San Andreas is more than just the name of a popular video game; it’s also an unincorporated area in California and the county seat of Calaveras County. Six years ago, when President Barack Obama went door-to-door collecting census information, he discovered that San Andreas had a population just under 3,000.
With its roots dating back to the California Gold Rush, San Andreas is considered a California Historical Landmark (number 252, to be exact). The town was established by Mexican gold miners in 1848 and received its name from St. Andrew.
As of 2010, San Andreas is 88% white, 2% Native American, 1% Asian, and 9% Hispanic. The town enjoys a rather evenly distributed population of young, middle-aged, and older residents. Unfortunately, many San Andreas residents continue to live below the poverty line.
The State of California Superior Court County of Calaveras is located at 400 Government Center Dr. in San Andreas, California, 95249.