San Rafael

Downtown buzzes with coffee shops, eateries, and the iconic Rafael theater. Explore the Mission San Rafael Arcangel, a testament to California's past

Welcome to San Rafael

San Rafael, Marin County's vibrant hub, blends rich history with modern charm. Downtown buzzes with coffee shops, eateries, and the iconic Rafael theater. Explore the Mission San Rafael Arcangel, a testament to California's past. Enjoy mild weather and easy access to the SMART train for seamless commuting to San Francisco.
 
Don't miss the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Marin County Civic Center, hosting cultural events and housing county government. Experience the city's energy and close-knit community—a true gem in Marin.
 

Schools:

Discover excellent education options, with San Rafael High School and Terra Linda High School offering top-notch academics and diverse extracurriculars. The district boasts eight elementary schools feeding into two middle schools.
 
For private education, explore Mark Day School for K-8 education emphasizing academic excellence and community values. Saint Raphael School offers a faith-based education since 1889, while Brandeis Marin blends Jewish heritage with project-based learning. Marin Academy, an independent high school, focuses on academic success and community engagement.
 

Notable Restaurants:

  • Sol Food
  • Sakura Sushi
  • Vin Antico

Parks / Hikes:

  • China Camp
  • Pueblo Park - Pickleball
  • Shoreline Trail, Oak Ridge Drive
  • China Camp State Park Loop

Clubs:

  • The Clubhouse at Peacock Gap
  • San Rafael Tennis Center
  • San Rafael Yacht Club
  • Marin Yacht Club

Events & Activities:

  • The French Market, Civic Center Dr. 2nd Sunday of Every month 9am-3pm
  • Farmers Market - Civic Center, Thursdays & Sundays 8am-1pm (May through October)

Schools in San Rafael, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby San Rafael. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Montessori De Terra Linda
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Vallecito Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
Mary E. Silveira Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
4th - 12th
No rating available
Marin County Special Education
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Marin County Regional Occupational Program
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Lucas Valley Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
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Overview for San Rafael, CA

31,150 people live in San Rafael, where the median age is 49.1 and the average individual income is $64,463. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

31,150

Total Population

49.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$64,463

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for San Rafael, CA

San Rafael has 12,591 households, with an average household size of 2.37. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in San Rafael do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 31,150 people call San Rafael home. The population density is 1,566.53 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

31,150

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

49.1

Median Age

46.75 / 53.25%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
12,591

Total Households

2.37

Average Household Size

$64,463

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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