Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, California

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Lagunitas-Forest Knolls is a census-designated place, composed of two unincorporated areas in the western half of the San Geronimo Valley in Marin County, California, United States. The population was 1,835 at the 2000 census.

The two towns are locally seen as separate, geographically divided by narrow points in the San Geronimo Valley, and each with its own small commercial center. Both are primarily residential. Lagunitas' ZIP code is 94938, while that of Forest Knolls is 94933.



Lagunitas-Forest Knolls is located at 38°0′54″N 122°41′38″W / 38.015°N 122.69389°W / 38.015; -122.69389 (38.015064, -122.693874)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 11.0 square kilometers (4.2 sq mi), all land.

San Geronimo Creek (a.k.a. Paper Mill Creek) runs through both towns, which is one of few remaining spawning grounds for Coho Salmon.

The towns line the western end of the San Geronimo Valley, extending into the forested south ridges and slightly into the grassier northern ones.

Lagunitas is on the eastern border of Samuel P. Taylor State Park. Like the park, Lagunitas-Forest Knolls and the surrounding environs are lushly vegetated with large areas of coniferous forests.

Hiking and horseback riding are popular in the hills above the towns.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,835 people, 745 households, and 475 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 430.5 people per square mile (166.3/km²). There were 776 housing units at an average density of 182.1/sq mi (70.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.61% White, 1.42% African American, 0.93% Native American, 1.36% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 3.38% from other races, and 4.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.56% of the population.

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