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The population of West Point is approximately 746 (2000) , 674 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 345 (2000), 308 (2010).

The amount of land area in West Point is 9.7 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in West Point is 3.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.00 sq kilometers.
West Point is positioned 38.40 degrees north of the equator and 120.53 degrees west of the prime meridian.

West Point elevation is a range of 2,600 (downtown) to 6,067 (Blue Mountain elevation) with an average of 2,790 feet above sea level.
West Point per capita income is $11,439 (2000).
West Point median income is $25,417 (2000).

The West Point median home price is $98,000 (2000).

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West Point location: in northeastern California about 47 miles from Folsom and about 61 miles from Stockton. Other nearby communities include Rail Road Flat, Mountain Ranch, Mokelumne Hill, Arnold, Jackson, San Andreas, Avery and Forest Meadows.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in West Point is seasonal with snow in the winter and comfortable weather in the summer. Here is a current weather page for the area.
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West Point history: West Point was a "wild west" mining town during the 1849 Gold Rush in California, complete with saloons, card rooms, dance halls and all that goes along with them. Kit Carson is said to have discovered the area while seeking a pass over the Sierras. It is said he had a say in the naming of the town.
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West Point attractions: Four mini marts, two gas stations, two beauty salons, two hardware stores, three saloons, coffee shop, pizza parlor, weekend cottage rentals, video store, library, art gallery, laundromat, art gallery, Blue Mtn. Playhouse and Blue Mtn. youth/family center offering counseling, recreation and other services.
West Point is only 30 minutes away from many water-related attractions, including Silver Lake, Bear River Lake Resort. It is also near the Mokelumne River, just below Tiger Creek and Schaads Reservoirs. Lake Tahoe is just a one and one half hour drive from West Point.
Some local area attractions in West Point are: Lumberjack Day Parade Celebration, Miwuk Big Time Native American festival, Holiday Crafts Fair and a Home and Garden Tour are all events held yearly. Professional dirt bike activities are held here twice a year. The area has quite a few Christmas Tree Farms.

The entire town of West Point is registered as California Historical Landmark #268

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