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Point Arena, California - Basic Facts

The City of Point Arena had a population of 454 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Point Arena is located at latitude 38.9123 and longitude -123.6958 in Mendocino County. The formal boundaries for the City of Point Arena (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mendocino County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 118 feet.

The City of Point Arena (GNIS ID: 2411449) 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 City of Point Arena is located within Point Arena CCD of Mendocino County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Point Arena population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Point Arena: Punta Arenas, Puntas Arenas.

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Point Arena, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 454
Population in Households 454
Population in Familes 331
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 336
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $39,410
Average Household Income $63,506
Per Capita Income $26,765


Total Housing Units 227 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 118 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 76 (33.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $369,444
Average Home Value $451,059


Total Households 194
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 112
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 0.13% 0.22%
Households 0.13% 0.21%
Families 1.38% 0.18%
Median Household Income   3.88%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

Point Arena, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Point Arena to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 1206 21st
Population Density # 1034 32nd
Diversity Index # 614 60th
Median Household Income # 1269 16th
Per Capita Income # 932 39th

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