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Bolinas, California - Basic Facts

The Bolinas Census Designated Place had a population of 1,643 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Bolinas is located at latitude 37.9177 and longitude -122.7095 in Marin County. The formal boundaries for the Bolinas Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marin County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Bolinas Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407875) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Bolinas Census Designated Place is located within Bolinas CCD of Marin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bolinas population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bolinas: Ballenas, Baulenas, Baulings, Bawlines.

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Bolinas, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,643
Population in Households 1,467
Population in Familes 933
Population in Group Qrtrs 176
Population Density1 282
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 706
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 348
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 986 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 387 (39.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 319 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 280 (28.4%)
Median Home Value $988,636
Average Home Value $953,802


Median Household Income $61,348
Average Household Income $96,729
Per Capita Income $46,040
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.43%
Households 0.18% 0.42%
Families 0.14% 0.4%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bolinas, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bolinas to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 921 39th
Population Density1 # 1060 30th
Diversity Index2 # 996 34th
Median Household Income # 587 61st
Per Capita Income # 222 85th

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