Boonville, California

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Boonville
CDP
Boonville is located in California
Boonville
Boonville
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°00′33″N 123°21′58″W / 39.00917°N 123.36611°W / 39.00917; -123.36611Coordinates: 39°00′33″N 123°21′58″W / 39.00917°N 123.36611°W / 39.00917; -123.36611
Country  United States
State  California
County Mendocino
Area[1]
 • Total 5.542 sq mi (14.355 km2)
 • Land 5.542 sq mi (14.355 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 381 ft (116 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,035
 • Density 190/sq mi (72/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 95415
Area code(s) 707
GNIS feature IDs 1658110; 2628712
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Boonville, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Boonville, California

Boonville (formerly, The Corners and Kendall's City)[3] is a census-designated place (CDP)[4] in Mendocino County, California, United States.[2] It is located 12.5 miles (20 km) southwest of Ukiah,[3] at an elevation of 381 feet (116 m).[2] The population was 1,035 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Boonville was founded by John Burgots in 1862.[3] The place was originally called The Corners.[3] Burgots built a hotel, and in 1864 Alonzo Kendall built another hotel.[3] The town became known as Kendall's City.[3] W.W. Boone bought a store in town and gave the place its current name.[3]

The first post office opened in 1875, having been transferred from Anderson.[3]

Culture[edit]

Boonville is in the Anderson Valley, 115 miles (185 km) north of San Francisco. Boonville is best known as the source of the Boontling folk language. Bottles from the local Anderson Valley Brewing Company are labeled with the motto "Bahl Hornin'" which means "It's good drinkin'" in Boontling.

An Alsatian Varietals wine festival is held at the fairgrounds each February. In early spring (April or May), the annual Legendary Boonville Beer Festival is held at the fairgrounds, featuring beers from about 50 craft breweries.[5] A Pinot Noir Festival is held in May. In July, the Wool-growers' Barbecue and Sheepdog Trials is held at the fairgrounds. Boonville hosts the annual Mendocino County Fair in September. Boonville also hosts the long-running Sierra Nevada World Music Festival every summer solstice weekend in June.[6]

Boonville, despite its small population, has a minor reputation among political leftists in the USA for countercultural ideals, including promotion of organic food. The town serves as the setting for the novel Boonville (2001) by Robert Mailer Anderson. Some commentators believe Boonville may be the setting for the novel Vineland (1990) by Thomas Pynchon.[citation needed]

The town is known to Unificationists as the site of the successful but ill-fated Creative Community Project.[7]

The ZIP Code is 95415. The community is inside area code 707.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 5.5 square miles (14.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[8] reported that Boonville had a population of 1,035. The population density was 186.7 people per square mile (72.1/km²). The racial makeup of Boonville was 630 (60.9%) White, 9 (0.9%) African American, 18 (1.7%) Native American, 7 (0.7%) Asian, 2 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 340 (32.9%) from other races, and 29 (2.8%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 520 persons (50.2%).

The Census reported that 1,029 people (99.4% of the population) lived in households, 1 (0.1%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 5 (0.5%) were institutionalized.

There were 372 households, out of which 139 (37.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 193 (51.9%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 46 (12.4%) had a female householder with no husband present, 23 (6.2%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 28 (7.5%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 4 (1.1%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 77 households (20.7%) were made up of individuals and 28 (7.5%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77. There were 262 families (70.4% of all households); the average family size was 3.12.

The population was spread out with 268 people (25.9%) under the age of 18, 90 people (8.7%) aged 18 to 24, 270 people (26.1%) aged 25 to 44, 275 people (26.6%) aged 45 to 64, and 132 people (12.8%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.8 years. For every 100 females there were 112.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.2 males.

There were 413 housing units at an average density of 74.5 per square mile (28.8/km²), of which 190 (51.1%) were owner-occupied, and 182 (48.9%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.2%. 479 people (46.3% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 550 people (53.1%) lived in rental housing units.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature, Boonville is in the 2nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Noreen Evans,[9] and the 2nd Assembly District, represented by Democrat Wesley Chesbro.[10]

Federally, Boonville is in California's 2nd congressional district, represented by Democrat Jared Huffman.[11]

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Boonville, California
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 23-24. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Boonville, California
  5. ^ Boont Beerfest
  6. ^ Sierra Nevada World Music Festival Official Website
  7. ^ Durst, Mose. The Work of the Church: In Service to God and to Humanity. tparents.org. Retrieved 2011-3-26.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  11. ^ "California's 2nd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  12. ^ René Auberjonois – January 31st, 2011, Lives and Times of Anderson Valley Folks

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