San Rafael, California Population 2020

58,428

San Rafael is a city located in Marin County, California. With a 2020 population of 58,428, it is the 157th largest city in California and the 664th largest city in the United States. San Rafael is currently declining at a rate of -0.24% annually but its population has increased by 1.24% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 57,713 in 2010. San Rafael reached it's highest population of 59,146 in 2014. Spanning over 23 miles, San Rafael has a population density of 3,527 people per square mile.

The average household income in San Rafael is $133,888 with a poverty rate of 13.33%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,844 per month, and the median house value is $873,800. The median age in San Rafael is 41 years, 39.6 years for males, and 42.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 105.6 males.

San Rafael Ca Demographics

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

  • White: 67.09%
  • Other race: 19.55%
  • Asian: 6.05%
  • Two or more races: 4.82%
  • Black or African American: 2.08%
  • Native American: 0.40%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of San Rafael, California is 58,428, 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.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White39,54567.09%
Some Other Race11,52419.55%
Asian3,5656.05%
Two or More Races2,8434.82%
Black or African American1,2282.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native2340.40%

San Rafael Ca Population Pyramid 2020

San Rafael Ca Median Age

41


Total

39.6


Male

42.6


Female

San Rafael Ca Adults

There are 46,041 adults, (10,676 of whom are seniors) in San Rafael Ca.

San Rafael Ca Age Dependency

66.7

Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

San Rafael Ca Sex Ratio

Female

28,661

48.63%

Male

30,278

51.37%

San Rafael Ca Households and Families

San Rafael Ca Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

San Rafael Ca Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65%35%
All49.7%50.3%
Non Family39.3%60.7%
Female34.5%65.5%
Male30.3%69.7%

49.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,9822.4849.7
Married10,0983.1665
Non Family9,6211.3439.3
Female2,2613.634.5
Male1,0023.9130.3

3.08

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

San Rafael Ca Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,48710.77%
9th to 12th Grade1,5853.81%
High School Graduate5,28912.70%
Some College6,87616.51%
Associates Degree2,4365.85%
Bachelors Degree12,16929.22%
Graduate Degree8,80121.13%

San Rafael Ca Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White26,61525,62017,039
Hispanic10,2625,4541,396
Other Race5,7122,351346
Asian2,6952,4741,589
Multiple Races1,5221,489799
Black905864317
Native American15969

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 97.83%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 64.02%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,405$52,197$47,103
Less Than High School$20,789$21,133$20,000
High School Grad$30,865$31,127$27,639
Some College$38,764$48,622$30,997
Bachelors Degree$75,533$105,066$59,100
Graduate Degree$95,779$122,825$83,919

$50,405

Average Earnings

$52,197

Average Male

$47,103

Average Female

San Rafael Ca Language

San Rafael Ca Language by Age

San Rafael Ca Language

63.45% of San Rafael Ca residents speak only English, while 36.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 26.29% of the population.

San Rafael Ca Poverty

San Rafael Ca Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic18,0554,71826.13%
Other11,2483,88834.57%
White32,5492,1936.74%
Asian3,3253119.35%
Multiple2,7762759.91%
Black1,10514413.03%
Native233208.58%

13.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.35%

Male Poverty Rate

14.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in San Rafael Ca

The race most likely to be in poverty in San Rafael Ca is Other, with 34.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in San Rafael Ca is White, with 6.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.12%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.96%
High School10.67%
Some College9.91%
Bachelors or Greater3.88%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed33.46%
Male Unemployed29.40%
Female Employed8.06%
Male Employed5.65%

San Rafael Ca Income

San Rafael Ca Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$87,262$133,888
Families$120,808$160,748
Married Families$150,814-
Non Families$58,438$89,090

San Rafael Ca Marital Status

San Rafael Ca Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

44.2%

Female Marriage Rate

San Rafael Ca Married by Age and Sex

San Rafael Ca 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 Ca Marital Status by Race

San Rafael Ca Veterans

2,415

Number of Veterans

2,299

Male Veterans

116

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam877
Korea350
Second Gulf War291
First Gulf War275
World War II268
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0446.21%
Hispanic1741.42%
Black13914.29%
2 or More915.16%
Asian722.29%
Other520.74%
Indian179.60%

$San Rafael Ca Veterans by Education

3.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

San Rafael Ca Employment Status

66.5%

Labor Force Participation

63.9%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

San Rafael 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

46.72%

Born in California

72.10%

Native Born

27.90%

Foreign Born

19.11%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

72.10% of San Rafael Ca residents were born in the United States, with 46.72% having been born in California. 19.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202058,428-138-0.24%
201958,566-138-0.24%
201858,704-90-0.15%
201758,794-138-0.23%
201658,932-163-0.28%
201559,095-51-0.09%
201459,1461410.24%
201359,0055530.95%
201258,4522230.38%
201158,2294330.75%
201057,7961,7330.30%
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%