San Rafael demographics profile

StatisticSan RafaelCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)3,55823291
Median age41.936.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)52%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1848%46%43%
Speak English64%56%79%
Speak Spanish25%29%13%
San Rafael, CA has a population of 58,948 and is the 667th largest city in the United States. The population density is 3,558 per sq mi which is 1431% higher than the California average and 3827% higher than the national average. The median age in San Rafael is 42 which is approximately 16% higher than the California average of 36. In San Rafael, 52% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 64% speak English and 25% speak Spanish. 47% of San Rafael residents were born in California, 25% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 27% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in San Rafael is 1431% higher than California.
  • The median age in San Rafael is 16% higher than California.
  • In San Rafael 67.39% of the population is White.
  • In San Rafael 2.69% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In San Rafael 6.88% of the population is Asian.

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San Rafael population breakdown by race

RaceSan RafaelCaliforniaNational
Black or African American2.69%5.85%12.63%
American Indian0.46%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.18%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race4.55%4.62%3.06%
Other race17.84%13.28%4.75%
In San Rafael, 29.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The San Rafael, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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