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Guerneville is a census-designated place located in Sonoma County, California. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 2,441. Guerneville (pronounced GERN-ville) is the main resort town in the scenic Russian River Valley, and since the 1970s has been a popular gay resort. It is also the annual site of June's Russian River Blues Festival and September's Jazz on the River , both held on Johnson Beach.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,441 people, 1,097 households, and 523 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 286.5/km² (743.0/mi²). There are 1,463 housing units at an average density of 171.7/km² (445.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP is 87.42% White, 0.70% African American, 1.07% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 4.51% from other races, and 5.49% from two or more races. 14.54% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 1,097 households out of which 22.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.4% are married couples living together, 14.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 52.3% are non-families. 34.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.17 and the average family size is 2.86.
In the CDP the population is spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 32.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 108.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 109.3 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP is $37,266, and the median income for a family is $45,875. Males have a median income of $32,350 versus $31,429 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $22,793. 13.1% of the population and 13.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 25.6% of those under the age of 18 and 5.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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