Novato, California

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Population in 2013: 54,194 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.8%
 
Males: 25,940  (47.9%)
Females: 28,254  (52.1%)
Median resident age:  42.6 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 94947, 94949.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $79,290 (it was $63,453 in 2000)
Novato:

$79,290
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $42,742 (it was $32,402 in 2000)

Novato city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $546,728 (it was $364,800 in 2000)
Novato:

$546,728
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $652,271; Detached houses: $745,808; Townhouses or other attached units: $415,680; In 2-unit structures: $673,171; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $349,870; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $609,886; Mobile homes: $145,617

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,544.

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Novato races chart
  • White alone - 36,847 (70.0%)
  • Hispanic - 9,137 (17.3%)
  • Asian alone - 3,825 (7.3%)
  • Two or more races - 1,796 (3.4%)
  • Black alone - 931 (1.8%)
  • Other race alone - 239 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 92 (0.2%)

Races in Novato detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Novato: 147.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (12.2%), German (11.0%), English (8.8%), Italian (7.9%), French (2.7%), Scottish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 18 feet

Land area: 27.7 square miles.

Population density: 1,956 people per square mile   (low).

Novato,CA real estate house value index trend

Novato, California map

For population 25 years and over in Novato:

  • High school or higher: 92.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Novato city:

  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

10,441 residents are foreign born (4.0% Asia, 4.0% Europe).

This city:  19.8%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Novato, California as of April 26, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Novato to the number of sex offenders is 2,538 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $5,402 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,970 (0.5%)

Novato satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Northeast Marin, CA (0.3 miles , pop. 54,506).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Contra Costa, CA (16.4 miles , pop. 236,008).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (362.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Northeast Marin, CA (0.5 miles ), Black Point-Green Point, CA (1.9 miles ), Lucas Valley-Marinwood, CA (2.1 miles ), Santa Venetia, CA (2.5 miles ), Woodacre, CA (2.7 miles ), Nicasio, CA (2.7 miles) , Fairfax, CA (2.8 miles ), San Anselmo, CA (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 41 buildings, average cost: $257,700
  • 1998: 276 buildings, average cost: $199,000
  • 1999: 497 buildings, average cost: $198,700
  • 2000: 268 buildings, average cost: $311,500
  • 2001: 55 buildings, average cost: $334,800
  • 2002: 133 buildings, average cost: $295,800
  • 2003: 457 buildings, average cost: $229,900
  • 2004: 366 buildings, average cost: $294,600
  • 2005: 319 buildings, average cost: $311,700
  • 2006: 242 buildings, average cost: $306,100
  • 2007: 159 buildings, average cost: $307,800
  • 2008: 79 buildings, average cost: $307,300
  • 2009: 57 buildings, average cost: $307,400
  • 2010: 59 buildings, average cost: $307,400
  • 2011: 52 buildings, average cost: $307,400
  • 2012: 75 buildings, average cost: $307,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.09 N, Longitude: 122.57 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,341 (-2.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,222 (35.3%)

Area code: 415

Novato household income distribution Novato home values distribution

Crime rates in Novato by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1010110011000
per 100,000 2.00.02.00.02.02.00.00.01.91.90.00.00.0
Rapes 131512791314159123105
per 100,000 26.030.924.314.418.426.227.628.817.122.55.619.09.4
Robberies 16172419162239382221292426
per 100,000 32.035.048.639.132.744.476.873.041.839.353.745.749.1
Assaults 1257436434252861048769677465
per 100,000 249.7152.572.988.485.8104.9169.3199.7165.2129.3124.1140.9122.8
Burglaries 279439321244260334319219244197204215241
per 100,000 557.4904.9650.1501.7531.3673.9628.1420.6463.3369.1377.7409.4455.2
Thefts 818656734745863754641825596780722707624
per 100,000 1634.31352.21486.41531.81763.31521.21262.11584.51131.71461.41336.81346.31178.6
Auto thefts 891161322041901451771481061111097091
per 100,000 177.8239.1267.3419.4388.2292.5348.5284.2201.3208.0201.8133.3171.9
Arson 8321322261819N/A1113111013
per 100,000 16.066.026.345.253.136.337.4N/A20.924.420.419.024.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 210.8210.2186.0177.5191.7198.2209.1208.2162.9166.6146.9156.1145.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Novato detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 72 (56 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.06
California average:

2.36
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.8%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +73 (+0.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

Work and jobs in Novato: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Novato, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Novato-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 725% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 24.5 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 80.8 miles away from Novato center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 240.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 235.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 175.6 miles away from Novato center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 291.5 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marin County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 9, Landslides: 4, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Novato topographic map

Birthplace of: Brande Roderick - Television actor, Bret Bergmark - Martial artist, Brad Muster - College football player, Brent Moore - Football linebacker.

Main business address for: BIOMARIN PHARMACEUTICAL INC (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS), SPATIALIGHT INC (PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES), HALL KINION & ASSOCIATES INC (SERVICES-HELP SUPPLY SERVICES), SONIC SOLUTIONS/CA/ (SERVICES-COMPUTER INTEGRATED SYSTEMS DESIGN).

Hospitals and medical centers in Novato:

  • MILES - CENTER ROAD HOUSE (1649 CENTER ROAD)
  • NOVATO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 180 ROWLAND WAY)
  • OUR LADY OF PEACE HOSPICE (100 MEDICAL PLAZA CIRCLE, #112)
  • SUNRISE I (627 WILSON AVENUE)
  • KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH - NOVATO (7200 REDWOOD BOULEVARD, SUITE 200)
  • CANYON MANOR (655 CANYON ROAD)
  • NOVATO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (1625 HILL ROAD)
  • NOVATO HEALTHCARE CENTER (1565 HILL ROAD)

Airports located in Novato:

  • Gnoss Field Airport (Runways: 2, Air Taxi Ops: 1,000, Itinerant Ops: 27,000, Local Ops: 70,000)

Amtrak stations near Novato:

  • 11 miles: PETALUMA (100 FAIRGROUNDS DR.) - Bus Station . Services: snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 16 miles: RICHMOND (16TH ST. & MACDONALD AVE.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: VALLEJO-MARINE WORLD (VALLEJO, 1000 FAIRGROUNDS DR.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Novato:

  • College of Marin (about 10 miles; Kentfield, CA; Full-time enrollment: 4,489)
  • Contra Costa College (about 15 miles; San Pablo, CA; FT enrollment: 4,249)
  • Sonoma State University (about 19 miles; Rohnert Park, CA; FT enrollment: 7,796)
  • Napa Valley College (about 21 miles; Napa, CA; FT enrollment: 3,780)
  • Berkeley City College (about 23 miles; Berkeley, CA; FT enrollment: 3,146)
  • University of California-Berkeley (about 23 miles; Berkeley, CA; FT enrollment: 37,127)
  • University of San Francisco (about 23 miles; San Francisco, CA; FT enrollment: 9,190)

Public high schools in Novato:

Private high school in Novato:

  • NORTH BAY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 84; Location: 6965 REDWOOD BLVD; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Novato:

Private elementary/middle schools in Novato:

  • OUR LADY OF LORETTO SCHOOL (Students: 238; Location: 1811 VIRGINIA AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • MARIN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 200; Location: 1370 S NOVATO BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Novato, School District: NOVATO UNIFIED

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Hospital/medical center in Novato: NOVATO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (165 Rowland Way)
  • the hospital has moved from hill road to the vintage oaks area
  • the hospital has moved from hill road to the vintage oaks area

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Notable locations in Novato: Olive Ridge Tennis Club (A), Morning Star Farms (B), Marin Country Club (C), Rolling Hills Country Club (D), Novato Youth Center (E), Novato Regional Branch Marin County Free Library (F), Novato Human Needs Center (G), Novato City Hall (H), Marin Museum of the American Indian (I), Indian Valley Colleges Library (J), Novato Fire Protection District Station 3 (K), Novato Fire Protection District Station 5 (L), Novato Fire Protection District Station 4 (M), Novato Fire Protection District Station 1 (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Vintage Oaks at Novato Shopping Center (1), Tresch-Triangle Shopping Center (2), The Square Shopping Center (3), Novato Fair Shopping Center (4), Nave Shopping Center (5), Downtown Novato Shopping Center (6), Pacheco Plaza Shopping Center (7), Ignacio Center Shopping Center (8), Del Prado Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Novato include: BIOMARIN PHARMACEUTICAL INC (A), SPATIALIGHT INC (B), HALL KINION & ASSOCIATES INC (C), SONIC SOLUTIONS/CA/ (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Valley Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Scottsdale Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Arroyo Avichi (A), Arroyo Jan Jose (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Novato include: Mount Burdell Preserve (1), Partridge Knolls Mini Park (2), Arroyo Avichi Park (3), Deer Island Preserve (4), Hamann Field (5), Hill Park (6), Ignacio Valley Preserve (7), Indian Valley Preserve (8), Josef Hoog Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Novato Oaks Inn (215 Alameda Del Prado) (1), Amish Country Cookies (75 Digital Drive) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Marin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 90.9. This is worse than average.

City:

90.9
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.377. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.377
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 9.15. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.15
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.662. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.662
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.02. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.02
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00320. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00320
U.S.:

0.01468

Drinking water stations with addresses in Novato that have no violations reported:

  • LAKE DEATON TR PK (Serves FL, Population served: 90, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MARINER COVE MARINA (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.4%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.9% for Black residents, 15.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.0% for American Indian residents, 14.3% for other race residents, 14.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.5%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.9%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Novato in 2010:

  • 175 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 139 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 112 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 111 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 81 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 2 people in correctional residential facilities

People in group quarters in Novato in 2000:

  • 521 people in nursing homes
  • 140 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 132 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 78 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 37 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 26 people in other group homes
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 9 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 7 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 6 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 5 people in religious group quarters

Novato, California environmental map by EPA

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Novato compared to California state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Banks with most branches in Novato (2011 data):

  • Bank of Marin: Bank Of Marin, Ignacio Branch, Novato Branch. Info updated 2011/02/22: Bank assets: $1,393.3 mil, Deposits: $1,206.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Marin Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Diablo Avenue Branch, Novato Branch, Hamilton Gateway Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Westamerica Bank: Ignacio Branch at 402 Ignacio Boulevard, branch established on 1972/08/31; Novato Branch at 7333 Redwood Boulevard, branch established on 1964/11/13. Info updated 2011/06/21: Bank assets: $4,998.1 mil, Deposits: $4,253.2 mil, headquarters in San Rafael, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 98 total offices, Holding Company: Westamerica Bancorporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Novato Branch at 1595 Grant Avenue, branch established on 1889/01/01; 251 Vintage Wy Branch at 251 Vintage Way, branch established on 1919/01/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Novato Downtown Branch at 1711 Grant Avenue, branch established on 1890/01/01; Nave & Ignacio Safeway at 5720 Nave Drive, branch established on 2008/08/22. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Sterling Savings Bank: Novato Branch at 1555 Grant Avenue, branch established on 2007/03/01. Info updated 2012/03/21: Bank assets: $9,207.8 mil, Deposits: $6,454.1 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 192 total offices, Holding Company: Sterling Financial Corporation
  • Citibank, National Association: Novato Branch at 1525 Grant Avenue, branch established on 1921/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Novato Branch at 1600 Grant Avenue, branch established on 1966/11/14. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Circle Bank: at 1400 Grant Avenue, branch established on 1990/01/22. Info updated 2009/01/29: Bank assets: $316.2 mil, Deposits: $236.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Novato, California:

  • Best Western Novato Oaks Inn, 215 Alameda Del Prado, Novato, CA 94949 , Phone: (415) 883-4400, Fax: (415) 883-4128
  • Novato Days Inn, 8141 Redwood Blvd, Novato, CA 94945 , Phone: (415) 897-7111, Fax: (415) 892-1186
  • Novato Courtyard By Marriott, 1400 N Hamilton Pkwy, Novato, CA 94949 , Phone: (415) 883-8950, Fax: (425) 883-8960
  • Inn Marin, 250 Entrada Dr, Novato, CA 94949 , Phone: (415) 883-5952, Fax: (415) 883-5058
  • Skylark Motel, 275 Alameda Del Prado, Novato, CA 94949 , Phone: (415) 883-2406, Fax: (415) 382-3765
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 7600 Redwood Blvd, Novato, CA 94945 , Phone: (415) 892-7500, Fax: (415) 898-0828
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Novato, California

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Novato travel time to work - commute Novato mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Neighborhoods in Novato:

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Religion statistics for Novato city (based on Marin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 32.53%
Here: 32.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Southern Baptist Convention
Adherents52.4%23.0%4.4%4.4%2.3%
Congregations10.9%3.9%8.6%12.5%9.4%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.9%1.9%1.7%1.5%6.6%
Congregations4.7%2.3%5.5%3.9%38.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 64
Marin County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
Marin County:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Marin County:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 295
Here:

11.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.0%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Marin County:

17.1%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.1%
State:

17.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$52,299$78,4490$0
Other Government Administration 13$53,603$49,4800$0
Police Protection - Officers 58$546,125$112,9910$0
Police - Other 17$91,130$64,3274$9,199
Streets and Highways 11$55,319$60,3480$0
Parks and Recreation 17$129,446$91,37477$52,649
Housing and Community Development(Local) 16$111,134$83,3510$0
Other and Unallocable 46$250,335$65,3050$0
Totals for Government 186$1,289,391$83,18781$61,848

Novato government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,662,000 ($86.02)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,729,000 ($31.90)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $8,794,000 ($162.27)
    Central Staff Services: $4,211,000 ($77.70)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,427,000 ($63.24)
    Regular Highways: $2,563,000 ($47.29)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,433,000 ($26.44)
    Financial Administration: $1,107,000 ($20.43)
    General - Other: $964,000 ($17.79)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $274,000 ($5.06)
    Housing & Community Development: $244,000 ($4.50)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,486,000 ($138.13)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $11,008,000 ($203.12)

Novato government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $4,224,000 ($77.94)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,484,000 ($27.38)
    Housing & Community Development: $605,000 ($11.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $0 ($0.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $66,000 ($1.22)
    General Support: $56,000 ($1.03)
    Housing & Community Development: $44,000 ($0.81)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,646,000 ($104.18)
    Interest Earnings: $1,181,000 ($21.79)
    Rents: $472,000 ($8.71)
    Special Assessments: $385,000 ($7.10)
    Property Sale Other: $2,000 ($0.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,022,000 ($55.76)
    Highways: $993,000 ($18.32)
    All Other: $940,000 ($17.35)
  • Tax - Property: $7,642,000 ($141.01)
    Total General Sales: $6,829,000 ($126.01)
    NEC: $2,649,000 ($48.88)
    Other Selective Sales: $950,000 ($17.53)
    Public Utilities: $934,000 ($17.23)

Novato government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $125,777,000 ($2320.87)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $87,000 ($1.61)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $21,210,000 ($391.37)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $97,613,000 ($1801.18)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $7,041,000 ($129.92)

Novato government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $14,480,000 ($267.19)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $15,348,000 ($283.20)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,798,000 ($33.18)

6.24% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($88,608 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.24%
California average:

5.03%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,219 average AGI)
Marin County:

0.08%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from San Francisco County, CA  1.39% ($125,493 average AGI)
from Sonoma County, CA  0.72% ($51,874)
from Alameda County, CA  0.42% ($69,715)


6.24% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($74,194 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.24%
California average:

5.12%

0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,107 average AGI)
Marin County:

0.15%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sonoma County, CA  0.98% ($65,660 average AGI)
to San Francisco County, CA  0.95% ($76,018)
to Contra Costa County, CA  0.40% ($64,580)

Strongest AM radio stations in Novato:

  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIQI (1010 AM; 35 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF SAN FRANCISCO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KNEW (910 AM; 20 kW; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KFAX (1100 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING CO, INC.)
  • KDYA (1190 AM; 10 kW; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: BAYBRIDGE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KDIA (1640 AM; 10 kW; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: BAYBRIDGE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KYCY (1550 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KFRC (610 AM; 5 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF LOS ANGELES)
  • KSFO (560 AM; 5 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Novato:

  • KSFB-FM (100.7 FM; SAN RAFAEL, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KXFX-FM1 (101.7 FM; PETALUMA, CA; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF SANTA ROSA LICENSE LLC)
  • KDFC-FM (102.1 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KWMR (90.5 FM; POINT REYES STATION, CA; Owner: WEST MARIN COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KKSF-FM1 (103.7 FM; PLEASANTON, ETC., CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KBLX-FM2 (102.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS -CA, INC.)
  • KSOL-FM3 (98.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KFRC-FM3 (99.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: INFINITY KFRC-FM, INC.)
  • KZBR-FM1 (95.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KISQ (98.1 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KEAR (106.9 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KISQ-FM3 (98.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KOIT-FM (96.5 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KNDL (89.9 FM; ANGWIN, CA; Owner: HOWELL MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLVR (91.9 FM; SANTA ROSA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KSOL-FM2 (98.9 FM; SAUSALITO, ETC., CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KKSF (103.7 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KXTS (100.9 FM; CALISTOGA, CA; Owner: SINCLAIR TELECABLE, INC.)
  • KFOG (104.5 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KFFG LICO, INC)
  • KMEL-FM1 (106.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Novato:

  • KQED (Channel 9; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KQED, INC.)
  • KGO-TV (Channel 7; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KPIX-TV (Channel 5; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTVU (Channel 2; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRON-TV (Channel 4; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SAN FRANCISCO, INC.)
  • KMTP-TV (Channel 32; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: MINORITY TELEVISION PROJECT)
  • KBHK-TV (Channel 44; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF SAN FRANCISCO INC.)
  • KBWB (Channel 20; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KBWB LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFSF (Channel 66; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: TELEFUTURA SAN FRANCISCO LLC)
  • KCNS (Channel 38; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • KSPX (Channel 29; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: PAXSON SACRAMENTO LICENSE, INC.)
  • KOVR (Channel 13; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: SCI - SACRAMENTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KXTV (Channel 10; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KXTV, INC.)
  • KTLN-TV (Channel 68; NOVATO, CA; Owner: CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATIONS CHICAGOLAND)
  • KTXL (Channel 40; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: CHANNEL 40, INC.)
  • KUVS (Channel 19; MODESTO, CA; Owner: KUVS LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • KQCA (Channel 58; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: KCRA HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KVIE (Channel 6; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KVIE, INC.)
  • KMAX-TV (Channel 31; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: UPN STATIONS GROUP INC.)
  • KCSM-TV (Channel 60; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SAN MATEO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KTNC-TV (Channel 42; CONCORD, CA; Owner: KTNC LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRCB (Channel 22; COTATI, CA; Owner: RURAL CALIFORNIA BROADCASTING CORP.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Novato fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 53
Total length: 503 meters (1,650ft)
Total costs: $28,452,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,952,771
Total average daily truck traffic: 89,552

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 3
  • 1960-1969: 17
  • 1970-1979: 25
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Novato, CA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Novato)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 210 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Novato, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 332 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Novato)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Novato)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 108 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED102$383,755306$369,8921,396$345,49159$232,9993$1,976,83398$272,6043$112,613
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$485,53848$341,335155$349,2004$198,5580$016$265,4634$32,638
APPLICATIONS DENIED16$398,05357$356,065364$420,07716$186,6760$041$294,9795$62,232
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN14$387,34840$345,132230$394,6458$220,1600$021$271,4332$121,010
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$421,65011$389,03251$418,0703$198,9570$01$281,7200$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 10 tracts in Novato, CA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED30$298,3204$307,023
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$315,4471$434,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$307,5682$450,895
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$343,1031$113,670
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 54
  • Hazardous Condition: 15
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Novato

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Novato, CA
Most common first names in Novato, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John33775.6 years
Robert26171.9 years
William24976.1 years
Mary24880.7 years
James18271.9 years
Margaret17279.9 years
Helen15182.9 years
Joseph14277.8 years
George13375.0 years
Dorothy12879.9 years
Most common last names in Novato, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9476.5 years
Johnson8476.9 years
Miller6177.6 years
Brown4773.1 years
Jones4274.6 years
Williams4178.5 years
Martin3376.9 years
Anderson3178.9 years
Hall3071.9 years
Clark2978.5 years
Businesses in Novato, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1KFC1
7-Eleven2Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T3Long John Silver's1
Ace Hardware1Macy's1
Ann Taylor1Marriott1
Baskin-Robbins1Marshalls1
Bath & Body Works1MasterBrand Cabinets11
Best Western1McDonald's2
Big O Tires1Men's Wearhouse1
Blockbuster1Nike6
Burger King2Old Navy1
CVS2Payless1
Carl\s Jr.1Penske1
Chevrolet1Pier 1 Imports1
Circle K1RadioShack1
Costco1Rite Aid1
Curves1Safeway2
DHL1Sephora1
Decora Cabinetry3Sprint Nextel1
Eddie Bauer1Staples1
FedEx12Starbucks5
Ford1Subway5
GNC2T-Mobile2
GameStop1Taco Bell2
Gymboree1Target1
H&R Block1Toyota1
IHOP1Trader Joe's1
Jack In The Box2U-Haul2
Jamba Juice1UPS15
Jones New York2Vons2
Justice1Whole Foods Market1

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