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Linda is a census-designated place (CDP) in Yuba Countymarker, Californiamarker, United Statesmarker. The population was 13,474 at the 2000 census. Linda is located north-northwest of Olivehurstmarker.

Geography

Linda is located at .

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.6 square miles (14.6 km²), all of it land.

History

Linda was named after a boat, the Linda. The townsite was originally laid out in 1850 by John Rose at the furthest navigable point on the Yuba River, on the south bank above Marysvillemarker. The town at that site lasted only two years before moving to its present location. The original site is buried under tailings from hydraulic mining.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 13,474 people, 4,072 households, and 3,005 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,388.3 people per square mile (922.4/km²). There were 4,483 housing units at an average density of 794.6/sq mi (306.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 54.87% White, 3.14% African American, 2.90% Native American, 18.38% Asian, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 13.64% from other races, and 6.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.15% of the population.

There were 4,072 households out of which 44.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 19.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.30 and the average family size was 3.80.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 37.4% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $22,753, and the median income for a family was $24,925. Males had a median income of $25,513 versus $18,463 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $9,826. About 32.6% of families and 37.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 47.2% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

In the state legislature Linda is located in the 4th Senate District, represented by Republican Sam Aanestad, and in the 3rd Assembly District, represented by Republican Rick Keene. Federally, Linda is located in California's 2nd congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +13 and is represented by Republican Wally Herger.

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