Most Expensive San Rafael Neighborhoods
San Rafael is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 59,237 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, San Rafael is the 149th largest community in California.
San Rafael home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but San Rafael real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
San Rafael is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.81% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, San Rafael is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in San Rafael who work in sales jobs (13.22%), management occupations (12.65%) and office and administrative support (9.43%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.60% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Another interesting thing about San Rafael, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
San Rafael is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
For the size of the city, public transportation in San Rafael is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For San Rafael, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The education level of San Rafael ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in San Rafael, 44.55% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in San Rafael in 2010 was $46,075, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $184,300 for a family of four. However, San Rafael contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
San Rafael is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call San Rafael home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of San Rafael residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. San Rafael also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.91% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in San Rafael include German, Irish, English, Italian, European and French.
In addition, San Rafael has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (28.18%).
The most common language spoken in San Rafael is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|SAN RAFAEL INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||22,907|
|SAN RAFAEL HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||50.85%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||49.15%|
|TYPE OF SAN RAFAEL HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||46.34%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||9.47%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||8.76%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||33.42%|
|SIZE OF SAN RAFAEL HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||3.71%|
|AGE OF SAN RAFAEL HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||4.11%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||36.42%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||49.87%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||9.60%|
|SAN RAFAEL REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$974,076|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,965|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $70,000||2.63%|
|$70,001 - $140,000||2.51%|
|$140,001 - $280,000||3.60%|
|$280,001 - $420,000||5.36%|
|$420,001 - $560,000||5.51%|
|$560,001 - $700,000||2.74%|
|$700,001 - $1,050,000||36.11%|
|$1,050,001 - $1,400,000||26.86%|
|PEOPLE OF SAN RAFAEL||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.87%|
|5 TO 17||13.63%|
|18 TO 24||8.06%|
|25 TO 34||13.06%|
|35 TO 54||29.15%|
|55 TO 64||13.09%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||17.13%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||85.69%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$75,668|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$46,075|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||13.92%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (12.87%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (11.62%)
Public Service (3.75%)
Information Technology (2.89%)
Real estate (2.46%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||3.18%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.28%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.41%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||16.60%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||3.53%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||28.91%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (10.55%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (63.75%)
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