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Sausalito, California - Basic Facts

The City of Sausalito had a population of 7,292 as of July 1, 2017. Sausalito ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sausalito is located at latitude 37.8584 and longitude -122.4918 in Marin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sausalito (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.49 sq. miles. Marin County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 10 feet.

The City of Sausalito (GNIS ID: 2411834) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Sausalito is located within Southeast Marin CCD of Marin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sausalito population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sausalito: El Ojo la Agua de Zaucito, Saucelito, Sauceta, Sauceto, Saucilito, Saucito, Sauselito, Sauzalito, Zaucito.

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Sausalito, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,292
Daytime Population: Workers 6,695
Daytime Population: Residents 2,849
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,544
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.31
Population in Households 7,280
Population in Familes 4,101
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 4,119
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $122,036
Average Household Income $172,855
Per Capita Income $100,011


Total Housing Units 4,582 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,060 (45.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,168 (47.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 354 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,023,204


Total Households 4,228
Average Household Size 1.72
Family Households 1,719
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.45% 0.44%
Households 0.38% 0.38%
Families 0.54% 0.37%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.19%

Sausalito, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sausalito to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 558 63rd
Population Density # 310 80th
Diversity Index # 1436 5th
Median Household Income # 80 95th
Per Capita Income # 11 99th

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