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Living In 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.

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