Novato, California Population 2024

50,744

Novato is a city located in Marin County California. Novato has a 2024 population of 50,744. Novato is currently declining at a rate of -1.4% annually and its population has decreased by -4.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 53,100 in 2020.

The average household income in Novato is $154,313 with a poverty rate of 8.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Novato is 48.6 years, 48.1 years for males, and 49.5 years for females.

Novato Demographics

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

  • White: 68.09%
  • Two or more races: 10.92%
  • Other race: 9.43%
  • Asian: 6.95%
  • Black or African American: 4.16%
  • Native American: 0.38%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
Land Area (mi²)
27.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,848.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.44% (-2,356)
The current population of Novato, California is 50,744 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 53,100.

Novato, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White36,12668.09%
Two or more races5,79410.92%
Other race5,0039.43%
Asian3,6856.95%
Black or African American2,2074.16%
Native American2010.38%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander390.07%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Novato Population by Race

Novato Population Pyramid 2024

Novato Median Age

48.6

Total

48.1

Male

49.5

Female

Novato Adults

There are 42,588 adults, (13,283 of whom are seniors) in Novato.

Novato Age Dependency

81

Age Dependency Ratio

45.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Novato Sex Ratio

Female26,22649.43%
Male26,82950.57%

Novato Population by Age

Novato Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All20,8982.568.631.4
Married11,6513.0479.720.3
Non Family6,8111.255644
Female1,7903.4649.950.1
Male6463.0951.948.1
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3.02

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

68.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Novato Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Novato Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Novato Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.77%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 54.44%.

Novato Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$67,690

Average Earnings

$81,685

Average Male

$55,832

Average Female

Novato Earnings by Educational Attainment

Novato Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Novato Language

74.03% of Novato residents speak only English, while 25.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.93% of the population.

Novato Language

Novato Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic11,7931,89116.03%
White32,3651,3994.32%
Other4,9951,02020.42%
Multiple5,78780413.89%
Asian3,68565417.75%
Black2,20254724.84%
Native2012914.43%
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8.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.75%

Male Poverty Rate

7.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Novato

The race most likely to be in poverty in Novato is Black, with 24.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Novato is White, with 4.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.17%.

Novato Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.03%
High School12.45%
Some College9.26%
Bachelors or Greater3.42%
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Novato Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed37.26%
Female Unemployed31.66%
Female Employed3.07%
Male Employed2.36%
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Novato Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Novato Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Novato Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.6%

Male Marriage Rate

52.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Novato Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Novato Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,652

Number of Veterans

2,510

Male Veterans

142

Female Veterans

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Novato Veterans by War

count

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Novato Veterans by Age

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Novato Veterans by Race

Novato Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Novato Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.3%

Labor Force Participation

57.1%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Novato Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Novato Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Novato Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

53.78%

Born in Novato

78.84%

Native Born

21.16%

Foreign Born

8.83%

Non Citizen

12.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.84% of Novato residents were born in the United States, with 53.78% having been born in California. 8.83% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202947,144-720-1.5%
202847,864-720-1.48%
202748,584-720-1.46%
202649,304-720-1.44%
202550,024-720-1.42%
202450,744-720-1.4%
202351,464-720-1.38%
202252,184-720-1.36%
202152,904-196-0.37%
202053,100-484-0.9%
201953,584-270-0.5%
201853,854-72-0.13%
201753,926-224-0.41%
201654,150160.03%
201554,1341110.21%
201454,0234290.8%
201353,5946851.29%
201252,9094000.76%
201152,5095521.06%
201051,9574,3279.08%
200047,630450.09%
199047,5853,6698.35%
198043,91612,91041.64%
197031,00613,12573.4%
196017,88114,385411.47%
19503,496
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Novato Population by Year