Half Moon Bay, California

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Population in 2019: 12,932 (89% urban, 11% rural).
Population change since 2000: +9.2%
 
Males: 6,002  (46.4%)
Females: 6,930  (53.6%)
Median resident age:

47.0 years
California median age:

37.0 years

Zip codes: 94019.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $151,528 (it was $78,473 in 2000)
Half Moon Bay:

$151,528
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $78,458 (it was $37,963 in 2000)

Half Moon Bay city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: over $1,000,000 (it was $457,200 in 2000)
Half Moon Bay:

over $1,000,000
CA:

$568,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: over $1,000,000; detached houses: over $1,000,000; townhouses or other attached units: over $1,000,000; in 2-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $743,017; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $887,586; mobile homes: $207,936; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $369,763

Median gross rent in 2019: $2,015.

March 2019 cost of living index in Half Moon Bay: 160.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 5.4%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.7% for other race residents, 3.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Half Moon Bay, CA (2019)
    • 7,64259.6%White alone
    • 3,79229.6%Hispanic
    • 8356.5%Asian alone
    • 2151.7%Two or more races
    • 480.4%Black alone
    • 540.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 340.3%Other race alone

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According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Half Moon Bay, California as of September 24, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Half Moon Bay is 778 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Half Moon Bay by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(8.1)
2
(16.2)
5
(40.3)
3
(24.0)
1
(7.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(32.5)
1
(8.1)
4
(32.3)
2
(16.0)
5
(39.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
15
(121.8)
17
(137.4)
10
(80.7)
14
(111.9)
5
(39.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
30
(243.6)
48
(388.0)
48
(387.3)
31
(247.7)
45
(355.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
176
(1,429)
189
(1,528)
213
(1,719)
179
(1,430)
193
(1,526)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(81.2)
19
(153.6)
10
(80.7)
5
(40.0)
10
(79.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(32.5)
2
(16.2)
1
(8.1)
2
(16.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index121.3159.6160.4124.1118.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Half Moon Bay, CA

Crime rate in Half Moon Bay detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 15 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.95
California average:

2.19
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Ancestries: Irish (6.7%), European (5.3%), Italian (4.4%), German (4.1%), Portuguese (3.3%), English (2.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 69 feet

Land area: 6.47 square miles.

Population density: 1,998 people per square mile   (low).

Half Moon Bay, California map

3,188 residents are foreign born (14.4% Latin America, 4.0% Europe).

This city:

24.9%
California:

26.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $8,760 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,237 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: San Mateo, CA (9.5 miles , pop. 92,482).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Francisco, CA (20.8 miles , pop. 776,733).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (326.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

El Granada, CA (1.9 miles ),
South Coastside, CA (2.4 miles ),
Moss Beach, CA (2.5 miles ),
Montara, CA (2.6 miles ),
Highlands-Baywood Park, CA (2.6 miles ),
Hillsborough, CA (2.9 miles ),
Belmont, CA (3.0 miles ),
Emerald Lake Hills, CA (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 37.46 N, Longitude: 122.44 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Pumpkin Capital

Daytime population change due to commuting: -932 (-7.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,184 (31.6%)

Area code: 650

Distribution of median household income in Half Moon Bay, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Half Moon Bay, CA in 2019

Property values in Half Moon Bay, CA

Half Moon Bay satellite photo by USGS

Half Moon Bay tourist attractions:

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.1%
California:

7.9%
Historical population in Half Moon Bay, CA
Historical housing units in Half Moon Bay, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +2,940 (+33.0%).
Most common industries in Half Moon Bay, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.6%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Construction (7.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.5%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (5.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.2%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (4.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (14.8%)
  • Health care (10.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.1%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Half Moon Bay, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Top executives (4.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (3.6%)
  • Computer specialists (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.4%)
  • Top executives (5.6%)
  • Computer specialists (4.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.5%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Carpenters (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.0%)

Average climate in Half Moon Bay, California

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Half Moon Bay, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 92.7. This is worse than average.

City:

92.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.393. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.393
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.480. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.480
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 21.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 11.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.0115. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0115
U.S.:

0.0098

Earthquake activity:

Half Moon Bay-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 7247% 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 48.5 miles away from Half Moon Bay 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 43.9 miles away from Half Moon Bay center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 192.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 256.3 miles away from Half Moon Bay center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 279.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 218.4 miles away from Half Moon Bay center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
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 (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 6, Mudslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Landslides: 4, Fires: 2, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Half Moon Bay topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Half Moon Bay:

  • HOME CARE BY THE SEA, INC. (790 MAIN STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Half Moon Bay:

  • SETON MEDICAL CENTER - COASTSIDE D/P SNF (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MOSS BEACH, CA)
  • CRESTVIEW ICF/DDN HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; BELMONT, CA)
  • CORDILLERAS MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; REDWOOD CITY, CA)
  • CARLMONT GARDENS NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BELMONT, CA)
  • SAN MATEO MEDICAL CENTER D/P SNF (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SAN MATEO, CA)
  • BROOKSIDE SKILLED NURSING HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SAN MATEO, CA)
  • SATELLITE DIALYSIS SAN MATEO (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; SAN MATEO, CA)

Airports located in Half Moon Bay:

Amtrak stations near Half Moon Bay:

  • 11 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.
  • 12 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Half Moon Bay:

  • College of San Mateo (about 8 miles; San Mateo, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,398)
  • Canada College (about 10 miles; Redwood City, CA; FT enrollment: 3,446)
  • Skyline College (about 12 miles; San Bruno, CA; FT enrollment: 5,824)
  • Stanford University (about 15 miles; Stanford, CA; FT enrollment: 14,410)
  • Foothill College (about 19 miles; Los Altos Hills, CA; FT enrollment: 9,635)
  • San Francisco State University (about 19 miles; San Francisco, CA; FT enrollment: 24,644)
  • City College of San Francisco (about 19 miles; San Francisco, CA; FT enrollment: 17,569)

Public high schools in Half Moon Bay:

Public elementary/middle schools in Half Moon Bay:

Private elementary/middle schools in Half Moon Bay:

  • SEA CREST SCHOOL (Students: 247, Location: 901 ARNOLD WAY, Grades: KG-8)
  • WILKINSON SCHOOL (Students: 85, Location: 750 AVENUE ALHAMBRA, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Half Moon Bay

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Please change the information on Sea Crest School. We have 250 students in grades K-8 and are now located at 901 Arnold Way, Half Moon Bay, CA. Thanks!

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Half Moon Bay: Sweetwood Group Camp (A), Half Moon Bay Country Club (B), Francis Beach Campground (C), Half Moon Bay Branch San Mateo County Library (D), Coastside Community Center (E), Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Station 40 Coast Side Fire Protection District (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Strawflower Village Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Independent Order of Oddfellows Cemetery (1), Pilarcitos Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Canada Verde Creek (A), Frenchmans Creek (B), Arroyo Leon (C), Arroyo De En Medio (D), Pilarcitos Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Half Moon Bay include: Half Moon Bay State Beach (1), Frenchmans Creek Community Park (2), Poplar Beach (3), Smith Field Little League Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Miramar Beach (A), Venice Beach (B), Redondo Beach (C), Manhattan Beach (D), Elmar Beach (E), Dunes Beach (F), El Granada Beach (G), Francis Beach (H), Mateo Coast State Beaches (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Baldwin Terry & Eve (615 Mill Street), Beach House Inn & Conference Center (4100 Cabrillo Highway North), Beach House Inn at Half Moon Bay (4100 Cabrillo Highway).

Birthplace of: J.P. Viernes - Dancer and actor.

San Mateo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Half Moon Bay and their reported violations in the past:

GAZOS CREEK BEACH HOUSE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Half Moon Bay that have no violations reported:

  • UC ELKUS RANCH (Population served: 302, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.7 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

68.0%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.0%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
12 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

People in group quarters in Half Moon Bay in 2000:

  • 778 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 57 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 11 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Half Moon Bay (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Half Moon Bay Branch at 132 San Mateo Road, branch established on 1972/12/04. 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: Half Moon Bay Branch at 620 Main Street, branch established on 1927/02/19. 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
  • United American Bank: Half Moon Bay Branch at 40 North Cabrillo Highway, branch established on 2006/11/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $273.6 mil, Deposits: $253.7 mil, headquarters in San Mateo, CA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Atbancorp
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Half Moon Bay Branch at 50 Cabrillo Highway North, branch established on 1890/01/01. 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
  • First National Bank of Northern California: Half Moon Bay Branch at 756 Main Street, branch established on 1982/01/11. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $715.6 mil, Deposits: $622.4 mil, headquarters in Daly City, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Fnb Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Half Moon Bay:

Marital status in Half Moon Bay, CA
  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 57.9%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

For population 25 years and over in Half Moon Bay:

  • High school or higher: 86.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 50.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.3
California average:

14.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Half Moon Bay
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Half Moon Bay, CA (based on San Mateo County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic243,63422
Other31,69778
Evangelical Protestant24,771166
Mainline Protestant23,84074
Orthodox5,3505
Black Protestant2,04612
None387,113-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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
San Mateo 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:
San Mateo County:

18.0%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.2%
California:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.6%
State:

48.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.1
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Half Moon Bay:

21.8%
California:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.3%
California:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Half Moon Bay:

6.8
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.5%
California:

31.5%

General health condition:
Here:

56.7%
California:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.9%
California:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Half Moon Bay, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 9$85,674$114,2320$0
Other Government Administration 9$65,810$87,7473$3,728
Financial Administration 4$36,402$109,2060$0
Streets and Highways 2$15,310$91,8600$0
Totals for Government 24$203,196$101,5983$3,728

Half Moon Bay government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,286,000 ($176.77)
    Police Protection: $1,042,000 ($80.58)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $4,338,000 ($335.45)
    Police Protection: $3,611,000 ($279.23)
    Sewerage: $2,867,000 ($221.70)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,432,000 ($188.06)
    Financial Administration: $741,000 ($57.30)
    Regular Highways: $367,000 ($28.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $129,000 ($9.98)
    Libraries: $47,000 ($3.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $938,000 ($72.53)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $109,000 ($8.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $79,000 ($6.11)

Half Moon Bay government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,524,000 ($349.83)
    Other: $690,000 ($53.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $518,000 ($40.06)
    Housing and Community Development: $327,000 ($25.29)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $172,000 ($13.30)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $684,000 ($52.89)
    General Revenue - Other: $678,000 ($52.43)
    Fines and Forfeits: $79,000 ($6.11)
    Rents: $10,000 ($0.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $258,000 ($19.95)
    Other: $159,000 ($12.30)
    General Local Government Support: $7,000 ($0.54)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $6,025,000 ($465.90)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,864,000 ($221.47)
    Property: $2,792,000 ($215.90)
    Other: $1,047,000 ($80.96)
    Public Utilities Sales: $626,000 ($48.41)
    Other License: $472,000 ($36.50)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $293,000 ($22.66)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $133,000 ($10.28)

Half Moon Bay government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,915,000 ($844.03)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,915,000 ($844.03)

Half Moon Bay government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,412,000 ($2815.65)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $41,641,000 ($3220.00)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,276,000 ($871.95)

6.90% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($153,556 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.90%
California average:

5.03%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,088 average AGI)
San Mateo County:

0.07%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from San Francisco County, CA  1.54% ($139,745 average AGI)
from Santa Clara County, CA  1.32% ($219,350)
from Alameda County, CA  0.61% ($99,304)


7.51% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($143,515 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.51%
California average:

5.21%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,865 average AGI)
San Mateo County:

0.12%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to San Francisco County, CA  1.20% ($169,587 average AGI)
to Santa Clara County, CA  1.10% ($154,202)
to Alameda County, CA  1.04% ($98,442)
Businesses in Half Moon Bay, CA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Holiday Inn1
Ace Hardware1Jamba Juice1
Baskin-Robbins1Marriott1
Best Western1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Burger King1McDonald's1
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid1
Curves1Safeway1
Days Inn1Starbucks1
FedEx3Subway1
Ford1U-Haul1
GNC1UPS1
H&R Block1Vons1

Strongest AM radio stations in Half Moon Bay:

  • 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.)
  • KLOK (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KNEW (910 AM; 20 kW; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSFO (560 AM; 5 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KSFB (1220 AM; 5 kW; PALO ALTO, CA; Owner: SCA-PALO ALTO, LLC)
  • KOIT (1260 AM; 5 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Half Moon Bay:

  • KFJC (89.7 FM; LOS ALTOS, CA; Owner: FOOTHILL-DE ANZA COMM. COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KYLD (94.9 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFRC-FM (99.7 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY KFRC-FM, INC.)
  • KBLX-FM (102.9 FM; BERKELEY, CA; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS - CA, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • KCSM (91.1 FM; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SAN MATEO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KSOL (98.9 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KKSF-FM1 (103.7 FM; PLEASANTON, ETC., CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • 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)

TV broadcast stations around Half Moon Bay:

  • 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.)
  • KTSF (Channel 26; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: LINCOLN BROADCASTING COMPANY, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • KICU-TV (Channel 36; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Half Moon Bay fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 226ft / 69.2mTotal length
  • $23,399,000Total costs
  • 278,160Total average daily traffic
  • 9,892Total average daily truck traffic
  • 389,059Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Half Moon Bay, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 31950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Half Moon Bay, CA

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 13. The highest number of reported fires - 27 took place in 2006, and the least - 2 in 2016. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Half Moon Bay, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (40.2%), and Structure Fires (38.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Half Moon Bay, CA
    • 7240.2%Outside Fires
    • 6838.0%Structure Fires
    • 2212.3%Other
    • 179.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Half Moon Bay, CA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Half Moon Bay, California:

  • Mill Rose Inn, 615 ML St, Half Moon Bay, California 94019 , Phone: (650) 726-9794, Fax: (650) 726-3031
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 3020 N Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay, California 94019 , Phone: (650) 726-9700, Fax: (650) 726-5269
  • Coastside Inn At Half Moon Bay, 230 S Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay, California 94019 , Phone: (650) 726-3400, Fax: (650) 726-1256
  • The Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1 Miramontes Point Rd, Half Moon Bay, California 94019 , Phone: (650) 712-7000, Fax: (650) 712-7640
  • Best Western Half Moon Bay Lodge, 2400 S Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay, California 94019 , Phone: (650) 726-9000, Fax: (650) 726-7951
  • Comfort Inn Half Moon Bay, 2930 N Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay, California 94019 , Phone: (650) 712-1999, Fax: (650) 712-4412
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Half Moon Bay, California
Most common first names in Half Moon Bay, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6572.7 years
Mary5879.7 years
William4076.0 years
Joseph3481.0 years
George3077.2 years
Robert3075.0 years
Frank2879.8 years
Maria2476.4 years
Helen2480.7 years
Margaret2480.6 years
Most common last names in Half Moon Bay, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Cunha2079.4 years
Smith1672.7 years
Silva1479.5 years
Marsh1382.8 years
Johnson1273.2 years
Canadas1281.3 years
Alves1281.0 years
Miller1178.9 years
Bettencourt1084.7 years
Brown966.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Half Moon Bay, CA
  • 84.1%Utility gas
  • 13.0%Electricity
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Half Moon Bay, CA
  • 50.4%Electricity
  • 41.1%Utility gas
  • 4.7%No fuel used
  • 3.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Half Moon Bay compared to California state average:

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

Half Moon Bay on our top lists:

  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: wholesale trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: information (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) (population 1,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
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