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Overview

Introduction to Larkspur, California

Larkspur, California is 2 miles S of San Rafael, California and 12 miles NW of San Francisco, California. It is in Marin county. The city is part of the San Francisco metro area. The population of Larkspur is 12,014.

Larkspur History

In its early days Larkspur stood out due to its Volunteer Fire Department. This fire department was started in 1906 with one horse cart by the people of the city. The city of Larkspur was incorporated in March 1908. The following month it had its first election.

Larkspur and nearby Attractions

  • Muir Woods National Monument
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Aquarium of the Bay
  • Alcatraz Island
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • Grace Cathedral

Things To Do In Larkspur

The city has several parks which provide facilities for picnicking, sports and other recreational activities. The recreational department of the city regularly organizes various events and activities for the entertainment and personal development of its population.

Larkspur Transportation

Air transportation is provided by the San Francisco International Airport.

Larkspur Higher Education

Higher education facilities are available at College of Marin.

People

Total Population 12,131
Male Share of the Population 44.5%
Female Share of the Population 55.5%
Senior Citizens 23.7%
Employed Population 16+ 6,039
Age of the Population 49

Families

% of people married 51.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 61.4%
Median Earnings25+ $61,753
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree $38,299

Wealth

Median Family Income $115,363
% Above Poverty Level 95.5%
% Below Poverty Level 4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 9.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.9%
% Using Public Transportation 12.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 42.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,820
Median House Value $1

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.9%
US/American 0.4%
English 14.8%
Irish 11.2%

Larkspur Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles S of San Rafael, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 12 miles NW of San Francisco, California
County Marin
Standard Zip Codes 94939
P.O. Box Zip Codes 94977
Phone Area Codes 415
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.934
Longitude -122.534

Larkspur 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 2.1 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 4.6 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 12.8 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 2,036 $181,833
Corte Madera 9,478 $141,143
Mill Valley 14,178 $167,061
Ross 2,227 $200,833
San Anselmo 12,527 $122,857
San Rafael 58,588 $96,660

Larkspur Public Libraries

Library
Larkspur Public Library
400 MAGNOLIA AVE.
Larkspur, California
(415) 927-5005
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Larkspur High Schools

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REDWOOD HIGH
395 DOHERTY DR.
415-924-6200
Serves 1,434 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

SAN ANDREAS HIGH (CONTINUATION)
599 WILLIAM AVE.
415-945-3770
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 140 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

TAMISCAL HIGH (ALTER.)
305 DOHERTY DRIVE
415-945-3750
A Non-traditional School
Serves 99 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.7

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