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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.

People

Total Population 7,094
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 24.5%
Employed Population 16+ 4,379
Age of the Population 52

Families

% of people married 44.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 71.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $181,667
% Above Poverty Level 94.4%
% Below Poverty Level 5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 14.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.4%
% Using Public Transportation 17.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 47.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,962
Median House Value $1,093,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.9%
US/American 0.4%
English 12.9%
Irish 18.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sausalito Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 6 miles NW of San Francisco, California
County Marin
Standard Zip Codes 94965
P.O. Box Zip Codes 94966
Phone Area Codes 415
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.859
Longitude -122.484

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)

Station SAN FRANCISCO DOWNTOWN
Distance 7 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 58 F
Apr Temp 50 to 65 F
Jul Temp 54 to 68 F
Oct Temp 55 to 70 F
Annual Precip 22.2 inches
Station SAN RAFAEL CIVIC CENTER
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 56 F
Apr Temp 47 to 69 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 51 to 74 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
Station OAKLAND MUSEUM
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 57 F
Apr Temp 51 to 66 F
Jul Temp 57 to 73 F
Oct Temp 55 to 72 F
Annual Precip 22.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Sausalito, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Marin City (94965)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belvedere 1,992 $212,708
Corte Madera 9,595 $147,778
Larkspur 12,219 $121,486
Mill Valley 14,243 $174,176
San Francisco 840,763 $96,336
Tiburon 9,158 $185,485

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sausalito Public Libraries

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

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