Salmon Creek, California
|Metro Area||San Francisco Bay Area|
|• Total||1.114 sq mi (2.886 km2)|
|• Land||1.114 sq mi (2.886 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2) 0%|
|Elevation||46 ft (14 m)|
|• Density||77/sq mi (30/km2)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1659573|
Salmon Creek is an unincorporated settlement and census-designated place (CDP) in Sonoma County, California, U.S. It is located on the Pacific coast about 90 minutes drive north of San Francisco, between the towns of Jenner and Bodega Bay, California. The population was 86 at the 2010 census.
The Coast Miwok village of Pulya-lakum was formerly located near the mouth of Salmon Creek. In 1812, the Russian-American Company established Fort Ross about 12 miles (19 km) northwest of present-day Salmon Creek, bringing the area into the Russian Empire's sphere of influence.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²), all of it land.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Salmon Creek had a population of 86. The population density was 77.2 people per square mile (29.8/km²). The racial makeup of Salmon Creek was 100.0% White (98.8% non-Hispanic). 1.2% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.
The Census reported that 100% of the population lived in households.
There were 45 households, out of which 2 (4.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 22 (48.9%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 2 (4.4%) had a female householder with no husband present, 1 (2.2%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 1 (2.2%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 18 households (40.0%) were made up of individuals and 5 (11.1%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.91. There were 25 families (55.6% of all households); the average family size was 2.52.
The population was spread out with 5 people (5.8%) under the age of 18, 3 people (3.5%) aged 18 to 24, 13 people (15.1%) aged 25 to 44, 42 people (48.8%) aged 45 to 64, and 23 people (26.7%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 59.0 years. For every 100 females there were 104.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.5 males.
There were 116 housing units at an average density of 104.1 per square mile (40.2/km²), of which 75.6% were owner-occupied and 24.4% were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 10.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 0%. 83.7% of the population lived in owner-occupied housing units and 16.3% lived in rental housing units.
As of the Census 2000 the primary language spoken in the 94923 ZIP code were 83% English, 17% languages other than English including 13% Spanish, 2% German, 1% French, 1% Tagalog, and 1% Russian.
- U.S. Census
- "Salmon Creek". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey.
- "Miwok Indian Tribe". Access Genealogy. Retrieved 2007-12-04.
- 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.
- MLA Date Center, access date July 31, 2008
- Relocation Now, access date July 31, 2008