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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$859,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,764
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%

Marin County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    118
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    26
    41
  • Robbery
    83
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    358
    500
  • Theft
    1,556
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    279
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$100,310
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Marin County Reviews

15 reviews
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Marin County is so beautiful and diverse in it's environment. There truly isn't anywhere else like it on earth. You can be at the Marin Headlands or Stinson beach, and within an hour of driving, you're up in wine country. This means that a lot of the population of Marin County is very active and outdoorsy. Marin County is the perfect distance to San Francisco, close but not too close. Additionally, the schools all throughout Marin County are amazing. In retrospect, it was very nice to grow up here in Marin County.
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Marin is the most beautiful place to live! I grew up here and went through the public school system. Although, some public schools are better than others in this area I was very successful and attended an UC for college. This place is great for hiking, farmers markets, progressive views, and so much more.
Marin is a greta community for families, especially those with young kids. It is incredibly safe and incredibly beautiful in terms of the nature surrounding it all. Marin is filled with amazing views, hikes, fresh food, and safe neighborhoods. It is also however a very wealthy town, filled with people who like to show off what they have, which can create a competitive atmosphere.