San Mateo, CA

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2022 Population
104,165
0.877% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.1
1.06% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.28%
3.25% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$149,152
11.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$1.51M
17.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
57,259
0.483% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, San Mateo, CA had a population of 104k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $149,152. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of San Mateo, CA declined from 105,087 to 104,165, a −0.877% decrease and its median household income grew from $133,612 to $149,152, a 11.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in San Mateo, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (38.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (26.8%), Other (Hispanic) (12.1%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.96%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.61%).

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.

81.8% of the residents in San Mateo, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in San Mateo, CA are Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts (1,423 degrees awarded in 2022) and College of San Mateo (982 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in San Mateo, CA was $1.51M, and the homeownership rate was 51.6%.

Most people in San Mateo, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.5 minutes. The average car ownership in San Mateo, CA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

San Mateo, CA is home to a population of 104k people, from which 81.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 35.8% of San Mateo, CA residents were born outside of the country (37.3k people).

In 2022, there were 1.45 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (40.4k people) in San Mateo, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 12.6k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

81.8%
2022 Citizenship
82.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 81.8% of San Mateo, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in San Mateo, CA was 82.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in San Mateo, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    40.4k ± 1.3k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    27.9k ± 1.44k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    12.6k ± 2.06k
24.7%
Hispanic Population
25.7k people

In 2022, there were 1.45 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (40.4k people) in San Mateo, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 12.6k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

24.7% of the people in San Mateo, CA are hispanic (25.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in San Mateo, CA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,899,021 ± 46,015 people
  2. Philippines
    824,230 ± 22,055 people
  3. China
    685,370 ± 20,148 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 3,899,021 California residents, followed by Philippines with 824,230 and China with 685,370.

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Foreign-Born Population

35.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
37.3k people
35.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
36.8k people

As of 2022, 35.8% of San Mateo, CA residents (37.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in San Mateo, CA was 35.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    873 ± 173
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    427 ± 137
  3. Korea
    237 ± 122

San Mateo, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of San Mateo, CA employs 57.3k people. The largest industries in San Mateo, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (11,549 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,515 people), and Retail Trade (4,714 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($171,867), Utilities ($163,929), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($154,583).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $75,777. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

57.3k
2022 Value
± 1,811
0.483%
1 Year growth
± 4.52%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in San Mateo, CA grew at a rate of 0.483%, from 57k employees to 57.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in San Mateo, CA, are Management Occupations (9,542 people), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (6,575 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (4,572 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

57.3k
2022 Value
± 1,811
0.483%
1 Year growth
± 4.52%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in San Mateo, CA grew at a rate of 0.483%, from 57k employees to 57.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in San Mateo, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (11,549 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,515 people), and Retail Trade (4,714 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

$99,351
Median earning men ± $9,752
$80,478
Median earning women ± $4,122

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($189,091), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($146,777), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($144,091).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($157,500), Manufacturing ($111,875), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($110,000).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler 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 52 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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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.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler 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 52 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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Education

In 2022, universities in San Mateo, CA awarded 2,405 degrees. The student population of San Mateo, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,257 male students and 5,923 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in San Mateo, CA are Hispanic or Latino (772 and 32.7%), followed by Asian (650 and 27.5%), White (471 and 19.9%), and Two or More Races (207 and 8.76%).

The largest universities in San Mateo, CA by number of degrees awarded are Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts (1,423 and 59.2%) and College of San Mateo (982 and 40.8%).

The most popular majors in San Mateo, CA are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (714 and 29.7%), Registered Nursing (232 and 9.65%), and Medical Assistant (156 and 6.49%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 10,180 students enrolled in San Mateo, CA, 41.8% men and 58.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 3,448 records, of which 61.3% were women and 38.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 155 degrees awarded
  2. 133 degrees awarded
  3. 162 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in San Mateo, CA was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 155 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. 1,423 degrees awarded
  2. 982 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts with 1,423 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 728 men were awarded degrees from institutions in San Mateo, CA, which is 0.434 times less than the 1,677 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 772 degrees mean that there were 1.19 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 650 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,288) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($88) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

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 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% 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 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in San Mateo, CA was $1.51M in 2022, which is 5.35 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $1.28M to $1.51M, a 17.5% increase. The homeownership rate in San Mateo, CA is 51.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in San Mateo, CA have an average commute time of 28.5 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 $149,152. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in San Mateo, CA was Census Tract 6069 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 6071 and Census Tract 6073, with respective values of $250,001 and $237,321.

Property

$1.51M
Median Property Value 2022
±$44,136
$20,579
Median Property Taxes
±$854

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

51.6%
Homeownership
2022
71.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 51.6% of the housing units in San Mateo, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 51.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 6069
  2. Census Tract 6071
  3. Census Tract 6073

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in San Mateo, CA was Census Tract 6069 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 6071 and Census Tract 6073, with respective values of $250,001 and $237,321.

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

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$149,152
Median Household Income
± $6,361
39.9k
Number of Households
± 1,408

In 2022, the median household income of the 39.9k households in San Mateo, CA grew to $149,152 from the previous year's value of $133,612.

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
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (58.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (19.9%)
  3. Carpooled (7.84%)

In 2022, 58.2% of workers in San Mateo, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (19.9%) and those who carpooled to work (7.84%).

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

28.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in San Mateo, CA have a longer commute time (28.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.08% 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

7.28% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in San Mateo, CA (7.53k out of 104k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 18 - 24.

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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Health

96.6% of the population of San Mateo, CA has health coverage, with 61.4% on employee plans, 11.2% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 0.427% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in San Mateo County, CA see 939 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.78% decrease from the previous year (956 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 948 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 231 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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939 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 939 patients per year. This represents a 1.78% decrease from the previous year (956 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.8% under 18 years, 23.6% between 18 and 34 years, 39.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.44%
Uninsured
61.4%
Employer Coverage
11.2%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
0.427%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in San Mateo, CA declined by 9.58% from 3.8% to 3.44%.

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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