Novato is located in west California. Novato is part of Marin County. Novato has 27.44 square miles of land area and 0.52 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Novato population is 53,451, which has grown 12.22% since 2000. The population growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 12.39% and is higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Novato median household income is $76,609 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 20.73% since 2000. The income growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 29.47% and is lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Novato median house value is $554,400 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 45.36% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 75.60% and is about the same as the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Novato is much better than the state average in quality. The Novato area code is 415.