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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,694
Male Share of the Population44.3%
Female Share of the Population55.7%
Senior Citizens17.1%
Employed Population 16+4,649
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married58.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher64.3%
Median Earnings25+$74,118
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$35,809
Median Earnings With High School Degree$60,078

Wealth

Median Family Income$150,781
% Above Poverty Level96.3%
% Below Poverty Level3.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home8.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation13.2%

Housing

People Living Alone28.8%
Median Gross Rent$2,025
Median House Value$1,061,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.5%
German17.1%
English14.8%
Irish14.8%
Italian11.2%
Scottish4.6%
French Except Basque3.2%
Swedish3%
Russian2.9%
Norwegian2.9%
Polish2.7%
Portuguese1.9%
Brazilian1.7%
Iranian1.5%
Danishn1.4%
Swiss1.2%
Dutch1.2%
Romanian0.9%
Slovene0.6%
Greek0.6%
US/American0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Australian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Slovak0.3%
African0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Arab0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Czech0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Basque0.1%
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Corte Madera Almanac

CategoryValue
County Marin County
Standard Zip Codes94925
P.O. Box Zip Codes94976
Phone Area Codes415
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.92
Approximate Longitude-122.51

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)

StationKENTFIELD
Distance2.8 miles
Jan Temp41 to 56 F
Apr Temp46 to 71 F
Jul Temp53 to 85 F
Oct Temp50 to 75 F
Annual Precip47.4 inches
StationSAN RAFAEL CIVIC CENTER
Distance5.2 miles
Jan Temp41 to 56 F
Apr Temp47 to 69 F
Jul Temp55 to 81 F
Oct Temp51 to 74 F
Annual Precip34.2 inches
StationSAN FRANCISCO DOWNTOWN
Distance12.1 miles
Jan Temp46 to 58 F
Apr Temp50 to 65 F
Jul Temp54 to 68 F
Oct Temp55 to 70 F
Annual Precip22.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belvedere2,017$250
Larkspur12,268$128,750
Mill Valley14,318$183,529
Ross2,381$231,250
San Anselmo12,623$132,614
San Rafael58,948$107,798

Corte Madera Public Schools

Cove
330 Golden Hind Passage
ZIP: 94925
Primary
Total Enrollment 356
Neil Cummins Elementary
58 Mohawk Ave.
ZIP: 94925
Primary
Total Enrollment 498

Corte Madera Private Schools

Corte Madera Montessori
50 El Camino Dr Ste 10
ZIP: 94925
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Lycee Francais La Perouse - Corte Madera Campus
330 Golden Hind Psge
ZIP: 94925
Elementary
Total Enrollment 177
Marin Country Day School
5221 Paradise Dr
ZIP: 94925
Elementary
Total Enrollment 560
Marin Montessori School
5200 Paradise Dr
ZIP: 94925
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 157
The Mountain School
50 El Camino Dr Ste 6
ZIP: 94925
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
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