gazelle, name for the many species of delicate, graceful antelopes of the genus Gazella, inhabiting arid, open country. Most gazelles are found only in Africa, but several species range over N Africa and SW Asia; the Persian, or goitered, gazelle (Gazella subgutterosa) is found only in S and central Asia. Gazelles are rather small antelopes, most standing from 2 to 3 ft (60-90 cm) high at the shoulder, and are generally fawn colored. Some are strikingly marked with black and white. In most the horns are heavily ringed and curve backward and inward in the form of a lyre. Gazelles live in herds on grassy plains and in scrub country. They are very swift animals; some can maintain a speed of 30 mi (48 km) per hr indefinitely, with bursts of 60 mi (96 km) per hour. They are also powerful jumpers. Largest of the gazelles is the addra, or dorcas gazelle (G. dorcas), of the Sahara Desert. It has very long legs and a long neck and is white over most of its body. Closely related to the true gazelles are the Tibetan and Mongolian gazelles (species of the genus Procapra), the blackbuck of Asia, and the African impala. Gazelles are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Artiodactyla, family Bovidae.
Gazelle is a census-designated place (CDP) in Siskiyou County, California, United States. The population was 136 at the 2000 census.


Gazelle is located at (41.521538, -122.520718).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 136 people, 57 households, and 38 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 226.1 people per square mile (87.5/km²). There were 67 housing units at an average density of 111.4/sq mi (43.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.97% White, 3.68% Native American, 1.47% from other races, and 5.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.21% of the population.

There were 57 households out of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $30,625, and the median income for a family was $31,042. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $12,194. There were 28.2% of families and 28.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including 28.1% of under eighteens and 12.0% of those over 64.


In the state legislature Gazelle is located in the 4th Senate District, represented by Republican Sam Aanestad, and in the 2nd Assembly District, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa. Federally, Gazelle is located in California's 2nd congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +13 and is represented by Republican Wally Herger.


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