Guerneville, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Guerneville, California - Basic Facts

The Guerneville Census Designated Place had a population of 4,701 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Guerneville: Big Bottom, Stumptown.

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


Total Population 4,701
Population in Households 4,637
Population in Familes 2,590
Population in Group Qrtrs 64
Population Density1 484
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 2,367
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 949
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,407 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,294 (38.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,073 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,040 (30.5%)
Median Home Value $418,539
Average Home Value $492,278


Median Household Income $46,039
Average Household Income $68,593
Per Capita Income $34,752
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.58% 0.75%
Households 0.43% 0.65%
Families 1.0% 0.67%
Median Household Income   0.39%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
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.

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, 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 # 659 57th
Population Density1 # 947 38th
Diversity Index2 # 1089 28th
Median Household Income # 1032 32nd
Per Capita Income # 455 70th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.