Marin County, CA

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2020 Population
259,441
0.193% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
47.1
0.641% 1-year increase
2018 Poverty Rate
7.61%
5.53% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$121,671
5.58% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$1.05M
5.8% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
130,038
0.542% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Marin County, CA had a population of 259k people with a median age of 47.1 and a median household income of $121,671. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Marin County, CA declined from 259,943 to 259,441, a −0.193% decrease and its median household income grew from $115,246 to $121,671, a 5.58% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Marin County, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.6%), Other (Hispanic) (7.27%), White (Hispanic) (6.09%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.7%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.43%).

None of the households in Marin County, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

90.7% of the residents in Marin County, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Marin County, CA are Dominican University of California (481 degrees awarded in 2020) and College of Marin (469 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Marin County, CA was $1.05M, and the homeownership rate was 63.6%.

Most people in Marin County, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Marin County, CA was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Marin County, CA is home to a population of 259k people, from which 90.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 18.3% of Marin County, CA residents were born outside of the country (47.6k people).

In 2020, there were 9.72 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (183k people) in Marin County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.9k Other (Hispanic) and 15.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90.7%
2020 Citizenship
90.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 90.7% of Marin County, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Marin County, CA was 90.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Marin County, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    183k ± 565
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    18.9k ± 1.55k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    15.8k ± 1.39k
16.1%
Hispanic Population
41.7k people

In 2020, there were 9.72 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (183k people) in Marin County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.9k Other (Hispanic) and 15.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

16.1% of the people in Marin County, CA are hispanic (41.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Marin County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for California.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    4,008,868 ± 46,586 people
  2. Philippines
    829,356 ± 22,122 people
  3. China
    683,718 ± 20,124 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,008,868 California residents, followed by Philippines with 829,356 and China with 683,718.

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Foreign-Born Population

18.3%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
47.6k people
18.1%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
47.1k people

As of 2020, 18.3% of Marin County, CA residents (47.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Marin County, CA was 18.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,661 ± 335
  2. Korea
    1,089 ± 287
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    909 ± 232

Marin County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Marin County, CA employs 130k people. The largest industries in Marin County, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (21,594 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (16,584 people), and Retail Trade (12,575 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($149,265), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($145,938), and Information ($115,233).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,427. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

130k
2020 Value
± 2,779
−0.542%
1 Year decline
± 2.95%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Marin County, CA declined at a rate of −0.542%, from 131k employees to 130k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Marin County, CA, are Management Occupations (23,755 people), Sales & Related Occupations (14,612 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (10,879 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Marin County, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

130k
2020 Value
± 2,779
−0.542%
1 Year decline
± 2.95%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Marin County, CA declined at a rate of −0.542%, from 131k employees to 130k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Marin County, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (21,594 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (16,584 people), and Retail Trade (12,575 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Marin County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Marin County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$81,238
Median earning men ± $1,609
$53,592
Median earning women ± $1,449

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($158,966), Information ($130,588), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($121,400).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($95,016), Manufacturing ($94,175), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,768).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in California. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 4,638
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 3,054
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 2,480
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $3.74M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $2.13M
    Manufacturing
  3. $1.72M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $407B
  2. $158B
  3. $149B

In 2020, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $407B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($158B) and Mixed freight ($149B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.26T
2020 Value in California
$4.61T
Projected 2050 Value in California
104% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $2.26T. This is expected to increase 104% to $4.61T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $83.5B
  2. $44.4B
  3. $43.3B

In 2020, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $83.5B, followed by Arizona with $44.4B and Ohio and $43.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Marin County, CA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 82.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (15.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.986%).

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California1
Assumed office on November 10, 1992
Elected to the seat to succeed John Seymour (California politician)|John Seymour, who had been appointed to the seat after Pete Wilson was elected Governor of California.
Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Marin County, CA awarded 950 degrees. The student population of Marin County, CA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2,372 male students and 3,974 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Marin County, CA are White (383 and 41.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (263 and 28.4%), Asian (147 and 15.9%), and Unknown (46 and 4.97%).

The largest universities in Marin County, CA by number of degrees awarded are Dominican University of California (481 and 50.6%) and College of Marin (469 and 49.4%).

The most popular majors in Marin County, CA are Registered Nursing (143 and 15.1%), General Business Administration & Management (92 and 9.68%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (87 and 9.16%).

The median tuition cost in Marin County, CA for private four year colleges is $47,190.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in Marin County, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 85.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 6,346 (37.4% men and 62.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 6,346 students enrolled in Marin County, CA, 37.4% men and 62.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,732 records, of which 59.7% were women and 40.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 67 degree-majors awarded
  2. 41 degree-majors awarded
  3. 81 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Marin County, CA was Biological & Physical Sciences with 67 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Marin County, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 481 degrees awarded
  2. 469 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Dominican University of California with 481 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 279 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Marin County, CA, which is 0.416 times less than the 671 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 383 degrees mean that there were 1.46 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 263 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($47,190) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($720) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,971) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.74% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.99% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Some college (7.14M), High School or Equivalent (6.69M), and Bachelors Degree (6.15M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Marin County, CA was $1.05M in 2020, which is 4.58 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $995,800 to $1.05M, a 5.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Marin County, CA is 63.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Marin County, CA have an average commute time of 31.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Marin County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Marin County, CA is $121,671. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Marin County, CA was Census Tract 1230 with a value of $248,304, followed by Census Tract 1191 and Census Tract 1192.02, with respective values of $234,632 and $224,583.

In 2021, 22.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Marin County, CA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.82%.

Property

$1.05M
Median Property Value 2020
±$14,592
$66,719
Median Property Taxes
±$1,641

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Marin County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Marin County, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

63.6%
Homeownership
2020
66.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 63.6% of the housing units in Marin County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.7%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Marin County, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1230
  2. Census Tract 1191
  3. Census Tract 1192.02

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Marin County, CA was Census Tract 1230 with a value of $248,304, followed by Census Tract 1191 and Census Tract 1192.02, with respective values of $234,632 and $224,583.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Marin County, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$121,671
Median Household Income
± $3,166
105k
Number of Households
± 2,404

In 2020, the median household income of the 105k households in Marin County, CA grew to $121,671 from the previous year's value of $115,246.

The following chart displays the households in Marin County, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Marin County, CA is from California.
0.498
2020 Wage GINI in California
0.499
2019 Wage GINI in California

In 2020, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.321% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (62.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (16.8%)
  3. Public Transit (7.91%)

In 2020, 62.5% of workers in Marin County, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (16.8%) and those who used public transit to get to work (7.91%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

31.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Marin County, CA have a longer commute time (31.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.81% of the workforce in Marin County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Marin County, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Marin County, CA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 22.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Marin County, CA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.82%.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.61% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Marin County, CA (19.3k out of 254k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 65 - 74, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Marin County, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 7.2% of the children was living in poverty in Marin County, CA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 178 in Marin County, CA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 31.8 per 100,000 population.

The graph shows the trend in the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population.

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96.8% of the population of Marin County, CA has health coverage, with 50.6% on employee plans, 10.4% on Medicaid, 17.5% on Medicare, 17.9% on non-group plans, and 0.399% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in California was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Marin County, CA see 691 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.52% increase from the previous year (674 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 840 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 128 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in California, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

691 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Marin County, CA

Primary care physicians in Marin County, CA see an average of 691 patients per year. This represents a 2.52% increase from the previous year (674 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Marin County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of California across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.5% under 18 years, 13.6% between 18 and 34 years, 42.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

3.22%
Uninsured
50.6%
Employer Coverage
10.4%
Medicaid
17.5%
Medicare
17.9%
Non-Group
0.399%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Marin County, CA declined by 8.45% from 3.52% to 3.22%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Marin County, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 15.3 in Marin County, CA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 17.6% in Marin County, CA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.82% in Marin County, CA.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Marin County, CA.

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