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Welcome to Novato ...

The city of Novato is located in Marin County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Novato has a population of 53,584 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Novato, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated January 20, 1960.

Novato is near sea level<3>.

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

Novato is within the boundaries of the (415) area code.

The ZIP codes for Novato: 94945, 94947-94949, 94998<4>

Websites for Novato ...

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Novato had an population of 53,584 people. This is an increase of 3.24% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.5% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Novato had a population of 51,904 people (or 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 total 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).

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

Communities near Novato ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Novato.

  • Vallejo [Solano County]
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    • Vallejo [Solano County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Novato
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 120,747 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vallejo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vallejo<6>
  • Richmond [Contra Costa County]
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    • Richmond [Contra Costa County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Novato
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,038 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<6>
  • Petaluma [Sonoma County]
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    • Petaluma [Sonoma County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Novato
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,632 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petaluma<6>
  • San Rafael [Marin County]
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    • San Rafael [Marin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Novato
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,528 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Rafael<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rohnert Park [Sonoma County]
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      • Rohnert Park [Sonoma County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Novato
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,975 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rohnert Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rohnert Park<6>
    • San Pablo [Contra Costa County]
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      • San Pablo [Contra Costa County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Novato
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,779 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Pablo<6>
    • Hercules [Contra Costa County]
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      • Hercules [Contra Costa County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Novato
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,221 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hercules
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hercules<6>
    • El Cerrito [Contra Costa County]
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      • El Cerrito [Contra Costa County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Novato
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,403 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for El Cerrito<6>
    • American Canyon [Napa County]
    • Pinole [Contra Costa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinole
      • Pinole [Contra Costa County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Novato
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,207 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinole
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinole<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Novato. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Novato.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Novato.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Novato. See our Newspapers Page for Novato.

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.

Adding Novato to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Novato in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Novato was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Novato on our Genealogy Page.

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>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Marin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Novato.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Novato - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Novato) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, 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 NovatoOur 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    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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