Sausalito, California

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Sausalito, California

Introduction to Sausalito, California

Sausalito, California, in Marin county, is 6 miles NW of San Francisco, California. The city is home to some 7,330 residents.

Sausalito History

Sausalito is located in Marin County, which was created on February 18, 1850. The city name was adopted from the Spanish word for "little willow grove." The Miwok Native Americans were the first settlers in the area. The first railroad arrived in the city in the 1870s. Don José de Cañizares became the first European to visit the city on August 5, 1775.

Sausalito and nearby Attractions

  • Bay Area Discovery Museum
  • Martinez Historical Museum
  • John Muir National Historic Site
  • Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
  • Paradise Beach County Park
  • Agate Beach County Park

Things To Do In Sausalito

Local parks include the Charles Lee Tilden Regional Park, the San Bruno Mountain State Park, the Angel Island State Park and the McNears Beach County Park. Local museums include the Treasure Island Museum, the Cartoon Art Museum and the Habitot Children's Museum. The Christ Episcopal Church and the Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church are the local houses of worship.

Sausalito Transportation

San Francisco International Airport is nearby.

Sausalito Higher Education

Some local colleges and universities include the University of California-San Francisco, the University of San Francisco and the College of Marin.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Sausalito Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Sausalito Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Sausalito College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Sausalito Median Family Income
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Sausalito Public Transportation Use
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Sausalito Walking and Biking to Work
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 6% Sausalito Low Violent Crime
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Sausalito People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 17% Sausalito Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Sausalito, California

Comparing Sausalito 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 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Male Share of the Population 6 3
Racial Diversity 6 2
Female Share of the Population 5 8
Senior Citizens 4 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 1 1
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
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 10 9
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Housing Recently Built 4 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 10
Low Property Crime 6 6

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Sausalito Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 6 miles NW of San Francisco, California
County Marin
Standard Zip Codes 94965
P.O. Box Zip Codes 94966
Phone Area Codes 415
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.859
Longitude -122.484

Sausalito Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7 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
Distance 10.1 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 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 57 F
Apr Temp 51 to 66 F
Jul Temp 57 to 73 F
Oct Temp 55 to 72 F
Annual Precip 22.9 inches
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Sausalito Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,330 100%
Male 3,541 48.3%
Female 3,789 51.7%
Under 18 544 7.4%
18+ 6,786 92.6%
65+ 898 12.3%
Median Age 45.4
Average Family Size 2.34
White 6,718 91.7%
African-American 48 0.7%
Asian 306 4.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 21 0.3%
Other 52 0.7%
Mixed Race 167 2.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 244 3.3%

Estimated Sausalito Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,184
Growth -146
Growth % -2%

Sausalito 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
English 14.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.9%
German 11.6%
Irish 10.9%
Italian 7.6%
Russian 4.6%
US/American 4.4%
French (except Basque) 3.6%
European 2.5%
Norwegian 2.3%
Polish 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Swedish 2.1%
British 1.9%
Scottish 1.5%
Dutch 1.1%
Portuguese 1%
Hungarian 1%
Finnish 1%
Ukrainian 1%
Danish 0.9%
Welsh 0.9%
Iranian 0.9%
Scandinavian 0.8%
Greek 0.7%
Canadian 0.7%
Northern European 0.6%
Austrian 0.5%
Czech 0.5%
Australian 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Syrian 0.3%
Palestinian 0.2%
Nigerian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Basque 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Sausalito, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Marin City (94965)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sausalito 7,330 $123,467
Belvedere 2,125 $185,590
Corte Madera 9,100 $95,471
Larkspur 12,014 $104,028
Mill Valley 13,600 $119,669
San Francisco 776,733 $63,545
Tiburon 8,666 $149,041

Sausalito Public Libraries

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