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Guerneville, California - Basic Facts

The Guerneville Census Designated Place had a population of 4,764 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Guerneville is located at latitude 38.5172 and longitude -122.9899 in Sonoma County. The formal boundaries for the Guerneville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Sonoma County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 59 feet.

The Guerneville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408341) 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 Guerneville Census Designated Place is located within Russian River-Sonoma Coast CCD of Sonoma County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Guerneville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Guerneville: Big Bottom, Stumptown.

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Guerneville, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,764
Daytime Population: Workers 1,846
Daytime Population: Residents 2,719
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,565
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 4,701
Population in Familes 2,625
Population in Group Qrtrs 63
Population Density2 491
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $49,617
Average Household Income $74,721
Per Capita Income $37,808


Total Housing Units 3,432 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,317 (38.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,080 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,035 (30.2%)
Median Home Value $453,009
Average Home Value $548,143


Total Households 2,397
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 959
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.68% 0.71%
Households 0.54% 0.61%
Families 1.0% 0.62%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   3.16%

Guerneville, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Guerneville to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 658 57th
Population Density # 946 38th
Diversity Index # 1100 28th
Median Household Income # 960 37th
Per Capita Income # 420 72nd

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