Marin County

Marin County, California

3501 Civic Center Dr
San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone: (415) 499-6407

Located on N coast of California, N of San Francisco; organized in 1850. Name Origin: Two main theories: 1) From the old Spanish name of San Rafael Bay, Bahia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario la Marinera, 'Bay of Our Lady of the Rosary, Mariner's Patron'; this name was given in 1775 by the surveyor Ayala. 2) For the name of a mythical Indian leader, transliterated to Marin; also applied to the islands in San Rafael Bay.

Area (sq mi):: 828.20 (land 519.80; water 308.39) Population per square mile: 475.10
Population 2005: 246,960 State rank: 25 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.10%; 1990-2000 7.50% Population 2000: 247,289 (White 78.60%; Black or African American 2.90%; Hispanic or Latino 11.10%; Asian 4.50%; Other 8.60%). Foreign born: 16.60%. Median age: 41.30
Income 2000: per capita $44,962; median household $71,306; Population below poverty level: 6.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $67,694-$65,642
Unemployment (2004): 4.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.90% Median travel time to work: 32.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 37.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • San Rafael County seat (55,560)
  • Novato (49,238)
  • Mill Valley (13,359)
  • San Anselmo (12,110)
  • Larkspur (11,797)

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    Marin County has long enchanted residents and visitors to Sausalito, Tiburon, and other points along its spectacular Pacific coastline near San Francisco.
    He asserted that ``basically all the vegetable and row crops are certified organic in Marin County,'' and several dairy and livestock operations are also on board.
    Olden visited Marin County, California, in October 2002 at the invitation of Marin Breast Cancer Watch, a local advocacy group, for one of the town meetings for which he was so well known.
    Enhanced with seventeen maps and a wealth of photographs; special sections for dog-friendly trails; contact numbers for all public agencies, visitors services, lodging, and restaurants favored by the locals, and a "Best Of" section for making sight-seeing outings and travel routes truly "visitor friendly", Golden Gate Trailblazers is the definitive guide to hiking, walking, biking, and enjoying San Francisco and Marin County.
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    Kids at nine schools in California's Marin County have been walking in their grandparents' footsteps.
    Until now, dance has been an irregular and infrequent part of this well-respected and popular series, despite the fact that Marin County is home to some of the Bay Area's best ballet schools.
    Modeled after the milk cartons on which the faces of lost children are reproduced, four images to be printed on grocery bags were designed by Larry and Kelly Sultan in collaboration with high-school and elementary students in San Rafael, a rather upscale city in fashionable Marin County in which immigration has recently become a divisive issue.

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