Novato, California Population 2022

53,489
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Novato is a city located in Marin County California. With a 2020 population of 53,489, it is the 175th largest city in California and the 815th largest city in the United States. Novato is currently growing at a rate of 0.25% annually and its population has increased by 0.50% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 53,225 in 2020. Spanning over 28 miles, Novato has a population density of 1,949 people per square mile.

The average household income in Novato is $133,368 with a poverty rate of 6.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,975 per month, and the median house value is $804,900. The median age in Novato is 46.9 years, 45.8 years for males, and 48.4 years for females.

Novato Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Novatowas:

  • White: 70.74%
  • Other race: 10.55%
  • Two or more races: 7.98%
  • Asian: 6.00%
  • Black or African American: 4.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.21%
  • Native American: 0.06%
The current population of Novato, California is 53,489 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 53,225.

Novato, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White38,04270.74%
Black or African American2,4034.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native300.06%
Asian3,2286.00%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1140.21%
Some Other Race5,67210.55%
Two or More Races4,2927.98%
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Novato Population by Race

Novato Population Pyramid 2022

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Novato Median Age

48.6


Total

47


Male

50


Female

Novato Adults

There are 43,785 adults, (12,508 of whom are seniors) in Novato.

Novato Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

40

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32

Child Dependency Ratio

Novato Sex Ratio

Female

26,859

49.94%

Male

26,922

50.06%

Novato Population by Age

Novato Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Novato Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.3%20.7%
All69.9%30.1%
Non Family60.6%39.4%
Female55.8%44.2%
Male49.6%50.4%

69.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Novato Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,5552.4669.9
Married11,6233.0579.3
Male7913.1649.6
Female1,8183.0855.8
Non Family7,3231.3160.6

2.98

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 Grade1,9764.97%
9th to 12th Grade1,1953.01%
High School Graduate6,26215.75%
Some College8,73121.96%
Associates Degree3,1808.00%
Bachelors Degree11,88129.88%
Graduate Degree6,53416.43%
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Novato Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Novato Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White27,51726,75914,387
Asian2,5602,1561,262
2+ Races2,3171,9261,130
Native American30309
Black1,5941,353395
Hispanic6,4434,7091,421
Other Race3,3462,387558
Islander8348

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 52.28%.

Novato Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$56,084$66,215$48,212
Less Than 9th Grade$35,278$41,239$21,618
High School Graduate$40,867$44,869$28,094
Some College$47,601$60,091$40,620
Bachelors Degree$77,373$101,622$60,725
Graduate Degree$94,698$113,419$88,401

$56,084

Average Earnings

$66,215

Average Male

$48,212

Average Female

Novato Earnings by Educational Attainment

Novato Language by Age

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Novato Language

74.34% of Novato residents speak only English, while 25.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.85% of the population.

Novato Language

Novato Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native30930.00%
Hispanic10,9841,33512.15%
Black2,40126811.16%
Asian3,22434810.79%
White33,7801,3664.04%
Other819NaN%
Multiple4,2703117.28%

6.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.53%

Male Poverty Rate

6.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Novato

The race most likely to be in poverty in Novato is Native, with 30.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Novato is Multiple, with 7.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.47%.

Novato Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.04%
High School7.36%
Some College6.17%
Bachelors or Greater3.07%

Novato Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.23%
Male Unemployed14.31%
Female Employed3.50%
Female Unemployed20.80%

Novato Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Novato Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$101,629$135,258
Families$130,357$157,444
Married Families$144,826-
Non Families$60,787$87,502
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Income by Household Type

Novato Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.1%

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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2,904

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War301
First Gulf War310
Vietnam1,201
Korea431
World War II156

Novato Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34236
35 to 54236
55 to 64367
65 to 74811
75+1,254

Novato Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,4817.63%
Black1065.97%
Asian923.42%
Other Race992.47%
2+ Races1264.73%
Hispanic1662.24%

Novato Veterans by Race

Novato Veterans by Education

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4.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Novato Veterans by Education

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62.4%

Labor Force Participation

59.7%

Employment Rate

4.3%

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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53.89%

Born in Novato

79.40%

Native Born

20.60%

Foreign Born

9.79%

Non Citizen

10.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.40% of Novato residents were born in the United States, with 53.89% having been born in California. 9.79% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19503,4960.00%
196017,88114,38517.73%
197031,00613,1255.66%
198043,91612,9103.54%
199047,5853,6690.81%
200047,630450.01%
201051,9044,2740.86%
201152,0361320.25%
201252,1681320.25%
201352,3001320.25%
201452,4321320.25%
201552,5641320.25%
201652,6961320.25%
201752,8281320.25%
201852,9601320.25%
201953,0921320.25%
202053,2251330.25%
202153,3571320.25%
202253,4891320.25%

Novato Population by Year