San Mateo County (/ˌsæn məˈteɪ.oʊ/ SAN mə-TAY-oh), officially the County of San Mateo, is a county located in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 718,451. The county seat is Redwood City.
San Mateo County is included in the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, Calif. Metropolitan Statistical Area, and is part of the San Francisco Bay Area, the nine counties bordering San Francisco Bay. It covers most of the San Francisco Peninsula. San Francisco International Airport is located at the northern end of the county, and Silicon Valley begins at the southern end. The county's built-up areas are mostly suburban with some areas being very urban, and are home to several corporate campuses.
San Mateo County
|County of San Mateo|
All of California in One County
Location in the state of California
California's location in the United States
|Region||San Francisco Bay Area|
|Incorporated||April 19, 1856|
|Named for||Saint Matthew (English translation)|
|County seat||Redwood City|
|Largest city||Daly City (population)|
Redwood City (area)
|• Total||744 sq mi (1,930 km2)|
|• Land||448 sq mi (1,160 km2)|
|• Water||293 sq mi (760 km2)|
|Highest elevation||2,603 ft (793 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||970/sq mi (370/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (Pacific Time Zone)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (Pacific Daylight Time)|
|Area codes||415/628, 650|
|GNIS feature ID||277305|
San Mateo County was formed in 1856 after San Francisco County, one of the state's 18 original counties since California's statehood in 1850, was split apart. Until 1856, San Francisco's city limits extended west to Divisadero Street and Castro Street, and south to 20th Street. In response to the lawlessness and vigilantism that escalated rapidly between 1855 and 1856, the California government decided to divide the county. A straight line was then drawn across the tip of the San Francisco Peninsula just north of San Bruno Mountain. Everything south of the line became the new San Mateo County while everything north of the line became the new consolidated City and County of San Francisco, to date the only consolidated city-county in California. The consolidated city-county of San Francisco was formed by a bill introduced by Horace Hawes, signed by the governor on 19 April 1856. San Mateo County was officially organized on 18 April 1857 under a bill introduced by Senator T.G. Phelps. The 1857 bill defined the southern boundary of San Mateo County as following the south branch of San Francisquito Creek to its source in the Santa Cruz Mountains and thence due west to the Pacific Ocean, and named Redwood City as the county seat. San Mateo County then annexed part of northern Santa Cruz County in March 1868, including Pescadero and Pigeon Point.
Although the forming bill named Redwood City the county seat, a May 1856 election marked by "unblushing frauds ... perpetuated on an unorganized and wholly unprotected community by thugs and ballot stuffers from San Francisco" named Belmont the county seat. The election results were declared illegal and the county government was moved to Redwood City, with land being donated from the original Pulgas Grant for the county government on 27 February 1858. Redwood City's status as county seat was upheld in two succeeding elections in May 1861 and 9 December 1873, defeating San Mateo and Belmont. Another election in May 1874 named San Mateo the county seat, but the state supreme court overturned that election on 24 February 1875 and the county seat has been in Redwood City since.
San Mateo County bears the Spanish name for Saint Matthew. As a place name, San Mateo appears as early as 1776 in the diaries of Anza and Font. Several local geographic features were also designated San Mateo on early maps including variously: a settlement, an arroyo, a headland jutting into the Pacific (Point Montara), and a large land holding (Rancho San Mateo). Until about 1850, the name appeared as San Matheo.
The Japanese first arrived in San Mateo county and were part of a group guided by Ambassador Tomomi Iwakura back in 1872. There were a number of all male Japanese students who came to San Mateo to learn English and many other helpful skills to bring back to Japan. These students were also some of the first Japanese to join American students in the Belmont school for boys. These students had to work for their housing and food before classes and in the evenings. Many of the first Japanese immigrants were able to find jobs as gardeners and landscapers In San Mateo. Most of them had good educational background from their homelands, but their lack of knowing the English language made it difficult for them to find other jobs in the beginning.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 741 square miles (1,920 km2), of which 448 square miles (1,160 km2) is land and 293 square miles (760 km2) (40%) is water. It is the third-smallest county in California by land area. A number of bayside watercourses drain the eastern part of the county including San Bruno Creek and Colma Creek. Streams draining the western county include Frenchmans Creek, Pilarcitos Creek, Naples Creek, Arroyo de en Medio, and Denniston Creek. These streams originate along the northern spur of the Santa Cruz Mountains that run through the county. The northern and north-east parts of the county are very heavy densely populated with largely urban and suburban areas, with many of its cities as edge-cities for the Bay Area, whilst the deep south and the west central parts of the county are less heavy densely populated with more rural environment and coastal beaches areas.
San Mateo County straddles the San Francisco Peninsula, with the Santa Cruz Mountains running its entire length. The county encompasses a variety of habitats including estuarine, marine, oak woodland, redwood forest, coastal scrub and oak savannah. There are numerous species of wildlife present, especially along the San Francisco Bay estuarine shoreline, San Bruno Mountain, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve and the forests on the Montara Mountain block. Several creeks discharge to the San Francisco Bay including San Mateo Creek and Laurel Creek and several coastal streams discharge to the Pacific Ocean such as Frenchmans Creek and San Vicente Creek.
Año Nuevo State Marine Conservation Area and Greyhound Rock State Marine Conservation Area are two adjoining marine protected areas off the coast of San Mateo County. Like underwater parks, these marine protected areas help conserve ocean wildlife and marine ecosystems.
The county is home to several endangered species including the San Francisco garter snake and the San Bruno elfin butterfly, both of which are endemic to San Mateo County. The endangered California clapper rail is also found on the shores of San Francisco Bay, in the cities of Belmont and San Mateo. The endangered wildflower Hickman's potentilla is found near the Pacific Ocean on the lower slopes of Montara Mountain. The endangered wildflowers White-rayed pentachaeta, Pentachaeta bellidiflora, San Mateo Woolly Sunflower, Eriophyllum latilobum, Marin Dwarf Flax, Hesperolinon congestum and the San Mateo Thornmint, Acanthomintha duttonii, are found in the vicinity of the Crystal Springs Reservoir.
In May 2014, a California condor was spotted near Pescadero, a coastal community south of San Francisco—it was the first California condor spotted in San Mateo County since 1904. The Condor, tagged with the number "597," and also known as "Lupine", is one of 439 condors living in the wild or captivity in California, Baja California and Arizona. The three-year-old female flew more than 100 miles (160 km) north from Pinnacles National Park, in San Benito County, on May 30, and landed on a private, forested property near Pescadero, on the San Mateo County Coast, where it was photographed by a motion-activated wildlife camera. Harold Heath, Professor Emeritus, of Stanford University was responsible for the 1904 sighting, 1 mile (1.6 km) west of the University campus.
See this county page for trail descriptions.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
The 2010 United States Census reported that San Mateo County had a population of 718,451. The racial makeup of San Mateo County was 383,535 (53.4%) White, 20,436 (2.8%) African American, 3,306 (0.5%) Native American, 178,118 (24.8%) Asian (9.8% Filipino, 9.0% Chinese, 1.9% Indian, 1.2% Japanese, 0.8% Korean, 0.5% Vietnamese, 0.3% Burmese, 0.1% Pakistani), 10,317 (1.4%) Pacific Islander (0.6% Tongan, 0.3% Samoan, 0.2% Fijian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian), 84,529 (11.8%) from other races, and 38,210 (5.3%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 182,502 persons (25.4%); 15.7% of San Mateo County is Mexican, 2.7% Salvadoran, 1.2% Guatemalan, 1.2% Nicaraguan, 0.7% Peruvian, 0.6% Puerto Rican, 0.2% Colombian, and 0.2% Cuban.
As of the census of 2009, there were 714,936 people, 258,648 households, and 174,582 families residing in the county. The population density was 2,753/sq mi (825/km²). There were 284,471 housing units at an average density of 789/sq mi (432/km²). 7.4% were of Italian, 7.1% Irish, 7.0% German and 5.3% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 46.9% spoke English, 28.4% Spanish, 6.2% Tagalog, 4.0% Chinese or Mandarin and 1.1% Cantonese, and other language 4.2%, as their first language from estimate census 2009.
There were 258,648 households out of which 30% had children under the age of 18, 48.6% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.7% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.79 and the average family size was 4.44.
In the county, the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 15.9% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 21% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $69,306, and the median income for a family was $77,737. Males had a median income of $48,342 versus $45,383 for females. The per capita income for the county was $36,045. About 6.42% of families and 9.51% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.01% of those under age 18 and 8.52% of those age 65 or over.
San Mateo County has a five-member Board of Supervisors, representing five geographic districts, elected at-large until November 2012. On November 6, 2012, Measure B passed to amend the San Mateo County Charter so that each member of the Board of Supervisors will cease to be elected by an at-large vote of all the voters in the County, but is instead elected only by the voters of his or her district.
The California Secretary of State, as of February 2019, reports that San Mateo County has 404,958 registered voters. Of those voters, 202,341 (50%) are registered Democratic, 60,045 (14.3%) are registered Republican, 15,834 (3.9%) are registered with other political parties, and 126,738 (31.3%) declined to state a political party preference. Every city, town, and unincorporated area of San Mateo County has more registered Democrats than Republicans.
On November 4, 2008 San Mateo County voted 61.8% against Proposition 8, which amended the California Constitution to ban same-sex marriages.
The following table includes the number of incidents reported and the rate per 1,000 persons for each type of offense.
A July 2013 Wall Street Journal article identified the Facebook initial public offering (IPO) as the cause of a change in the U.S.' national economic statistics, as San Mateo County—the home of the company—became the top wage-earning county in the country after the fourth quarter of 2012. The article revealed that the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the average weekly wage in the county was US$3,240, which is 107% higher than the previous year: "That’s the equivalent of $168,000 a year, and more than 50% higher than the next highest county, New York County (better known as Manhattan), which came in at $2,107 a week, or roughly $110,000 a year."
Additionally, San Mateo County hosts the headquarters of Oracle Corporation, Visa Inc, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Electronic Arts, YouTube, Genentech, and Gilead Sciences, as well as a hub of venture capital firms in Menlo Park and several other technology related companies.
In 2016, Peninsula Clean Energy began providing electricity to 20 percent of residential customers, all municipalities, and all small- to mid-size businesses in the county, as a Community Choice Aggregation program, an alternative to Pacific Gas and Electric.
The people of San Mateo county may use the services of San Mateo County Libraries along with the Peninsula Library System and its dozens of branches, bookmobile and Library-a-Go-Go machine at the Millbrae BART/Caltrain station.
The county is broken up into several public school districts in addition to the local Catholic diocese and many other private parochial and secular schools. The San Mateo County Board of Education oversees early education, special education, and the court and community schools program in the county, as well as serves as an appeal board for the adjudication of expulsion appeals, interdistrict attendance appeals, and Charter Schools.
Some students in San Mateo County's public schools attend outdoor education in La Honda. San Mateo Outdoor Education is a residential school that teaches major concepts of ecology via exploration of forest, pond, garden, tidepool, wetland, and sandy shore habitats. The center's mascot is the banana slug, a large yellow gastropod. The school uses songs from the famous Banana Slug String Band.
SamTrans (San Mateo County Transit District) provides local bus service within San Mateo County. Local and commuter bus routes also operate into San Francisco.
Caltrain, BART, and SamTrans converge at the Millbrae Intermodal station.
The only deepwater port in South San Francisco Bay is the Port of Redwood City, situated along Redwood Creek, originally created as a lumber embarcadero in 1850. The San Mateo Harbor Harbor District manages the Pillar Point Harbor and Oyster Point Marina. Ferry connections connect Oyster Point to Jack London Square in Oakland and the Alameda Ferry Terminal in Alameda.
There are a number of well known structures within San Mateo County:
† county seat
|Rank||City/Town/etc.||Municipal type||Population (2010 Census)|
|3||† Redwood City||City||76,815|
|4||South San Francisco||City||63,632|
|11||East Palo Alto||City||28,155|
|14||North Fair Oaks||CDP||14,687|
|15||Half Moon Bay||City||11,324|
|22||Emerald Lake Hills||CDP||4,278|
|25||West Menlo Park||CDP||3,659|
Colma is a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station located in unincorporated northern San Mateo County, California adjacent to the incorporated town of Colma and city of Daly City. Opened on February 24, 1996, Colma was the southernmost extent of the BART system on the San Francisco Peninsula until the extension to San Francisco International Airport and Millbrae opened in 2003.Daly City station
Daly City is an elevated Bay Area Rapid Transit station located in Daly City, just south of the San Francisco border. It is adjacent to Interstate 280 and California Route 1, for which is serves as a park-and-ride station.
From its November 5, 1973 opening until the extension to Colma station in 1996, Daly City was the southern terminus of BART on the Peninsula. It still serves as the terminus for some services that do not continue to the other San Mateo County stations.Easton Creek
Easton Creek is a short eastward-flowing stream whose watershed originates just east of Burlingame's foothills in San Mateo County, California, United States. The creek runs south of the Mills Creek and north of the Sanchez Creek watercourses respectively. The creek is predominantly with only small storm drained stretches through the hills and residential flatlands of the city. However towards the former marshlands adjacent the bay where it is culverted or channelized for nearly its entire length into San Francisco Bay through mudflats.Foster City Marina
The Foster City Marina is a planned facility for waterfront land use and boat berthing in Foster City, California. The site area is 60 acres (24 ha) and the marina site is the only land use designated as "waterfront commercial" by the city's General Plan. The original formal planning for the Foster City Marina began in the mid 1980s when the city council authorized Earth Metrics Inc to prepare an Environmental Impact Report for the marina use. The marina is designed to provide berthing for 750 vessels, and this site has been the focus of considerable political debate as to the timing of development.In February 2014 the city council received a new development proposal, the fifth since 1973. The project proposal describes a mixed-use development with 273 apartment units and 27,500 square feet of commercial space, plus a marina with 214 boat slips and harbormaster building. The site is a wetland area to the east of Beach Park Boulevard, adjacent to the intersections with Halibut and Swordfish streets. Any development of this wetland area faces significant hurdles, and requires approval from up to 11 different agencies.Half Moon Bay (California)
Half Moon Bay is a bay of the Pacific Ocean on the coast of San Mateo County, California. The bay is approximately semi-circular, hence the name half moon, with sea access to the south. Coastal towns located there are Princeton-by-the-Sea, Miramar, El Granada, and the city of Half Moon Bay.
The surfing location Mavericks is located on the outer edge of the peninsula which forms the bay. Miramar Beach is located along the shore of the bay opposite the peninsula.
Marine species include flatfish, the commercially important English sole, rockfish, surfperch, Pacific herring, lingcod; and abundant winter species including starry flounder and top-smelt.The bay provides an example of a logarithmic spiral beach.Long Ridge (San Mateo County, California)
Long Ridge is a hill located in the Santa Cruz Mountains in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. The hill rises to an elevation of about 2,600 feet (792 m) on private property near Highway 35 and the Santa Clara-San Mateo county line.
The hill is the highest point in San Mateo County. A hill to the northeast of Long Ridge rises to 2,566 feet (782 m). Some snow falls on the mountain during the winter.The Long Ridge Open Space Preserve is named for this ridge.Menlo Park station
Menlo Park is a Caltrain station located in Menlo Park, California. The station was originally built in 1867 by the San Francisco and San Jose Railroad and acquired by the Southern Pacific Railroad. During the 1890s, Southern Pacific added Victorian ornamentation to the depot to make it appear more attractive to students and visitors to Stanford University. The station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, and became a California Historical Landmark in 1983. It is also within walking distance of the oldest Round Table Pizza.Montara State Beach
Montara State Beach is a beach located eight miles north of Half Moon Bay on State Route 1 in California, USA. It is operated by the California State Department of Parks and Recreation under the San Mateo Coast Sector Office. It is one of the cleanest beaches in the state and is known for surfing and fishing.
Montara State Marine Reserve & Pillar Point State Marine Conservation Area extends offshore from Montara State Beach.National Register of Historic Places listings in San Mateo County, California
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in San Mateo County, California.
This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in San Mateo County, California, United States. Latitude and longitude coordinates are provided for many National Register properties and districts; these locations may be seen together in an online map.There are 60 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county, including 2 National Historic Landmarks. Another property was once listed but has been removed.
This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted April 12, 2019.Pescadero State Beach
Pescadero State Beach (meaning "the place to fish" in Spanish) is alongside State Route 1, located 14.5 miles south of Half Moon Bay and 1.5 miles west of the city of Pescadero in San Mateo County, California.
The beach has a mile-long shoreline with sandy coves, rocky cliffs, tide pools, fishing spots and picnic facilities. Across the highway is Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve, a popular spot for bird watchers and other naturalists.Peters Creek (California)
Peters Creek is a 7.3-mile-long (11.7 km) stream in San Mateo County, California, and is a tributary of Pescadero Creek. It flows southwestwards through a small canyon to join Pescadero Creek in Portola Redwoods State Park, near La Honda.Pigeon Point Lighthouse
Pigeon Point Light Station or Pigeon Point Lighthouse is a lighthouse built in 1871 to guide ships on the Pacific coast of California. It is the tallest lighthouse (tied with Point Arena Light) on the West Coast of the United States. It is still an active Coast Guard aid to navigation. Pigeon Point Light Station is located on the coastal highway (State Route 1), 5 miles (8 km) south of Pescadero, California, between Santa Cruz and San Francisco. The 115-foot (35 m), white masonry tower, resembles the typical New England structure. Because of its location and ready access from the main highway, Pigeon Point entertains a large number of public visitors.
The lighthouse and the land around have been preserved as Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park, a California state park. The lighthouse is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and designated as a California Historical Landmark.The Pigeon Point Lighthouse is also a logo of E. W. Scripps Company.Point Montara Light
The Point Montara Light is a lighthouse in Montara, California, United States, on the southern approach to the San Francisco Bay, California approximately 25 miles south of San Francisco.Pomponio State Beach
Pomponio State Beach is a state beach of California in the United States. It is located 12 miles (19 km) south of Half Moon Bay off California State Route 1.This coastal strip lies between Pescadero and San Gregorio State Beaches. It is made up of several miles of sloping, sandy beaches and a small lagoon below high sandstone bluffs. Fauna in the area includes A parking lot and a picnic area are available for public use during the day. There are hiking trails and beach access. No camping is available. Dogs and campfires are not permitted on the beach.The beach was named after José Pomponio Lupugeym, a Bolinas Native American and outlaw. He was a captain of a group that called itself Los Insurgentes, and was captured and executed in 1824.San Bruno station (BART)
San Bruno is a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station located adjacent to the Tanforan shopping center in San Bruno, California, United States in northern San Mateo County. It consists of two main tracks and a shared underground island platform.
During daytime hours on weekdays, the station serves as a cross-platform transfer station for passengers traveling between Millbrae station to the south and San Francisco International Airport station to the east. Service at the station began on June 22, 2003 as part of the BART San Mateo County Extension project that extended BART service southward from Colma to Millbrae and San Francisco International Airport.San Carlos station
San Carlos is a Caltrain regional rail station in San Carlos, California. The elevated station has two side platforms serving the two tracks of the Peninsula Subdivision.
The Romanesque Revival style stationbuilding was originally built by the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1888. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 as Southern Pacific Depot.San Francisco Bay Discovery Site
The San Francisco Bay Discovery Site is a marker commemorating the first recorded European sighting of San Francisco Bay. In 1769, the Portola expedition traveled north by land from San Diego, seeking to establish a base at the Port of Monterey described by Sebastian Vizcaino in 1602. When they reached Monterey, however, they were not sure it was the right place and decided to continue north. The party reached San Pedro Creek on October 31 and camped there for four nights, while scouts led by José Francisco Ortega climbed Sweeney Ridge, where they could see over the ridge toward the east, and so became the first Europeans to see San Francisco Bay on November 1.
The scouts returned on November 3, and led the entire party up to the ridge on November 4. Franciscan missionary Juan Crespi noted in his diary, "from the summit of a peak we beheld the great estuary or arm of the sea..." After seeing the immense bay to the east, and having learned from the scouts that further progress to the north would be blocked by the Golden Gate, the party turned southeast and descended toward the bay.
Sweeney Ridge is located in northern San Mateo County and is now a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The site is both a California Historical Landmark and a National Historic Landmark. The spot chosen for the marker is somewhat arbitrary, as the precise location where Portola's party reached the summit of the ridge is not known. The landmarked area encompasses two of the highest knolls on the ridge.Sun Microsystems Laboratories
Oracle Labs (formerly Sun Microsystems Laboratories, or Sun Labs) is a research and development branch of Oracle Corporation. The labs were created when Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems. Sun Labs was established in 1990 by Ivan Sutherland and Robert Sproull. The initial locations were in Menlo Park, California and Burlington, Massachusetts, United States.
Oracle Labs has locations in Redwood Shores, California, Burlington, Massachusetts, Cambridge UK, Brisbane Australia, Vienna Austria, Zurich Switzerland and Casablanca Morocco.Westpoint Slough
Westpoint Slough is the largest of several sloughs feeding into Redwood Creek in San Mateo County, California, United States. This slough is surrounded by extensive undisturbed marshlands including Greco Island, which forms its northern boundary. The channel of Westpoint Slough contains considerable mudflat areas; moreover, both the marshes and mudflats offer considerable habitat area for local and migratory wildlife, especially birds.
Multinational corporation Cargill currently owns 1,436 acres (2.2 sq mi) of salt ponds adjacent to part of Westpoint Slough. Cargill, in conjunction with Arizona-based DMB Associates, has proposed a highly controversial development of 32,000 people and 12,000 houses on this open space.
Pacific Shores Center sits along Westpoint Slough, as does Westpoint Harbor, which is open to the public. The Port of Redwood City, the City of Redwood City, and the Water Emergency Transit Authority are proposing to construct a commuter ferry terminal along the slough.
|Population, race, and income|
|Black or African American||20,507||2.9%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||2,469||0.3%|
|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||10,556||1.5%|
|Some other race||47,756||6.7%|
|Two or more races||31,017||4.4%|
|Hispanic or Latino (of any race)||177,003||24.9%|
|Per capita income||$45,346|
|Median household income||$87,633|
|Median family income||$104,370|
|Places by population and race|
|Asian||Black or African
|Hispanic or Latino|
(of any race)
|East Palo Alto||City||28,077||54.3%||15.5%||3.0%||17.5%||9.8%||62.1%|
|Emerald Lake Hills||CDP||4,273||86.3%||1.8%||10.9%||1.0%||0.0%||4.6%|
|Half Moon Bay||City||11,228||84.7%||10.4%||3.7%||1.1%||0.0%||29.8%|
|North Fair Oaks||CDP||14,666||70.1%||22.6%||4.0%||1.7%||1.6%||74.3%|
|South San Francisco||City||62,822||41.5%||16.8%||35.9%||2.4%||3.5%||33.7%|
|West Menlo Park||CDP||3,600||84.0%||3.7%||10.2%||2.2%||0.0%||5.6%|
|Places by population and income|
|Place||Type||Population||Per capita income||Median household income||Median family income|
|East Palo Alto||City||28,077||$18,014||$50,137||$49,974|
|Emerald Lake Hills||CDP||4,273||$82,988||$172,619||$176,250|
|Half Moon Bay||City||11,228||$47,909||$96,208||$120,357|
|North Fair Oaks||CDP||14,666||$22,273||$53,868||$50,480|
|South San Francisco||City||62,822||$31,563||$75,543||$84,027|
|West Menlo Park||CDP||3,600||$78,879||$132,009||$183,355|
|Total Population||718,451 - 100.0%|
|One Race||680,241 - 94.7%|
|Not Hispanic or Latino||535,949 - 74.6%|
|White alone||303,609 - 42.3%|
|Black or African American alone||18,763 - 2.6%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone||1,125 - 0.2%|
|Asian alone||175,934 - 24.5%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone||9,884 - 1.4%|
|Some other race alone||2,709 - 0.4%|
|Two or more races alone||23,925 - 3.3%|
|Hispanic or Latino (of any race)||182,502 - 25.4%|
|Population reported at 2010 United States Census|
(of any race)
|San Mateo County||718,451||383,535||20,436||3,306||178,118||10,317||84,529||38,210||182,502|
cities and towns
(of any race)
|East Palo Alto||28,155||8,104||4,704||120||1,057||2,118||10,694||1,358||18,147|
|Half Moon Bay||11,324||8,580||82||71||490||9||1,710||382||3,563|
|South San Francisco||63,632||23,760||1,625||395||23,293||1,111||9,598||3,850||21,645|
(of any race)
|Emerald Lake Hills||4,278||3,655||39||5||322||15||56||186||288|
|North Fair Oaks||14,687||7,060||235||143||548||219||5,728||754||10,731|
|West Menlo Park||3,659||2,983||28||2||416||4||52||174||201|
(of any race)
|All others not CDPs (combined)||15,806||11,667||156||74||1,608||85||1,583||633||3,542|
|Population and registered voters|
|Registered voters[note 3]||360,786||50.7%|
|Peace and Freedom||735||0.2%|
|No party preference||92,158||25.5%|
|Cities by population and voter registration|
|Democratic||Republican||D–R spread||Other||No party preference|
|East Palo Alto||28,077||30.3%||64.4%||8.7%||+55.7%||4.9%||23.5%|
|Half Moon Bay||11,228||58.3%||47.3%||22.6%||+24.7%||7.7%||24.9%|
|South San Francisco||62,822||44.6%||57.4%||13.4%||+44.0%||5.2%||26.0%|
|Population and crime rates|
|Motor vehicle theft||1,988||2.79|
|Cities by population and crime rates|
|City||Population||Violent crimes||Violent crime rate
per 1,000 persons
|Property crimes||Property crime rate|
per 1,000 persons
|East Palo Alto||28,766||333||11.58||587||20.41|
|South San Francisco||65,006||111||1.71||1,321||20.32|
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