A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  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
$815,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,678
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%

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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    136
    273
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    26
    41
  • Robbery
    74
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    382
    525
  • Theft
    1,581
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    333
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$93,257
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Marin County Reviews

8 reviews
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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.
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I have always felt safe when walking alone at night, which, to some, may not seem like very much. However if you have ever experienced your house or car getting broken into, or perhaps getting robbed on your way to work or school, feeling safe is absolutely priceless. Check the weekly police reports for Marin county, I still do it from time to time just to remind myself just how much of an effort this beautiful county puts into making sure we all feel safe and secure here.
I love living in Marin purely for it's beauty. The Marin Headlands is are alluring. Mount Tamalpais is breath-taking and Bolinas and Stinson will make you want to live at the beach all year. I am aware of how privileged I am to live in such a wealthy, stunning community. However Marin is, in a way, it's very own world. It's separated from the diversity of San Francisco by the Golden Gate Bridge and a lot of people I've met in Marin are unaware of what's going on outside of our "bubble". It is still, regardless, a beautiful place.