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Overview

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. 

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.

People

Total Population 9,595
Male Share of the Population 46%
Female Share of the Population 54%
Senior Citizens 17%
Employed Population 16+ 4,704
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 56.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 63.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $147,778
% Above Poverty Level 94.3%
% Below Poverty Level 5.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 9.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 10.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,887
Median House Value $985,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.7%
US/American 0.5%
English 13.9%
Irish 14.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station KENTFIELD
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
Station SAN RAFAEL CIVIC CENTER
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
Station SAN FRANCISCO DOWNTOWN
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belvedere 1,992 $212,708
Larkspur 12,219 $121,486
Mill Valley 14,243 $174,176
Ross 2,306 $220,341
San Anselmo 12,566 $128,469
San Rafael 58,819 $100,503

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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