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Welcome to Novato ...

The city of Novato is located in Marin County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Novato has a population of 55,980 people<1> (see below for details).

Novato was incorporated January 20, 1960.

The community of Novato is near sea level<2>.

Time Zone: Novato lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Novato: (415)

The ZIP codes for Novato: 94945, 94947-94949, 94998<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Novato had a population of 51,904 people (which is 20.56% of the total population of Marin County). This makes Novato the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Novato represents 0.14% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 162nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 51,904 people, the population of Novato increased 8.97% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 47,630 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Novato had an population of 55,980 people. This is an increase of 7.85% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.53% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Novato.

Communities near Novato ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Novato and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
American Canyon   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
El Cerrito   [Map]   25,515   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hercules   [Map]   25,545   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Petaluma   [Map]   60,870   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pinole   [Map]   19,364   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Richmond   [Map]   110,040   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Novato.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Novato. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Novato. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Novato.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Novato:

Websites for Novato ...

Official Website: www.ci.novato.ca.us/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Novato ...

Looking for more information about Novato? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Novato, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Novato.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for California

About Marin County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Novato: www.ci.novato.ca.us/

The official website for Marin County: www.co.marin.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Novato.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Novato - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Novato). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Novato or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Novato includes: 94945, 94947, 94948 & 94949.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Novato) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Novato. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Novato

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Novato. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1050, Longitude: -122.5708     [Map].

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