Corte Madera, California

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Corte Madera, California

Introduction to Corte Madera, California

Corte Madera, California, in Marin county, is 3 miles S of San Rafael, California and 12 miles NW of San Francisco, California. The town is part of the San Francisco metropolitan statistical area. About 9,100 people live in Corte Madera.

Corte Madera History

Corte Madera was originally inhabited by the Miwok Indians. The town was a part of the original land grant of the Rancho Corte Madera del Presidio. John Reed, a Dublin native received this land grant in 1836. The first ferry service between Yerba Buena and Marin County was started by Reed. During the early 20th century, a number of families from San Francisco settled in Corte Madera. In fact, many of them became permanent settlers after the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. The town of Corte Madera was incorporated in 1916.

Corte Madera and nearby Attractions

  • Skate Park
  • Corte Madera Reserve Sanctuary
  • Aquarium of the Bay
  • California Palace Legion Honor
  • Exploratorium
  • Sausalito Segway Tours

Things To Do In Corte Madera

The town of Corte Madera offers a wonderful view of Mt. Tamalpais. With its beautiful open spaces and a 22-acre park, Corte Madera provides a number of recreational facilities such as hiking, biking, playgrounds, tennis courts, a shopping area and restaurants.

Corte Madera Transportation

San Francisco International Airport is the nearest international airport.

Corte Madera Higher Education

College of Marin is nearby.

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High Points

Corte Madera strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in California):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Corte Madera Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Corte Madera College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Corte Madera Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Corte Madera Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Corte Madera People in Middle Class or Better
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Corte Madera Public Transportation Use
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 12% Corte Madera Low Rate of Poverty
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Corte Madera Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Corte Madera, California

Comparing Corte Madera to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in California (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Age of the Population 9 9
Female Share of the Population 8 10
Racial Diversity 7 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 5
Senior Citizens 5 7
Male Share of the Population 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 8 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Short Commute Times 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
People Living Alone 5 7
Housing Recently Built 4 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1

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Corte Madera Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles S of San Rafael, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 12 miles NW of San Francisco, California
County Marin
Standard Zip Codes 94925
P.O. Box Zip Codes 94976
Phone Area Codes 415
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.925
Longitude -122.526

Corte Madera Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.8 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 56 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 53 to 85 F
Oct Temp 50 to 75 F
Annual Precip 47.4 inches
Distance 5.2 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 56 F
Apr Temp 47 to 69 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 51 to 74 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 58 F
Apr Temp 50 to 65 F
Jul Temp 54 to 68 F
Oct Temp 55 to 70 F
Annual Precip 22.2 inches
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Corte Madera Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 9,100 100%
Male 4,259 46.8%
Female 4,841 53.2%
Under 18 2,126 23.4%
18+ 6,974 76.6%
65+ 1,206 13.3%
Median Age 40.7
Average Family Size 2.89
White 7,977 87.7%
African-American 80 0.9%
Asian 553 6.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 29 0.3%
Other 118 1.3%
Mixed Race 326 3.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 436 4.8%

Estimated Corte Madera Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 9,120
Growth 20
Growth % 0.2%

Corte Madera Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15%
English 11.9%
German 9.6%
Italian 8.8%
Irish 8.4%
US/American 6.7%
Russian 3.9%
Scottish 3.3%
European 3.2%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Swedish 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
Polish 2.1%
Norwegian 2%
Danish 1.6%
Brazilian 1.5%
Dutch 1.5%
Swiss 1.5%
Iranian 1.2%
French Canadian 0.9%
Eastern European 0.7%
Northern European 0.7%
Greek 0.7%
Hungarian 0.7%
British 0.6%
Portuguese 0.6%
Israeli 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Armenian 0.4%
Finnish 0.3%
Arab/Arabic 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Basque 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Palestinian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Corte Madera 9,100 $95,471
Belvedere 2,125 $185,590
Larkspur 12,014 $104,028
Mill Valley 13,600 $119,669
Ross 2,329 $102,593
San Anselmo 12,378 $86,528
San Rafael 56,063 $74,398

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(As of 2005)
1732A Redwood Hwy
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