is a census-designated place
(CDP) in San Diego County
, United States
. The population was 2,026 at the 2000 census.
Rainbow is located at (33.411213, -117.149209).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 41.6 km² (16.1 mi²), all land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 2,026 people, 739 households, and 523 families residing in the CDP. The population density
was 48.7/km² (126.0/mi²). There were 780 housing units at an average density of 18.7/km² (48.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 81.44% White
, 0.15% African American
, 0.79% Native American
, 2.42% Asian
, 0.79% Pacific Islander
, 11.45% from other races
, and 2.96% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 21.82% of the population.
There were 739 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.15.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 109.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.9 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $40,938, and the median income for a family was $44,833. Males had a median income of $38,661 versus $32,917 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,890. About 15.8% of families and 23.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.4% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.
The area, previously known as "Vallecitos", (little valley), was renamed "Rainbow Valley" in the late 1880s, after Mr. J.P.M. Rainbow, who bought a homestead there.
In October 2007, The Santa Ana Winds fueled a major wildfire in the area.
In the state legislature
Rainbow is located in the 36th Senate
District, represented by Republican Dennis Hollingsworth
, and in the 66th Assembly
District, represented by Republican Kevin Jeffries
. Federally, Rainbow is located in California's 49th congressional district
, which has a Cook PVI
of R +10 and is represented by Republican Darrell Issa