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census-designated place
Along State Highway 1 in Cleone
Along State Highway 1 in Cleone
Country  United States
State  California
County Mendocino
 • Total 1.617 sq mi (4.189 km2)
 • Land 1.593 sq mi (4.126 km2)
 • Water 0.024 sq mi (0.063 km2)  1.50%
Elevation 79 ft (24 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 618
 • Density 382.2/sq mi (147.53/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 707
GNIS feature IDs 1655905; 2628718
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cleone, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cleone, California

Cleone (formerly, Kanuck) is a census-designated place in Mendocino County, California. It is located 3.25 miles (5.2 km) north-northeast of Fort Bragg on California State Highway 1, at an elevation of 79 feet (24 m). It most likely takes its name from Kelio, a division or village of the Pomo people. The population was 618 at the 2010 census.

The Kanuck post office opened in 1883, changed its name to Cleone in 1883, and closed in 1908. In 1883, a sawmill about of a mile and a half east of the village of Cleone was constructed. Wood products were shipped from a wharf at the place. Railroad cars ran down by gravity from the hill to the chute and were returned by horses.

The main entrance to MacKerricher State Park is in Cleone.

Cleone Groceries
Cleone grocery store


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 1.6 square miles (14.2 km²), 98.50% of it land, and 1.50% of it water.


The 2010 United States Census reported that Cleone had a population of 618. The population density was 382.1 people per square mile (147.5/km²). The racial makeup of Cleone was 518 (83.8%) White, 1 (0.2%) African American, 3 (0.5%) Native American, 3 (0.5%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 79 (12.8%) from other races, and 14 (2.3%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 124 persons (20.1%).

The Census reported that 618 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 285 households, out of which 66 (23.2%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 126 (44.2%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 30 (10.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 15 (5.3%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 19 (6.7%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 1 (0.4%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 103 households (36.1%) were made up of individuals and 40 (14.0%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17. There were 171 families (60.0% of all households); the average family size was 2.70.

The population was spread out with 107 people (17.3%) under the age of 18, 39 people (6.3%) aged 18 to 24, 127 people (20.6%) aged 25 to 44, 214 people (34.6%) aged 45 to 64, and 131 people (21.2%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49.6 years. For every 100 females there were 104.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.

There were 357 housing units at an average density of 220.7 per square mile (85.2/km²), of which 210 (73.7%) were owner-occupied, and 75 (26.3%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.8%; the rental vacancy rate was 11.6%. 443 people (71.7% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 175 people (28.3%) lived in rental housing units.

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