Novato, California

Novato: A city in Marin County, California. It is located on the eastern shore of San Pablo Bay in the San Francisco Bay Area. Novato is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Marin County Civic Center and the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art.


Novato is a city located in the county of Marin in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 51,904. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 53,351 inhabitants.

The city was created 64 years ago in 1960.

Novato locator map
Location of Novato on California map.

Quick Facts about Novato

Population : 53,351 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Marin County
Postal code : 94947–94949, 94998, 94945
Phone Area Codes : 415
Water as percent of area : 1.85%
Land as percent of area : 98.15%
Altitude : 30 feet / 9 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1960 (64 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Los_Angeles
Local time : 23:20:54 (19th April 2024)
Population growth : 2.71% (2010-2020)
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Novato is located at 38°6'27"N 122°34'11"W (38.1074200, -122.5697000).

Novato map


The population of Novato increased by 2.71% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 51,904 - census
2011 52,680 1.47% estimation process
2012 53,221 1.02% estimation process
2013 54,142 1.7% estimation process
2014 54,856 1.3% estimation process
2015 55,406 0.99% estimation process
2016 55,913 0.91% estimation process
2017 55,701 -0.38% estimation process
2018 55,640 -0.11% estimation process
2019 55,516 -0.22% estimation process
2020 53,351 -4.06% estimation process

Novato zip code is 94945. County name: Marin, County fips: 06041

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People born in Novato (12)

People born in Novato, including model and actress Brande Roderick, 22nd Secretary of the United States Air Force Michael B. Donley, Sufi teacher Zia Inayat Khan, .


  • Brad Muster (All-American college football player, professional football player, running back) he was born in 11/04/1965
  • Brent Moore (American football linebacker) he was born in 09/01/1963
  • Anastasia Olson (figure skater icedance) she was born in 18/07/1992
  • Jeffrey Ford (American film editor) he was born in 16/02/1968
  • Jared Goff (American football quarterback) he was born in 14/10/1994
  • Bret Bergmark (American martial artist) he was born in 24/11/1973
  • Manny Wilkins (American-football player) he was born in 01/01/1995
  • Wil Dasovich (filipino-American television personality, model, and vlogger) he was born in 26/08/1991
  • Daniel Bonham (member of the Oregon House of Representatives) he was born in 03/06/1977

Schools in Novato

College & universities near Novato, CA

Code Name City ZIP
491808 Meridian University Petaluma (CA) 94952-3092
122603 San Francisco Theological Seminary San Anselmo (CA) 94960-0000
113698 Dominican University of California San Rafael (CA) 94901-2298
118347 College of Marin Kentfield (CA) 94904-2590
461643 Bergin University of Canine Studies Penngrove (CA) 94951

Stations (42)

Amtrak & bus stations near Novato, CA

Code Name Address Type
PTC Petaluma, California 100 Fairgrounds Drive BUS
RIC Richmond station 1700 Nevin Avenue RAIL
VAL Vallejo, California 4355 Sonoma Blvd. BUS
RPC Rohnert Park, California 6335 Redwood Drive BUS
VMW Marine World (Seasonal), Vallejo, California Highway 37 and Fairgrounds Drive BUS

Other cities in Marin County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Marin County , CA.

City Name Population Title
San Rafael 58,528 The most populous city in Marin County, California.
Mill Valley 14,323 City in Marin County, California, United States
San Anselmo 12,513 Town in California
Larkspur 12,236 City in California
Corte Madera 9,833 City in Marin County, California
Belvedere Tiburon 9,214 Town in Marin County, California
Fairfax 7,561 Town in California, United States
Sausalito 7,094 City in Marin County, California, United States
Kentfield 6,485 Census-designated place in Marin County, California
Santa Venetia 4,292 Census-designated place in Marin County, California
Ross 2,479 Town in California
Belvedere 2,121 Town in Marin County, California
Bolinas 1,620 Census-designated place in Marin County, California
Woodacre 1,348 Census-designated place in Marin County, California

Distance to Other Cities

Novato distances to largest California cities