StatisticSan RafaelCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)3,55825691
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%

Key findings

  • The population density in San Rafael is 1290% 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
  • In San Rafael 6.88% of the population is Asian

Compare San Rafael, CA Demographics


      San Rafael population breakdown by race

      RaceSan RafaelCaliforniaNational
      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      San Rafael age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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