San Rafael, California Population 2022

61,983
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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.

San Rafael Demographics

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

  • White: 66.43%
  • Other race: 19.39%
  • Asian: 6.63%
  • Two or more races: 5.31%
  • Black or African American: 1.49%
  • Native American: 0.71%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of San Rafael, California is 61,983 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 61,271.

San Rafael, California Population 2022

Population by Race

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San Rafael Population by Race

San Rafael Population Pyramid 2022

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San Rafael Median Age

42.6


Total

40.3


Male

45.9


Female

San Rafael Adults

There are 47,276 adults, (12,271 of whom are seniors) in San Rafael.

San Rafael Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

San Rafael Sex Ratio

Female

30,030

50.75%

Male

29,148

49.25%

San Rafael Population by Age

San Rafael Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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San Rafael Household Types

49.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

San Rafael Households and Families

3.04

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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San Rafael Households by Type

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San Rafael Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

San Rafael Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

San Rafael Educational Attainment by Race

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$54,187

Average Earnings

$59,275

Average Male

$48,666

Average Female

San Rafael Earnings by Educational Attainment

San Rafael Language by Age

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San Rafael Language

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.

San Rafael Language

San Rafael Poverty by Race

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11.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.75%

Male Poverty Rate

12.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in San Rafael

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%.

San Rafael Poverty

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San Rafael Poverty Rate by Education

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San Rafael Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

San Rafael Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

San Rafael Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.6%

Male Marriage Rate

43.7%

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 55-64, 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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1,743

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

San Rafael Veterans by War

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San Rafael Veterans by Age

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San Rafael Veterans by Race

San Rafael Veterans by Education

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1.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

San Rafael Veterans by Education

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65.9%

Labor Force Participation

62.5%

Employment Rate

5%

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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47.05%

Born in San Rafael

72.51%

Native Born

27.49%

Foreign Born

17.89%

Non Citizen

9.60%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

San Rafael Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

San Rafael Population by Year