Muir Beach, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Muir Beach, California - Basic Facts

The Muir Beach Census Designated Place had a population of 316 as of July 1, 2016. Muir Beach ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Muir Beach is located at latitude 37.8616 and longitude -122.5803 in Marin County. The formal boundaries for the Muir Beach Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marin County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 312 feet.

The Muir Beach Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408888) 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 Muir Beach Census Designated Place is located within Bolinas CCD of Marin County.

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

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


Total Population 316
Population in Households 308
Population in Familes 224
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 641
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 142
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 87
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 163 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 95 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,168,158


Median Household Income $109,077
Average Household Income $148,013
Per Capita Income $64,930
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.69%
Households 0.11% 0.56%
Families 0.19% 0.46%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
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.

Muir Beach, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Muir Beach 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 # 1260 17th
Population Density1 # 872 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 1418 7th
Median Household Income # 104 93rd
Per Capita Income # 79 95th

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