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County population in 2016: 764,797 (98% urban, 2% rural); it was 707,161 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 116,981
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 36,129
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 156,264
Renter-occupied apartments: 104,727 (it was 97,839 in 2000)
% of renters here:

39%
State:

44%

Land area: 449 sq. mi.

Water area: 291.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 1703 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in San Mateo County: 152.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (34.2%), Educational, health and social services (20.8%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in San Mateo County, California:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (39.5%)
  • Asian alone (27.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (24.8%)
  • Two or more races (4.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (1.4%)
Median resident age:  39.5 years
California median age:  36.4 years
Males: 377,751  (49.4%)
Females: 387,046  (50.6%)
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San Mateo County,CA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
San Mateo County:

2.0 people
California:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $108,627 ($70,819 in 1999)

This county:

$108,627
California:

$67,739

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $2,024 (lower quartile is $1,525, upper quartile is $2,658)
This county:

$2024
State:

$1252


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $1,002,400 (it was $449,900 in 2000)
San Mateo:

$1,002,400
California:

$477,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $760,600 - $1,621,000

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $1,405,938
Here:

$1,405,938
State:

$662,746

Townhouses or other attached units: $891,332
Here:

$891,332
State:

$572,965

In 2-unit structures: $905,373
Here:

$905,373
State:

$907,600

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $667,897
Here:

$667,897
State:

$578,996

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $683,803
Here:

$683,803
State:

$548,947

Mobile homes: $136,256
Here:

$136,256
State:

$109,501

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $45,943
Here:

$45,943
State:

$63,398
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $3,270
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $714

Institutionalized population: 3,556

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 17
  • Robberies: 46
  • Assaults: 156
  • Burglaries: 259
  • Thefts: 1354
  • Auto thefts: 293

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 15
  • Robberies: 39
  • Assaults: 113
  • Burglaries: 248
  • Thefts: 1396
  • Auto thefts: 244
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Health of residents in San Mateo County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.7. This is significantly better than average.
84.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
37.1% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
100.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
80.2% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 184 pounds. This is less than average.
Average weight of females is 151 pounds. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1143 buildings, average cost: $224,600
  • 2001: 735 buildings, average cost: $329,300
  • 2002: 719 buildings, average cost: $389,600
  • 2003: 808 buildings, average cost: $346,100
  • 2004: 675 buildings, average cost: $449,800
  • 2005: 478 buildings, average cost: $497,100
  • 2006: 446 buildings, average cost: $484,400
  • 2007: 664 buildings, average cost: $479,400
  • 2008: 307 buildings, average cost: $757,700
  • 2009: 255 buildings, average cost: $592,000
  • 2010: 206 buildings, average cost: $887,200
  • 2011: 245 buildings, average cost: $800,400
  • 2012: 314 buildings, average cost: $781,800
  • 2013: 363 buildings, average cost: $785,000
  • 2014: 371 buildings, average cost: $815,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $7,304 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $4,018 (0.4%)

San Mateo County household income distribution in 2009 San Mateo County home values distribution San Mateo County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 6.5%
San Mateo County:

6.5%
California:

14.3%
(4.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.0% for Black residents, 11.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.2% for American Indian residents, 9.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 11.9% for other race residents, 5.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 39.5 years old
(Males: 38.1 years old, Females: 41.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.0 years old, Black residents: 45.2 years old, American Indian residents: 36.2 years old, Asian residents: 39.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.9 years old, Other race residents: 31.0 years old)

Area name: San Francisco, CA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Mateo County is $1227 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1536 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $2051 a month.

Cities in this county include: Daly City, San Mateo, Redwood City, South San Francisco, San Bruno, Pacifica, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, South Coastside, Foster City.

San Mateo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Zip codeCityNumber of testsNumber of tests >= 4 pCi/L
94002Belmont8611
94005Brisbane50
94010Burlingame852
94014Daly City290
94015Daly City390
94018El Granada40
94019Half Moon Bay380
94020La Honda93
94021Loma Mar10
94025Menlo Park8521
94026Menlo Park10
94027Atherton5017
94028Portola Valley374
94029Menlo Park10
94030Millbrae380
94037Montara130
94038Moss Beach160
94044Pacifica661
94060Pescadero10
94061Redwood City371
94062Redwood City11326
94063Redwood City162
94065Redwood City140
94066San Bruno443
94070San Carlos835
94074San Gregorio10
94080South San Francisco922
94128San Francisco10
94303Palo Alto200
94401San Mateo90
94402San Mateo1356
94403San Mateo681
94404San Mateo450

2012 air pollution in San Mateo County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.444 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.020 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Significantly below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 51,250
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 50.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 262,638 (56.0% naturalized citizens)

San Mateo County:

34.3%
Whole state:

27.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 42,021
  • 2000 to 2009: 63,527
  • 1990 to 1999: 60,989
  • 1980 to 1989: 67,378
  • 1970 to 1979: 39,811
  • Before 1970: 37,574
Note: State values scaled to San Mateo County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 58.2%

San Mateo County marital status for males San Mateo County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 154,127
  • One, attached: 24,337
  • Two: 6,497
  • 3 or 4: 11,917
  • 5 to 9: 20,744
  • 10 to 19: 16,176
  • 20 to 49: 17,607
  • 50 or more: 21,660
  • Mobile homes: 2,799
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 83

Housing units in San Mateo County with a mortgage: 109,686 (3,278 second mortgage, 20,916 home equity loan, 624 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 45,483

Here:

70.8% with mortgage
State:

71.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for San Mateo County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic243,63422
Other31,69778
Evangelical Protestant24,771166
Mainline Protestant23,84074
Orthodox5,3505
Black Protestant2,04612
None387,113-
San Mateo County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 171
San Mateo County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 39
This 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.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 703
This county:

10.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
San Mateo County:

7.1%
California:

7.3%

Adult obesity rate:
San Mateo County:

16.9%
State:

21.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.0%
State:

17.9%

Agriculture in San Mateo County:

Average size of farms: 136 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $566,515
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $27433.71
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 91.34%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.73%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $449,317
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.10%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 73.03%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $84,156
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 73.53%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.83
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.25%
Vegetables: 2,877 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 174 acres

Earthquake activity:

San Mateo County-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 743% 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 48.9 miles away from San Mateo County 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 42.5 miles away from the county 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 195.0 miles away from the county center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 255.3 miles away from the county center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 279.1 miles away from San Mateo County 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 216.2 miles away from the county center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • California Glenview Fire, Incident Period: September 09, 2010 to September 11, 2010, Fire Management Assistance Declared: September 10, 2010, FEMA Id: 2856, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • California Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: March 29, 2006 to April 16, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1646: June 05, 2006, FEMA Id: 1646, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • California Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: December 17, 2005 to January 03, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1628: February 03, 2006, FEMA Id: 1628, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • California Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3248: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3248, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • California Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: February 02, 1998 to April 30, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1203: February 09, 1998, FEMA Id: 1203, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • California Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: December 28, 1996 to April 01, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1155: January 04, 1997, FEMA Id: 1155, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, Mud Flows, Incident Period: February 13, 1995 to April 19, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1046: March 12, 1995, FEMA Id: 1046, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, Mud Flows, Incident Period: January 03, 1995 to February 10, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1044: January 10, 1995, FEMA Id: 1044, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • California Severe Freeze, Incident Period: December 19, 1990 to January 03, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-894: February 11, 1991, FEMA Id: 894, Natural disaster type: Freeze
  • California Loma Prieta Earthquake, Incident Period: October 17, 1989 to December 18, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-845: October 18, 1989, FEMA Id: 845, Natural disaster type: Earthquake
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in San Mateo County (14) is near the US average (13).
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).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Philippines (18%)
  • Mexico (16%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (13%)
  • El Salvador (6%)
  • India (5%)
  • Hong Kong (4%)
  • Guatemala (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in San Mateo County (%):

  • Italian (3%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • German (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • American (2%)
  • English (2%)
  • Russian (1%)

San Mateo County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 284,835 (71.6%)
  • Carpooled: 41,126 (10.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 17,215 (4.3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 63 (0.0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 5,681 (1.4%)
  • Railroad: 7,069 (1.8%)
  • Ferryboat: 375 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 7,009 (1.8%)
  • Bicycle: 4,325 (1.1%)
  • Walked: 9,987 (2.5%)
  • Worked at home: 20,118 (5.1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in San Mateo County, California in 2000:

  • 3,339 people in nursing homes
  • 1,933 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 1,436 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 610 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 447 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 364 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 359 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 334 people in religious group quarters
  • 304 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 295 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 245 people in other group homes
  • 243 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 206 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 205 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 168 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 89 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 63 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 38 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 36 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 13 people in halfway houses
  • 10 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 9 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 8 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

People in group quarters in San Mateo County, California in 2010:

  • 2,121 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,681 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 1,074 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,001 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 715 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 677 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 661 people in college/university student housing
  • 562 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 184 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 85 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 52 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 24 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 16 people in correctional residential facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $99,164.

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%

5.32% relocated from other counties in California ($58,418 average AGI)
1.39% relocated from other states ($17,395 average AGI)
San Mateo County:

1.39%
California average:

1.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Contra Costa County, CA  0.30% ($66,139)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.26% ($71,608)
from San Diego County, CA  0.13% ($97,925)
from Sacramento County, CA  0.13% ($51,403)


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%

5.16% relocated to other counties in California ($55,106 average AGI)
1.34% relocated to other states ($16,610 average AGI)
San Mateo County:

1.34%
California average:

1.74%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Contra Costa County, CA  0.39% ($68,636)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.22% ($62,732)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.16% ($45,736)
to San Diego County, CA  0.13% ($94,583)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.9

Births per 1000 population in San Mateo County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.3

Deaths per 1000 population in San Mateo County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 2.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in San Mateo County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in San Mateo County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in San Mateo County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 95,106 (86,191 aged, 8,915 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 19,845 (12%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in San Mateo County, California in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (5,874)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (4,544)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (4,353)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (3,244)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (2,562)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2,479)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (2,448)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,537)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,393)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,258)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 36.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 23.3
  • Other - 13.1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 79.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 32.1
  • Suffocation - 20.1
  • Poisoning - 14.3
  • Other - 13.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 764,797
  • In family households: 649,688 (99,945 male householders, 86,058 female householders)
    142,679 spouses, 221,155 children (210,930 natural, 4,689 adopted, 5,536 stepchildren), 13,126 grandchildren, 16,452 brothers or sisters, 19,956 parents, 25,156 other relatives, 25,161 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 105,011 (35,025 male householders (25,371 living alone)), 42,417 female householders (33,675 living alone)), 27,569 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 10,098

Size of family households: 66,404 2-persons, 49,229 3-persons, 41,308 4-persons, 17,151 5-persons, 6,077 6-persons, 5,834 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 59,046 1-person, 14,377 2-persons, 2,426 3-persons, 1,215 4-persons, 209 5-persons, 57 6-persons, 112 7-or-more-persons.

114,872 married couples with children.
28,028 single-parent households (8,329 men, 19,699 women).

53.5% of residents of San Mateo speak English at home.
19.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
6.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
20.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (78% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $3,491,778,000 ($4,994 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $192,367,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,382,762,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $715,701,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,308,000
Federal grants: $779,898,000
Federal procurement contracts: $296,217,000 ($130,658,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $313,892,000 ($20,676,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $172,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $124,012,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,664,438,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 52,272
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

77 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 24,859
Here:

36 per 1000 residents
State:

34 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +38,794
Here:

+55 per 1000 residents
State:

+39 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -72,802
Here -104 per 1000 residents
State -18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in San Mateo County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 93.87 millions of gallons per day (8% from ground, 92% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.6
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 2,558
  • 2010 to 2013: 4,148
  • 2000 to 2009: 15,004
  • 1990 to 1999: 17,403
  • 1980 to 1989: 27,780
  • 1970 to 1979: 46,863
  • 1960 to 1969: 46,680
  • 1950 to 1959: 63,167
  • 1940 to 1949: 30,008
  • 1939 or earlier: 22,336
Note: State values scaled to San Mateo population
Rooms in houses/apartments in San Mateo County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to San Mateo County population
  • 1 room: 719
  • 2 rooms: 1,301
  • 3 rooms: 5,799
  • 4 rooms: 16,944
  • 5 rooms: 30,712
  • 6 rooms: 35,875
  • 7 rooms: 25,133
  • 8 rooms: 17,911
  • 9+ rooms: 20,775
  • 1 room: 9,023
  • 2 rooms: 12,178
  • 3 rooms: 29,366
  • 4 rooms: 27,129
  • 5 rooms: 15,451
  • 6 rooms: 7,093
  • 7 rooms: 4,492
  • 8 rooms: 2,169
  • 9+ rooms: 1,375
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in San Mateo County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to San Mateo County population
  • no bedroom: 800
  • 1 bedroom: 3,639
  • 2 bedrooms: 28,332
  • 3 bedrooms: 70,987
  • 4 bedrooms: 40,347
  • 5+ bedrooms: 11,064
  • no bedroom: 10,568
  • 1 bedroom: 35,494
  • 2 bedrooms: 38,005
  • 3 bedrooms: 18,893
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,207
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,109
Cars and other vehicles available in San Mateo County, California in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to San Mateo County population
  • no vehicle: 3,484
  • 1 vehicle: 32,605
  • 2 vehicles: 64,284
  • 3 vehicles: 35,120
  • 4 vehicles: 14,063
  • 5+ vehicles: 5,613
  • no vehicle: 10,193
  • 1 vehicle: 45,151
  • 2 vehicles: 37,219
  • 3 vehicles: 10,659
  • 4 vehicles: 3,237
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,817

88% of San Mateo County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in California.

San Mateo County:

88.0%
State average:

86.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 368,385
  • Other state: 119,898
  • Northeast: 35,214
  • Midwest: 35,760
  • South: 25,118
  • West: 23,806

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in San Mateo County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (77.5%)
  • Electricity (18.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.3%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)
  • Solar energy (0.7%)
  • Wood (0.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (52.1%)
  • Electricity (42.4%)
  • No fuel used (3.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • Wood (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 11,484
Here:

15.6%
California:

7.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6,662
Here:

18.8%
California:

7.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7,707
Here:

18.3%
California:

15.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

San Mateo County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $22,081,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,398,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,007,000
    General - Other: $2,934,000
    Sewerage: $2,442,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,036,000
    Solid Waste Management: $888,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $187,443,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $158,062,000
    Health - Other: $157,641,000
    General - Other: $127,257,000
    Correctional Institutions: $90,441,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $76,168,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $74,750,000
    Police Protection: $66,942,000
    Housing and Community Development: $64,615,000
    Central Staff Services: $21,726,000
    Financial Administration: $21,334,000
    Regular Highways: $18,537,000
    Sewerage: $8,351,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,986,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,209,000
    Local Fire Protection: $6,296,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,963,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,232,000
    Air Transportation: $1,488,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,222,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,075,000
    Transit Utilities: $68,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $879,252,000
    Corporate Bonds: $528,656,000
    Benefit Payments: $87,915,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $55,439,000
    Withdrawals: $2,258,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $29,416,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $54,403,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $719,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $15,983,000
    Hospitals: $2,308,000
    Police Protection: $1,500,000
    Regular Highways: $1,371,000
    Air Transportation: $819,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $731,000
    Parks and Recreation: $467,000
    Health - Other: $414,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $231,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $186,000
    Financial Administration: $143,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $84,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $59,000
    Central Staff Services: $55,000
    Correctional Institutions: $25,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $428,452,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,000

San Mateo County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $124,965,000
    All Other: $78,860,000
    Sewerage: $5,878,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,575,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $3,094,000
    Air Transportation: $1,866,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,367,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,192,000
    Regular Highways: $457,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $175,425,000
    From Parent Local Government: $76,090,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $39,963,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $68,801,000
    All Other: $10,725,000
    Air Transportation: $245,000
    Water Utilities: $120,000
    Public Welfare: $30,000
    Education: $18,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $30,890,000
    All Other: $16,495,000
    Housing and Community Development: $847,000
    Transit Utilities: $68,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $58,266,000
    Interest Earnings: $21,618,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $14,957,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $8,890,000
    Rents: $8,239,000
    Special Assessments: $94,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $248,288,000
    All Other: $141,466,000
    Health and Hospitals: $92,515,000
    Education: $38,491,000
    General Local Government Support: $37,213,000
    Highways: $14,848,000
    Sewerage: $11,000
  • Tax - Property: $241,700,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,855,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $8,487,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $6,685,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $6,102,000
    Other License: $2,223,000
    Other Selective Sales: $772,000

San Mateo County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $461,898,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $460,841,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,057,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,000,000

San Mateo County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $273,589,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $398,811,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $70,560,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 13,043
  • Number of aged recipients: 5,993
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 7,050
  • Number of recipients under 18: 544
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 4,916
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 7,583
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 5,173
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 7,338
San Mateo County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

San Mateo County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 154 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED714$469,0254,585$518,03322,691$426,358870$306,65759$3,936,5251,324$364,12114$93,571
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED63$444,460595$491,2392,504$441,50765$233,3083$736,667131$353,2219$97,556
APPLICATIONS DENIED172$406,616832$458,4285,474$494,883321$217,56716$1,060,875485$352,69750$101,700
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN113$422,363614$508,8053,139$453,784181$237,2278$787,125270$350,9485$102,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS26$381,846144$472,9511,048$454,11187$276,0570$069$429,7394$94,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 107 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED235$403,02129$455,5170$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED91$422,49527$482,7411$383,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED44$401,97727$464,6670$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN22$444,8188$476,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$417,8752$381,5000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in San Mateo County, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3,93274.5 years
Mary3,34380.8 years
William2,90374.6 years
Robert2,60371.3 years
James2,28172.8 years
George2,05176.4 years
Joseph1,84975.8 years
Charles1,67875.3 years
Helen1,67381.0 years
Margaret1,61980.4 years
Most common last names in San Mateo County, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,06776.2 years
Johnson87376.7 years
Brown59975.3 years
Williams55874.5 years
Jones52075.4 years
Miller51677.0 years
Anderson48877.5 years
Lee42375.3 years
Davis41776.4 years
Wilson37575.3 years
Businesses in San Mateo County, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness7Johnny Rockets1
7-Eleven28Jones New York13
ALDO1Journeys3
AMF Bowling1Justice2
AT&T5KFC9
Ace Hardware8Kmart2
American Eagle Outfitters1Kohl's3
Ann Taylor2Kroger4
Apple Store2La Quinta2
Applebee's1La-Z-Boy1
Arby's1Lane Bryant3
Ascend Collection1Lane Furniture6
Audi2LensCrafters5
AutoZone4Little Caesars Pizza6
Avenue2Long John Silver's1
BMW1Lowe's2
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill2Macy's3
Bakers2Marriott11
Bally Total Fitness1Marshalls4
Banana Republic2MasterBrand Cabinets40
Barnes & Noble3Mazda2
Baskin-Robbins13McDonald's22
Bath & Body Works4Men's Wearhouse4
Bebe1Motel 61
Bed Bath & Beyond3Motherhood Maternity5
Best Western9New Balance8
Big O Tires2New York & Co2
Blockbuster6Nike34
Brookstone2Nissan3
Budget Car Rental2Nordstrom3
Burger King14Office Depot5
CVS14OfficeMax1
Cache1Old Navy5
Carl\s Jr.6Outback2
Casual Male XL1Outback Steakhouse2
Charlotte Russe1Pac Sun2
Chevrolet3Panda Express5
Chico's1Panera Bread1
Chipotle5Papa John's Pizza2
Chuck E. Cheese's2Payless8
Cinnabon 3Penske5
Clarion1PetSmart3
Cold Stone Creamery6Pier 1 Imports2
Coldwater Creek1Pizza Hut5
Comfort Inn5Plato's Closet1
Costco4Popeyes3
Curves7Pottery Barn1
DHL4Quality1
Dairy Queen3Quiznos8
Days Inn4RadioShack12
Decora Cabinetry4Ramada2
Dennys6Red Lobster1
Discount Tire1Red Robin2
Domino's Pizza7Red Roof Inn1
DressBarn3Rite Aid7
Dressbarn2SAS Shoes3
Ethan Allen1Safeway20
Express1Sears7
Extended Stay America1Sephora4
FedEx112Sprint Nextel5
Finish Line2Staples3
Firestone Complete Auto Care5Starbucks61
Foot Locker4Subaru3
Ford4Subway37
Forever 214Super 82
Fredericks Of Hollywood1T-Mobile25
GNC14T.G.I. Driday's2
GameStop12T.J.Maxx3
Gap4Taco Bell15
Goodwill6Target5
Gymboree2The Cheesecake Factory1
H&M1The Room Place3
H&R Block17Torrid1
Hilton11Toyota4
Holiday Inn12Toys"R"Us4
Hollister Co.2Trader Joe's6
Home Depot6Travelodge2
Homestead Studio Suites2U-Haul15
Honda5UPS81
Hot Topic3Vans14
Houlihan's1Verizon Wireless7
Howard Johnson3Victoria's Secret3
Hyatt2Volkswagen2
IHOP6Vons19
IKEA1Walgreens12
J. Jill1Wendy's6
J.Crew1Westin1
JCPenney1Wet Seal1
Jamba Juice14Whole Foods Market2
JoS. A. Bank1YMCA5

San Mateo County on our top lists:

  • #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)"
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  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations (pop. 50,000+)"