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Point Arena is a city in Mendocino County, in the Ukiah metro area.

The latitude of Point Arena is 38.908N. The longitude is -123.691W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 118 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 478.


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$27,083
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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Former and merged names include:
· Punta Arenas
Busy port in the late 1800s
Nearby parks & recreation: Schooner Gulch State Beach
Historic sites and museums: Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum
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The town of Point Arena filled an inland gully. Without its Sign of the Whale restaurant, surf therapy store, and salty fogs, it could have been a cow town in Colorado.
-- California Fault
Thurston Clarke

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15% of Point Arena residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Point Arena ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Point Arena was $12,591, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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21% of Point Arena residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Point Arena include Arena Cove Historic District, Main Street Historic Commercial District (Point Arena) ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Point Arena, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $470.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $950.


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Libraries in Point Arena include Coast Community Library ... View libraries

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Mendocino County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Point Arena political report.

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The average commute time for Point Arena workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Point Arena include Best Western.

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Pros: I lived at the old Point Arena Air Force station in 1963...

Cons: The town of Point Arena was in the fox belt and most of the airmen who lived in town hated it due to the constant fog...

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“ The town of Point Arena filled an inland gully. Without its Sign of the Whale restaurant, surf therapy store, and salty fogs, it could have been a cow town in Colorado. ”
~ California Fault
Thurston Clarke

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