San Rafael, California 

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Population

58,528

+4.0% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

4.7%

Median Income

$75,668

Median Home Price

$1,298,800

Median Age

41.3

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.7 / 7.1

summer / winter

San Francisco Gifts

Best Places to Live in San Rafael, California

Regional center - Northern California coast at the head of San Francisco Bay. August, July and September are the most pleasant months in San Rafael, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

San Rafael, CA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Year round climate
Attractive setting
Arts & culture
Cons
Soft economy
Crowding
Extreme living costs


What Bert Has To Say About San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward Metro Area

A world-class city in every respect, the stunningly beautiful and culturally rich San Francisco is not only a unique place to visit but also to live. The area has a lot going for it: exceptional arts and cultural activities, plenty of history and sense of place, a strong commercial and financial core; and all the education and services anyone could want. The climate is one of the most unusual in the world, and the area is among the most ethnically and socially diverse in the country. The many world-famous tourist attractions- Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, the cable car system, hilltop residential enclaves, and the wine country to the north- mix with considerable local entertainment and culture to make the city one of the most interesting and fun places to live in the country.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: California
County: Marin County
Metro Area: San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward Metro Area
Political Ideology: Strongly liberal
City: San Rafael
Zip Codes: 94901 94903 94964
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 155 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in San Rafael is 4.7% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. San Rafael jobs have increased by 1.4%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, San Rafael's cost of living is 117.8% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare San Rafael's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Marin county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 82.3% to 15.8%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
San Rafael's population is 58,528 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 4.0%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 28.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in San Rafael is Real Estate: $1,298,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.1%.

SCHOOLS
San Rafael public schools spend $9,882 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 22.3 students per teacher in San Rafael. More Education



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Housing Market in San Rafael

It's a good time to buy in San Rafael. Home Appreciation is up 14.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in San Rafael is $1,298,800.

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Reviews for San Rafael   7 Reviews
Moderation is always good - 7/27/2012
San Rafael is only 30 minutes from downtown San Francisco, but the weather is completely different. It's sunny most of the year, including in the summer when the city... Read More

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Crime - 3/11/2010
I feal very safe in this town. I think getting stopped for talking on your cell phone while driving is a big deal here. Thats about all I can... Read More

San Rafael - 12/2/2008
Cost of living too high. Unfriendly... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA
94901 94903 94964

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