Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, California

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Lagunitas-Forest Knolls
census-designated place
Location in Marin County and the state of California
Location in Marin County and the state of California
Coordinates: 38°0′54″N 122°41′38″W / 38.01500°N 122.69389°W / 38.01500; -122.69389Coordinates: 38°0′54″N 122°41′38″W / 38.01500°N 122.69389°W / 38.01500; -122.69389
Country  United States
State  California
County Marin
Government
 • County Board District 4
Steve Kinsey
 • State Senate Mark Leno (D)
 • Assembly Marc Levine (D)
 • U. S. Congress Jared Huffman (D)[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 4.247 sq mi (11.000 km2)
 • Land 4.247 sq mi (11.000 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,819
 • Density 430/sq mi (170/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 94933; 94938
Area code(s) 415
FIPS code 06-39283

Lagunitas-Forest Knolls is a census-designated place, composed of two unincorporated areas in the western half of the San Geronimo Valley in Marin County, California, United States. The population was 1,819 at the 2010 census.

The two towns are locally seen as separate, geographically divided by narrow points in the San Geronimo Valley, and each with its own small commercial center. Both are primarily residential. Lagunitas' ZIP code is 94938, while that of Forest Knolls is 94933.

Geography[edit]

Lagunitas-Forest Knolls is located at 38°0′54″N 122°41′38″W / 38.01500°N 122.69389°W / 38.01500; -122.69389 (38.015064, -122.693874).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 11.0 square kilometers (4.2 sq mi), all land.

San Geronimo Creek (a.k.a. Paper Mill Creek) runs through both towns, which is one of few remaining spawning grounds for Coho Salmon.

The Lagunitas Creek Watershed is home to the largest-remaining wild run of coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) in Central California. These coho are part of the "Central California Coast Evolutionarily Significant Unit," or CCC ESU, and are listed as "endangered" at both the state and federal level.

The towns line the western end of the San Geronimo Valley, extending into the forested south ridges and slightly into the grassier northern ones.

Lagunitas is on the eastern border of Samuel P. Taylor State Park. Like the park, Lagunitas-Forest Knolls and the surrounding environs are lushly vegetated with large areas of coniferous forests.

Hiking and horseback riding are popular in the hills above the towns.

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[4] reported that Lagunitas-Forest Knolls had a population of 1,819. The population density was 428.3 people per square mile (165.4/km²). The racial makeup of Lagunitas-Forest Knolls was 1,658 (91.1%) White, 26 (1.4%) African American, 11 (0.6%) Native American, 11 (0.6%) Asian, 1 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 43 (2.4%) from other races, and 69 (3.8%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 133 persons (7.3%).

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

There were 817 households, out of which 213 (26.1%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 354 (43.3%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 86 (10.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 40 (4.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 57 (7.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 10 (1.2%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 259 households (31.7%) were made up of individuals and 45 (5.5%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22. There were 480 families (58.8% of all households); the average family size was 2.78.

The population was spread out with 342 people (18.8%) under the age of 18, 94 people (5.2%) aged 18 to 24, 339 people (18.6%) aged 25 to 44, 808 people (44.4%) aged 45 to 64, and 236 people (13.0%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48.9 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 males.

There were 897 housing units at an average density of 211.2 per square mile (81.5/km²), of which 66.7% were owner-occupied and 33.3% were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.6%; the rental vacancy rate was 3.2%. 71.4% of the population lived in owner-occupied housing units and 28.1% lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,835 people, 745 households, and 475 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 430.5 people per square mile (166.3/km²). There were 776 housing units at an average density of 182.1 per square mile (70.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP in 2010 was 87.0% non-Hispanic White, 1.4% non-Hispanic African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, and 3.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.3% of the population.

There were 745 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 35.4% from 45 to 64, and 5.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $55,917, and the median income for a family was $72,411. Males had a median income of $60,035 versus $40,625 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $31,504. About 4.1% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over.

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