Redcrest, California

Redcrest is a census-designated place[3] in Humboldt County, California.[2] It is located 5.5 miles (8.9 km) north of Weott,[4] at an elevation of 377 feet (115 m).[2] The population was 89 at the 2010 census.

Location in California
Coordinates: 40°24′02″N 123°57′00″W
Country United States
State California
CountyHumboldt County
  Total0.598 sq mi (1.549 km2)
  Land0.598 sq mi (1.549 km2)
  Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation377 ft (115 m)
  Density150/sq mi (57/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s)707
GNIS feature IDs1659487; 2628781
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Redcrest, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Redcrest, California

The Redcrest post office was established in 1965.[4]

The greater Redcrest area includes the Holmes flat, Englewood and Larabee areas.

Redcrest is located along the Avenue of the Giants. The ZIP Code is 95569.[5] The community is inside area code 707.


The 2010 United States Census[6] reported that Redcrest had a population of 89. The population density was 148.8 people per square mile (57.5/km²). The racial makeup of Redcrest was 73 (82.0%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 5 (5.6%) Native American, 0 (0.0%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 3 (3.4%) from other races, and 8 (9.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4 persons (4.5%).

The Census reported that 89 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 42 households, out of which 9 (21.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 21 (50.0%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 5 (11.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 1 (2.4%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 6 (14.3%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 12 households (28.6%) were made up of individuals and 6 (14.3%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12. There were 27 families (64.3% of all households); the average family size was 2.41.

The population was spread out with 15 people (16.9%) under the age of 18, 1 people (1.1%) aged 18 to 24, 18 people (20.2%) aged 25 to 44, 37 people (41.6%) aged 45 to 64, and 18 people (20.2%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50.8 years. For every 100 females, there were 71.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.

There were 54 housing units at an average density of 90.3 per square mile (34.9/km²), of which 42 were occupied, of which 29 (69.0%) were owner-occupied, and 13 (31.0%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 7.1%. 56 people (62.9% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 33 people (37.1%) lived in rental housing units.


In the state legislature, Redcrest is in the 2nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Mike McGuire,[7] and the 2nd Assembly District, represented by Democrat Jim Wood.[8]

Federally, Redcrest is in California's 2nd congressional district, represented by Democrat Jared Huffman.[9]

See also

  • California portal


  1. "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files – Places – California". United States Census Bureau.
  2. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Redcrest, California
  3. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Redcrest, California
  4. Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 129. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  5. USPS ZIP Code lookup tool
  6. "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Redcrest CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  7. "Senators". State of California. Retrieved March 10, 2013.
  8. "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  9. "California's 2nd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
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