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Hiouchi, California

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Country  United States
County  Del Norte County
FIPS code  06-33935
Elevation  52 m
Population  301 (1 Apr 2010)
State  California
Time zone  Pacific (UTC-8)
GNIS feature IDs  261367, 2611435
Area  150 ha
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Hiouchi is a census-designated place in Del Norte County, California. It is located on the Smith River 7.5 miles (12 km) east-northeast of Crescent City, with a population of 301. It lies at an elevation of 171 feet (52 m).


Map of Hiouchi, CA 95531, USA

Name origin

The name "Hiouchi" derives from an unspecified native American language in which it means "blue waters."


The 2010 United States Census reported that Hiouchi had a population of 301. The population density was 519.1 people per square mile (200.4/km²). The racial makeup of Hiouchi was 267 (88.7%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 11 (3.7%) Native American, 6 (2.0%) Asian, 2 (0.7%) Pacific Islander, 8 (2.7%) from other races, and 7 (2.3%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11 persons (3.7%).

The Census reported that 301 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 143 households, out of which 29 (20.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 73 (51.0%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 11 (7.7%) had a female householder with no husband present, 5 (3.5%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 4 (2.8%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 1 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 49 households (34.3%) were made up of individuals and 20 (14.0%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10. There were 89 families (62.2% of all households); the average family size was 2.66.

The population was spread out with 52 people (17.3%) under the age of 18, 9 people (3.0%) aged 18 to 24, 55 people (18.3%) aged 25 to 44, 116 people (38.5%) aged 45 to 64, and 69 people (22.9%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54.2 years. For every 100 females there were 104.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.

There were 166 housing units at an average density of 286.3 per square mile (110.5/km²), of which 100 (69.9%) were owner-occupied, and 43 (30.1%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.0%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.3%. 214 people (71.1% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 87 people (28.9%) lived in rental housing units.


In the state legislature, Hiouchi is in the 2nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Mike McGuire, and the 2nd Assembly District, represented by Democrat Jim Wood.

Federally, Hiouchi is in California's 2nd congressional district, represented by Democrat Jared Huffman.

Notable residents

  • Greg Noll, surfer
  • References

    Hiouchi, California Wikipedia

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