Marin County

Marin County, California

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

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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    A total of 60 homes sold for more than $1 million in Marin County last month, up from 49 sales in April.
    com)-- Luxury home sales in Marin County moved higher in February from the previous month, but declined slightly from last year, according to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the Bay Area's leading provider of luxury real estate services.
    com)-- Luxury home sales in Marin County declined in January from year-ago levels, but the median sale price of high-end homes rose more than 11 percent from last year, according to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the Bay Area's leading provider of luxury real estate services.
    com)-- Luxury home sales in Marin County fell in December from the previous month and year-ago levels, but the median sale price of a high-end home edged up nearly 6 percent from last year, according to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the Bay Area's leading provider of luxury real estate services.
    The most expensive sale in Marin County in November was a six-bedroom, six-bath 6,321-square foot home in Sausalito for $6.
    Major organization : MARIN COUNTY, BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
    The late comedian, who lived and died in Marin County, has been recognised with a homage to his life and career with a renaming of the famous Waldo tunnel.

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