Marina, California

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Marina is a city in Monterey County, California, United States. The population was 25,101 at the 2000 census. Marina is located along the central coast of California, 8 miles (13 km) west of Salinas,[2] and 8 miles north of Monterey, at an elevation of 43 feet (13 m).[1] Marina was incorporated in 1975 and is the newest city on the Monterey Peninsula.



Marina is located at 36°41′04″N 121°48′08″W / 36.68444°N 121.80222°W / 36.68444; -121.80222.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.6 square miles (24.9 km²), of which, 8.8 square miles (22.7 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.2 km²) of it (8.85%) is water.


William Locke-Paddon founded the town on 1,500 acres (6.1 km2) of land he bought for the purpose.[2] The Marina post office opened in 1916.[2] Marina incorporated in 1975.[2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 25,101 people, 6,745 households, and 4,809 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,869.8 people per square mile (1,107.6/km²). There were 8,537 housing units at an average density of 976.0/sq mi (376.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 43.74% White, 14.34% African American, 0.74% Native American, 16.27% Asian, 2.10% Pacific Islander, 14.81% from other races, and 7.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.19% of the population.

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