Santa Venetia, California

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Santa Venetia is a census-designated place (CDP) in Marin County, California, United States. Santa Venetia is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of downtown San Rafael,[2] at an elevation of 56 feet (17 m).[1] The population was 4,298 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Santa Venetia is located at 37°59′55″N 122°31′31″W / 37.99861°N 122.52528°W / 37.99861; -122.52528.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km²), of which, 3.8 square miles (9.7 km²) of it is land and 0.27% is water.

Santa Venetia was envisioned in the early 1900s as a little Venice so canals were built and houses and structures built along them. It was a vacation spot for the wealthy for a brief period of time in the 1920s. The plan of building a little Venice was abandoned. In the 1960s, houses were built along North San Pedro Road.

The main road of this unincorporated neighborhood is North San Pedro Road, which passes by the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Marin County Civic Center. The road goes through China Camp State Park, along the bay through Peacock Gap and ends in San Rafael. Santa Venetia has an open space preserve for its marsh as it borders San Pablo Bay, the northern part of the San Francisco Bay estuary.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,298 people, 1,646 households, and 1,048 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,143.0 people per square mile (441.3/km²). There were 1,667 housing units at an average density of 443.3/sq mi (171.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 81.67% White, 2.16% African American, 0.70% Native American, 5.98% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 5.00% from other races, and 4.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.05% of the population.

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