Ladera, California

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Population in 2010: 1,426.
Males: 764  (53.6%)
Females: 662  (46.4%)
Median resident age:

43.5 years
California median age:

37.0 years

Zip codes: 94028.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $138,500
Ladera:

$138,500
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $68,949

Ladera CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: over $1,000,000
Ladera:

over $1,000,000
CA:

$568,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: over $1,000,000; detached houses: over $1,000,000

Median gross rent in 2019: $3,313.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ladera: 152.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 1.1%
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  • Races in Ladera, CA (2019)
    • 1,36785.2%White alone
    • 1267.9%Asian alone
    • 825.1%Two or more races

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

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Ancestries: German (9.1%), Italian (8.7%), European (8.5%), Iranian (7.6%), English (6.8%), Irish (5.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 340 feet

187 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe).

This place:

11.7%
California:

26.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $11,448 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Palo Alto, CA (3.8 miles , pop. 58,598).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fremont, CA (15.4 miles , pop. 203,413).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (313.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Portola Valley, CA (1.4 miles ),
Stanford, CA (1.5 miles ),
West Menlo Park, CA (1.5 miles ),
Woodside, CA (1.9 miles ),
Palo Alto, CA (2.0 miles ),
Los Altos Hills, CA (2.0 miles ),
Menlo Park, CA (2.0 miles ),
Atherton, CA (2.0 miles )

Latitude: 37.40 N, Longitude: 122.20 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 650

Distribution of median household income in Ladera, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Ladera, CA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.1%
California:

7.9%
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 96.4. This is worse than average.

City:

96.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.415. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.415
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.209. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.209
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 21.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00611. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00611
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Ladera-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 7447% 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 60.4 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 30.9 miles away from the city 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 183.8 miles away from Ladera center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 243.7 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 290.8 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 227.5 miles away from Ladera 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near Ladera:

  • UNIVERSITY CONVALESCENT HOSP (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; MENLO PARK, CA)
  • SEQUOIAS, THE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; PORTOLA VALLEY, CA)
  • STANFORD HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; STANFORD, CA)
  • STANFORD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL D/P SNF (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; STANFORD, CA)
  • LUCILE SALTER PACKARD CHILDREN'S HSP AT STANFORD (Hospital, Childrens, about 3 miles away; PALO ALTO, CA)
  • PALO ALTO VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care - Veterans Administration, about 3 miles away; PALO ALTO, CA)
  • VI AT PALO ALTO (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; PALO ALTO, CA)

Amtrak stations near Ladera:

  • 14 miles: SANTA CLARA-GREAT AMERICA (SANTA CLARA, FOOT OF STARS & STRIPES DR.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking.
  • 16 miles: FREMONT (CENTERVILLE, FREMONT & PERALTA BLVDS.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: SAN JOSE (65 CAHILL ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ladera:

  • Stanford University (about 3 miles; Stanford, CA; Full-time enrollment: 14,410)
  • Foothill College (about 5 miles; Los Altos Hills, CA; FT enrollment: 9,635)
  • Canada College (about 5 miles; Redwood City, CA; FT enrollment: 3,446)
  • De Anza College (about 11 miles; Cupertino, CA; FT enrollment: 16,729)
  • Mission College (about 12 miles; Santa Clara, CA; FT enrollment: 5,625)
  • College of San Mateo (about 13 miles; San Mateo, CA; FT enrollment: 5,398)
  • West Valley College (about 14 miles; Saratoga, CA; FT enrollment: 6,128)

Public elementary/middle school in Ladera:

  • LANDERS ELEMENTARY (Location: 56450 RECHE RD., Grades: KG-6)

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

2.7 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

80.4%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.2%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Ladera:

Marital status in Ladera, CA
  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 68.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 3.9%

For population 25 years and over in Ladera:

  • High school or higher: 98.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 88.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 48.3%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.8
California average:

14.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ladera, 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
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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.
California:

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

10.02 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
San Mateo County:

7.1%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Mateo County:

16.9%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
San Mateo County:

18.0%
State:

17.9%

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)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ladera:

  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KYCY (1550 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, 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.)
  • KLOK (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSFB (1220 AM; 5 kW; PALO ALTO, CA; Owner: SCA-PALO ALTO, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KSJX (1500 AM; 10 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ladera:

  • KFJC (89.7 FM; LOS ALTOS, CA; Owner: FOOTHILL-DE ANZA COMM. COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KBAA (94.5 FM; GILROY, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSQL (99.1 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KKUP (91.5 FM; CUPERTINO, CA; Owner: ASSURANCE SCIENCES FOUNDATION)
  • KBRG (100.3 FM; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KCEA (89.1 FM; ATHERTON, CA; Owner: MENLO-ATHERTON HIGH SCHOOL)
  • KZBR-FM2 (95.7 FM; LIVERMORE, ETC., CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KKSF-FM1 (103.7 FM; PLEASANTON, ETC., CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFFG (97.7 FM; LOS ALTOS, CA; Owner: KFFG LICO, INC.)
  • KFRC-FM3 (99.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: INFINITY KFRC-FM, INC.)
  • KZBR-FM1 (95.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KBLX-FM2 (102.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS -CA, INC.)
  • KSOL-FM3 (98.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KTEE (93.7 FM; FELTON, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KISQ-FM3 (98.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KZSU (90.1 FM; STANFORD, CA; Owner: THE BD.OF TRUSTEES,LELAND JR. UNIV.)
  • KMEL-FM1 (106.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)

TV broadcast stations around Ladera:

  • 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)
  • KBIT-CA (Channel 28; SAN FRANCISCO, ETC., CA; Owner: POLAR BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KICU-TV (Channel 36; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • KCSM-TV (Channel 60; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SAN MATEO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KBWB (Channel 20; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KBWB LICENSE, INC.)
  • KTEH (Channel 54; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KTEH FOUNDATION)
  • KFSF (Channel 66; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: TELEFUTURA SAN FRANCISCO LLC)
  • KCNS (Channel 38; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • KDTV (Channel 14; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KDTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • KSTS (Channel 48; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LICENSE CORP.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 151ft / 45.7mTotal length
  • 218,757Total average daily traffic
  • 2,219Total average daily truck traffic
  • 402,406Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ladera, CA
  • 78.0%Utility gas
  • 22.0%Electricity


Ladera compared to California state average:

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

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  • #5 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents)"
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  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Southern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in South Africa (population 500+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Northern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 500+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having professional degrees (population 500+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median house value"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Doctorate degrees (population 500+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Austria (population 500+)"
  • #2 (94028) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 5,000+)"
  • #3 (94028) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #6 (94028) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #6 (94028) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest average reported salary/wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #9 (94028) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average net capital gain/loss (pop 5,000+)"
  • #11 (94028) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable interest in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #11 (94028) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #45 (94028) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average taxable interest for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #76 (94028) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #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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