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Bolinas, California

Bolinas is a town located in Marin County, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,246. Located along the coast and accessible only via unmarked roads, Bolinas is perhaps most well known for its reclusiveness; historically, any road signs pointing the way into town have inevitably been torn down by local residents.


\nBolinas is located at 37°54'9" North, 122°41'58" West (37.902426, -122.699503)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.6 km² (1.4 mi²). 3.6 km² (1.4 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 1,246 people, 486 households, and 260 families residing in the town. The population density is 348.6/km² (900.6/mi²). There are 629 housing units at an average density of 176.0/km² (454.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 90.53% White, 1.85% African American, 0.32% Native American, 1.77% Asian, 0.40% Pacific Islander, 2.49% from other races, and 2.65% from two or more races. 5.06% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 486 households out of which 27.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.9% are married couples living together, 10.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 46.3% are non-families. 32.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 4.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.29 and the average family size is 2.87. In the town the population is spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 40.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 44 years. For every 100 females there are 110.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 102.1 males. The median income for a household in the town is $53,188, and the median income for a family is $56,111. Males have a median income of $48,281 versus $40,417 for females. The per capita income for the town is $28,973. 10.2% of the population and 5.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 6.7% are under the age of 18 and 2.8% are 65 or older.