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San Mateo

San Mateo

Offers countless activities, top educational services, and gorgeous views.

Welcome to San Mateo

Ideal for those looking for scenic views and fun community events
 
San Mateo, located at the center of the San Francisco Bay Area, is known for its rich history, Mediterranean climate, and health care, education, and technology industries. This wonderful city offers countless activities, top educational services, and gorgeous views. As such, it has become one of California’s best places to live.
 

What to Love

 
  • Walkable area
  • Peaceful
  • Community-oriented
  • Beautiful neighborhoods

Local Lifestyle

 
San Mateo provides residents with a mix of small-town charm and big-city living. The city is beautiful, the schools are superb, and the job opportunities are plenty, especially since San Francisco and Silicon Valley are nearby. Plus, because the area houses several world-famous attractions, including Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, and the cable car system, tourists flock to this area, creating a unique and fun environment for everyone. 
 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

 
San Mateo is known for its fantastic restaurants, variety of menus, and delectable treats, ready to satisfy anyone's craving. Backhaus is a highly-rated bakery offering naturally leavened artisan bread baked daily. Likewise, Pausa Bar & Cookery, a top restaurant in the area, is praised by customers for its delicious wood-fired pizzas, chef's table options, Italian main courses, and phenomenal cocktails.
 

Things to Do

 
In addition to the amazing dining scene, the area is also known for unique family-friendly activities, including Ice Skating in Central Park. This outdoor ice rink provides 11,000 square feet of real ice. In addition, San Mateo's Central Park is also home to numerous other community events, such as the Fourth of July in the Park, the Central Park Music Series, and countless aerobic classes. It is also where one of the finest gardens in California is located. The Japanese Garden provides guests with stunning sights while featuring a tea house, a bamboo grove, a koi pond, and a granite pagoda. 
 
Jazz on the Hill is an exciting event dedicated to local jazz. Guests can gather and listen to some of the best jazz music in the area. The event also features arts and craft vendors, food trucks, and non-profit booths, making for a spectacular time for people of all ages.
 

Schools

 
Outside of its fantastic sites, sounds, and tastes, when you reside in San Mateo, you will also be exposed to highly-rated schools, including:
 
  • Aragon High School, Grades 9-12
  • Episcopal Day School, Grades Pre-K - 8
  • The Carey School, Grades PreK-5

Overview for San Mateo, CA

112,215 people live in San Mateo, where the median age is 40.3 and the average individual income is $68,500.49. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

112,215

Total Population

40.3 years

Median Age

High

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

$68,500.49

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for San Mateo, CA

San Mateo has 42,076 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in San Mateo do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 112,215 people call San Mateo home. The population density is 7,079.76 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

112,215

Total Population

High

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

40.3

Median Age

49.87 / 50.13%

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
42,076

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$68,500.49

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 Mateo, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby San Mateo. 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
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Bay Meadows Kindercare
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
George Hall Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
College Park Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
North Shoreview Montessori
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Beresford Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Centennial Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Fiesta Gardens International Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
San Mateo Park Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Compass High School
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
Pacific Rim Int'l School
PRIVATE
PreK - 10th
No rating available
St Matthew Catholic School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Meadow Heights Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Junipero Serra High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Tulane Montessori Children's House
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
St Matthew's Episcopal Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
2nd - 12th
No rating available
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