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Tomales is in Marin County, in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area.
The community was named after an Indian tribe; the word derives from an Indian term for "bay."
The latitude of Tomales is 38.246N. The longitude is -122.904W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 89 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 210.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Tomales demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, San Francisco area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 94971 ZIP code.
19% of Tomales residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tomales ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tomales was $26,609, compared with $21,587 nationally.
43% of Tomales residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Tomales, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $653. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,136.
Marin County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tomales political report.
The average commute time for Tomales workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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