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Calpella, California

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Location of Calpella in Mendocino County, California
Location of Calpella in Mendocino County, California
Calpella is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°14′01″N 123°12′14″W / 39.23361°N 123.20389°W / 39.23361; -123.20389
Country United States
State California
 • Total2.561 sq mi (6.634 km2)
 • Land2.537 sq mi (6.572 km2)
 • Water0.024 sq mi (0.062 km2)  0.93%
Elevation682 ft (208 m)
 • Total679
 • Density270/sq mi (100/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s)707
GNIS feature IDs1658196; 2628714
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Calpella, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Calpella, California

Calpella is a census-designated place[3] in Mendocino County, California.[2] It is located on the Russian River 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Ukiah,[4] at an elevation of 682 feet (208 m).[2] It is within the Ukiah Valley where U.S. Route 101 and State Route 20 intersect. The population was 679 at the 2010 census. The small town is the site of the Mendocino Redwood Company mill and offices, which controls ten percent of the private land in the county.[5]

Col. C.H. Veeder and James Pettus, Veeder's son-in-law, founded the town in 1858.[4] It is named after Kalpela, the chief of the nearby Pomo village of Chomchadila.[6] For a time, it rivaled Ukiah in importance.[4]

The Calpella post office opened in 1860, closed in 1868, re-opened in 1872, discontinued for a time and moved in 1920.[4]

The ZIP Code is 95418. The community is inside area code 707.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 2.6 square miles (6.6 km2), 99.07% of it land, and 0.93% of it water.


This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Calpella has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[7]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

The 2010 United States Census[9] reported that Calpella had a population of 679. The population density was 265.1 people per square mile (102.4/km2). The racial makeup of Calpella was 465 (68.5%) White, 3 (0.4%) African American, 25 (3.7%) Native American, 3 (0.4%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 145 (21.4%) from other races, and 38 (5.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 256 persons (37.7%).

The Census reported that 679 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 253 households, out of which 89 (35.2%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 121 (47.8%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 37 (14.6%) had a female householder with no husband present, 19 (7.5%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 25 (9.9%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 3 (1.2%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 56 households (22.1%) were made up of individuals, and 20 (7.9%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68. There were 177 families (70.0% of all households); the average family size was 3.13.

The population was spread out, with 171 people (25.2%) under the age of 18, 74 people (10.9%) aged 18 to 24, 177 people (26.1%) aged 25 to 44, 188 people (27.7%) aged 45 to 64, and 69 people (10.2%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 108.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.

There were 272 housing units at an average density of 106.2 per square mile (41.0/km2), of which 124 (49.0%) were owner-occupied, and 129 (51.0%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.6%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.4%. 329 people (48.5% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 350 people (51.5%) lived in rental housing units.


In the state legislature, Calpella is in the  2nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Mike McGuire,[10] and the  2nd Assembly District, represented by Democrat Jim Wood.[11]

Federally, Calpella is in California's  2nd congressional district, represented by Democrat Jared Huffman.[12]

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ U.S. Census Archived 2012-07-14 at WebCite
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Calpella, California
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Calpella, California
  4. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  5. ^ Forest Management and Stump-to-Forest Gate Chain-of-Custody Certification Evaluation Report for the: Mendocino Redwood Company: Public Summary and Background Information General Information, Environmental Context Archived 2008-11-22 at the Wayback Machine, URL retrieved July 24, 2008.
  6. ^ Kroeber, Alfred L. (1916), "California place names of Indian origin" (PDF), University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology, 12 (2): 31–69, archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-20, retrieved 2010-08-22.
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Calpella, California
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  9. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Calpella CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  10. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved March 10, 2013.
  11. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  12. ^ "California's  2nd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
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