Fiddletown, California Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

The population and steets of Fiddletown are estimated from various sources. According to the latest census data, 27% of residents work in the service industry, while 26% are employed in blue-collar roles. Meanwhile, 43% work in white-collar positions. Regardless of the source, Fiddletown is a very friendly city for those who love the outdoors.

The Chinese first came to Fiddletown looking for gold. There was once a large Chinese American population of between three and twelve thousand people, second only to San Francisco's Chinatown. Although U.S. Census records do not substantiate these numbers, it is believed that the population declined significantly after 1882, when the Chinese Exclusion Law was passed. As a result, there were only eleven Chinese Americans living in Fiddletown by 1900. Today, the only remnants of the Chinese community in Fiddletown are three historic buildings.

Today, Fiddletown is a small city with a largely white population. However, the Chinese community is still present in three impressive structures located in the lower part of town. The old Chew Kee Store, once a Chinese pharmacy, now serves as a museum, while two recently restored brick buildings once served as stores, community centers, and gambling halls. These structures are historic, dating from the mid-1800s.