San Rafael, CA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 22,963 housing units in San Rafael. This represents a 8.6% growth from 21,139 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 22,963 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in San Rafael is about 53.6%. San Rafael's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 2.4%. Average household size is 2.41 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in San Rafael were built after 1965.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type6.50%
One Bedroom21.80%
Two Bedrooms25.50%
Three Bedrooms27.10%
Four Bedrooms15.80%
Five Bedrooms or more3.30%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.33
Median year structure was built1964
Median Value of occupied units$477,100
Median Price asked for vacant units$419,200

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.51
Median year structure was built1966
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$1,133

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.30%
Second Mortgage8.50%
Home Equity Loan14.10%
Simple Mortgage51.50%
Debt Free25.60%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs20.7%