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Population in 2012: 32,129 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.5%
 

Males: 15,661  (48.7%)
Females: 16,468  (51.3%)

Median resident age:  39.3 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 94404.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $106,690 (it was $95,279 in 2000)
Foster City:

$106,690
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $51,044

Foster City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $810,708 (it was $530,200 in 2000)
Foster City:

$810,708
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $822,296; Detached houses: $973,019; Townhouses or other attached units: $645,073; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $685,705; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $507,775; Mobile homes: $928,964

Median gross rent in 2012: $2,001.

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  • Asian alone - 13,761 (44.7%)
  • White alone - 12,737 (41.4%)
  • Hispanic - 1,955 (6.4%)
  • Two or more races - 1,433 (4.7%)
  • Black alone - 628 (2.0%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 134 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 89 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 17 (0.06%)

Races in Foster City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Foster City: 154.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Foster City, California on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Foster City is mentioned 994 times on our forum:
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Help! Commute: Davis and Foster City  (5 replies)

Ancestries: German (6.5%), Irish (5.3%), Italian (5.2%), English (4.7%), Russian (3.6%), French (2.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 3 feet

Land area: 3.76 square miles.

Population density: 8,549 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Foster City:

  • High school or higher: 96.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 62.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 28.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Foster City city:

  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 62.2%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

12,776 residents are foreign born (22.6% Asia, 5.5% Europe).

This city:  41.5%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Foster City, California as of December 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Foster City to the number of sex offenders is 8,032 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $6,001 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,935 (0.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: San Mateo, CA (2.6 miles , pop. 92,482).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fremont, CA (15.6 miles , pop. 203,413).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (324.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: San Mateo, CA (1.6 miles ), Belmont, CA (1.6 miles ), San Carlos, CA (1.9 miles ), Highlands-Baywood Park, CA (2.1 miles ), Hillsborough, CA (2.2 miles ), Redwood City, CA (2.2 miles ), Burlingame, CA (2.4 miles ), Emerald Lake Hills, CA (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $283,700
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $500,000
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $600,000
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $650,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $450,000
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.55 N, Longitude: 122.27 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,319 (+14.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,913 (19.3%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 650

Foster City household income distribution Foster City home values distribution

Property values in Foster City, CA


 

Crime rates in Foster City by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000001000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.03.40.00.00.00.03.20.0
Rapes 2253304212110
per 100,000 6.46.816.710.210.30.013.86.93.56.93.43.20.0
Robberies 14376278534223
per 100,000 45.110.223.420.36.824.127.617.310.413.76.86.59.6
Assaults 1027243729221715135212215
per 100,000 32.292.080.4125.499.375.858.651.844.917.271.771.148.0
Burglaries 73628799778068656212910310783
per 100,000 235.3211.3291.3335.6263.7275.5234.4224.5214.3442.9351.7346.0265.8
Thefts 367318341379281308332375326333273255239
per 100,000 1182.81083.91142.01284.7962.41060.61144.21295.01127.01143.4932.3824.5765.3
Auto thefts 24263835473337412733403323
per 100,000 77.488.6127.3118.6161.0113.6127.5141.693.3113.3136.6106.773.6
Arson 6548952446181
per 100,000 19.317.013.427.130.817.26.913.813.820.63.425.93.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 98.495.4116.7128.0103.496.4114.1103.485.3102.395.294.169.9

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Foster City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 48 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.12
California average:

2.36

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Foster City, California accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.2%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +624 (+2.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (25%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (17%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Top executives (8%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

Work and jobs in Foster City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Earthquake activity:

Foster City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below California state average. It is 1297% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 50.7 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 41.0 miles away from Foster City center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 4/24/1984 at 21:15:19, a magnitude 6.2 (5.7 MB, 6.1 MS, 6.2 MW, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 35.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/24/1980 at 19:00:09, a magnitude 5.9 (5.3 MB, 5.9 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 31.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/6/1979 at 17:05:22, a magnitude 5.9 (5.4 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, 5.9 ML) earthquake occurred 49.6 miles away from Foster City center
On 1/27/1980 at 02:33:36, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 31.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in San Mateo County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Landslides: 4, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Foster City topographic map

Birthplace of: Jabari Issa - 2005 NFL player (Kansas City Chiefs, born: Apr 18, 1978), Heather Ludloff - Tennis player, Matthew Fondy - Soccer player.

Main business address for: EQUINIX INC (TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS (NO RADIO TELEPHONE)), ELECTRONICS FOR IMAGING INC (COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT), GILEAD SCIENCES INC (BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS (NO DIAGNOSTIC SUBSTANCES)).


Hospitals/medical centers in Foster City:

  • FOSTER CITY DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 1261 EAST HILLSDALE BLVD #2)
  • ACCENTCARE HOME HEALTH OF CALIFORNIA, INC (Home Health Center, 1065 E HILLSDALE BLVD, SUITE 100)
  • RCCA - CRANE (Hospital, 724 CRANE AVENUE)

Political contributions by individuals in Foster City, CA

Amtrak stations near Foster City:

  • 8 miles: MILLBRAE (MILLBRAE AVE. & CALIFORNIA DR.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 8 miles: SAN FRANCISCO INT'L AIRPO (SAN BRUNO, SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: HAYWARD (22555 MEEKLAND AVE.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking.

Local government website: www.fostercity.org

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Foster City:

  • College of San Mateo (about 4 miles; San Mateo, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,867)
  • Stanford University (about 11 miles; Stanford, CA; FT enrollment: 14,562)
  • Chabot College (about 11 miles; Hayward, CA; FT enrollment: 4,344)
  • Skyline College (about 13 miles; San Bruno, CA; FT enrollment: 2,853)
  • California State University-East Bay (about 14 miles; Hayward, CA; FT enrollment: 11,298)
  • Foothill College (about 16 miles; Los Altos Hills, CA; FT enrollment: 4,985)
  • City College of San Francisco (about 16 miles; San Francisco, CA; FT enrollment: 7,278)

Public elementary/middle schools in Foster City:

Private elementary/middle schools in Foster City:

  • RONALD C WORNICK JEWISH DAY SCHOOL (Students: 260; Location: 800 FOSTER CITY BLVD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST AMBROSE SEA BREEZE SCHOOL (Students: 199; Location: 900 EDGEWATER BLVD; Grades: PK - TK)
  • KIDS CONNECTION ELEMENTARY (Students: 192; Location: 1998 BEACH PARK AVE; Grades: KG - 5)
  • BRIGHT HORIZON CHINESE SCHOOL (Students: 129; Location: 650 SHELL BLVD; Grades: KG - 7)
  • KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTERS INC #1372 (Students: 42; Location: 1006 METRO CENTER BLVD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • LAKEVIEW MONTESSORI (Students: 40; Location: 1950 BEACH PARK BLVD; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Foster City, map of school districts: SAN MATEO-FOSTER CITY ELEMENTARY, SAN MATEO UNION HIGH


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Notable locations in Foster City: Foster City City Hall (A), Foster City Branch San Mateo County Library (B), Bayshore Ambulance (C), Foster City Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Metro Center Shopping Center (1), Beach Park Plaza Shopping Center (2), Port O'Call Shopping Center (3), Edgewater Place Shopping Center (4), Charter Square Shopping Center (5), Marlin Cove Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Foster City include: Peninsula Sinai Congregation (A), Saint Ambrose Episcopal Church (B), Island United Church (C), Bayside Community Church (D), Christ the Victor Lutheran Church (E), Saint Lukes Catholic Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Central Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Belmont Slough (A), O'Neill Slough (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Foster City include: Boothbay Park (1), Catamaran Park (2), Farragut Park (3), Ketch Park (4), Marlin Park (5), Port Royal Park (6), Sea Cloud Park (7), Sunfish Park (8), Archurus Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
San Mateo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Pb  CO  NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5 SO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.8. This is about average.
City:

29.8
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00484. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00484
U.S.:

0.02218
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.412. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.412
U.S.:

0.334
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 12.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.9
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 19.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

19.8
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.4
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.06. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.06
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.981. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.981
U.S.:

2.433

Drinking water stations with addresses in Foster City and their reported violations in the past:

TAYLOR'S CORNER CAFE (BEST EIGHT INC) (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-1999 and DEC-1999, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-1999 and JUN-1999, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-1997 and DEC-1997, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-1996 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 minor monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.6%
(4.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.5% for Black residents, 3.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 9.6% for other race residents, 3.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.0%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.0%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Foster City, CA

People in group quarters in Foster City in 2010:

  • 57 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 44 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 2 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Foster City in 2000:

  • 67 people in nursing homes
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Foster City compared to California state average:

Foster City, California environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Foster City (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Foster City Branch at 999 East Hillsdale Boulevard, branch established on 1965/11/15. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of America, National Association: Foster City Branch at 909 East Hillsdale Boulevard, branch established on 1992/11/20. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Foster City Branch at 925 E. Hillsdale Blvd, branch established on 2003/03/17. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Comerica Bank: Foster City Branch at 1031 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Suite G, branch established on 2004/11/08. Info updated 2011/07/29: Bank assets: $60,970.5 mil, Deposits: $48,300.9 mil, headquarters in Dallas, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 497 total offices, Holding Company: Comerica Incorporated
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Foster City Branch at 1098 Shell Boulevard, branch established on 1978/10/25. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Citibank, National Association: Hillsdale Branch at 951 Edgewater Blvd, branch established on 1921/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Foster City, California:

  • Crowne Plaza, 1221 Chess Dr, Foster City, CA 94404 , Phone: (650) 570-5700, Fax: (415) 570-0540
  • Courtyard By Marriott Foster City, 550 Shell Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404 , Phone: (415) 377-0600, Fax: (415) 377-1983
  • Oakwood Worldwide At Lantern Cove, 244 Rock HBR Ln, Foster City, CA 94404 , Phone: (650) 528-5060, Fax: (650) 940-7651
  • Suiteamerica At Fosters Landing, 700 Bounty Dr, Foster City, CA 94044 , Phone: (650) 574-3060
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Foster City, California

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Foster City travel time to work - commute


Foster City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Electricity (37%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Foster City city (based on San Mateo County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.85%
Here41.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishPresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents69.6%8.3%3.5%3.2%2.0%
Congregations11.0%2.3%3.2%7.4%4.8%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchMuslim EstimateAssemblies of GodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents1.4%1.3%1.0%1.0%8.8%
Congregations5.5%1.0%7.7%3.2%53.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 171
San Mateo County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 39
San Mateo County:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 114
San Mateo County:

1.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 703
Here:

10.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Mateo County:

16.9%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.0%
State:

17.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 9$63,640$84,8530$0
Other Government Administration 31$260,124$100,69311$7,306
Police Protection - Officers 33$284,426$103,4280$0
Police - Other 16$102,394$76,7961$640
Firefighters 33$360,264$131,0050$0
Fire - Other 2$11,542$69,2521$784
Streets and Highways 16$121,698$91,2742$1,568
Sewerage 12$81,374$81,3740$0
Parks and Recreation 40$244,064$73,21921$11,898
Housing and Community Development(Local) 12$100,344$100,3440$0
Water Supply 10$57,710$69,2520$0
Totals for Government 214$1,687,580$94,63136$22,196

Foster City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $6,355,000 ($197.80)
    Regular Highways: $115,000 ($3.58)
    Police Protection: $77,000 ($2.40)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,501,000 ($202.34)
    Fire Protection: $5,909,000 ($183.91)
    Housing & Community Development: $5,358,000 ($166.77)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,192,000 ($161.60)
    Water Utilities: $4,336,000 ($134.96)
    Sewerage: $3,098,000 ($96.42)
    Central Staff Services: $1,630,000 ($50.73)
    Regular Highways: $1,373,000 ($42.73)
    Financial Administration: $634,000 ($19.73)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,863,000 ($151.36)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $40,000 ($1.24)
    Parks & Recreation: $40,000 ($1.24)
    Central Staff: $23,000 ($0.72)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($0.09)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $14,878,000 ($463.07)

Foster City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,046,000 ($125.93)
    Parks & Recreation: $896,000 ($27.89)
    All Other: $444,000 ($13.82)
    Housing & Community Development: $380,000 ($11.83)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $13,000 ($0.40)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,166,000 ($129.66)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,602,000 ($112.11)
    Rents: $150,000 ($4.67)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,588,000 ($205.05)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,603,000 ($49.89)
    All Other: $952,000 ($29.63)
    Highways: $518,000 ($16.12)
  • Tax - Property: $23,270,000 ($724.27)
    Total General Sales: $4,417,000 ($137.48)
    NEC: $3,224,000 ($100.35)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,046,000 ($32.56)
    Public Utilities: $832,000 ($25.90)

Foster City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $88,941,000 ($2768.25)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $27,010,000 ($840.67)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $30,426,000 ($946.99)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $45,864,000 ($1427.50)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $39,661,000 ($1234.43)

Foster City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $36,606,000 ($1139.34)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $54,022,000 ($1681.41)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $12,955,000 ($403.22)

7.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($75,468 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.22%
California average:

5.75%

0.19% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,259 average AGI)
San Mateo County:

0.19%
California average:

0.21%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from San Francisco County, CA  1.99% ($65,876 average AGI)
from Santa Clara County, CA  1.19% ($105,470)
from Alameda County, CA  0.71% ($60,283)


8.12% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($83,253 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.12%
California average:

6.27%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,125 average AGI)
San Mateo County:

0.12%
California average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Santa Clara County, CA  1.46% ($108,860 average AGI)
to San Francisco County, CA  1.45% ($68,160)
to Alameda County, CA  1.05% ($61,599)

Strongest AM radio stations in Foster City:

  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KYCY (1550 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KFAX (1100 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING CO, INC.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIQI (1010 AM; 35 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF SAN FRANCISCO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KSFB (1220 AM; 5 kW; PALO ALTO, CA; Owner: SCA-PALO ALTO, LLC)
  • KLOK (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSFO (560 AM; 5 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KNEW (910 AM; 20 kW; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KOIT (1260 AM; 5 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Foster City:

  • KCSM (91.1 FM; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SAN MATEO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KFRC-FM (99.7 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY KFRC-FM, INC.)
  • KYLD (94.9 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KBLX-FM (102.9 FM; BERKELEY, CA; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS - CA, INC.)
  • KFJC (89.7 FM; LOS ALTOS, CA; Owner: FOOTHILL-DE ANZA COMM. COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KZBR (95.7 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KMEL (106.1 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSAN (107.7 FM; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KQED-FM (88.5 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KQED, INC.)
  • KITS (105.3 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KIOI (101.3 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KKSF-FM1 (103.7 FM; PLEASANTON, ETC., CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KOIT-FM (96.5 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KKSF (103.7 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFOG (104.5 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KFFG LICO, INC)
  • KFRC-FM3 (99.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: INFINITY KFRC-FM, INC.)
  • KZBR-FM1 (95.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KBLX-FM2 (102.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS -CA, INC.)
  • KSOL-FM3 (98.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KISQ-FM3 (98.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Foster City:

  • KQED (Channel 9; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KQED, INC.)
  • KGO-TV (Channel 7; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KPIX-TV (Channel 5; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTVU (Channel 2; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCSM-TV (Channel 60; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SAN MATEO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KRON-TV (Channel 4; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SAN FRANCISCO, INC.)
  • KMTP-TV (Channel 32; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: MINORITY TELEVISION PROJECT)
  • KBHK-TV (Channel 44; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF SAN FRANCISCO INC.)
  • KBWB (Channel 20; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KBWB LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFSF (Channel 66; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: TELEFUTURA SAN FRANCISCO LLC)
  • KCNS (Channel 38; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • KBIT-CA (Channel 28; SAN FRANCISCO, ETC., CA; Owner: POLAR BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KICU-TV (Channel 36; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOVR (Channel 13; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: SCI - SACRAMENTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KXTV (Channel 10; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KXTV, INC.)
  • KTEH (Channel 54; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KTEH FOUNDATION)
  • KTSF (Channel 26; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: LINCOLN BROADCASTING COMPANY, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • KDTV (Channel 14; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KDTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • KSTS (Channel 48; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LICENSE CORP.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Foster City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 14
Total length: 1,353 meters (4,439ft)
Total costs: $20,646,000
Total average daily traffic: 456,456
Total average daily truck traffic: 29,222

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 11
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Foster City, CA



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED17$560,294218$508,2111,535$410,78041$331,63475$326,947
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$483,00034$511,559247$450,0402$647,5004$381,750
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$569,80035$496,800287$471,81512$229,75012$299,833
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$569,00018$479,444187$439,1937$118,0005$323,800
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$05$509,40082$472,3056$377,8333$286,333

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 6080.01 , 6080.02, 6080.04, 6080.13, 6080.23, 6081.00, 6082.00, 6083.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$485,5001$412,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$604,6001$561,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$574,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 6080.01 , 6080.02, 6080.04, 6080.13, 6080.23, 6081.00, 6082.00, 6083.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 25
  • Hazardous Condition: 9

Incident types - Foster City


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Foster City, CA
Businesses in Foster City, CA
NameCountNameCount
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Marriott1
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's1
Budget Car Rental1Nike2
Chipotle1Pizza Hut1
Cold Stone Creamery1RadioShack1
Costco1Safeway1
DHL2Starbucks2
Ethan Allen1Subway1
FedEx4T-Mobile2
GNC1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1UPS7
IHOP1Vons1
Jamba Juice1
Browse common businesses in Foster City, CA


Foster City on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Radio, TV, and computer and software, and other electronic stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Radio, TV, and computer and software, and other electronic stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Business and financial operations occupations:"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Business and financial operations occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Data processing and other information services (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest cost of living (pop 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander residents"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Korean residents (pop 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest cost per building permit in 2004-2006"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median house value (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Vietnamese residents"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Management, business, and financial occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Computer and electronic products"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (population 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Other Asian residents (pop 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Registered nurses (population 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Financial managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Filipino residents (pop 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Management, professional, and related occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Financial managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 (94404) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Australian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #82 (94404) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other Arab first ancestries"
  • #100 (94404) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Turkish first ancestries"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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Total of 4389 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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