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Point Arena, California

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Welcome to Point Arena ...

The coastal city of Point Arena is located in Mendocino County.

A typical abbreviation for Point Arena: Pt. Arena

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Point Arena has a population of 452 people<1> (see below for details).

Point Arena was incorporated July 11, 1908.

The community of Point Arena is 210 feet [64 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Point Arena is located in the (707) area code.

The ZIP code for Point Arena: 95468<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Point Arena had a population of 449 people. This makes Point Arena the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 449 people, the population of Point Arena decreased 5.27% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 474 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Point Arena had an population of 452 people. This is an increase of 0.67% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.64% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Point Arena.

Communities near Point Arena ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Point Arena and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   DirectionDistance
Albion   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Anchor Bay   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Annapolis   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Boonville   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Elk   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gualala   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Point Arena. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Point Arena. 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 Point Arena.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Point Arena:

Websites for Point Arena ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Point Arena ...

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

In addition to the Tourism page for Point Arena, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Point Arena.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Point Arena. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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 Point Arena.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Point Arena - 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 Point Arena). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Point Arena 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 'straight-line' distance starting in Point Arena. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Point Arena) 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 Point Arena. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Point Arena

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Point Arena. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9109, Longitude: -123.6924     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Point Arena.