Novato, CA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 18,975 housing units in Novato. This represents a 1% growth from 18,782 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 18,867 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 108 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Novato is about 67.5%. Novato's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 2.4%. Average household size is 2.53 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Novato were built after 1972.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type2.80%
One Bedroom9.80%
Two Bedrooms25.50%
Three Bedrooms37.20%
Four Bedrooms19.90%
Five Bedrooms or more4.80%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.52
Median year structure was built1971
Median Value of occupied units$381,400
Median Price asked for vacant units$475,000

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.54
Median year structure was built1974
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$1,149

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan1%
Second Mortgage12.30%
Home Equity Loan15.10%
Simple Mortgage53.10%
Debt Free18.60%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs23.6%