Glen Ellen, California

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Glen Ellen is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA. The population was 992 at the 2000 census. Glen Ellen is the location of Jack London State Historic Park (including the Wolf House), Sonoma Valley Regional Park, and a former home of Hunter S. Thompson.



In 1859, Charles V. Stuart purchased a part of the Rancho Agua Caliente land grant and in 1868 began building a house there, eventually establishing a 1,000-acre (4.0 km2) vineyard he named Glen Ellen after his wife. The town that grew up around the vineyard also came to be called Glen Ellen, and Stuart's home was later renamed Glen Oaks Ranch.


Glen Ellen is at 38°21′52″N 122°31′52″W / 38.36444°N 122.53111°W / 38.36444; -122.53111 (38.364564, -122.531085)[3]. The United States Census Bureau fixes the total area at 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²), none covered by water; however, Sonoma Creek, the principal river of the Sonoma Valley flows through Glen Ellen.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 992 people, 340 households, and 219 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 473 people per square mile (182/km²). There were 387 housing units at an average density of 185/sq mi (71/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.42% White, 1.92% African American, 1.21% Native American, 1.21% Asian, 0.40% Pacific Islander, 2.72% from other races, and 3.12% from two or more races. 8.47% of the population were Hispanic.

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