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Jenner
census-designated place
Skyline of Jenner
Country  United States
State  California
County Sonoma
Area
 • Total 2.398 sq mi (6.209 km2)
 • Land 2.110 sq mi (5.464 km2)
 • Water 0.288 sq mi (0.745 km2)  12.00%
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 136
 • Density 56.71/sq mi (21.90/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 95450
Area code(s) 707
FIPS code 06-37274
GNIS feature ID 1656100

Jenner is a small coastal town and census-designated place (CDP) with a population of about 136 in Sonoma County, California, U.S. It is located on the Pacific coast near the mouth of the Russian River. State Route 1 runs through the town and State Route 116 runs nearby, along the Russian River. Immediately south of Jenner is Goat Rock Beach, a unit within the Sonoma Coast State Beach.

History

Historically, Jenner was part of the Rancho Muniz. In 1867, John Rule bought 4,000 acres (16 km2) of the rancho. When a writer named Charles Jenner moved to the area, Rule encouraged Jenner to build a house in what became known as Jenner Gulch, the site of the town.

Stillwater Cove Regional Park, located 16 miles (26 km) north of Jenner, features picnic facilities, beach access, and a historic one-room schoolhouse.

Jenner received media attention in 2004 after the bodies of Lindsay Cutshall and Jason S. Allen were discovered on Fish Head Beach just north of town. The incident became known as the Jenner, California double-murder of 2004.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²), 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²) of it land, and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (12.00%) water.

Demographics

2010

The 2010 United States Census reported that Jenner had a population of 136. The population density was 56.7 people per square mile (21.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.9% White, 1.5% African American, 1.5% Asian, and 5.1% from two or more races. 5.9% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The Census reported that 100% of the population lived in households.

There were 80 households, out of which 6 (7.5%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 26 (32.5%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 6 (7.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 2 (2.5%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 6 (7.5%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 2 (2.5%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 36 households (45.0%) were made up of individuals and 9 (11.3%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.70. There were 34 families (42.5% of all households); the average family size was 2.24.

The population was spread out with 7 people (5.1%) under the age of 18, 3 people (2.2%) aged 18 to 24, 15 people (11.0%) aged 25 to 44, 81 people (59.6%) aged 45 to 64, and 30 people (22.1%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 58.5 years. For every 100 females there were 106.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.0 males.

There were 158 housing units at an average density of 65.9 per square mile (25.4/km²), of which 66.3% were owner-occupied and 33.8% were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.9%; the rental vacancy rate was 35.7%. 67.6% of the population lived in owner-occupied housing units and 32.4% lived in rental housing units.

2000

As of Census 2000 figures for Jenner's zip code showed that of the primary languages spoken in Jenner 94% spoke English while 6% did not, of those, 2% spoke French, 2% spoke Spanish, 1% spoke German, 1% spoke Urdu, and less than 1% spoke a Native American language.

Climate

Jenner experiences a cool summer Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csb) typical of coastal areas of California. The wet season typified by heavy rainfall is from October to May, and summers are often overcast, the sun blocked by marine layer clouds that keep it cool, humid, and often drizzly in the night and morning hours.

Climate data for Jenner
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 57
(13.9)
58
(14.4)
59
(15)
61
(16.1)
63
(17.2)
65
(18.3)
66
(18.9)
67
(19.4)
68
(20)
66
(18.9)
61
(16.1)
57
(13.9)
62.3
(16.85)
Average low °F (°C) 40
(4.4)
42
(5.6)
42
(5.6)
42
(5.6)
44
(6.7)
46
(7.8)
48
(8.9)
49
(9.4)
48
(8.9)
46
(7.8)
43
(6.1)
40
(4.4)
44.2
(6.76)
Precipitation inches (mm) 7.21
(183.1)
6.21
(157.7)
5.59
(142)
2.41
(61.2)
1.05
(26.7)
0.33
(8.4)
0.14
(3.6)
0.26
(6.6)
0.64
(16.3)
2.22
(56.4)
5.35
(135.9)
5.67
(144)
37.08
(941.8)

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