San Rafael, CA Profile: Facts & Data

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San Rafael, California - Basic Facts

The City of San Rafael had a population of 59,776 as of July 1, 2018. 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.


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San Rafael, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 59,776
Population in Households 58,065
Population in Familes 41,347
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,711
Population Density2 3,608
Diversity Index3 72
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $88,824
Average Household Income $129,576
Per Capita Income $51,951

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 24,392 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,779 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,553 (47.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,061 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $930,321
Average Home Value $1,034,451
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 23,331
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 13,339
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.43% 0.42%
Households 0.3% 0.33%
Families 0.33% 0.33%
Median Household Income   3.44%
Per Capita Income   3.34%

San Rafael, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares San Rafael to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 160 90th
Population Density # 367 76th
Diversity Index # 585 61st
Median Household Income # 300 80th
Per Capita Income # 222 85th

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