Woodacre, California

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Woodacre is an unincorporated town and census-designated place (CDP) located in the San Geronimo Valley in Marin County, California. Woodacre is located 8 miles (13 km) south-southwest of Novato,[2], and 8 miles northwest of San Rafael, the nearest incorporated town is Fairfax, 4 miles east-southeast. Woodacre has the highest base elevation in Marin County, of 364 feet (111 m).[1] The population was 1,393 at the 2000 census.



Woodacre is located at 38°00′46″N 122°38′43″W / 38.01278°N 122.64528°W / 38.01278; -122.64528.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²), all of it land.


The community began when promoters subdivided the place in 1912.[2] The first post office opened in 1925.[2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,393 people, 548 households, and 381 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 763.6 people per square mile (295.5/km²). There were 570 housing units at an average density of 312.5/sq mi (120.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.40% White, 0.43% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.93% Asian, 1.72% from other races, and 2.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.31% of the population.

There were 548 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.90.

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