Kentfield, California

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Kentfield (formerly Ross Landing, Tamalpais, and Kent)[2] is a census-designated place (CDP) in Marin County, California, United States, just north of San Francisco. Kentfield is located on the Northwestern Pacific Railroad 2 miles (3.2 km) southwest of downtown San Rafael,[2] at an elevation of 115 feet (35 m).[1] The population was 6,351 at the 2000 census. The ZIP code is 94904, and is shared with the neighboring community of Greenbrae.



Kentfield is located at 37°57′08″N 122°33′26″W / 37.95222°N 122.55722°W / 37.95222; -122.55722[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km²), of which, 3.0 square miles (7.8 km²) of it is land and 0.33% is water.


The National Weather Service reports that Kentfield's warmest month is July with an average high of 85.0°F (29.4°C) and an average low of 53.4°F (11.8°C). January is the coolest month with an average high of 56.2°F (13.4°C) and an average low of 40.7°F (4.8°C). The highest temperature on record was 111°F (43.9°C) on July 14, 1972. The lowest temperature recorded was 18°F (-7.8°C) on December 22, 1990. Annually, there are an average of 28.4 days with highs of 90°F (32°C) or higher and 3.5 days with highs of 100°F (38°C) or more. Freezing temperatures (32°F (0°C) or below) occur an average of 6.0 days each year.

Kentfield has one of the highest average rainfalls of any community in the San Francisco Bay Area; normally 47.47 inches (120.6 cm) of rain falls each year on an average of 66.0 days. The most rainfall in a month was 26.95 inches (68.45 cm) in February 1986 and the most in 24 hours was 11.56 inches (27.74 cm) on January 21, 1967. Although heavy snow sometimes falls on nearby Mount Tamalpais, snow is rare in Kentfield; however, traces were reported on January 28 and December 13, 1972.

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