San Mateo Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of San Mateo?

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There are 104,333 residents in San Mateo, with a median age of 38. Of this, 49.98% are males and 50.02% are females. US-born citizens make up 63.54% of the resident pool in San Mateo, while non-US-born citizens account for 18.74%. Additionally, 17.72% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 87,997 people in San Mateo currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 104,333 0.3%
Male Population 52,146 0.6%
Female Population 52,187 0.0%
Male Population 49.98 %
Female Population 50.02 %
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 38.2 -0.8%
Citizen US Born 66,297 -2.4%
Citizen not US Born 19,553 3.6%
Not Citizen 18,483 7.2%
Citizen US Born 63.54 %
Citizen not US Born 18.74 %
Not Citizen 17.72 %
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 1,284 -12.8%
Moved from Same Country 7,367 3.3%
Moved from Same State 4,421 3.9%
Moved from Different State 1,757 9.8%
Same House as Last Year 87,997 -0.3%
Moved from Abroad 1.25 %
Moved from Same Country 7.16 %
Moved from Same State 4.3 %
Moved from Different State 1.71 %
Same House as Last Year 85.58 %

What are the employment statistics in San Mateo?

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White-collar workers make up 86.42% of the working population in San Mateo, while blue-collar employees account for 13.58%. There are also 5,972 entrepreneurs in San Mateo (10.3% of the workforce); 42,418 workers employed in private companies (73.19%); and 5,483 people working in governmental institutions (9.46%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 50,091 0.5%
Blue Collar 7,868 3.8%
White Collar 86.42 %
Blue Collar 13.58 %
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 5,972 -7.4%
Private Companies 42,418 1.9%
Governmental Workers 5,483 -1.0%
Not for Profit Companies 4,086 7.6%
Self Employees 10.3 %
Private Companies 73.19 %
Governmental Workers 9.46 %
Not for Profit Companies 7.05 %

How many households are there in San Mateo?

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There are a total of 38,549 households in San Mateo, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 63.36% of these San Mateo households, while non-family units account for the remaining 36.64%. Additionally, 30.43% of households have children and 69.57% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 38,549 -0.1%
Average People Per Household 3 0.8%
Family Households 24,425 -0.7%
Non-family Households 14,124 1.0%
Family Households 63.36 %
Non-family Households 36.64 %
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 11,732 0.7%
Households without Children 26,817 -0.5%
Households with Children 30.43 %
Households without Children 69.57 %

What are the median and average incomes in San Mateo?

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The average annual household income in San Mateo is $165,420, while the median household income sits at $124,842 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $155,144, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $140,280. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $70,483 and $72,844, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $165,420 7.0%
Median Household Income $124,842 8.4%
People below Poverty Level 7,659 -0.7%
People above Poverty Level 94,550 0.1%

How many homeowners and renters are there in San Mateo?

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There are 41,106 housing units in San Mateo, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1963. Of the 38,549 occupied housing units in San Mateo, 54.42% are owner-occupied, while 45.58% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 70.68% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $1,119,400. In general, housing costs reach $2,550 per month in San Mateo.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 41,106 -0.3%
Median Year Built 1963 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 4,279 -3.7%
Built between 1940 and 1949 5,626 -0.7%
Built between 1950 and 1959 9,095 0.2%
Built between 1960 and 1969 5,506 -4.2%
Built between 1970 and 1979 5,983 -1.0%
Built between 1980 and 1989 4,498 0.0%
Built between 1990 and 1999 2,577 1.1%
Built between 2000 and 2009 1,655 -1.0%
Built in 2010 or Later 1,887 23.3%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 38,549 -0.1%
Owner Occupied 20,979 -1.5%
Renter Occupied 17,570 1.6%
Owner Occupied 54.42 %
Renter Occupied 45.58 %
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 14,829 -2.1%
Without Mortgage 6,150 0.0%
Median Value with Mortgage $1,119,400 8.2%
Median Value without Mortgage $1,034,800 9.6%
Median Housing Costs per Month $2,550 6.0%
With Mortgage 70.68 %
Without Mortgage 29.32 %

What is the level of education in San Mateo?

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Approximately 18.62% of the population in San Mateo holds a high school degree (that's 15,361 residents), while 17.51% have attained a college certificate (16,590 locals) and 29.56% have a bachelor's degree (24,385 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 5,310 9.0%
Some High School 15,361 -3.6%
Some College 16,590 -2.1%
Associate Degree 5,026 -3.6%
Bachelor's Degree 24,385 -0.2%
Graduate Degree 17,975 6.5%
No High School 6.44 %
Some High School 18.62 %
Some College 17.51 %
Associate Degree 6.09 %
Bachelor's Degree 29.56 %
Graduate Degree %

What is the marital status of San Mateo residents?

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A total of 28,421 people in San Mateo have never been married (which represents 33.25% of the total population), while 45,097 of them are wedded (52.76%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 1,023 (1.2%) and 7,403 (8.66%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 28,421 1.5%
Married 45,097 1.1%
Separated 1,023 -1.5%
Widowed 4,562 4.7%
Divorced 7,403 -7.1%
Never Married 33.25 %
Married 52.76 %
Separated 1.2 %
Widowed 5.34 %
Divorced 8.66 %

What are the most common means of transportation in San Mateo?

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The top three means of transportation people in San Mateo use to get to work are: car, subway or elevated and bus or trolley bus. A total of 43,388 residents commute by car, 3,647 prefer going to work by subway or elevated and 1,495 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 43,388 -1.0%
Bus or TrolleyBus 1,495 -3.9%
Subway or Elevated 3,647 N/A
Railroad 75 -97.5%
Ferryboat 8 0.0%
Bicycle 796 8.3%
Motorcycle 169 -11.5%
TaxiCab 107 39.0%
Walk 1,381 13.1%

What is the median and average Household income in San Mateo by Zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
94401 36,001 12,397 $93,850.00 $127,116.00
94402 25,703 9,542 $169,086.00 $222,792.00
94403 44,408 16,529 $134,875.00 $173,640.00
94404 36,985 14,341 $149,836.00 $179,976.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2019 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.
Zip codes included in this demographic data: 94401 94402 94403 94404

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