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The city government is headed by a mayor. The mayor, in addition to four councilmembers, compose the City Council. The mayor is elected to a two-year term every even-numbered year. Councilmembers are elected to four year terms and represent the city at large. Elections are non-partisan.
The current mayor, Janet Lockhart , first took office in 2001 when she was appointed to the office to fill the vacancy left by Guy S. Houston , who resigned to run for the California State Assembly. She was elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2004.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 29,973 people, 9,325 households, and 6,508 families residing in the city. The population density is 919.2/km² (2,381.3/mi²). There are 9,872 housing units at an average density of 302.7/km² (784.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 69.37% White, 10.09% Black or African American, 0.73% Native American, 10.35% Asian, 0.32% Pacific Islander, 5.26% from other races, and 3.88% from two or more races. 13.54% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 9,325 households out of which 35.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% are married couples living together, 9.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% are non-families. 21.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 2.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.65 and the average family size is 3.13.
In the city the population is spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 44.1% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 4.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 111.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 112.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $77,283, and the median income for a family is $83,123. Males have a median income of $55,605 versus $41,116 for females. The per capita income for the city is $29,451. 2.9% of the population and 1.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 3.2% of those under the age of 18 and 3.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Several historical sites are preserved and located where Dublin Boulevard is crossed by Donlan Way:
- The Murray Schoolhouse (established in 1856 with 50 pupils)
- Green's Store (opened in 1860)
- The old cemetery (formally established in 1859, although people had been buried in the churchyard for years, where members of the Donner Party Expedition are buried)
- Saint Raymond's Church (established in 1860).
See also: Irish Place Names in Other Countries
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