Overview

Introduction to Mill Valley, California

Mill Valley, California, in Marin County, is 4 miles S of San Rafael, California (center to center) and 11 miles NW of San Francisco, California. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the San Francisco metropolitan area. 

Mill Valley History

The area that has developed into Mill Valley was originally received by John Thomas Reed as a Mexican land grant. Reed, who was Irish, became a citizen of Mexico in 1834. He constructed the first saw mill called the 'Old Mill' in California. This mill provided the fire for initial growth of the area which began to develop rapidly during the Gold Rush and is now an affluent residential community.

Mill Valley and Nearby Attractions

  • Tea Garden Springs.
  • Fisherman's Wharf.
  • Muir Woods National Monument.
  • Kabuki Springs & Spa.
  • Nob Hill Spa-Huntington Hotel.

Things To Do In Mill Valley

Mill Valley has number of parks which offer facilities for recreation, as well as fitness activities and sports. There is a golf course, as well as tennis courts for the lovers enthusiasts of these games. Additionally, the Mill Valley Parks and Recreation department regularly organizes various events and activities.

Mill Valley Transportation

Air transportation is available at the San Francisco International Airport.

Mill Valley Higher Education

The College of Marin serves the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,343
Male Share of the Population45.5%
Female Share of the Population54.5%
Senior Citizens22.5%
Employed Population 16+6,677
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married61.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher54.7%
Median Earnings25+$89,761
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,145

Wealth

Median Family Income$209,406
% Above Poverty Level95.3%
% Below Poverty Level4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home16.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.1%
% Using Public Transportation10.7%

Housing

People Living Alone30%
Median Gross Rent$2,392
Median House Value$1,510,800

Ancestry

English20.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.6%
Irish15%
German14.8%
Scottish5.7%
Italian5.3%
Swedish3.6%
Polish3.4%
Russian3%
French Except Basque2.3%
Danishn1.9%
Dutch1.5%
Swiss1.1%
Portuguese1.1%
Arab1%
Norwegian1%
Canadian0.9%
Austrian0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Greek0.8%
Czech0.7%
Romanian0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
Turkish0.6%
Slovak0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Australian0.5%
Iranian0.4%
Belgian0.3%
Israeli0.3%
Slovene0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
US/American0.3%
Nigerian0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
African0.2%
Basque0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
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Mill Valley Almanac

CategoryValue
County Marin County
Standard Zip Codes94941
P.O. Box Zip Codes94942
Phone Area Codes415
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.9
Approximate Longitude-122.52

Mill Valley 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
Distance3.3 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
Distance6.5 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
Distance11.4 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
Corte Madera9,866$172,635
Larkspur12,375$165,380
Ross2,309$250
San Anselmo12,567$165,515
San Rafael58,939$120,808
Sausalito7,139$186,618

Mill Valley Public Libraries

Mill Valley Public Library
375 THROCKMORTON AVE.
Mill Valley, California
(415) 389-4292

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Mill Valley Public Schools

Edna Maguire Elementary
80 Lomita Dr.
ZIP: 94941
Primary
Total Enrollment 606
Mill Valley Middle
425 Sycamore Ave.
ZIP: 94941
Middle
Total Enrollment 1024
Old Mill Elementary
352 Throckmorton Ave.
ZIP: 94941
Primary
Total Enrollment 335
Park Elementary
360 E. Blithedale Ave.
ZIP: 94941
Primary
Total Enrollment 358
Strawberry Point Elementary
117 E. Strawberry Dr.
ZIP: 94941
Primary
Total Enrollment 416
Tamalpais High
700 Miller Ave.
ZIP: 94941
High
Total Enrollment 1321
Tamalpais Valley Elementary
350 Bell Ln.
ZIP: 94941
Primary
Total Enrollment 501

Mill Valley Private Schools

Greenwood School
17 Buena Vista Ave
ZIP: 94941
Elementary
Total Enrollment 101
Marin Horizon School
305 Montford Ave
ZIP: 94941
Elementary
Total Enrollment 211
Mount Tamalpais School
100 Harvard Ave
ZIP: 94941
Elementary
Total Enrollment 244
Rainbow Montessori Of Marin
270 Miller Ave
ZIP: 94941
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Real School
205 Tennessee Valley Rd
ZIP: 94941
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Ring Mountain Day School
70 Lomita Dr Ste D
ZIP: 94941
Elementary
Total Enrollment 100
Ross Academy Montessori School
7 Thomas Dr
ZIP: 94941
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
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