Crescent Mills is a census-designated place (CDP) in Plumas County, California, United States. The population was 258 at the 2000 census.
Crescent Mills is located at(40.096329, -120.912872).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.2 square miles (11.0 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 258 people, 98 households, and 73 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 60.8 people per square mile (23.5/km²). There were 114 housing units at an average density of 26.9/sq mi (10.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 84.88% White, 6.20% Native American, 3.49% from other races, and 5.43% from two or more races. 11.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 98 households out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 18.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $30,268, and the median income for a family was $30,357. Males had a median income of $26,591 versus $33,125 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,640. About 14.5% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.
The primary local news source is the Indian Valley Record, a newspaper published every Wednesday.
In the state legislature Crescent Mills is located in the 1st Senate District, represented by Republican Dave Cox, and in the 3rd Assembly District, represented by Republican Dan Logue. Federally, Crescent Mills is located in California's 4th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +11 and is represented by Republican Tom McClintock.