San Rafael, CA Profile: Facts & Data

Advertisement

San Rafael Local Links & Resources:
Resources | ALL San Rafael Content
Planning to visit San Rafael? See Local Hotels

Also See: San Rafael, CA ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

San Rafael, California - Basic Facts

The City of San Rafael had a population of 59,214 as of July 1, 2019. San Rafael ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for San Rafael is located at latitude 37.9736 and longitude -122.5311 in Marin County. The formal boundaries for the City of San Rafael encompass a land area of 16.57 sq. miles and a water area of 5.95 sq. miles. Marin County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 43 feet.

The City of San Rafael (GNIS ID: 2411804) 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 San Rafael is located within San Rafael CCD of Marin County.


Jump to... (On This Page!)
  1. San Rafael 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for San Rafael (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. California Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. California Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

San Rafael, CA - Most Popular Things to Do

Also See: Nearby Photos | Nearby Hotels | Driving Directions

Use HTL Address Research for a California Address and get...

Boundary Maps, Demographic Data, School Zones Review maps and data for the neighborhood, city, county, ZIP Code, and school zone. July 1, 2019, data includes home values, household income, percentage of homes owned, rented or vacant, etc.


Advertisement

San Rafael, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

San Rafael, CA Housing Affordability Index is 52
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

San Rafael, CA Wealth Index is 193
State of California Wealth Index is 123
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

These new demographic attributes are availiable for Neighborhoods, Cities, Counties, and ZIP Codes.

More Tools and Resources:

  1. For information about schools and school attendance zones, use the HTL Address Tool
  2. Our new HTL Neighborhood Explorer provides lots of detail about any neighborhood.
  3. The new 2-Minute Introduction and Concise Guide to Big Data which will help you make the most effective use of HomeTownLocator Tools.
  4. See the References & Data Sources page for more information about methodology and sources of data.
  5. See the California COVID-19 Data and US COVID-19 Data for more information on the spread of the novel coronavirus.

POPULATION

Total Population 59,214 (100%)
Population in Households 57,481 (97.1%)
Population in Families 40,557 (68.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,733 ( 2.9%)
Population Density 3,574
Diversity Index2 73
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $97,234
Average Household Income $140,316
Per Capita Income $55,027
Wealth Index4 193

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 24,312 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,782 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,322 (46.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,209 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $931,733
Housing Affordability Index3 52
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 23,103
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 13,196
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.28% 0.32%
Households 0.16% 0.24%
Families 0.18% 0.24%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

San Rafael, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares San Rafael to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 162 89th
Population Density # 370 76th
Diversity Index # 593 61st
Median Household Income # 275 82nd
Per Capita Income # 205 87th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.

Quick & Easy Ways to...

  1. Get Current Demographic Data for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  2. View Boundary Maps, for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  3. Locate Physical, Cultural, and Historical Features

California Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare California July 1, 2019 Data
Data:
Locations:
Highest or Lowest:
Results:
Advertisement