San Rafael is a city located in Marin County California. It is also the county seat of Marin County. With a 2020 population of 61,983, it is the 150th largest city in California and the 681st largest city in the United States. San Rafael is currently growing at a rate of 0.58% annually and its population has increased by 1.16% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 61,271 in 2020. Spanning over 23 miles, San Rafael has a population density of 3,741 people per square mile.
The average household income in San Rafael is $138,751 with a poverty rate of 11.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,037 per month, and the median house value is $975,500. The median age in San Rafael is 41.1 years, 38.9 years for males, and 44.1 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of San Rafaelwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 65.45%.
64.85% of San Rafael residents speak only English, while 35.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 24.49% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in San Rafael is Native, with 28.81% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in San Rafael is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.56%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in San Rafael
72.51% of San Rafael residents were born in the United States, with 47.05% having been born in California. 17.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.