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San Rafael
  • Town in California

Report Card

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

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San Rafael is a town in California with a population of 58,775. San Rafael is in Marin County. Living in San Rafael offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In San Rafael there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in San Rafael and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in San Rafael are above average.

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About San Rafael...
Population
58,775

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$923,100
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,937
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    232.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    44.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    114.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    444.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,968.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    854.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    national  12%

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