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Foster City is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 32,754 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Foster City is the 240th largest community in California.
Foster City home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Foster City real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Foster City is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.84% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Foster City is a city of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Foster City who work in management occupations (18.16%), computer science and math (13.75%) and office and administrative support (11.59%).
Also of interest is that Foster City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Foster City has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Foster City is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Foster City use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Foster City‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
If knowledge is power, Foster City is a pretty powerful place. 63.01% of the adults in Foster City have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Foster City in 2010 was $55,318, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $221,272 for a family of four.
Foster City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Foster City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Foster City residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Foster City include German, Irish, English, Russian, Italian and Iranian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Foster City's cultural character, accounting for 43.07% of the city’s population.
The languages spoken by people in Foster City are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Foster City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Russian, Japanese and Hindi.
|FOSTER CITY INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||12,188|
|FOSTER CITY HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||58.30%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||41.70%|
|TYPE OF FOSTER CITY HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||38.52%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||17.80%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||7.17%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||36.52%|
|SIZE OF FOSTER CITY HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||5.19%|
|AGE OF FOSTER CITY HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||3.61%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||73.61%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||22.03%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||0.75%|
|FOSTER CITY REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$1,338,971|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$2,791|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $79,000||1.32%|
|$79,001 - $158,000||0.59%|
|$158,001 - $316,000||1.08%|
|$316,001 - $474,000||1.20%|
|$474,001 - $632,000||2.02%|
|$632,001 - $790,000||5.34%|
|$790,001 - $1,185,000||26.87%|
|$1,185,001 - $1,580,000||28.76%|
|PEOPLE OF FOSTER CITY||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.27%|
|5 TO 17||14.90%|
|18 TO 24||5.30%|
|25 TO 34||13.82%|
|35 TO 54||30.93%|
|55 TO 64||12.57%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||16.21%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||95.91%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$114,651|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$55,318|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||3.92%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (24.85%)
Information Technology (3.77%)
Public Service (3.32%)
Real estate (2.18%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||1.94%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.21%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.15%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.95%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||5.46%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||5.52%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (7.69%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (49.54%)
Other Asian languages (2.86%)
Indic languages (1.24%)
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