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Welcome to San Anselmo ...

The town of San Anselmo is located in Marin County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, San Anselmo has a population of 12,580 people<1> (see below for details).

San Anselmo was incorporated April 9, 1907.

The community of San Anselmo is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

San Anselmo is located in the (415) area code.

The ZIP codes for San Anselmo: 94960, 94979<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, San Anselmo had a population of 12,336 people. This makes San Anselmo the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of San Anselmo represents 0.03% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 346th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,336 people, the population of San Anselmo has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 12,378 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, San Anselmo had an population of 12,580 people. This is an increase of 1.98% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.63% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for San Anselmo.

Communities near San Anselmo ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from San Anselmo and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2017
Berkeley   [Map]   122,324   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
El Cerrito   [Map]   25,515   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hercules   [Map]   25,545   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Novato   [Map]   55,980   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Oakland   [Map]   425,195   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Petaluma   [Map]   60,870   N   18 miles [29 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around San Anselmo. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of San Anselmo. 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 San Anselmo. Our list includes 9 papers.

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

Websites for San Anselmo ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for San Anselmo ...

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

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

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) San Anselmo. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

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

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around San Anselmo - 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 town (such as San Anselmo). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether San Anselmo or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from San Anselmo. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- San Anselmo) 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 San Anselmo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from San Anselmo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in San Anselmo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9765, Longitude: -122.5617     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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