Cobb, California

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Cobb is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lake County, California, United States. Cobb is located 1 mile (1.6 km) northwest of Whispering Pines,[2] at an elevation of 2631 feet (802 m).[1] The population was 1,638 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Cobb is located on State highway 175 at an elevation of 2,600 ft (790 m).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.9 square miles (12.7 km²), of which, 4.9 square miles (12.7 km²) of it is land and 0.20% is water. Cobb borders to the SE Napa County, Sonoma to the West, Mendocino to the N and Colusa to the E. Cobb is 25 square miles (65 km2) from Calistoga. In context Cobb is about 25 square miles (65 km2) to San Francisco's 49 square miles (130 km2). The zip code is 95426.

The Geysers Geothermal Field is located just south of Cobb.

History

The area is named for John Cobb, who settled in Cobb Valley in 1853.[4] The first post office at Cobb opened in 1911.[2] Highway 175 was mentioned as the next to last highway ridden in the classic book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig.

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,638 people, 637 households, and 456 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 334.5 people per square mile (129.1/km²). There were 940 housing units at an average density of 192.0/sq mi (74.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.22% White, 0.61% Black or African American, 1.53% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 3.54% from two or more races. 4.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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