Novato, California Population 2021

55,268
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Novato is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 55,268, it is the 163rd largest city in California and the 706th largest city in the United States. Novato is currently declining at a rate of -0.22% annually but its population has increased by 6.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 51,904 in 2010. Novato reached it's highest population of 55,913 in 2016. Spanning over 28 miles, Novato has a population density of 2,014 people per square mile.

The average household income in Novato is $133,368 with a poverty rate of 6.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,045 per month, and the median house value is $782,500. The median age in Novato is 46.9 years, 45.8 years for males, and 48.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.5 males.

Novato Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Novato was:

  • White: 72.15%
  • Other race: 10.78%
  • Asian: 7.72%
  • Two or more races: 5.33%
  • Black or African American: 3.72%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of Novato, California is 55,268, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 55,640.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 51,904.

Novato, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White40,14872.15%
Some Other Race5,99610.78%
Asian4,2977.72%
Two or More Races2,9665.33%
Black or African American2,0683.72%
American Indian and Alaska Native1050.19%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander620.11%
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Novato Population by Race

Novato Population Pyramid 2021

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Novato Median Age

46.9


Total

45.8


Male

48.4


Female

Novato Adults

There are 45,213 adults, (11,451 of whom are seniors) in Novato.

Novato Age Dependency

64.8

Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Novato Sex Ratio

Female

28,615

51.43%

Male

27,027

48.57%

Novato Population by Age

Novato Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Novato Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.5%21.5%
All68.1%31.9%
Non Family58.3%41.7%
Female52.9%47.1%
Male49.6%50.4%

68.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Novato Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,3252.4668.1
Married11,7393.0578.5
Non Family7,9011.3558.3
Female1,7883.1352.9
Male8973.2749.6

2.99

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

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Novato Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6884.17%
9th to 12th Grade1,2673.13%
High School Graduate6,36015.70%
Some College9,04522.33%
Associates Degree3,3458.26%
Bachelors Degree12,23230.19%
Graduate Degree6,57716.23%
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Novato Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Novato Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White27,82527,28214,764
Hispanic6,5774,8691,361
Other Race3,6002,587424
Asian3,2422,8201,754
Black1,4551,190330
Multiple Races1,3921,338732
Native American105919
Islander4825

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.05%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.10%.

Novato Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$54,146$66,996$45,614
Less Than High School$31,903$38,582$21,341
High School Grad$36,019$42,443$21,538
Some College$43,664$52,874$37,719
Bachelors Degree$76,628$105,842$57,464
Graduate Degree$86,803$101,645$75,806

$54,146

Average Earnings

$66,996

Average Male

$45,614

Average Female

Novato Earnings by Educational Attainment

Novato Language by Age

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Novato Language

72.88% of Novato residents speak only English, while 27.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.87% of the population.

Novato Language

Novato Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White35,1611,6284.63%
Hispanic10,4981,15811.03%
Other5,98789514.95%
Asian4,28854712.76%
Black2,06627813.46%
Multiple2,8981655.69%
Native10598.57%

6.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.96%

Male Poverty Rate

7.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Novato

The race most likely to be in poverty in Novato is Other, with 14.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Novato is White, with 4.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.94%.

Novato Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.79%
High School8.60%
Some College6.77%
Bachelors or Greater3.04%

Novato Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed24.16%
Male Unemployed14.29%
Female Employed4.73%
Male Employed2.34%

Novato Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Novato Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$101,342$133,368
Families$127,855$157,412
Married Families$142,185-
Non Families$57,434$84,688
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Income by Household Type

Novato Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.8%

Male Marriage Rate

49.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Novato Married by Age and Sex

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Novato Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Novato Marital Status by Race

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Novato Marital Status

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3,018

Number of Veterans

2,858

Male Veterans

160

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,348
Second Gulf War381
First Gulf War277
Korea243
World War II184

Novato Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,112
65 to 74957
55 to 64346
35 to 54320
18 to 34283

Novato Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,4467.27%
Hispanic2282.99%
Other1703.86%
2 or More1357.45%
Black1348.14%
Asian1333.77%

Novato Veterans by Race

Novato Veterans by Education

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5.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Novato Veterans by Education

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64.5%

Labor Force Participation

62.1%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Novato Employment by Age

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Novato Employment by Race

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Novato Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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54.12%

Born in California

79.97%

Native Born

20.03%

Foreign Born

9.81%

Non Citizen

10.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.97% of Novato residents were born in the United States, with 54.12% having been born in California. 9.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Novato Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202155,268-124-0.22%
202055,392-124-0.22%
201955,516-124-0.22%
201855,640-61-0.11%
201755,701-212-0.38%
201655,9135070.92%
201555,4065501.00%
201454,8567141.32%
201354,1429211.73%
201253,2215411.03%
201152,6807101.37%
201051,9704,3400.88%
200047,630450.01%
199047,5853,6690.81%
198043,91612,9103.54%
197031,00613,1255.66%
196017,88114,38517.73%
19503,4960.00%

Novato Population by Year