San Rafael, CA

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Population

59,180

0.394% growth

Median Age

41.3


Median Household Income

$85,931

5.62% growth

Poverty Rate

14.5%


Number of Employees

29,592

0.99% decline

Median Property Value

$816,700

7.66% growth

About

In 2017, San Rafael, CA had a population of 59.2k people with a median age of 41.3 and a median household income of $85,931. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of San Rafael, CA grew from 58,948 to 59,180, a 0.394% increase and its median household income grew from $81,360 to $85,931, a 5.62% increase.

The population of San Rafael, CA is 56.3% White Alone, 29.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 6.23% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in San Rafael, CA speak a non-English language, and 82.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in San Rafael, CA are Dominican University of California (482 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in San Rafael, CA is $816,700, and the homeownership rate is 52.3%. Most people in San Rafael, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.1 minutes. The average car ownership in San Rafael, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of San Rafael, CA employs 29.6k people. The largest industries in San Rafael, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,888 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,741 people), and Retail Trade (2,653 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($120,451), Finance & Insurance ($115,938), and Utilities ($100,729).

Median household income in San Rafael, CA is $85,931. Males in San Rafael, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in San Rafael, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$85,931

2017 value

± $4,344

5.62%

1 Year Growth

± 5.78%

Households in San Rafael, CA have a median annual income of $85,931, 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 $81,360 in 2016, which represents a 5.62% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female 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

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for San Rafael, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 1102

  2. Census Tract 1081

  3. Census Tract 1101

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in San Rafael, CA was Census Tract 1102 with a value of $148,182, followed by Census Tract 1081 and Census Tract 1101, with respective values of $109,038 and $104,375.

The following map shows all of the places in San Rafael, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in San Rafael, CA (8.34k out of 57.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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. Hispanic

    5,344 ± 661

  2. Other

    4,549 ± 642

  3. White

    3,086 ± 459

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

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

29.6k

2017 Value

± 1,256

-0.99%

1 Year decline

± 6.14%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in San Rafael, CA declined at a rate of -0.99%, from 29.9k employees to 29.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in San Rafael, CA, are Management Occupations (4,438 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,165 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,739 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of San Rafael, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of San Rafael, CA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (4,438 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,165 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,739 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, San Rafael, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.39 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.8 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.75 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of San Rafael, CA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($121,701), Legal Occupations ($108,125), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($106,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

29.6k

2017 Value

± 1,256

-0.99%

1 Year decline

± 6.14%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in San Rafael, CA declined at a rate of -0.99%, from 29.9k employees to 29.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in San Rafael, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,888 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,741 people), and Retail Trade (2,653 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of San Rafael, CA, though some of these residents may live in San Rafael, 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 San Rafael, CA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,888 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,741 people), and Retail Trade (2,653 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, San Rafael, CA has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.88 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.63 times), and Information (1.6 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in San Rafael, CA, by median earnings, are Information ($120,451), Finance & Insurance ($115,938), and Utilities ($100,729).

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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 ($157B) and Gasoline ($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

91.8% of the population of San Rafael, CA has health coverage, with 43.7% on employee plans, 19.5% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 14.8% on non-group plans, and 0.645% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in San Rafael, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 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

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1,281 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 patients).

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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

8.25%

Uninsured

43.7%

Employer Coverage

19.5%

Medicaid

13.1%

Medicare

14.8%

Non-Group

0.645%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in San Rafael, CA declined by 18.2% from 10.1% to 8.25%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in San Rafael, 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

San Rafael, CA is home to a population of 59.2k people, from which 82.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 27.1% of San Rafael, CA residents were born outside of the country (16.1k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of San Rafael, CA is composed of 33.3k White Alone residents (56.3%), 17.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (29.7%), 3.69k Asian Alone residents (6.23%), 2.33k Two or More Races residents (3.93%), 1.36k Black or African American Alone residents (2.3%), 716 Some Other Race Alone residents (1.21%), 119 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.201%), and 81 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.137%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in San Rafael, CA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in San Rafael, CA was 41.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in San Rafael, CA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all San Rafael, CA residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

27.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

16.1k people

27.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

16k people

As of 2017, 27.1% of San Rafael, CA residents (16.1k people) 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 San Rafael, CA was 27.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

82.1%

2017 Citizenship

82.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 82.1% of San Rafael, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in San Rafael, CA was 82.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    33.3k ± 1.01k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    17.6k ± 1.69k

  3. Asian Alone

    3.69k ± 407

In 2017, there were 1.9 times more White Alone residents (33.3k people) in San Rafael, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.6k Hispanic or Latino and 3.69k 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 San Rafael, 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 San Rafael, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in San Rafael, CA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of San Rafael, 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. Vietnam

    925 ± 198

  2. Korea

    434 ± 132

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    313 ± 182

San Rafael, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in San Rafael, CA awarded 482 degrees. The student population of San Rafael, CA is skewed towards women, with 495 male students and 1,340 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in San Rafael, CA are White (194 and 41.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (89 and 19.1%), Unknown (76 and 16.3%), and Asian (70 and 15%).

The largest universities in San Rafael, CA by number of degrees awarded are Dominican University of California (482 and 100%).

The most popular majors in San Rafael, CA are Registered Nursing (84 and 17.4%), General Business Administration & Management (79 and 16.4%), and General Biological Sciences (42 and 8.71%).

The median tuition costs in San Rafael, 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. 84 degrees awarded

  2. 33 degrees awarded

  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in San Rafael, CA was Registered Nursing with 84 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in San Rafael, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

482 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$42,950

Median Private

In 2016, the San Rafael, 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

117

Degrees Awarded to Men

365

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 117 men were awarded degrees from institutions in San Rafael, CA, which is 0.321 times less than the 365 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    194 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    89 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    76 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in San Rafael, CA were to White students. These 194 degrees mean that there were 2.18 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 89 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in San Rafael, CA was $816,700 in 2017, which is 3.75 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $758,600 to $816,700, a 7.66% increase. The homeownership rate in San Rafael, CA is 52.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in San Rafael, CA have an average commute time of 26.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in San Rafael, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$85,931

Median Household Income

± $4,344

23k

Number of Households

± 1,047

In 2017, the median household income of the 23k households in San Rafael, CA grew to $85,931 from the previous year's value of $81,360.

The following chart displays the households in San Rafael, 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

$816,700

2017 Median

± $17,295

$758,600

2016 Median

± $22,683

In 2017, the median property value in San Rafael, CA grew to to $816,700 from the previous year's value of $758,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in San Rafael, 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 San Rafael, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $750k - $1000k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

52.3%

2017 Homeownership

52.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 52.3% of the housing units in San Rafael, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 52.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in San Rafael, 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 San Rafael, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in San Rafael, CA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

26.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in San Rafael, CA have a longer commute time (26.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.95% of the workforce in San Rafael, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    62.9%

  2. Public Transit

    10.7%

  3. Carpooled

    10.6%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in San Rafael, CA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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