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Encyclopedia > Markleeville, California

Markleeville is a census-designated place and the county seat of Alpine County, California. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 197.


Location of Markleeville, California

Markleeville is located at 38°41'21" North, 119°47'50" West (38.689148, -119.797184)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 49.5 km˛ (19.1 mi˛). 49.5 km˛ (19.1 mi˛) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 197 people, 92 households, and 57 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 4.0/km˛ (10.3/mi˛). There are 173 housing units at an average density of 3.5/km˛ (9.1/mi˛). The racial makeup of the CDP is 97.46% White, 0.00% Black or African American, 1.52% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.02% from other races, and 0.00% from two or more races. 1.52% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 92 households out of which 20.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% are married couples living together, 7.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.0% are non-families. 30.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.14 and the average family size is 2.63.

In the CDP the population is spread out with 17.3% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 34.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 45 years. For every 100 females there are 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 101.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP is $46,563, and the median income for a family is $63,750. Males have a median income of $49,375 versus $25,972 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $40,774. 15.3% of the population and 7.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 25.0% of those under the age of 18 and 13.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=38.689148&longitude=-119.797184&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=38.689148&lon=-119.797184&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-119.797184&lat=38.689148&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Markleeville, California Driving Tour - Carson City Visitors Bureau (630 words)
That year also turned out to be the historic peak in terms of population for the county, which is still among the least populated in California with only a few thousand residents.
Today, Markleeville is a charming, quaint little town with a handful of historic buildings that show that things haven’t changed too much in the last century For example, the Alpine Hotel in the center of town has a friendly tavern and still offers a couple of rooms upstairs.
Markleeville is also the location of the Alpine County Historical Complex, a museum that includes a collection of historic buildings that help tell the town’s story.
Markleeville, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (539 words)
Markleeville is a census-designated place and the county seat of Alpine County, California.
Markleeville traces its beginnings to the land claim of Jacob Marklee who established a toll bridge across a tributary of the Carson River in 1861 during the height of the silver mining boom at nearby Silver Mountain City.
During the rush to the Comstock Lode, the town of Markleeville was built upon Marklee's land.
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