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San Rafael, CA

The small city of San Rafael, California is home to slightly more than 59,000 residents. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (18%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. A slight majority of residents own their homes (52%) as opposed to renting (48%) in San Rafael. Relatively high rent costs may be a factor, as the average rent of $1,633/month is higher than the state average.

San Rafael residents have an average commute of about 32 minutes. Many residents (36%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is used by only 5% of the city. Walking (2%) isn't a common means of commuting to work, though the number does exceed the national average.

Compared to the national average (7%), San Rafael has a high concentration of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 11% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. Further, 20% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are four primary industries in San Rafael: scientific, healthcare, entertainment, and retail. Combined, these industries account for 24% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 8% of residents work in management, making it the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of around $106,000, San Rafael workers earn more than the average California resident. San Rafael's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.

Average Rent in San Rafael

Studio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed
Dec 19$2,415$2,195$2,979$3,399
Oct 192,5202,4092,7423,369
Sep 192,5202,3852,8253,490
Aug 192,6252,8255,201
Jul 192,6252,6003,350
Apr 192,9462,6943,551
Mar 193,0162,7755,201
Feb 192,9022,7475,201
Mar 192,5523,129
Feb 192,6372,895
*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

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