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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,268
Male Share of the Population44.9%
Female Share of the Population55.1%
Senior Citizens23.6%
Employed Population 16+6,254
Age of the Population50

Families

% of people married49.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher66%
Median Earnings25+$64,462
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,071
Median Earnings With High School Degree$51,458

Wealth

Median Family Income$128,750
% Above Poverty Level95.2%
% Below Poverty Level4.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home10.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation12.5%

Housing

People Living Alone44.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,890
Median House Value$1,117,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.3%
German16%
English14.9%
Irish12.4%
Italian9.3%
Polish4.9%
French Except Basque4.3%
Swedish2.8%
Danishn2.7%
Norwegian2.6%
Scottish2.5%
Dutch2.5%
Russian2.4%
Portuguese2.3%
Swiss1.4%
Iranian1.1%
Hungarian1%
Welsh1%
Lithuanian0.7%
Croatian0.7%
West Indian0.7%
Austrian0.6%
US/American0.5%
Romanian0.5%
Greek0.4%
Brazilian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Czech0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Israeli0.3%
Maltese0.3%
Haitian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
British0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Australian0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Bulgarian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Basque0.1%
African0.1%
Serbian0.1%
South African0.1%
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Larkspur Almanac

CategoryValue
County Marin County
Standard Zip Codes94939
P.O. Box Zip Codes94977
Phone Area Codes415
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.93
Approximate Longitude-122.53

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)

StationKENTFIELD
Distance2.1 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
Distance4.6 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
Distance12.8 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
Corte Madera9,694$150,781
Mill Valley14,318$183,529
Ross2,381$231,250
San Anselmo12,623$132,614
San Rafael58,948$107,798

Larkspur Public Libraries

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

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Larkspur Public Schools

Hall Middle
200 Doherty Dr.
ZIP: 94939
Middle
Total Enrollment 649
Redwood High
395 Doherty Dr.
ZIP: 94939
High
Total Enrollment 1661
San Andreas High (continuation)
599 William Ave.
ZIP: 94939
High
Total Enrollment 57
Tamiscal High (alternative)
305 Doherty Dr.
ZIP: 94939
High
Total Enrollment 123

Larkspur Private Schools

Marin Primary & Middle School
20 Magnolia Ave
ZIP: 94939
Elementary
Total Enrollment 255
St Patrick School
120 King St
ZIP: 94939
Elementary
Total Enrollment 229
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