Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
In November, 1941, Yreka was designated as the capital of proposed State of Jefferson, a semi-humorous secession movement along the Oregon and California border that has gained cultural traction in the following decades.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 7,290 people, 3,114 households, and 1,880 families residing in the city. The population density is 282.0/km² (730.8/mi²). There are 3,303 housing units at an average density of 127.8/km² (331.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 86.56% White, 0.48% African American, 6.04% Native American, 1.82% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.70% from other races, and 3.33% from two or more races. 5.38% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 3,114 households out of which 29.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% are married couples living together, 13.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.6% are non-families. 34.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 17.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.27 and the average family size is 2.92.
In the city the population is spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $27,398, and the median income for a family is $37,448. Males have a median income of $31,632 versus $23,986 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,664. 21.2% of the population and 17.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 33.6% of those under the age of 18 and 8.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
The contents of this article is licensed from www.wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. Click here to see the transparent copy and copyright details