Stevinson, California

Stevinson is a census-designated place[3] in Merced County, California.[2] It is located 20 miles (32 km) west of Merced,[4] at an elevation of 85 feet (26 m).[2] The population was 313 at the 2010 census.

Location within California
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 37°19′40″N 120°51′06″W
Country United States
State California
  Total1.130 sq mi (2.927 km2)
  Land1.130 sq mi (2.927 km2)
  Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation85 ft (26 m)
  Density280/sq mi (110/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s)209
GNIS feature IDs1659870; 2583152
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Stevinson, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Stevinson, California

The Stevinson post office opened in 1907.[4] The name honors James J. Stevinson, who bought land nearby in 1852.[4]

The town is noted for its bullring, where Portuguese bullfighting is staged regularly. It is one of several bullrings maintained by the Portuguese-American community throughout California's Central Valley.

The US Army built the Howard Auxiliary Field (1942-1944) to train World War 2 pilots in Stevinson. [5]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²), all of it on land.


This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Stevinson has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[6]


The 2010 United States Census[7] reported that Stevinson had a population of 313. The population density was 276.9 people per square mile (106.9/km²). The racial makeup of Stevinson was 228 (72.8%) White, 4 (1.3%) African American, 0 (0.0%) Native American, 0 (0.0%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 73 (23.3%) from other races, and 8 (2.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 133 persons (42.5%).

The Census reported that 313 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 92 households, out of which 42 (45.7%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 49 (53.3%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 5 (5.4%) had a female householder with no husband present, 9 (9.8%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 11 (12.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 19 households (20.7%) were made up of individuals and 2 (2.2%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.40. There were 63 families (68.5% of all households); the average family size was 4.11.

The population was spread out with 95 people (30.4%) under the age of 18, 37 people (11.8%) aged 18 to 24, 82 people (26.2%) aged 25 to 44, 73 people (23.3%) aged 45 to 64, and 26 people (8.3%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28.9 years. For every 100 females, there were 118.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 124.7 males.

There were 101 housing units at an average density of 89.4 per square mile (34.5/km²), of which 52 (56.5%) were owner-occupied, and 40 (43.5%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.8%. 168 people (53.7% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 145 people (46.3%) lived in rental housing units.


  1. U.S. Census Archived 2012-01-24 at WebCite
  2. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Stevinson, California
  3. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Stevinson, 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. 833. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  5. Howard Auxiliary Field
  6. Climate Summary for Stevinson, California
  7. "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Stevinson CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
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