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One tradition says the name stems from the Spanish term for "mariner." Another suggest the county was named for an Indian who lived in the area

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Marin County is one of 58 counties in California.

The county is in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 246,045. This was a decrease of  -.50% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$71,306
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Marin County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Marin County was $68,650. This was an increase of 33.5% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 222% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: San Rafael
Census 2000 highlights: County led the state in per-capita income ($52,869 in 1998)

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12% of Marin County residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Marin County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Marin County include Bolinas Cemetery, Cemetery - Name Unknown, Fernwood Cemetery, Mount Olivet Cemetery, Mount Tamalpais Cemetery, Olema Cemetery, Taylors Grave Site, Tomales Bay Cemetery, Tomales Cemetery, Valley Memorial Park ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Marin County include Angel Island, Belvedere, Black Point, Bolinas, Corte Madera, Dillon Beach, Fairfax, Fallon, Forest Knolls, Gallinas ... View communities

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Education

Colleges in Marin County include College of Marin, Dominican University of California, Golden Gate Baptist Seminary, San Francisco Theological Seminary ... View colleges

School districts in Marin County include Bolinas-Stinson Union Elementary, Dixie Elementary, Kentfield Elementary, Laguna Joint Elementary, Lagunitas Elementary, Larkspur Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Mill Valley Elementary, Nicasio Elementary, Novato Unified ... View school districts

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

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Libraries

Libraries in Marin County include Belvedere Tiburon Library, Bolinas Library, Canal Library, Civic Center Library, Corte Madera Regional Library, Fairfax Regional Library, Inverness Library, Larkspur Public Library, Marin City Library, Mill Valley Public Library ... View libraries

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Media

Newspapers in Marin County include Marin Independent Journal, Novato Advance, Point Reyes Light, Tiburon Ark ... View newspapers

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Politics

Marin County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Marin County political report.

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Travel

Hotels in Marin County include Acqua Hotel, Americas Best Value Inn-Corte Madera, Best Value Inn & Suites, Best Western, Best Western Corte Madera Inn, Casa Madrona Hotel, Colonial Inn, Days Inn, Days Inn-Novato, Embassy Suites Hotel ... More hotels

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