As of the census of 2000, there were 16,519 people, 6,591 households, and 4,909 families residing in the city. The population density was 937.9...
Most people know that sunset is the time when the sun goes down. But did you know that the sun doesn't actually set? Instead, Earth rotates into darkness, giving us the illusion that the sun is setting. So what causes sunset?
Well, it's a combination of things. The Earth's atmosphere scatters sunlight in every direction, but blue and violet light are scattered more than other colors. This is why the sky is usually blue during the daytime. As the sun gets lower in the sky, the atmosphere becomes thicker and more dense.
This scattering of sunlight happens to a greater extent, and we see red and orange light more than blue and violet light. That's why sunset is usually a beautiful red or orange color. So next time you see sunset, remember that you're actually seeing Earth rotate into darkness!
Holtville is located in Sutter County, in the Central Valley of California. It is bordered by adhere and Tehama counties. The population was 14,547 at the 2010 census, down from 16,519 at the 2000 census. Holtville is home to the Holtville Golf Club, which opened in 1976.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , all of it land.
The city is located on the North Fork of the American River and is southwest of Sacramento, the state capitol. The Modoc Plateau, which slopes down to the river, forms the eastern border of the city and the Western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range line the western border of the city.
According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Holtville has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps.
The closest state capitals are Fresno, Sacramento, and Reno, and the closest large cities are Fresno and Sacramento. The closest national capital is Washington, D.C.
Notable businesses in Holtville include Ace Hardware, American Family Insurance, Bank of the West, Boeing, Burger King, CVS, FedEx, Gene Simmons workout studio, Honda, J.C. Penney, KFC, Macy's, McDonald's, Nike, Pizza Hut, Rally's and Subway.
The annual Northern California fair, the Bluegrass and Brunch Festival, is held in Holtville every October.
The city's main event is the Holtville Balloon Festival, which is usually held in September.
The Holtville School District has five elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school.
The city's most popular sports teams are the Sutter High School Hornets and the Sutter Rangers baseball and softball teams.
The area around Holtville was first settled by the local Maidu tribe in the early 18th century. The first white settler in the Holtville area was a man by the name of T.W. Davis. Davis built a sawmill near the North Fork of the American River and founded the town of Holtville in 1854. The town was named for Oliver Holt, the governor of California at the time.
As of the census of 2000, there were 16,519 people, 6,591 households, and 4,909 families residing in the city. The population density was 937.9 people per square mile (353.4/km²). There were 6,842 housing units at an average density of 374.1 per square mile (144.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.47% White, 0.97% Black or African American, 2.01% Native American, 4.92% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.97% from other races, and}
As the sun sets, the sky slowly grows dark. For many people, this is a time to relax and wind down for the day. But have you ever wondered exactly when it gets dark? The answer may surprise you.
Did you know that darkness actually begins long before the sun sets? As the sun gets lower in the sky, its light has to travel through more atmosphere. This filters out some of the blue light, making the sun look redder. At the same time, shadows get longer and darker. So by the time the sun finally dips below the horizon, darkness has already begun to fall.
Of course, not all places on Earth experience darkness at the same time. Near the equator, the sun sets and rises almost directly overhead. This means that there is less of a difference between daytime and nighttime. Closer to the poles, however, the sun stays low in the sky for much of the year. This leads to longer periods of darkness during wintertime.