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San Mateo County Snapshot1

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Population2 of San Mateo County and its Biggest Cities

  • San Mateo County: 705,499

  • Daly City: 103,621

  • Redwood City: 75,402

  • San Mateo: 92,482

  • South San Francisco: 60,552

San Mateo County Population by Race/Ethnicity

  • White: 61%

  • Asian: 23%

  • Hispanic/Latino Origin (of any race): 23%

  • African American: 3.2%

  • Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian: 1.3%

  • American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.5%

  • Multi-racial: 3.5%

San Mateo County Population by Age

  • Median Age: 39

  • Children under 18: 23%

  • Adults 18-65: 64%

  • Adults over 65: 13%

San Mateo County Workers

  • Working Residents: 53%

  • Commuters: 49%

  • Average Commute Time: 25 minutes

  • Average Salaries:

    • Waiter: $18,590

    • Janitor: $28,256

    • Nursing Aide: $29,072

    • Child-care Worker: $33,056

    • Dental Assistant: $39,689

    • Construction Worker: $40,446

    • Administrative Assistant: $42,027

    • Customer Service: $42,699

    • Family Social Worker: $49,280

    • Police Officer: $54,524

    • School Teacher: $56,101

    • Accountant: $56,696

San Mateo County Households by Income

  • Less than $35,000: 20%

  • $35,000 - $50,000: 11%

  • $50,000 - $75,000: 18%

  • $75,000 - $100,000: 13%

  • $100,000 - $150,000: 18%

  • $150,000 - $200,000: 9%

  • Over $200,000: 11%

San Mateo County Housing

  • Households: 251,755

  • Housing Units: 266,392

  • Average Household Size: 3

  • Median Single Family Home Price: $880,000

  • Median Monthly Household Cost w/Mortgage: $2,891

  • Average Monthly Two Bedroom Apartment Rent: $1,769

1 U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 American Community Survey; North Carolina Economic Development Intelligence System; City-Data.com; Average salaries from “Keeping a roof overhead isn’t a given for many,” by Tamara Barack, The Examiner, September 26, 2007.

2 Total county population: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 American Community Survey; City populations: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000.