Novato

Novato

Known for its natural beauty, with parks and hiking trails in the nearby hills and along the water.

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Welcome to Novato

Novato is a city located in Marin County, California, approximately 29 miles north of San Francisco. Living in Novato can be a great experience for those who enjoy a suburban lifestyle with easy access to nature and nearby urban areas. Novato is known for its natural beauty, with several parks and hiking trails in the nearby hills and along the water.
 
The community is home to several parks and recreational areas, including the Hamilton Wetlands, which offer opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and birdwatching. The city has a diverse population and a strong sense of community. Novato is known for its diverse neighborhoods, and community events, including an annual art and wine festival. One of the main advantages of living in Novato is its warm summer weather, often beyond the reach of the fog the San Francisco Bay area is so famous for. The city is located just off Highway 101, which provides easy access to nearby cities such as San Francisco and Oakland.
 
Additionally, the Novato Smart train station is located in the city, offering an alternative commute option for those working in San Francisco or other parts of the Bay Area. Novato also has a thriving business community, with several major employers located in the city, including the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company.
 
Overall, living in Novato can be a great experience for those who enjoy a suburban lifestyle with access to nearby urban areas and plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. However, it may not be the right fit for everyone, especially those who prefer a more fast-paced or urban lifestyle.

Overview for Novato, CA

53,214 people live in Novato, where the median age is 48.1 and the average individual income is $57,297. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

53,214

Total Population

48.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$57,297

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Novato, CA

Novato has 20,682 households, with an average household size of 2.54. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Novato do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 53,214 people call Novato home. The population density is 1,936.83 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

53,214

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

48.1

Median Age

51.05 / 48.95%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
20,682

Total Households

2.54

Average Household Size

$57,297

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Novato, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Novato. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Good Shepherd Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Lynwood Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Pleasant Valley Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Novato Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Our Lady Of Loretto School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Hamilton Meadow Park
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
San Ramon Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Nova Education Center
PUBLIC
K - 12th
4/5
Marin Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
North Bay Christian Academy
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Lu Sutton Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Olive Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
San Jose Intermediate
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5

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