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
$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
C+
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

10 reviews
All Categories
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 was born and raised in Marin. It is a great place to raise a family, but it is a very boring place to live. Other than going to the movies and bowling there is not much else to do unless you like the outdoors. Most of the Marin county residents are decent human beings, but it depends on the neighborhood/city you are in. Because there are a lot of wealthy people here, poor people tend to be treated like they are subhuman, and deserve to be treated like lowly common folk.
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.