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Bolinas, California - Basic Facts

The Bolinas Census Designated Place had a population of 1,660 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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


Total Population 1,660
Daytime Population: Workers 315
Daytime Population: Residents 689
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,004
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 1,484
Population in Familes 943
Population in Group Qrtrs 176
Population Density2 285
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $65,779
Average Household Income $106,747
Per Capita Income $50,906


Total Housing Units 986 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 397 (40.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 325 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 264 (26.8%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,039,950


Total Households 722
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 356
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 0.34% 0.43%
Households 0.47% 0.47%
Families 0.43% 0.45%
Median Household Income   6.24%
Per Capita Income   3.75%

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, 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 # 923 39th
Population Density # 1058 30th
Diversity Index # 1008 34th
Median Household Income # 547 64th
Per Capita Income # 206 86th

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