Anchor Bay, California

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Anchor Bay
census-designated place
Anchor Bay is located in California
Anchor Bay
Anchor Bay
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°48′10″N 123°34′40″W / 38.80278°N 123.57778°W / 38.80278; -123.57778Coordinates: 38°48′10″N 123°34′40″W / 38.80278°N 123.57778°W / 38.80278; -123.57778
Country  United States
State  California
County Mendocino
Area[1]
 • Total 3.513 sq mi (9.098 km2)
 • Land 3.513 sq mi (9.098 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 105 ft (32 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 340
 • Density 97/sq mi (37/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 707
GNIS feature IDs 1657928; 2628706
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Anchor Bay, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Anchor Bay, California

Anchor Bay (formerly, Anchor Bay Settlement) is a census-designated place[3] in Mendocino County, California.[2] It is located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) west of Gualala,[4] at an elevation of 105 feet (32 m).[2] The population was 340 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 9.1 km2 (3.5 sq mi), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Anchor Bay had a population of 340. The population density was 96.8 people per square mile (37.4/km²). The racial makeup of Anchor Bay was 301 (88.5%) White, 2 (0.6%) African American, 5 (1.5%) Native American, 2 (0.6%) Asian, 1 (0.3%) Pacific Islander, 12 (3.5%) from other races, and 17 (5.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 29 persons (8.5%).

The Census reported that 340 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 174 households, out of which 25 (14.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 85 (48.9%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 11 (6.3%) had a female householder with no husband present, 6 (3.4%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 9 (5.2%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 12 (6.9%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 53 households (30.5%) were made up of individuals and 26 (14.9%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.95. There were 102 families (58.6% of all households); the average family size was 2.37.

The population was spread out with 39 people (11.5%) under the age of 18, 8 people (2.4%) aged 18 to 24, 47 people (13.8%) aged 25 to 44, 161 people (47.4%) aged 45 to 64, and 85 people (25.0%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 57.3 years. For every 100 females there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.

There were 327 housing units at an average density of 93.1 per square mile (35.9/km²), of which 128 (73.6%) were owner-occupied, and 46 (26.4%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.6%; the rental vacancy rate was 2.1%. 255 people (75.0% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 85 people (25.0%) lived in rental housing units.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature, Anchor Bay is in the 2nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Noreen Evans,[6] and the 2nd Assembly District, represented by Democrat Wesley Chesbro.[7]

Federally, Anchor Bay is in California's 2nd congressional district, represented by Democrat Jared Huffman.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Anchor Bay, California
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Anchor Bay, California
  4. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 9. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  5. ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.
  6. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ "California's 2nd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2013.