Profile for Bodega Bay, California, CA
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Bodega Bay is in Sonoma County, in the Santa Rosa-Petaluma metro area.
The community was named after J.F. de la Bodega, Spanish explorer.
The latitude of Bodega Bay is 38.333N. The longitude is -123.046W.
It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 56 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,423.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Bodega Bay demographic reports
Bodega Bay is on the Pacific coast.
Filming location for:
· 1963 movie, "The Birds"
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Sonoma Coast State Beaches
In contrast to Yankee Mendocino, the well-protected little dog-hole of Bodega Bay is more like a Mediterranean village, with its population of Italian and Portuguese fishermen who still spread their nets along the docks for inspection and repair.
-- Around America
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Ancestry & family history
9% of Bodega Bay residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bodega Bay ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bodega Bay was $37,226, compared with $21,587 nationally.
49% of Bodega Bay residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Bodega Bay, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $768. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,215.
Sonoma County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bodega Bay political report.
The average commute time for Bodega Bay workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Bodega Bay include Bodega Bay Inn, Bodega Bay Lodge.
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“ In contrast to Yankee Mendocino, the well-protected little dog-hole of Bodega Bay is more like a Mediterranean village, with its population of Italian and Portuguese fishermen who still spread their nets along the docks for inspection and repair. ”
~ Around America
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