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Welcome to San Anselmo ...

The town of San Anselmo is located in Marin County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, San Anselmo has a population of 12,606 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of San Anselmo, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated April 9, 1907.

San Anselmo is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<3>.

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<4>

Websites for San Anselmo ...

Official Website: www.townofsananselmo.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, San Anselmo had an population of 12,606 people. This is an increase of 2.19% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.84% since the 2000 Census).

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 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 (which had a count of 12,378 people).

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

Communities near San Anselmo ...

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

  • San Francisco [San Francisco County]
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    • San Francisco [San Francisco County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of San Anselmo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 866,606 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Francisco
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Francisco<6>
  • Oakland [Alameda County]
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    • Oakland [Alameda County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of San Anselmo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 424,891 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakland<6>
  • Berkeley [Alameda County]
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    • Berkeley [Alameda County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of San Anselmo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 122,726 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berkeley<6>
  • Vallejo [Solano County]
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    • Vallejo [Solano County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of San Anselmo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 120,747 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vallejo<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Richmond [Contra Costa County]
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      • Richmond [Contra Costa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of San Anselmo
      • 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 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of San Anselmo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,632 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petaluma<6>
    • Novato [Marin County]
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      • Novato [Marin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of San Anselmo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,351 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Novato<6>
    • San Pablo [Contra Costa County]
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      • San Pablo [Contra Costa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of San Anselmo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,779 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Pablo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Pablo<6>
    • Hercules [Contra Costa County]
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      • Hercules [Contra Costa County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of San Anselmo
      • 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of San Anselmo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,403 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Cerrito
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for El Cerrito<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 San Anselmo. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for San Anselmo.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around San Anselmo. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for San Anselmo.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Adding San Anselmo to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of San Anselmo 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 San Anselmo was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found San Anselmo on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for California (1956).

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

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The official website for San Anselmo: www.townofsananselmo.org/

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 San Anselmo.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around San Anselmo - 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 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).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from San AnselmoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in San Anselmo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9765, Longitude: -122.5617    
<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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