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Novato is a city in Marin County, in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area.

The community was named after local chief

The latitude of Novato is 38.107N. The longitude is -122.568W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 30 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 48,383.


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Median household income
Local
$63,453
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Novato demographic reports
Novato is on Novato Creek, near San Pablo Bay
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 69. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1986 movie, "Howard the Duck"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Peet's Coffee & Tea, Starbucks
Historic sites and museums: Olompali State Historic Park, Novato History Museum, Marin Museum of the American Indian
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 128

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Ancestry & family history

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

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Novato was $32,402, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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37% of Novato residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Novato, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,093.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,970.


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Libraries in Novato include Novato Regional Library, South Novato Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Novato include Marin Independent Journal, Novato Advance

TV stations in Novato include KTLN.

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

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Novato restaurants taking online reservations include Boca, Hill Top Cafe, Rickey's, Wildfox ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Novato workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Novato between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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