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San Mateo, California

San Mateo is a city located in San Mateo County, California. It is one of the larger suburbs on the San Francisco Peninsula, located between Burlingame to the north and Belmont to the south.

As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 92,482.


San Mateo is located at 37°33'15" North, 122°18'47" West (37.554286, -122.313044)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 41.3 km² (16.0 mi²). 31.6 km² (12.2 mi²) of it is land and 9.7 km² (3.7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 23.43% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 92,482 people, 37,338 households, and 22,328 families residing in the city. The population density is 2,922.1/km² (7,569.5/mi²). There are 38,249 housing units at an average density of 1,208.5/km² (3,130.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 66.23% White, 2.59% African American, 0.48% Native American, 15.10% Asian, 1.64% Pacific Islander, 8.93% from other races, and 5.03% from two or more races. 20.52% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 37,338 households out of which 25.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% are married couples living together, 9.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 40.2% are non-families. 31.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.44 and the average family size is 3.09.

In the city the population is spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 35.1% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $64,757, and the median income for a family is $76,223. Males have a median income of $51,280 versus $41,231 for females. The per capita income for the city is $36,176. 6.1% of the population and 3.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 6.8% are under the age of 18 and 5.9% are 65 or older.