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Residential community, accessible to San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge
San Rafael is a city in Marin County, in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the patron saint of health.
The latitude of San Rafael is 37.973N. The longitude is -122.53W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 43 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 55,805.
Sections below provide additional information and links about San Rafael demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, San Francisco area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 94903 ZIP code.
11% of San Rafael residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the San Rafael ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in San Rafael was $35,762, compared with $21,587 nationally.
44% of San Rafael residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in San Rafael, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $988. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,273.
Libraries in San Rafael include Canal Library, Civic Center Library, San Rafael Public Library ... View libraries
Marin County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our San Rafael political report.
San Rafael restaurants taking online reservations include Cinecitta, Sabor of Spain, Seafood Peddler, The Club at McInnis Park, Vin Antico ... View restaurants
The average commute time for San Rafael workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in San Rafael between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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