El Verano, California

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El Verano
census-designated place
the El Verano Inn at the corner of Bay and Laurel
the El Verano Inn at the corner of Bay and Laurel
Location in Sonoma County and the state of California
Location in Sonoma County and the state of California
Coordinates: 38°17′57″N 122°29′17″W / 38.29917°N 122.48806°W / 38.29917; -122.48806Coordinates: 38°17′57″N 122°29′17″W / 38.29917°N 122.48806°W / 38.29917; -122.48806
Country  United States
State  California
County Sonoma
Area[1]
 • Total 1.142 sq mi (2.958 km2)
 • Land 1.142 sq mi (2.958 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 108 ft (33 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,123
 • Density 4,500/sq mi (1,700/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 95433
Area code(s) 707
FIPS code 06-22510
GNIS feature ID 0277505

El Verano is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States. The population was 4,123 as of the 2010 census.

El Verano's name is Spanish and means "The Summer."[2] Resorts in El Verano, and the other nearby communities of Boyes Hot Springs, Fetters Hot Springs, and Agua Caliente were popular health retreats for tourists from San Francisco and points beyond until the middle of the 20th century because of the geothermic hot springs that still well up from deep within the earth. One El Verano resort from that era that existed until recently, albeit in altered form, was the Little Switzerland nightclub at the corner of Grove Street and Riverside Drive.

Geography[edit]

El Verano is located at 38°17′57″N 122°29′17″W / 38.29917°N 122.48806°W / 38.29917; -122.48806 (38.299201, -122.488048).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[4] reported that El Verano had a population of 4,123. The population density was 3,609.5 people per square mile (1,393.6/km²). The racial makeup of El Verano was 3,054 (74.1%) White, 22 (0.5%) African American, 22 (0.5%) Native American, 101 (2.4%) Asian, 12 (0.3%) Pacific Islander, 717 (17.4%) from other races, and 195 (4.7%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,559 persons (37.8%).

The Census reported that 99.5% of the population lived in households and 0.5% lived in non-institutionalized group quarters.

There were 1,466 households, out of which 570 (38.9%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 732 (49.9%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 166 (11.3%) had a female householder with no husband present, 96 (6.5%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 116 (7.9%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 18 (1.2%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 334 households (22.8%) were made up of individuals and 104 (7.1%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80. There were 994 families (67.8% of all households); the average family size was 3.33.

The population was spread out with 1,089 people (26.4%) under the age of 18, 330 people (8.0%) aged 18 to 24, 1,136 people (27.6%) aged 25 to 44, 1,173 people (28.5%) aged 45 to 64, and 395 people (9.6%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.7 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.

There were 1,581 housing units at an average density of 1,384.1 per square mile (534.4/km²), of which 53.6% were owner-occupied and 46.4% were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.7%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.1%. 48.7% of the population lived in owner-occupied housing units and 50.8% lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 3,954 people, 1,461 households, and 981 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,465.4 people per square mile (1,339.2/km²). There were 1,530 housing units at an average density of 1,340.9 per square mile (518.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 82.83% White, 0.30% African American, 0.99% Native American, 1.37% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 8.90% from other races, and 5.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.32% of the population.

There were 1,461 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $54,400, and the median income for a family was $60,000. Males had a median income of $40,142 versus $31,528 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $28,292. About 4.3% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature, El Verano is in the 3rd Senate District, represented by Democrat Mark Leno, and in the 6th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Jared Huffman.

Federally, El Verano is in California's 5th congressional district, represented by Democrat Mike Thompson.[6]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 118. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "California's 5th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2013.