Most Expensive San Mateo Neighborhoods
San Mateo is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 102,893 people and 26 constituent neighborhoods, San Mateo is the 70th largest community in California.
San Mateo home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but San Mateo real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
San Mateo is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, San Mateo is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in San Mateo who work in management occupations (13.69%), office and administrative support (11.63%) and sales jobs (10.36%).
Also of interest is that San Mateo has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One thing noticeable about San Mateo, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because San Mateo is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes San Mateo a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
San Mateo 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 San Mateo use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of San Mateo‘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.
The citizens of San Mateo are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.41% of adults in San Mateo have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in San Mateo in 2010 was $46,782, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $187,128 for a family of four. However, San Mateo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
San Mateo is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call San Mateo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of San Mateo residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. San Mateo also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.18% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in San Mateo include German, Irish, Italian, English, Russian and French.
Foreign born people are also an important part of San Mateo's cultural character, accounting for 32.65% of the city’s population.
The languages spoken by people in San Mateo 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 San Mateo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Chinese and Tagalog.
|SAN MATEO INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||38,011|
|SAN MATEO HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||52.16%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||47.84%|
|TYPE OF SAN MATEO HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||45.30%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||9.21%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||7.74%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||37.66%|
|SIZE OF SAN MATEO HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||2.79%|
|AGE OF SAN MATEO HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||5.69%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||30.01%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||54.00%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||10.30%|
|SAN MATEO REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$1,122,973|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$2,378|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $79,000||1.37%|
|$79,001 - $158,000||1.14%|
|$158,001 - $316,000||0.85%|
|$316,001 - $474,000||2.72%|
|$474,001 - $632,000||6.74%|
|$632,001 - $790,000||7.80%|
|$790,001 - $1,185,000||31.08%|
|$1,185,001 - $1,580,000||25.16%|
|PEOPLE OF SAN MATEO||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.65%|
|5 TO 17||13.77%|
|18 TO 24||7.32%|
|25 TO 34||15.51%|
|35 TO 54||30.33%|
|55 TO 64||11.87%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||14.55%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||88.90%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$90,087|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$46,782|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||7.37%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (12.77%)
Information Technology (3.65%)
Public Service (3.42%)
Real estate (2.61%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||2.14%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.43%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||1.81%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||6.98%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||5.34%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||26.18%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (9.59%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (55.76%)
Pacific Island languages (1.08%)
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