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San Rafael, California
Welcome to San Rafael ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, San Rafael has a population of 59,066 people<2> (see below for details).
While we don't have a date for the establishment of San Rafael, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated February 18, 1874.
San Rafael is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: San Rafael lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
San Rafael is within the boundaries of the (415) area code.
The ZIP codes for San Rafael: 94901, 94903, 94912-94913, 94915<4>
Websites for San Rafael ...
Official Website: www.cityofsanrafael.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, San Rafael had an population of 59,066 people. This is an increase of 2.34% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.36% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, San Rafael had a population of 57,713 people (which is 22.86% of the total population of Marin County). This makes San Rafael the county's most populous community.
The population of San Rafael represents 0.15% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 147th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 57,713 people, the population of San Rafael increased 2.94% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 56,063 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for San Rafael.
Communities Also Named San Rafael ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named San Rafael - they are located in Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico (2).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for San Rafael.
Communities near San Rafael ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near San Rafael.
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 Rafael. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for San Rafael.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of San Rafael. 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 Rafael.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around San Rafael. Our list includes 25 papers. See our Newspapers Page for San Rafael.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for San Rafael ...
Looking for more information about San Rafael? 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 Rafael, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for San Rafael.
Adding San Rafael to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of San Rafael 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 Rafael was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found San Rafael on a map titled Map of the Lincoln Highway (1924).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for San Rafael on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for San Rafael: www.cityofsanrafael.org/
The official website for Marin County: www.co.marin.ca.us/
The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/
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This page was last modified: 17 Apr 2022