San Rafael, California Population 2021

57,912
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San Rafael is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 57,912, it is the 156th largest city in California and the 675th largest city in the United States. San Rafael is currently declining at a rate of -0.45% annually but its population has increased by 0.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 57,713 in 2010. San Rafael reached it's highest population of 59,130 in 2014. Spanning over 23 miles, San Rafael has a population density of 3,496 people per square mile.

The average household income in San Rafael is $138,751 with a poverty rate of 12.19%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,937 per month, and the median house value is $923,100. The median age in San Rafael is 41.1 years, 38.9 years for males, and 44.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 104.0 males.

San Rafael Demographics

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

  • White: 66.78%
  • Other race: 19.35%
  • Asian: 6.83%
  • Two or more races: 4.80%
  • Black or African American: 1.37%
  • Native American: 0.85%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of San Rafael, California is 57,912, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 58,704.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 57,713.

San Rafael, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White39,25166.78%
Some Other Race11,37419.35%
Asian4,0176.83%
Two or More Races2,8214.80%
Black or African American8071.37%
American Indian and Alaska Native5010.85%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander40.01%
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San Rafael Population by Race

San Rafael Population Pyramid 2021

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San Rafael Median Age

41.1


Total

38.9


Male

44.1


Female

San Rafael Adults

There are 45,837 adults, (11,315 of whom are seniors) in San Rafael.

San Rafael Age Dependency

70.3

Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

San Rafael Sex Ratio

Female

28,808

49.01%

Male

29,967

50.99%

San Rafael Population by Age

San Rafael Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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San Rafael Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married64%36%
All50%50%
Non Family39.2%60.8%
Female36%64%
Male34%66%

50.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

San Rafael Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,4332.4250
Married10,6513.1164
Non Family9,7491.3139.2
Female2,1103.5936
Male9233.6134

3.05

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

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San Rafael Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,26810.27%
9th to 12th Grade1,7454.20%
High School Graduate4,64011.16%
Some College7,07017.01%
Associates Degree2,1475.17%
Bachelors Degree12,55630.21%
Graduate Degree9,13321.98%
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San Rafael Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

San Rafael Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White26,98726,01817,582
Hispanic9,6934,9721,335
Other Race5,5332,219348
Asian3,0282,7581,881
Multiple Races1,5591,522771
Black663610269
Native American260162
Islander44

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 white people with a rate of 65.15%.

San Rafael Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$54,430$57,016$51,316
Less Than High School$21,993$22,244$21,609
High School Grad$32,340$33,111$30,444
Some College$43,613$52,563$34,044
Bachelors Degree$79,799$104,408$63,078
Graduate Degree$101,250$134,929$84,028

$54,430

Average Earnings

$57,016

Average Male

$51,316

Average Female

San Rafael Earnings by Educational Attainment

San Rafael Language by Age

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San Rafael Language

63.91% of San Rafael residents speak only English, while 36.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.33% of the population.

San Rafael Language

San Rafael Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic17,7424,21723.77%
Other11,1373,30829.70%
White32,7742,0226.17%
Asian3,7483218.56%
Black65817827.05%
Multiple2,7371666.07%
Native50015030.00%

12.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.61%

Male Poverty Rate

12.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in San Rafael

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in San Rafael is Multiple, with 6.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.14%.

San Rafael Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.03%
High School11.95%
Some College9.01%
Bachelors or Greater3.68%

San Rafael Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed32.38%
Female Unemployed21.19%
Female Employed7.62%
Male Employed4.51%

San Rafael Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

San Rafael Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$91,742$138,751
Families$126,673$169,408
Married Families$154,800-
Non Families$57,058$88,625
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Income by Household Type

San Rafael Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.5%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

Female Marriage Rate

San Rafael Married by Age and Sex

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San Rafael Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

San Rafael Marital Status by Race

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San Rafael Marital Status

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2,012

Number of Veterans

1,931

Male Veterans

81

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam770
Second Gulf War302
Korea262
First Gulf War138
World War II131

San Rafael Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+753
65 to 74606
18 to 34232
55 to 64213
35 to 54208

San Rafael Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5964.90%
Hispanic1931.65%
Black14318.77%
Other921.34%
2 or More874.84%
Asian772.18%
Indian134.26%
Hawaiian4100.00%

San Rafael Veterans by Race

San Rafael Veterans by Education

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1.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

San Rafael Veterans by Education

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65.5%

Labor Force Participation

62.8%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

San Rafael Employment by Age

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San Rafael Employment by Race

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San Rafael 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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47.22%

Born in California

72.65%

Native Born

27.35%

Foreign Born

17.91%

Non Citizen

9.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

72.65% of San Rafael residents were born in the United States, with 47.22% having been born in California. 17.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

San Rafael Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202157,912-264-0.45%
202058,176-264-0.45%
201958,440-264-0.45%
201858,704-97-0.16%
201758,801-117-0.20%
201658,918-156-0.26%
201559,074-56-0.09%
201459,1301350.23%
201358,9955470.94%
201258,4482160.37%
201158,2324350.75%
201057,7971,7340.31%
200056,0637,6591.48%
199048,4043,7040.80%
198044,7005,7231.38%
197038,97718,5176.66%
196020,4606,6123.98%
195013,8485,2754.91%
19408,5735510.67%
19308,0222,5103.82%
19205,512-422-0.73%
19105,9342,0554.34%
19003,8795891.66%
18903,2901,0143.75%
18802,2761,43510.47%
18708410.00%

San Rafael Population by Year