Half Moon Bay is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 12,371 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Half Moon Bay is the 395th largest community in California.
Half Moon Bay home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Half Moon Bay real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Half Moon Bay is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.60% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Half Moon Bay is a city of professionals, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Half Moon Bay who work in management occupations (15.61%), office and administrative support (10.81%) and sales jobs (7.22%).
Also of interest is that Half Moon Bay has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Half Moon Bay is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
One of the nice things about Half Moon Bay is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
The education level of Half Moon Bay ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Half Moon Bay, 47.32% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Half Moon Bay in 2010 was $54,270, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $217,080 for a family of four.
Half Moon Bay is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Half Moon Bay home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Half Moon Bay residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Half Moon Bay also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 30.59% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Half Moon Bay include German, English, Italian, Irish, Portuguese and Scottish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Half Moon Bay's cultural character, accounting for 24.38% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Half Moon Bay is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|HALF MOON BAY INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||4,464|
|HALF MOON BAY HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||73.59%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||26.41%|
|TYPE OF HALF MOON BAY HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||64.53%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||12.48%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||9.46%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||5.30%|
|SIZE OF HALF MOON BAY HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||3.81%|
|AGE OF HALF MOON BAY HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||10.86%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||58.42%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||22.85%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||7.87%|
|HALF MOON BAY REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$1,105,435|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$2,358|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $79,000||5.42%|
|$79,001 - $158,000||4.38%|
|$158,001 - $316,000||3.71%|
|$316,001 - $474,000||1.58%|
|$474,001 - $632,000||4.78%|
|$632,001 - $790,000||5.27%|
|$790,001 - $1,185,000||31.63%|
|$1,185,001 - $1,580,000||25.45%|
|PEOPLE OF HALF MOON BAY||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.29%|
|5 TO 17||14.18%|
|18 TO 24||6.57%|
|25 TO 34||10.16%|
|35 TO 54||29.42%|
|55 TO 64||16.68%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||17.70%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||83.95%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$103,239|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$54,270|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||3.60%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Accommodation (14.56%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (13.92%)
Information Technology (4.87%)
Public Service (2.98%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||2.74%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.20%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.32%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||12.78%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.92%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||30.59%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (12.19%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (65.30%)
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