El Verano, California

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El Verano is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States. The population was 3,954 at the 2000 census.

El Verano's name is Spanish and means "The Summer." Resorts in El Verano, and the other nearby communities of Boyes Hot Springs, Fetters Hot Springs, and Agua Caliente were popular health retreats for tourists from San Francisco and points beyond until the middle of the 20th century because of the geothermic hot springs that still well up from deep within the earth. One El Verano resort from that era that still exists, albeit in altered form, is the Little Switzerland nightclub at the corner of Grove Street and Riverside Drive.



El Verano is located at 38°17′57″N 122°29′17″W / 38.29917°N 122.48806°W / 38.29917; -122.48806 (38.299201, -122.488048)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.14 square miles (3.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,954 people, 1,461 households, and 981 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,465.4 people per square mile (1,339.2/km²). There were 1,530 housing units at an average density of 1,340.9/sq mi (518.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 82.83% White, 0.30% African American, 0.99% Native American, 1.37% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 8.90% from other races, and 5.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.32% of the population.

There were 1,461 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.26.

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