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Novato, California

Novato is a city located in northern Marin County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 47,630.

The city is home to the Broderbund software company, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, and DriveSavers data recovery. Novato is also the birthplace of Battlebots.


Novato is located at 38°5'36" North, 122°33'55" West (38.093370, -122.565215)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 73.2 km² (28.3 mi²). 71.7 km² (27.7 mi²) of it is land and 1.4 km² (0.6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.95% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 47,630 people, 18,524 households, and 12,411 families residing in the city. The population density is 663.9/km² (1,719.2/mi²). There are 18,994 housing units at an average density of 264.8/km² (685.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 82.75% White, 1.99% African American, 0.52% Native American, 5.20% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 5.43% from other races, and 3.93% from two or more races. 13.08% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 18,524 households out of which 32.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% are married couples living together, 10.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% are non-families. 25.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.52 and the average family size is 3.01.

In the city the population is spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $63,453, and the median income for a family is $74,434. Males have a median income of $55,822 versus $40,287 for females. The per capita income for the city is $32,402. 5.6% of the population and 3.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 6.1% are under the age of 18 and 4.0% are 65 or older.

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