- Elkhorn, California
official_name = Elkhorn, California
settlement_type = CDP
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location in Monterey County and the state of
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Monterey
leader_title = N/A
leader_title1 = Senate
leader_title2 = Assembly
leader_title3 = U. S. Congress
area_total_km2 = 12.6
area_total_sq_mi = 4.9
area_land_km2 = 12.6
area_land_sq_mi = 4.9
area_water_km2 = 0
area_water_sq_mi = 0
elevation_ft = 10
elevation_m = 3
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 1591
population_density_km2 = 126.3
population_density_sq_mi = 324.7
timezone = PST
utc_offset = -8
latd = 36 |latm = 48 |lats = 39 |latNS = N
longd = 121 |longm = 43 |longs = 7 |longEW = W
timezone_DST = PDT
utc_offset_DST = -7
postal_code = 95012
area_code = 831
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 06-22034
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0277507
Elkhorn is a
census-designated place(CDP) in Monterey County, California, United States. The population of Elkhorn was 1,591 at the 2000 census. Elkhorn was named after the elk in the area that have since gone extinct. Because Elkhorn is not a city, not all residents call the place they live Elkhorn. Some residents refer to Elkhorn as Castroville on mailed documents because Elkhorn shares a zip code with Castroville. Other residents refer to Elkhorn as north Monterey County of which Elkhorn is a part. The Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserveis a local point of interest.
Elkhorn is located at coor dms|36|48|39|N|121|43|7|W|city (36.810806, -121.718531)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.9 square miles (12.6 km²), of which, 4.9 square miles (12.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.41%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,591 people, 523 households, and 411 families residing in the CDP. The population densitywas 327.4 people per square mile (126.4/km²). There were 542 housing units at an average density of 111.5/sq mi (43.1/km²). Most residents live in detached single family homes with land, individual and shared water wells and leach fields. The racial makeup of the CDP was 72.16% White, 1.01% Black or African American, 0.63% Native American, 3.83% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 18.29% from other races, and 3.96% from two or more races. 27.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 523 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.8% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 14.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.34.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 28.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.5 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $70,370, and the median income for a family was $71,296. Males had a median income of $40,662 versus $36,274 for females. The
per capita incomefor the CDP was $24,999. About 4.5% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 15.2% of those age 65 or over.
As an unincorporated area, the
Monterey County Board of Supervisorsadministers Elkhorn. Elkhorn is part of District 2 whose current supervisor is Louis R. Calcagno[http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/d2_supervisor.htm] . The Board is responsible for providing all local public services [http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/services.htm] . Elkhorn is located in the Coastal Zone and all new development is subject to approval by the California Coastal Commission.
Agricultural is a major part of Elkhorn's small economy. Strawberries and artichokes are key crops. Most Elkhorn residents work in the surrounding areas of Castroville, Prunedale, Moss Landing, and the nearby larger towns of Watsonville, Salinas, and Monterey. Elkhorn shares a zip code with nearby Castroville. Elkhorn has limited business and retail services. The only retail service in Elkhorn is the Elkhorn Superette which is located on the west side of Elkhorn Road, just north of Bayview Road. The nearest business and retail center is located about three miles (5 km) away in Castroville. However, many Elkhorn residents travel about 20 minutes to the nearby cities for greater retail and service needs such as department stores, movie theaters, and health services which are not located in Castroville.
Main county roads include: Castroville Boulevard, Dolan Road, Elkhorn Road, and Meridian Road. Castroville Boulevard provides access to Highway 156. Dolan Road provides access to Highway 1. Minor county roads include: Del Monte Farms, Bayview, Walker Valley Road, Long Valley Road, Amaral Road.
Elkhorn Elementary School is the only school located in Elkhorn, and it serves the surrounding K-6 student population. Elkhorn Elementary is the polling site for Elkhorn voters. Middle school students in grades 7 and 8 currently attend
North Monterey County Middle Schooland high school students in grades 9-12 attend North Monterey County High School, both located in Castroville. All local public schools are part of the North Monterey County Unified School District[http://www.nmcusd.org/] .
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