Marin County, CA

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Population

260,955

0.117% growth

Median Age

46.7


Median Household Income

$113,908

9.69% growth

Poverty Rate

8.06%


Number of Employees

127,855

2.51% decline

Median Property Value

$1.01M

4.04% growth

About

In 2017, Marin County, CA had a population of 261k people with a median age of 46.7 and a median household income of $113,908. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Marin County, CA grew from 260,651 to 260,955, a 0.117% increase and its median household income grew from $103,845 to $113,908, a 9.69% increase.

The population of Marin County, CA is 70.3% White Alone, 16.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.95% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Marin County, CA speak a non-English language, and 90.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Marin County, CA are Dominican University of California (482 degrees awarded in 2016), College of Marin (416 degrees), and San Francisco Theological Seminary (19 degrees).

The median property value in Marin County, CA is $1.01M, and the homeownership rate is 63.6%. Most people in Marin County, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Marin County, CA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Marin County, CA employs 128k people. The largest industries in Marin County, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (20,351 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (17,137 people), and Educational Services (10,807 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($151,322), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($120,925), and Information ($111,802).

Median household income in Marin County, CA is $113,908. Males in Marin County, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,658. The income inequality in Marin County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.497, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$113,908

2017 value

± $6,554

9.69%

1 Year Growth

± 7.5%

Households in Marin County, CA have a median annual income of $113,908, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $103,845 in 2016, which represents a 9.69% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$75,050

Average Male Salary

± $702

$59,658

Average Female Salary

± $597

In 2017, full-time male employees in Marin County, CA made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Marin County, CA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $69,782 ± $1,103

  2. White

    $63,110 ± $578

  3. Two or More Races

    $51,776 ± $1,728

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Marin County, CA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Marin County, CA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Marin County, CA is from California.

0.497

2017 Wage GINI

0.503

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.497 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.1% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 1181

  2. Census Tract 1230

  3. Census Tract 1192.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Marin County, CA was Census Tract 1181 with a value of $196,406, followed by Census Tract 1230 and Census Tract 1192.02, with respective values of $169,545 and $167,000.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Marin County, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.06% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Marin County, CA (20.5k out of 255k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    11,094 ± 760

  2. Hispanic

    8,245 ± 748

  3. Other

    6,154 ± 699

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Marin County, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

128k

2017 Value

± 5,906

-2.51%

1 Year decline

± 6.58%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Marin County, CA declined at a rate of -2.51%, from 131k employees to 128k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Marin County, CA, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (12,865 people), Other Business Operations Specialists (5,291 people), and Building Cleaning & Pest Control Workers (4,012 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Marin County, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Marin County, CA, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (12,865 people), Other Business Operations Specialists (5,291 people), and Building Cleaning & Pest Control Workers (4,012 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Marin County, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Social Scientists & Related Workers (3.75 times higher than expected), First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting & Prevention Workers (3.47 times), and Lawyers & Judicial Law Clerks (3.23 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Marin County, CA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($205,107), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($121,935), and Management Occupations ($107,912).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

128k

2017 Value

± 5,906

-2.51%

1 Year decline

± 6.58%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Marin County, CA declined at a rate of -2.51%, from 131k employees to 128k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Marin County, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (20,351 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (17,137 people), and Educational Services (10,807 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Marin County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Marin County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Marin County, CA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (20,351 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (17,137 people), and Educational Services (10,807 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Marin County, CA has an unusually high number of Information (2.16 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.13 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.72 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Marin County, CA, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($151,322), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($120,925), and Information ($111,802).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight with $157B and Gasoline and $127B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

96.4% of the population of Marin County, CA has health coverage, with 49.1% on employee plans, 11.3% on Medicaid, 17.4% on Medicare, 18% on non-group plans, and 0.539% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Marin County, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Marin County, CA see 684 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.87% decrease from the previous year (697 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 884 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 143 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

684 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Marin County, CA see an average of 684 patients per year. This represents a 1.87% decrease from the previous year (697 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Marin County, CA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

3.61%

Uninsured

49.1%

Employer Coverage

11.3%

Medicaid

17.4%

Medicare

18%

Non-Group

0.539%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Marin County, CA declined by 3.05% from 3.72% to 3.61%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Marin County, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Marin County, CA is home to a population of 261k people, from which 90.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 18% of Marin County, CA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Marin County, CA is composed of 184k White Alone residents (70.3%), 42.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (16.1%), 15.5k Asian Alone residents (5.95%), 10.1k Two or More Races residents (3.87%), 4.81k Some Other Race Alone residents (1.84%), 4.38k Black or African American Alone residents (1.68%), 468 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.179%), and 93 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0356%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Marin County, CA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Marin County, CA was 46.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Marin County, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Marin County, CA residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

18%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

18.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 18% of Marin County, CA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Marin County, CA was 18.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,079,391 ± 46,960 people

  2. Philippines

    859,594 ± 22,514 people

  3. China

    683,330 ± 20,119 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Marin County, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,079,391 Marin County, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 859,594 and China with 683,330.

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Citizenship

90.2%

2017 Citizenship

89.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 90.2% of Marin County, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Marin County, CA was 89.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    184k ± 1.69k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    42.1k ± 5.03k

  3. Asian Alone

    15.5k ± 983

In 2017, there were 4.36 times more White Alone residents (184k people) in Marin County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 42.1k Hispanic or Latino and 15.5k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Marin County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Marin County, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Marin County, CA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Marin County, CA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. false

    0 ± 0

  2. false

    0 ± 0

  3. false

    0 ± 0

Marin County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in false, N/A times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Marin County, CA awarded 917 degrees. The student population of Marin County, CA is skewed towards women, with 2,931 male students and 4,699 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Marin County, CA are White (407 and 45.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (206 and 23.2%), Asian (113 and 12.7%), and Unknown (88 and 9.9%).

The largest universities in Marin County, CA by number of degrees awarded are Dominican University of California (482 and 52.6%), College of Marin (416 and 45.4%), and San Francisco Theological Seminary (19 and 2.07%).

The most popular majors in Marin County, CA are Registered Nursing (119 and 13%), General Business Administration & Management (113 and 12.3%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (64 and 6.98%).

The median tuition costs in Marin County, CA are $42,950 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 35 degrees awarded

  2. 64 degrees awarded

  3. 41 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Marin County, CA was Registered Nursing with 35 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Marin County, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 482 degrees awarded

  2. 416 degrees awarded

  3. 19 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$42,950

Median Private

In 2016, the Marin County, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Dominican University of California with 482 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

295

Degrees Awarded to Men

622

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 295 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Marin County, CA, which is 0.474 times less than the 622 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Marin County, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    407 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    206 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    113 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Marin County, CA were to White students. These 407 degrees mean that there were 1.98 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 206 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Marin County, CA was $1.01M in 2017, which is 4.66 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $974,600 to $1.01M, a 4.04% increase. The homeownership rate in Marin County, CA is 63.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Marin County, CA have an average commute time of 28.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Marin County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$113,908

Median Household Income

± $6,554

104k

Number of Households

± 5,004

In 2017, the median household income of the 104k households in Marin County, CA grew to $113,908 from the previous year's value of $103,845.

The following chart displays the households in Marin County, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$1.01M

2017 Median

± $43,118

$974,600

2016 Median

± $21,121

In 2017, the median property value in Marin County, CA grew to to $1.01M from the previous year's value of $974,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Marin County, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Marin County, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Marin County, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Marin County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

63.6%

2017 Homeownership

62.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.6% of the housing units in Marin County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Marin County, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Marin County, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Marin County, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

28.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Marin County, CA have a longer commute time (28.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 4.27% of the workforce in Marin County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    64.1%

  2. Worked At Home

    12.4%

  3. Public Transit

    8.91%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Marin County, CA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Worked At Home and those who Public Transit.

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