Novato, California Population 2020

55,655

Novato, California's estimated population is 55,655 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Novato, California is the 163rd largest city in California based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 2027.74 people/mi² (782.91 people/km²).

The overall median age is 45.6 years, 42.8 years for males, and 47.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.4 males.

The median income for households in Novato, California is $, while the mean household income is $.

Novato Ca Demographics

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

  • White: 73.05%
  • Other race: 11.51%
  • Asian: 7.19%
  • Two or more races: 5.18%
  • Black or African American: 2.71%
  • Native American: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%

How Many People Live in Novato, California?

55,655
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201855,655-52-0.09%
201755,707-232-0.41%
201655,9395020.91%
201555,4375581.02%
201454,8797241.34%
201354,1559261.74%
201253,2295471.04%
201152,6827081.36%
201051,9744,3440.88%
200047,630450.01%
199047,5853,6690.81%
198043,91612,9103.54%
197031,00613,1255.66%
196017,88114,38517.73%
19503,4960.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White40,56173.05%
Some Other Race6,39011.51%
Asian3,9907.19%
Two or More Races2,8745.18%
Black or African American1,5042.71%
American Indian and Alaska Native1200.22%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander840.15%

Novato Ca Population Pyramid 2020

Novato Ca Median Age

45.6


Total

42.8


Male

47.8


Female

Novato Ca Adults

There are 44,612 adults, (10,771 of whom are seniors) in Novato Ca.

Novato Ca Age Dependency

64.1

Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Novato Ca Sex Ratio

Female

28,555

51.43%

Male

26,968

48.57%

Novato Ca Households and Families

Novato Ca Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Novato Ca Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.9%23.1%
All67.7%32.3%
Non Family59.2%40.8%
Male55.2%44.8%
Female54%46%

67.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,0772.4867.7
Married11,3373.1376.9
Non Family8,0731.3559.2
Female1,7863.154
Male8813.355.2

3.05

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

4.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Novato Ca Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5193.78%
9th to 12th Grade1,3003.24%
High School Graduate6,38715.91%
Some College9,30223.17%
Associates Degree3,2868.19%
Bachelors Degree11,76329.30%
Graduate Degree6,58916.41%

Novato Ca Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White28,30227,66114,645
Hispanic6,3654,8261,170
Other Race3,7592,705405
Asian3,0212,6381,726
Multiple Races1,3831,331687
Black1,104871248
Native American85788
Islander7136

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.74%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 57.13%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$51,377$63,180$44,962
Less Than High School$26,795$31,827$20,573
High School Grad$37,750$41,447$26,146
Some College$44,099$49,557$38,043
Bachelors Degree$68,771$97,181$54,772
Graduate Degree$84,326$104,145$72,372

$51,377

Average Earnings

$63,180

Average Male

$44,962

Average Female

Novato Ca Language

Novato Ca Language by Age

Novato Ca Language

73.50% of Novato Ca residents speak only English, while 26.50% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.98% of the population.

Novato Ca Poverty

Novato Ca Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White36,0691,6944.70%
Hispanic10,3521,55214.99%
Other6,3781,03716.26%
Asian3,97852713.25%
Black1,50430320.15%
Multiple2,7952559.12%
Native1154337.39%
Islander841011.90%

7.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.59%

Male Poverty Rate

9.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Novato Ca

The race most likely to be in poverty in Novato Ca is Native, with 37.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Novato Ca is White, with 4.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.67%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.49%
High School8.47%
Some College6.69%
Bachelors or Greater3.87%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed20.19%
Male Unemployed12.94%
Female Employed5.27%
Male Employed3.27%

Novato Ca Income

Novato Ca Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$96,743$127,874
Families$121,527$152,834
Married Families$137,423$169,219
Non Families$56,364$80,004

Novato Ca Marital Status

Novato Ca Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.7%

Male Marriage Rate

48.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Novato Ca Married by Age and Sex

Novato Ca 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 Ca Marital Status by Race

Novato Ca Veterans

2,917

Number of Veterans

2,710

Male Veterans

207

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,181
Second Gulf War455
Korea306
First Gulf War306
World War II182

Novato Ca Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3577.04%
Hispanic2513.39%
Other1884.10%
Black13511.01%
2 or More1226.83%
Asian1153.51%

Novato Ca Veterans by Education

5.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Novato Ca Employment Status

65.1%

Labor Force Participation

62.3%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Novato Ca Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

55.25%

Born in California

80.53%

Native Born

19.47%

Foreign Born

9.88%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

80.53% of Novato Ca residents were born in the United States, with 55.25% having been born in California. 9.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.