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San Rafael, CA

  • Population: 55,000
  • Median Household Income: $67,789.00
  • Median Age: 38.9
  • County: Marin
  • Patchwork Nation Classification: Boom Towns

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City Facts

Data Type Number Source Data Details Compare
Demographics     Details Compare
Families 56.0% American Community Survey
Married Couples 42.0% American Community Survey
Foreign-Born 27.0% American Community Survey
California-Born 45.0% American Community Survey
Language other than English spoken in the home 34.0% American Community Survey
College Educated 47.0% American Community Survey
Median Household Income $67,789.00 American Community Survey
Poverty Rate 11.0% American Community Survey
Population 55,000 American Community Survey
Median Age 38.9 American Community Survey
Senior Citizens 15.0% American Community Survey
White 78.0% American Community Survey
African-American 3.0% American Community Survey
Asian 7.0% American Community Survey
Hispanic 25.0% American Community Survey
Non-citizens 19.7% Association of Bay Area Governments
Local Government     Details Compare
Total Revenues 2006-07 $77,937,127.00 California State Controller's Office
Street lighting and landscaping 2006-07 $1,197,574.00 California State Controller's Office
Museum Expenditures 2006-07 $118,977.00 California State Controller's Office
Tax-Exempt Organizations 500 Internal Revenue Service
Library Expenditures 2006-07 $2,641,464.00 California State Controller's Office
Local Sales & Use Tax 9.5% California State Board of Equalization
Police Expenditures 2006-07 $18,954,002.00 California State Controller's Office
Government Management and Support Expenditures 2006-07 $6,872,571.00 California State Controller's Office
Fire Expenditures 2006-07 $14,647,665.00 California State Controller's Office
Legislative Expenditures 2006-07 $2,022,021.00 California State Controller's Office
Cemetery Expenditures 2006-07 $0.00 California State Controller's Office
Politics & Elections     Details Compare
Registered Voters 28,748 California Secretary of State
Democrats 55.47% California Secretary of State
Republicans 19.86% California Secretary of State
Green Party 1.25% California Secretary of State
Libertarians 0.45% California Secretary of State
Decline to state 20.9% California Secretary of State
Transportation & Energy     Details Compare
Average Commute (minutes) 26.0 American Community Survey
No household vehicle 9.0% American Community Survey
2 household vehicles 35.0% American Community Survey
3 or more household vehicles 16.0% American Community Survey
Crime     Details Compare
Violent Crime 280 Office of the Attorney General (California)
Car Theft 320 Office of the Attorney General (California)
Labor     Details Compare
Unemployment as of April '09 8.6% California Employment Development Department
Garment Manufacturers and Contractors 4 California Department of Industrial Relations
Self-Employed 15.9% Association of Bay Area Governments
Lifestyle     Details Compare
Veterinarians 40 California Department of Consumer Affairs
Car Wash/Detailing Businesses 1 California Department of Industrial Relations
Talent Agents 1 California Department of Industrial Relations
Gun Ranges 1 National Rifle Association
Landscape Architects 47 California Department of Consumer Affairs
Retail & Grocery     Details Compare
Safeway 2 Safeway
Trader Joe's 1 Trader Joe's
Liquor Licenses 59 California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Whole Foods 1 Whole Foods
Target 0 Target
Wal-Mart 0 Wal-Mart
Education     Details Compare
Montessori Schools 1 American Montessori Society
Libraries with free Wi-Fi 3 California State Library
Charter Schools 1 California Department of Education
Private Schools 7 California Department of Education
Public Schools 12 California Department of Education
Health & Medicine     Details Compare
Federally-funded health centers 1 United States Department of Health and Human Services
Funeral Establishments 2 California Department of Consumer Affairs
Licensed Midwives 1 California Department of Consumer Affairs
Planned Parenthood Locations 1 Planned Parenthood
Housing     Details Compare
Housing Units 24,000 American Community Survey
Vacant Units 5.0% American Community Survey
Multi-Unit Structures 44.0% American Community Survey
Mobile Homes 2.0% American Community Survey
Units built after 1990 13.0% American Community Survey
Renter-Occupied Units 46.0% American Community Survey
Median mortgage cost $2,896.00 American Community Survey
Median rental cost $1,302.00 American Community Survey
Median Home Price (April 2009) $485,000.00 California Association of Realtors
Change in home price April 2008 - April 2009 -28.9% California Association of Realtors
Median Home Price (May 2009) $580,000.00 California Association of Realtors
Recreation     Details Compare
YMCA Centers 1 YMCA Centers

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