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10 Fun And Amazing Facts About Montague, California, United States

Montague is a city in Siskiyou County, California, United States. Take a look below for 10 fun and amazing facts about Montague, California, United States.

1. Its population is 1,226 as of the 2020 census, down from 1,443 from the 2010 census.

2. When the Southern Pacific Railroad extension was built from Dunsmuir, California to the state line in 1886-87, the station was named for S.S. Montague, chief engineer of the Central Pacific Railroad.

3. Montague is located at 41°43′38″N 122°31′35″W (41.727168, -122.526468).

4. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km2), 99.15% of it land and 0.85% of it water.

5. Located 6 miles east of Interstate 5 at Yreka along California State Route 3, this is also the site of the interchange between the Yreka Western Railroad and the Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad. General aviation is served at Montague Airport, which also serves Yreka.

6. Montague has a Mediterranean climate closely bordering on a steppe climate, very unusual for its location west of the Cascade Crest. Montague and the Shasta Valley are located in a rain shadow created by the Klamath Mountains, giving the area a climate and vegetation type more similar to points east of the Cascades, with average annual precipitation similar to Bend, Oregon.

7. Rainfall is nonexistent in summer, except for the very occasional thunderstorm. The area experiences cool to cold winters with somewhat frequent snowfall, and hot summers with large diurnal temperature variation and nearly constant sunshine.

8. At the 2010 census Montague had a population of 1,443. The population density was 804.8 people per square mile (310.7/km2). The racial makeup of Montague was 1,251 (86.7%) White, 4 (0.3%) African American, 67 (4.6%) Native American, 8 (0.6%) Asian, 1 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 17 (1.2%) from other races, and 95 (6.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 107 people (7.4%).

9. The census reported that 1,425 people (98.8% of the population) lived in households, 18 (1.2%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and no one was institutionalized.

10. There were 576 households, 198 (34.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 255 (44.3%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 86 (14.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 31 (5.4%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 64 (11.1%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 1 (0.2%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 159 households (27.6%) were one person and 49 (8.5%) had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.47. There were 372 families (64.6% of households); the average family size was 2.95.

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