Scotia,[1] at an elevation of 161 feet (49 m).[2] The population was 3,174 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²), of which, 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2) of it (4.55%) is water.

History

The first post office at Rio Dell opened in 1876.[1] Rio Dell incorporated in 1965.[1]

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,174 people, 1,221 households, and 830 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,684.2 people per square mile (651.9/km²). There were 1,434 housing units at an average density of 760.9/sq mi (294.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.63% White, 0.16% Black or African American, 3.88% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 5.73% from other races, and 4.19% from two or more races. 10.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,221 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.08.

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