Ross, California

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Ross (formerly, Sunnyside)[2] is a small incorporated town in Marin County, California, United States, just north of San Francisco. Ross is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west-southwest of San Rafael,[2] at an elevation of 36 feet (11 m).[1] The population was 2,329 at the 2000 census. The town is bordered by Kentfield and Greenbrae to the east, Larkspur to the south and San Anselmo to the north.

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Geography

Ross is located at 37°57′45″N 122°33′18″W / 37.9625°N 122.555°W / 37.9625; -122.555.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²), all of it land.

History

In 1857, James Ross (1812-1862) bought Rancho Punta de Quentin. Ross, a Scot who had arrived in San Francisco from Australia in 1848 and made his fortune in the wholesale liquor business, set up a trading post called "Ross Landing".[3]

The first post office opened in 1887.[2] Ross incorporated in 1908.[2]

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,329 people, 761 households, and 626 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,461.5 people per square mile (565.6/km²). There were 805 housing units at an average density of 505.2/sq mi (195.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.09% White, 0.13% African American, 0.09% Native American, 1.42% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 1.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.32% of the population.

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