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San Carlos

San Carlos

Perfect place if you are looking for a fun community, an ideal climate, and beautiful surroundings.

Welcome to San Carlos

A bustling community with a small-town feel and stunning surroundings
 
Known as the “City of Good Living,” San Carlos is the perfect place if you are looking for a fun community, an ideal climate, and beautiful surroundings while maintaining that small-town feel. The area is excellent for those wanting to explore the city on foot, including the downtown area, nearby parks, and surrounding neighborhoods.
 

What to Love

 
  • High walkability rate
  • Strong community ties
  • The fun, lively downtown area

Local Lifestyle

 
While the city may seem relatively small at only five-and-a-half square miles, the area's lifestyle is anything but dull. San Carlos offers tourists and visitors plenty of things to do in its unique communities. 
 
If you want large yards, Alder Manor is the ideal neighborhood for those seeking a peaceful area with spaciousness. Yet, if you want to be where the action is, Howard Park is a great place since it sits right on top of downtown. No matter what type of lifestyle you are looking for, San Carlos has it all.
 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

 
Town, a highly-rated steakhouse in San Carlos, features American cuisine that provides patrons with locally sourced wood-fired rotisserie chicken, steaks, and fresh seafood. The menu is also known for its delightful handcrafted cocktails and the best wine and beer.
 
SusieCakes is an excellent choice for those looking for that sweet and tasty treat. This well-known bakery offers classic desserts made entirely from scratch using simple yet delicious ingredients.
 

Things to Do

 
The Hiller Aviation Museum is one of the best aviation museums in the country, providing the public with a replica of the first plane ever to fly, as well as a 200-foot wingspan military drone. 
 
For those wanting to experience what the community offers, the Night Of Holiday Lights 2022 Celebration is a favorite in San Carlos. The event provides plenty of festive cheer, crafts and activities, musical performances, hot chocolate, and an opportunity to light up Laurel Street. 
 
The San Carlos Art & Wine Faire is known by many as a fantastic time. The event often fills three stages with 50 artists and provides guests with beer, wine, food, and spectacular entertainment.
 

Schools

 
The schools in San Carlos are some of the best in the area. Some of these top-rated schools include:
 
  • Arundel Elementary School, Grades PreK-3 
  • Central Middle School, Grades 6–8
  • Brittan Acres Elementary, Grades PreK-3

Overview for San Carlos, CA

19,598 people live in San Carlos, where the median age is 49.4 and the average individual income is $62,760.56. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

19,598

Total Population

49.4 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$62,760.56

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for San Carlos, CA

San Carlos has 8,046 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in San Carlos do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 19,598 people call San Carlos home. The population density is 1,577.61 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

19,598

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

49.4

Median Age

47.04 / 52.96%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
8,046

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$62,760.56

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in San Carlos, CA

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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby San Carlos. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
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