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Fort Bragg, California

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Welcome to Fort Bragg ...

The coastal city of Fort Bragg is located in Mendocino County.

A typical abbreviation for Fort Bragg: Ft. Bragg

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Fort Bragg has a population of 7,312 people<1> (see below for details).

Fort Bragg was incorporated August 5, 1889.

The community of Fort Bragg is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Fort Bragg lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Fort Bragg is located in the (707) area code.

The ZIP code for Fort Bragg: 95437<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fort Bragg had a population of 7,273 people (or 8.28% of the total population of Mendocino County). This makes Fort Bragg the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Fort Bragg represents 0.02% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 400th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,273 people, the population of Fort Bragg increased 3.52% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,026 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Fort Bragg had an population of 7,312 people. This is an increase of 0.54% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.07% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fort Bragg.

Communities near Fort Bragg ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Fort Bragg and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   DirDistance
Albion   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Branscomb   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Caspar   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
Comptche   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Elk   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Inglenook   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Fort Bragg.

Communities Also Named Fort Bragg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Fort Bragg - it's located in North Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Fort Bragg.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fort Bragg. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fort Bragg. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Bragg. Our list includes 15 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Fort Bragg:

Websites for Fort Bragg ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Bragg ...

Looking for more information about Fort Bragg? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Fort Bragg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fort Bragg.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fort Bragg.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Bragg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Fort Bragg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fort Bragg or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fort Bragg) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fort Bragg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort Bragg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Bragg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4430, Longitude: -123.8060     [Map].

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