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Ross, California - Basic Facts

The Town of Ross had a population of 2,491 as of July 1, 2016. Ross 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 Ross is located at latitude 37.9638 and longitude -122.5616 in Marin County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ross (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marin County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 30 feet.

The Town of Ross (GNIS ID: 2412578) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ross 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 Ross: Sunnyside.

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


Total Population 2,491
Population in Households 2,443
Population in Familes 2,217
Population in Group Qrtrs 48
Population Density1 1,601
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 813
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 668
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 901 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 689 (76.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 124 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,175,871


Median Household Income $163,099
Average Household Income $238,020
Per Capita Income $78,710
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.5% 0.69%
Households 0.3% 0.58%
Families 0.24% 0.59%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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.

Ross, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ross 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 # 836 45th
Population Density1 # 660 57th
Diversity Index2 # 1478 3rd
Median Household Income # 27 98th
Per Capita Income # 35 98th

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