Hydesville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Humboldt County, California, United States. Hydesville is located 4.5 miles (7.2 km) southeast of Fortuna, at an elevation of 364 feet (111 m). The population was 1,209 at the 2000 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.4 square miles (19.1 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,209 people, 457 households, and 345 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 163.7 people per square mile (63.2/km²). There were 489 housing units at an average density of 66.2/sq mi (25.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.73% White, 3.72% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 1.41% from other races, and 2.89% from two or more races. 4.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 457 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 30.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.4 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $42,411, and the median income for a family was $45,625. Males had a median income of $38,375 versus $21,471 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,629. About 8.5% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over.
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In the state legislature Hydesville is located in the 2nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Pat Wiggins, and in the 1st Assembly District, represented by Democrat Patty Berg. Federally, Hydesville is located in California's 1st congressional district.