Cobb is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lake County, California, United States. Cobb is located 1 mile (1.6 km) northwest of Whispering Pines, at an elevation of 2631 feet (802 m). The population was 1,638 at the 2000 census.
Cobb is located on State highway 175 at an elevation of 2,600 ft (790 m) .
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.9 square miles (12.7 km²), of which, 4.9 square miles (12.7 km²) of it is land and 0.20% is water.
The first post office at Cobb opened in 1911.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,638 people, 637 households, and 456 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 334.5 people per square mile (129.1/km²). There were 940 housing units at an average density of 192.0/sq mi (74.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.22% White, 0.61% Black or African American, 1.53% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 3.54% from two or more races. 4.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 637 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 30.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.5 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $53,182, and the median income for a family was $65,938. Males had a median income of $60,473 versus $28,125 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $22,779. About 8.2% of families and 14.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.8% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
Cobb mountain was a popular recreation area in the 1960s and 70s. It is currently home to a handful of spirituality based retreat centers, including The Mountain of Attention Meditation sanctuary of Adidam, and Harbin Hot Springs.
In the state legislature Cobb is located in the 2nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Pat Wiggins, and in the 1st Assembly District, represented by Democrat Patty Berg. Federally, Cobb is located in California's 1st congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +10 and is represented by Democrat Mike Thompson.