Overview

Introduction to Sausalito, California

Sausalito, California, in Marin county, is 6 miles NW of San Francisco, California.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,139
Male Share of the Population44.8%
Female Share of the Population55.2%
Senior Citizens27.6%
Employed Population 16+4,122
Age of the Population54

Families

% of people married51.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher71.9%
Median Earnings25+$74,160
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$53,309

Wealth

Median Family Income$186,618
% Above Poverty Level95%
% Below Poverty Level5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home18.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.8%
% Using Public Transportation15.6%

Housing

People Living Alone44.6%
Median Gross Rent$2,377
Median House Value$1,272,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.5%
German16.3%
Irish14.1%
English13.2%
Italian9.7%
French Except Basque7%
Russian4.4%
Polish3.3%
Swedish3.1%
Norwegian2.2%
Scottish2%
Dutch1.8%
Welsh1.4%
Iranian1.2%
Hungarian1.1%
Arab1.1%
Swiss0.9%
Lithuanian0.8%
US/American0.8%
Palestinian0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
Romanian0.6%
Austrian0.6%
African0.6%
Finnish0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Greek0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
South African0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Czech0.2%
Australian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Egyptian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
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Sausalito Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyMarin County
Standard Zip Codes94965
P.O. Box Zip Codes94966
Phone Area Codes415
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.86
Approximate Longitude-122.49

Sausalito Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationSAN FRANCISCO DOWNTOWN
Distance7 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
StationSAN RAFAEL CIVIC CENTER
Distance10.1 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
StationOAKLAND MUSEUM
Distance12.6 miles
Jan Temp45 to 57 F
Apr Temp51 to 66 F
Jul Temp57 to 73 F
Oct Temp55 to 72 F
Annual Precip22.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belvedere2,098$250
Corte Madera9,866$172,635
Larkspur12,375$165,380
Mill Valley14,343$209,406
San Francisco870,044$122,900
Tiburon9,151$218,235

Sausalito Public Libraries

Sausalito Public Library
420 LITHO ST.
Sausalito, California
(415) 289-4121

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Sausalito Public Schools

Bayside Martin Luther King Jr. Academy
200 Phillips Dr.
ZIP: 94965
Primary
Total Enrollment 160
Willow Creek Academy
636 Nevada St.
ZIP: 94965
Primary
Total Enrollment 357

Sausalito Private Schools

The Marin School
100 Ebbtide Ave Ste 300
ZIP: 94965
Secondary
Total Enrollment 70
The New Village School
100 Ebbtide Ave Ste 144
ZIP: 94965
Elementary
Total Enrollment 64
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