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Overview

Introduction to San Anselmo, California

San Anselmo, California, in Marin County, is 1 miles W of San Rafael, California (center to center) and 15 miles NW of San Francisco, California. The people of the town reside within the San Francisco metropolitan area.

San Anselmo History

San Anselmo was named after the Punta de Quintin land grant, which deemed this area the Canada del Anselmo, meaning the Valley of Anselm. It used to be a capital for silent films in the early years of the twentieth century. The area was incorporated in 1907 and was officially declared a town in 1974.

San Anselmo and Nearby Attractions

  • Elder's Garden at Memorial Park.
  • Montgomery Chapel.
  • Robson Harrington House & Gardens.
  • Log Cabin at Memorial Park.
  • Tamalpais Building.

Things To Do In San Anselmo

San Anselmo is recognized as a hub city because of its location. The city has several lakes and trails, as well as a number of parks that offer facilities for various sports, as well as rest and recreation. Mountain biking, antique hunting, fine dining and organic farming are some of the popular activities in this area.

San Anselmo Transportation

The nearest full service airport is the San Francisco International.

San Anselmo Higher Education

The College of Marin serves the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,623
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens17.4%
Employed Population 16+6,419
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married59.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher68.8%
Median Earnings25+$67,591
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$81,071
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$132,614
% Above Poverty Level95.8%
% Below Poverty Level4.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home8.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.8%
% Using Public Transportation11.5%

Housing

People Living Alone28.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,638
Median House Value$914,400

Ancestry

Irish19.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.7%
English17%
Italian8.4%
French Except Basque4.8%
Russian4.7%
Swedish3.5%
Scottish3.3%
Polish2.8%
Norwegian2.3%
Swiss2.2%
Dutch1.5%
Welsh1.5%
Croatian1.5%
Greek1.4%
Czech1%
Finnish1%
Portuguese0.8%
Iranian0.8%
Austrian0.7%
Lithuanian0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Arab0.4%
Icelander0.4%
Belgian0.4%
Slovene0.3%
Estonian0.3%
German0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Nigerian0.2%
African0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Australian0.1%
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San Anselmo Almanac

CategoryValue
County Marin County
Standard Zip Codes94960, 94901
P.O. Box Zip Codes94979
Phone Area Codes415
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.97
Approximate Longitude-122.56

San Anselmo 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
Distance1.7 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
Distance2.3 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
Distance16 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 Madera9,694$150,781
Fairfax7,598$125,268
Larkspur12,268$128,750
Mill Valley14,318$183,529
Ross2,381$231,250
San Rafael58,948$107,798

San Anselmo Public Libraries

San Anselmo Public Library
110 TUNSTEAD AVE.
San Anselmo, California
(415) 258-4656

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San Anselmo Public Schools

Brookside Elementary
116 Butterfield Rd.
ZIP: 94960
Primary
Total Enrollment 381
Hidden Valley Elementary
46 Green Valley Ct.
ZIP: 94960
Primary
Total Enrollment 367
Sir Francis Drake High
1327 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
ZIP: 94960
High
Total Enrollment 982
Wade Thomas Elementary
150 Ross Ave.
ZIP: 94960
Primary
Total Enrollment 412

San Anselmo Private Schools

Marin Academic Center/sunny Hills Services
300 Sunny Hills Dr
ZIP: 94960
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 18
Oak Hill School
300 Sunny Hills Dr #6
ZIP: 94960
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 32
San Anselmo Montessori School
100 Shaw Dr
ZIP: 94960
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
San Domenico School
1500 Butterfield Rd
ZIP: 94960
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 543
St Anselm School
40 Belle Ave
ZIP: 94960
Elementary
Total Enrollment 271
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