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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Downtown is a neighborhood in San Rafael, California with a population of 3,929. Downtown is in Marin County. Living in Downtown offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Downtown there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Downtown and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Downtown are above average.
About Downtown...
Population
3,929

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$623,733
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,380
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    83%
  • Own
    17%
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Downtown Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,537
National
$55,322
Families with Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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Love the weather, love the people, hate the traffic congestion, people trying to get on to the San Rafael/Richmond bridge back up 101 for miles/hours.
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Area is generally pretty safe, some incidences.