Orosi is a census-designated place (CDP) in Tulare County, California,
United States. The population was 8,770 at the 2010 census, up from
7,318 at the 2000 census.
6 Notable people
7 See also
The community was founded in 1888 by Daniel R. Shafer. It was named
'oro', or gold, for the golden poppies covering the nearby fields. A
post office was established in 1892.
Nearly eight percent of Orosi's population is Filipino, and Orosi has
its own Little Manila.
Orosi is located at 36°32′33″N 119°17′20″W /
36.54250°N 119.28889°W / 36.54250; -119.28889 (36.542448,
According to the
Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area
of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), all of it land.
Orosi Branch Library
Orosi Branch Library is on the National Register of Historic
United States Census reported that Orosi had a population
of 8,770. The population density was 3,586.2 people per square mile
(1,384.6/km²). The racial makeup of Orosi was 3,861 (44.0%) White, 65
(0.7%) African American, 57 (0.6%) Native American, 803 (9.2%) Asian,
1 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 3,638 (41.5%) from other races, and 345
(3.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were
7,606 persons (86.7%).
Census reported that 8,770 people (100% of the population) lived
in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters,
and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 1,985 households, out of which 1,285 (64.7%) had children
under the age of 18 living in them, 1,180 (59.4%) were opposite-sex
married couples living together, 375 (18.9%) had a female householder
with no husband present, 197 (9.9%) had a male householder with no
wife present. There were 196 (9.9%) unmarried opposite-sex
partnerships, and 7 (0.4%) same-sex married couples or partnerships.
167 households (8.4%) were made up of individuals and 85 (4.3%) had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 4.42. There were 1,752 families (88.3% of all
households); the average family size was 4.50.
The population was spread out with 3,086 people (35.2%) under the age
of 18, 1,083 people (12.3%) aged 18 to 24, 2,397 people (27.3%) aged
25 to 44, 1,552 people (17.7%) aged 45 to 64, and 652 people (7.4%)
who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26.4 years. For
every 100 females there were 107.0 males. For every 100 females age 18
and over, there were 108.1 males.
There were 2,070 housing units at an average density of 846.5 per
square mile (326.8/km²), of which 1,118 (56.3%) were owner-occupied,
and 867 (43.7%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate
was 2.6%; the rental vacancy rate was 3.7%. 4,928 people (56.2% of the
population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 3,842 people
(43.8%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,318 people, 1,678
households, and 1,461 families residing in the CDP. The population
density was 2,984.4 people per square mile (1,153.3/km²). There were
1,741 housing units at an average density of 710.0 per square mile
(274.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 29.42% White, 0.36%
African American, 0.92% Native American, 10.21% Asian, 0.03% Pacific
Islander, 53.53% from other races, and 5.55% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 81.99% of the population.
There were 1,678 households out of which 53.5% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living
together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and
12.9% were non-families. 10.0% of all households were made up of
individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age
or older. The average household size was 4.36 and the average family
size was 4.49.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 35.8% under the age of
18, 13.3% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 14.8% from 45 to 64, and
8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years.
For every 100 females there were 111.8 males. For every 100 females
age 18 and over, there were 114.6 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $30,400, and the
median income for a family was $29,600. Males had a median income of
$17,323 versus $19,195 for females. The per capita income for the CDP
was $7,928. About 25.2% of families and 30.9% of the population were
below the poverty line, including 40.3% of those under age 18 and 8.4%
of those age 65 or over.
Jesus is Lord
Jesus is Lord mural in downtown Orosi, 2007
In the state legislature Orosi is located in the 16th Senate District,
represented by Democrat Dean Florez, and in the 26th Assembly
District, represented by Republican Devon Mathis.
United States House of Representatives, Orosi is in
California's 22nd congressional district, represented by Republican
The community is served by the Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School
District. Senior students attend Orosi High School.
A campus of the
College of the Sequoias
College of the Sequoias is located on Orosi High
Mike Garcia, professional baseball player.
Elton Wieman, college football player and coach; member of College
Football Hall of Fame.
East Orosi, California- though commonly considered merely the east
side of Orosi, it is its own CDP with a population of approximately
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Municipalities and communities of Tulare County, California, United
County seat: Visalia
California Hot Springs
East Tulare Villa
Sugarloaf Mountain Park
Sugarloaf Saw Mill