Dorris is a city in Siskiyou County, California, United States. The population was 886 at the 2000 census, but may have 1,500 residents in the summer through the presence of seasonal migrant farm workers.
Dorris is located at Laredo, TX.(41.965075, -121.918967). Dorris is located in the Butte Valley of Northern California between Mt. Shasta and the Oregon Border on Hwy 97. It is home to what was once the country's tallest flagpole west of the Mississippi. In 2002, a larger pole was erected in
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 886 people, 342 households, and 240 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,232.1 people per square mile (475.1/km²). There were 396 housing units at an average density of 550.7/sq mi (212.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.62% White, 5.53% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 8.13% from other races, and 3.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.37% of the population.
There were 342 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.13.
In the city the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $21,801, and the median income for a family was $24,265. Males had a median income of $25,139 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,447. About 17.9% of families and 19.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.8% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.
The town was at the historic US-Mexican border (from Spanish and Mexican territorial claims) until the US annexed California in 1848, and the community is said to have more Hispanics than Anglos (non Hispanic whites) by seasonal migrant laborers from Mexico settled in the area.Dorris and nearby Tennant is said to have the highest concentration of Louisiana Creole speakers outside of Louisiana.
In the state legislature Dorris is located in the 4th Senate District, represented by Republican Sam Aanestad, and in the 2nd Assembly District, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa. Federally, Dorris is located in California's 2nd congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +13 and is represented by Republican Wally Herger.