Half Moon Bay, California

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Population in 2014: 12,371 (89% urban, 11% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.5%
 
Males: 5,986  (48.4%)
Females: 6,385  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  44.8 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 94019.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $103,242 (it was $78,473 in 2000)
Half Moon Bay:

$103,242
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $52,634 (it was $37,963 in 2000)

Half Moon Bay city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $724,883 (it was $457,200 in 2000)
Half Moon Bay:

$724,883
CA:

$373,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $950,438; Detached houses: over $1,000,000; Townhouses or other attached units: $650,038; In 2-unit structures: $641,590; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $519,312; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $457,712; Mobile homes: $67,444; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $140,817

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,752.

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  • Races in Half Moon Bay, CA (2010)

    Half Moon Bay races chart
    • 6,97761.6%White alone
    • 3,56331.5%Hispanic
    • 4724.2%Asian alone
    • 2091.8%Two or more races
    • 650.6%Black alone
    • 200.2%American Indian alone
    • 100.09%Other race alone
    • 80.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Half Moon Bay detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Half Moon Bay: 157.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (9.8%), English (8.6%), Italian (7.8%), Irish (6.7%), Portuguese (3.8%), United States (3.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 69 feet

Land area: 6.47 square miles.

Population density: 1,912 people per square mile   (low).

Half Moon Bay,CA real estate house value index trend

Half Moon Bay, California map

For population 25 years and over in Half Moon Bay:

  • High school or higher: 82.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Half Moon Bay city:

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 60.6%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

2,989 residents are foreign born (17.4% Latin America, 4.0% Europe).

This city:

25.3%
California:

26.9%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Half Moon Bay, California as of May 30, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Half Moon Bay to the number of sex offenders is 1,059 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $6,990 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,690 (0.3%)

Half Moon Bay satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $188,100
  • 1998: 29 buildings, average cost: $227,700
  • 1999: 23 buildings, average cost: $222,500
  • 2000: 38 buildings, average cost: $260,800
  • 2002: 55 buildings, average cost: $365,800
  • 2003: 41 buildings, average cost: $360,800
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $298,900
  • 2005: 13 buildings, average cost: $244,600
  • 2006: 18 buildings, average cost: $288,400
  • 2007: 19 buildings, average cost: $257,700
  • 2008: 15 buildings, average cost: $193,600
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $332,300
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $237,900
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $444,300
  • 2012: 12 buildings, average cost: $404,900
  • 2013: 13 buildings, average cost: $349,400
  • 2014: 13 buildings, average cost: $349,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.46 N, Longitude: 122.44 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Pumpkin Capital

Daytime population change due to commuting: -736 (-6.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,999 (32.4%)

Area code: 650

Half Moon Bay household income distribution Half Moon Bay home values distribution

Property values in Half Moon Bay, CA


Crime rates in Half Moon Bay by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Murders 001001000
per 100,000 0.00.08.10.00.08.10.00.00.0
Rapes 230612531
per 100,000 16.324.80.048.88.116.240.324.07.9
Robberies 377041425
per 100,000 24.457.857.00.032.58.132.316.039.5
Assaults 14171214151710145
per 100,000 114.0140.497.7113.9121.8137.480.7111.939.5
Burglaries 294464443048483145
per 100,000 236.2363.4521.0358.0243.6388.0387.3247.7355.8
Thefts 156168206198176189213179193
per 100,000 1,270.71,387.51,677.11,611.21,429.41,527.91,718.61,430.41,525.9
Auto thefts 13101011101910510
per 100,000 105.982.681.489.581.2153.680.740.079.1
Arson 001442120
per 100,000 0.00.08.132.532.516.28.116.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.3) 121.4155.8166.2161.7123.8162.8163.6126.6120.7

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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:

2.46

Half Moon Bay tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,940 (+33.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Information (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Half Moon Bay: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Half Moon Bay, California

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Earthquake activity:

Half Moon Bay-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 737% 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 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 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 the city 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 Half Moon Bay 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 the city 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 (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, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Half Moon Bay topographic map

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

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)
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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!

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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).

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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 99.3. This is worse than average.

City:

99.3
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.418. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.418
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 12.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.4
U.S.:

6.4

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.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 20.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 15.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.1
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 0.00269. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00269
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.4%
(2.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.7% for Black residents, 14.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.1% for other race residents, 57.7% for two or more races residents)
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

Half Moon Bay, California environmental map by EPA

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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.9
California average:

15.4

Half Moon Bay travel time to work - commute Half Moon Bay mode of transportation to work chart

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

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
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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.5%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.0%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Half Moon Bay:

23.2%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.1%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Half Moon Bay:

6.8
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.5%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Here:

54.8%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.0%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Half Moon Bay, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$27,902$83,7060$0
Other Government Administration 12$64,518$64,5180$0
Streets and Highways 3$18,894$75,5760$0
Sewerage 1$5,566$66,7920$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$230
Totals for Government 20$116,880$70,1281$230

Half Moon Bay government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $594,000 ($48.02)
    Police Protection: $98,000 ($7.92)
    Parks & Recreation: $90,000 ($7.28)
    Housing & Community Development: $4,000 ($0.32)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,545,000 ($205.72)
    Regular Highways: $874,000 ($70.65)
    Parks & Recreation: $859,000 ($69.44)
    Financial Administration: $847,000 ($68.47)
    Central Staff Services: $824,000 ($66.61)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $329,000 ($26.59)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $300,000 ($24.25)
    Sewerage: $294,000 ($23.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $84,000 ($6.79)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $1,407,000 ($113.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $36,000 ($2.91)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($0.57)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,503,000 ($202.33)

Half Moon Bay government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,256,000 ($182.36)
    Parks & Recreation: $410,000 ($33.14)
    All Other: $366,000 ($29.59)
    Regular Highways: $189,000 ($15.28)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $788,000 ($63.70)
    Interest Earnings: $544,000 ($43.97)
    Rents: $43,000 ($3.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $681,000 ($55.05)
    All Other: $319,000 ($25.79)
    Highways: $272,000 ($21.99)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,826,000 ($147.60)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,822,000 ($147.28)
    Property: $801,000 ($64.75)
    NEC: $680,000 ($54.97)
    Public Utilities: $230,000 ($18.59)

Half Moon Bay government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,486,000 ($120.12)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $580,000 ($46.88)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $580,000 ($46.88)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $946,000 ($76.47)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $540,000 ($43.65)

Half Moon Bay government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $901,000 ($72.83)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,980,000 ($968.39)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $127,000 ($10.27)

6.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($76,297 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
California average:

5.03%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($483 average AGI)
San Mateo County:

0.05%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from San Francisco County, CA  1.77% ($75,145 average AGI)
from Santa Clara County, CA  1.20% ($92,061)
from Alameda County, CA  0.71% ($64,730)


6.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($73,109 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.62%
California average:

5.12%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,393 average AGI)
San Mateo County:

0.12%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to San Francisco County, CA  1.44% ($61,177 average AGI)
to Santa Clara County, CA  1.10% ($95,955)
to Alameda County, CA  0.78% ($62,828)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Half Moon Bay fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 14m46ftTotal length
  • $1,231,000Total costs
  • 53,860Total average daily traffic
  • 971Total average daily truck traffic
  • 91,020Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

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)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 27
  • Hazardous Condition: 33
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Half Moon Bay

See full 2006 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
  • Landis Shores Oceanfront Inn, 211 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, California 94019 , Phone: (650) 726-6642, Fax: (650) 726-6644
  • 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 7 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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
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

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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