Marin County

Unique gem that offers proximity to a great city and the opportunity to reside among magnificent, preserved natural beauty.

Welcome to Marin County

Luxurious living among natural beauty close to the big city.
 
Marin County is located directly across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. Most residents live in towns along Highway 101, the main commuting corridor that runs north of San Francisco. Marin is a unique gem that offers proximity to a great city and the opportunity to reside among magnificent, preserved natural beauty.

San Rafael is Marin County's county seat and is home to an original Spanish Mission from the old Camino Real, built-in 1817. Downtown San Rafael has recently been renovated, supported by several small ethnic restaurants and the Joseph Smith Film Center. 

Marin County has 11 incorporated towns and cities, each with a distinct culture and opportunities for growth. Some of the neighborhoods in the county include Victorians surrounding Dominican College, mid-century Eichlers of Terra Linda, and custom homes of Lucas Valley.
 

What to Love 

  • Peaceful and private homes 
  • The great outdoors, including streams and mountains
  • Easy access to San Francisco
  • Small family friendly towns

Local Lifestyle 

Residents of Marin County enjoy a suburban-rural vibe with unique characteristics that contribute to a wonderful lifestyle. Locals take pride in the natural beauty, small, family-friendly towns, and easy access to San Francisco. There is also an abundance of cultural and outdoor activities that promote an active lifestyle in the walkable community.
 
Marin County has a strong sense of community while striking a luxurious note unique from its surrounding neighbors. Ferries run from Larkspur, Sausalito, and Tiburon to San Francisco.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Shopping and dining in Marin County are diverse, so you can easily find anything you need. You can also head to San Francisco, a short commute away, to get all the luxuries the big city offers. You can find brand-name shops, high-end department stores, and dining options at The Village at Corte Madera in Marin.

There are many restaurants to try within Marin County that offer local and international delicacies. You can go for innovative seasonal plates and inventive cocktails at the Farmshop or dine at The Spinnaker, a seafood restaurant with breathtaking views. You can also try Marinitas for Pan-Latin fare and Sol Food for traditional Puerto Rican fare.
 

Things to Do 

There is always something for everyone to do in Marin County. Explore the Marin Headlands or  Muir Woods, home to some of the world's tallest and oldest trees. The 550-acre Muir Woods Park showcases an old-growth redwood forest to perfection, long hiking trails, and other amenities.
 
Have family fun at Tamalpais or The Point Reyes National Seashore, a 71,000-acre park with expansive beaches and hiking trails. Enjoy yourselves on the white sand and oceanfront of Stinson Beach, one of the best swimming beaches in northern California. 
 
The annual Marin County Fair is a must-attend with lots of activities for everyone. It is the greenest county fair on the planet, featuring a solar-powered stage, a carousel, and a 92% waste diversion rate. 
 




Overview for Marin County, CA

1,439 people live in Marin County, where the median age is 52 and the average individual income is $63,706. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

1,439

Total Population

52 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$63,706

Average individual Income

Around Marin County, CA

There's plenty to do around Marin County, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

15
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
31
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
26
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Plant based Chef Stephan, Bella - San Anselmo, and Anubhuti Retreat Center.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.21 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.99 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.13 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.16 miles 24 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.07 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.37 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Marin County, CA

Marin County has 585 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Marin County do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 1,439 people call Marin County home. The population density is 4,016.93 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

1,439

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

52

Median Age

49.41 / 50.59%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
585

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$63,706

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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