San Mateo, CA

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2020 Population
103,619
0.684% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
37.8
1.05% 1-year decrease
2018 Poverty Rate
7.57%
4.99% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$126,102
1.01% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$1.19M
8.01% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
56,754
2.08% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, San Mateo, CA had a population of 104k people with a median age of 37.8 and a median household income of $126,102. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of San Mateo, CA declined from 104,333 to 103,619, a −0.684% decrease and its median household income grew from $124,842 to $126,102, a 1.01% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in San Mateo, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (41%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (23.9%), Other (Hispanic) (11.6%), White (Hispanic) (9.12%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.37%).

None of the households in San Mateo, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

82.5% of the residents in San Mateo, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in San Mateo, CA are Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts (1,176 degrees awarded in 2020) and College of San Mateo (1,122 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in San Mateo, CA was $1.19M, and the homeownership rate was 52.7%.

Most people in San Mateo, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.1 minutes. The average car ownership in San Mateo, CA was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

San Mateo, CA is home to a population of 104k people, from which 82.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 35% of San Mateo, CA residents were born outside of the country (36.2k people).

In 2020, there were 1.72 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.5k people) in San Mateo, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.7k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 12k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

82.5%
2020 Citizenship
82.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 82.5% of San Mateo, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in San Mateo, CA was 82.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in San Mateo, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    42.5k ± 1.53k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    24.7k ± 1.52k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    12k ± 1.96k
24.5%
Hispanic Population
25.4k people

In 2020, there were 1.72 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.5k people) in San Mateo, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.7k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 12k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

24.5% of the people in San Mateo, CA are hispanic (25.4k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    4,008,868 ± 46,586 people
  2. Philippines
    829,356 ± 22,122 people
  3. China
    683,718 ± 20,124 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,008,868 California residents, followed by Philippines with 829,356 and China with 683,718.

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Foreign-Born Population

35%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
36.2k people
34.7%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
36.2k people

As of 2020, 35% of San Mateo, CA residents (36.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in San Mateo, CA was 34.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    969 ± 167
  2. Korea
    461 ± 118
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    308 ± 102

San Mateo, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of San Mateo, CA employs 56.8k people. The largest industries in San Mateo, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (10,646 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,692 people), and Educational Services (4,599 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($141,842), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($141,250), and Utilities ($121,705).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,427. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

56.8k
2020 Value
± 1,831
−2.08%
1 Year decline
± 4.42%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in San Mateo, CA declined at a rate of −2.08%, from 58k employees to 56.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in San Mateo, CA, are Management Occupations (9,490 people), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (5,420 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,155 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of San Mateo, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

56.8k
2020 Value
± 1,831
−2.08%
1 Year decline
± 4.42%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in San Mateo, CA declined at a rate of −2.08%, from 58k employees to 56.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in San Mateo, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (10,646 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,692 people), and Educational Services (4,599 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of San Mateo, CA, though some of these residents may live in San Mateo, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$82,984
Median earning men ± $7,082
$63,958
Median earning women ± $4,892

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($155,804), Manufacturing ($131,087), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($120,000).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($123,223), Manufacturing ($96,737), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($94,142).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in California. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $407B
  2. $158B
  3. $149B

In 2020, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $407B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($158B) and Mixed freight ($149B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.26T
2020 Value in California
$4.61T
Projected 2050 Value in California
104% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $2.26T. This is expected to increase 104% to $4.61T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $83.5B
  2. $44.4B
  3. $43.3B

In 2020, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $83.5B, followed by Arizona with $44.4B and Ohio and $43.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California1
Assumed office on November 10, 1992
Elected to the seat to succeed John Seymour (California politician)|John Seymour, who had been appointed to the seat after Pete Wilson was elected Governor of California.
Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in San Mateo, CA awarded 2,298 degrees. The student population of San Mateo, CA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 4,039 male students and 5,917 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in San Mateo, CA are Hispanic or Latino (665 and 30.9%), followed by Asian (583 and 27.1%), White (515 and 23.9%), and Two or More Races (143 and 6.64%).

The largest universities in San Mateo, CA by number of degrees awarded are Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts (1,176 and 51.2%) and College of San Mateo (1,122 and 48.8%).

The most popular majors in San Mateo, CA are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (649 and 28.2%), Medical Assistant (158 and 6.88%), and Registered Nursing (126 and 5.48%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 9,956 students enrolled in San Mateo, CA, 40.6% men and 59.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 3,066 records, of which 63.4% were women and 36.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 119 degree-majors awarded
  2. 108 degree-majors awarded
  3. 126 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in San Mateo, CA was General Social Sciences with 119 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in San Mateo, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,176 degrees awarded
  2. 1,122 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts with 1,176 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 725 men were awarded degrees from institutions in San Mateo, CA, which is 0.461 times less than the 1,573 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 665 degrees mean that there were 1.14 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 583 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,362) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($72) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,971) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.74% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.99% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Some college (7.14M), High School or Equivalent (6.69M), and Bachelors Degree (6.15M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in San Mateo, CA was $1.19M in 2020, which is 5.16 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $1.1M to $1.19M, a 8.01% increase. The homeownership rate in San Mateo, CA is 52.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in San Mateo, CA have an average commute time of 29.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in San Mateo, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in San Mateo, CA is $126,102. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in San Mateo, CA was Census Tract 6071 with a value of $243,167, followed by Census Tract 6065 and Census Tract 6069, with respective values of $235,394 and $208,409.

Property

$1.19M
Median Property Value 2020
±$28,189
$20,577
Median Property Taxes
±$814

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In San Mateo, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in San Mateo, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

52.7%
Homeownership
2020
73.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 52.7% of the housing units in San Mateo, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 54.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 6071
  2. Census Tract 6065
  3. Census Tract 6069

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in San Mateo, CA was Census Tract 6071 with a value of $243,167, followed by Census Tract 6065 and Census Tract 6069, with respective values of $235,394 and $208,409.

The following map shows all of the places in San Mateo, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$126,102
Median Household Income
± $4,882
38.6k
Number of Households
± 1,161

In 2020, the median household income of the 38.6k households in San Mateo, CA grew to $126,102 from the previous year's value of $124,842.

The following chart displays the households in San Mateo, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for San Mateo, CA is from California.
0.498
2020 Wage GINI in California
0.499
2019 Wage GINI in California

In 2020, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.321% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (66.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (10%)
  3. Public Transit (9.95%)

In 2020, 66.3% of workers in San Mateo, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10%) and those who used public transit to get to work (9.95%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

29.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in San Mateo, CA have a longer commute time (29.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.04% of the workforce in San Mateo, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in San Mateo, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in San Mateo, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.57% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in San Mateo, CA (7.83k out of 103k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in San Mateo, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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96% of the population of San Mateo, CA has health coverage, with 60.6% on employee plans, 11.7% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 0.433% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in California was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in San Mateo County, CA see 956 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.27% increase from the previous year (944 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 959 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 255 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in California, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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956 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in San Mateo County, CA

Primary care physicians in San Mateo County, CA see an average of 956 patients per year. This represents a 1.27% increase from the previous year (944 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in San Mateo County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of California across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.3% under 18 years, 23.6% between 18 and 34 years, 39.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

3.96%
Uninsured
60.6%
Employer Coverage
11.7%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
0.433%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in San Mateo, CA declined by 3.7% from 4.11% to 3.96%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in San Mateo, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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