|• Mayor||Jürg Sigrist|
|• Total||10.74 km2 (4.15 sq mi)|
|Elevation||419 m (1,375 ft)|
(31 December 2018)
|• Density||430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (Central European Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)|
|Surrounded by||Buchberg (SH), Dettighofen (DE-BW), Eglisau, Jestetten (DE-BW), Lottstetten (DE-BW), Rüdlingen (SH), Wil|
|Twin towns||Hetvehely (Hungary)|
Rafz was first mentioned in 1413 as Rafsa.
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 2020) of 4,628. 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 and 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. The secondary sector employs 459 people and there are 40 businesses in this sector. The tertiary sector employs 536 people, with 91 businesses in this sector.
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