Dutch Flat homes for sale is in a small unincorporated community in Placer County, California, about 30 miles northeast of Auburn along Interstate 80. It was founded by German immigrants in 1851 and was once one of the richest gold mining locations in California. Dutch Flat is now registered as a California Historical Landmark.
As of October 2009, Dutch Flat had 333 residents. The town is designated “semi-ghost” and while tourism makes up much of the local economy, many of its current residents are retirees, families and professionals who commute to nearby jobs.
Recently, residents have sought to increase tourism by asking the state Department of Transportation for a sign on I-80 saying Dutch Flat is a national historic landmark. The Golden Drift Museum on Main Street is open in summer. Historic buildings of note include the Dutch Flat Hotel (1853), Methodist Church (1861), old Dutch Flat Elementary School (1898), Odd Fellows Building and the Masonic Hall (both pre-1856), and the Dutch Flat Cemetery. Dutch Flat is near all mountain recreation areas and only a short distance from snow and water skiing, fishing, biking, kayaking, gold panning and hiking the abundant mountain trails. The town hosts a parade on the 4th of July.
The population was spread out with 19 people (11.9%) under the age of 18, 7 people (4.4%) aged 18 to 24, 25 people (15.6%) aged 25 to 44, 66 people (41.3%) aged 45 to 64, and 43 people (26.9%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 55.0 years. For every 100 females there were 122.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.9 males. The average household size was 1.88. There were 43 families (50.6% of all households); the average family size was 2.60.
There were 138 housing units at an average density of 232.9 per square mile (89.9/km²), of which 65 (76.5%) were owner-occupied, and 20 (23.5%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.9%; the rental vacancy rate was 12.5%. 124 people (77.5% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 36 people (22.5%) lived in rental housing units.