|Population||4,085 (Dec 2012)|
|- Density||380 /km2 (985 /sq mi)|
|Area||10.69 km2 (4.13 sq mi)|
|Elevation||419 m (1,375 ft)|
|Surrounded by||Buchberg (SH), Dettighofen (DE-BW), Eglisau, Jestetten (DE-BW), Lottstetten (DE-BW), Rüdlingen (SH), Wil|
|Twin towns||Hetvehely (Hungary)|
Rafz has an area of 10.7 km2 (4.1 sq mi). Of this area, 52% is used for agricultural purposes, while 33.1% is forested. The rest of the land, (14.9%) is settled.
Rafz has border crossings into Germany at Schluchenberg with Baltersweil in Baden-Württemberg, Germany to the north of town; Rafz town with Lottstetten town also in Baden-Württemberg, and at Solgen with Lottstetten.
Rafz has a population (as of 31 December 2012) of 4,085. As of 2007[update], 14.7% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 18.3%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (91.1%), with Italian being second most common ( 2.5%) and Albanian being third ( 2.5%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2000[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 28.5% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 59.9% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 11.7%. In Rafz about 79.5% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).
Rafz has an unemployment rate of 1.95%. As of 2005[update], there were 150 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 38 businesses involved in this sector. 459 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 40 businesses in this sector. 536 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 91 businesses in this sector.
- Canton of Zurich Statistical Office (German) accessed 1 May 2013
- Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 30-Jul-2009
- Gemeinde Rafz Official Web site (in German).
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