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Foster City, San Mateo County, California

Foster City is a city in San Mateo County, California. As of the 2014 census, the city population was 32,754. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.76 square miles. An elevation is 3 feet (0.91 m) above sea level. The population density was 8,716 people per square mile. The median age was 41.2 years (California state median age was 36.2 years). For every 100 females there were 98 males.
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Description of the Population
Population (Year: 2014)
32,754 residents
Population Change
+13.7% since 2000 year
Residents Median Age
41.2 years (State: 36.2)
Below the Poverty Line
4.2% (Year: 2015)
Population Males
16,189 residents
Population Females
16,565 residents
Population Urban
100% of residents
Foreign Born Residents
21.0% Asia, 5.3% Europe
Daytime Population Change
+4,356 (+13.2%)
Live and Work in the City
3,026 (18.5%)
Unemployment (Year: 2015)
2.7% (State: 5.5%)

Elections Results Data


    English Language Proficiency by Native Speakers


      Foster City Marital Status Data (Over 15 Years Old)


        Foster City Residents Living Below the Poverty Line (According to 2015)


          Year of Entry for the Foreign-born Foster City Residents


            Countries for the Foreign-Born Residents

              Financial Information
              Median Sale for Vacant Units (Year: 2015)
              Median Home Value (Year: 2015)
              $1,000,000 (State: $449,100)
              Changes in Home Value
              +$469,800 since 2000 year
              Median Gross Rent (Year: 2015)
              Median Contract Rent Range (Year: 2015)
              $1,287 – $1,937
              Median Rent for Vacant Units (Year: 2015)
              Cost of Living Index (Date: February 2016)
              164 (USA: 100)
              Property Taxes with Mortgage (Year: 2015)
              $7,189 (0.70%)
              Property Taxes without Mortgage (Year: 2015)
              $4,282 (0.40%)
              Median Household Income (Year: 2015)
              $133,091 (State: $64,500)
              Changes in Household Income
              +$37,812 since 2000 year
              Median Per Capita Income (Year: 2015)
              Changes in Per Capita Income
              +$14,334 since 2000 year
              Education Data (by Residents, Schools, Colleges)

              Education attainment (25+ years residents)


                Males 25 Years and Older


                  Females 25 Years and Older


                    Nearest Colleges & Universities

                    • College of San Mateo
                      about 4 miles
                      San Mateo, CA
                      Full-time enrollment: 5,398
                    • Canada College
                      about 8 miles
                      Redwood City, CA
                      FT enrollment: 3,446
                    • Stanford University
                      about 10 miles
                      Stanford, CA
                      FT enrollment: 14,410
                    • Chabot College
                      about 11 miles
                      Hayward, CA
                      FT enrollment: 7,610
                    • Skyline College
                      about 13 miles
                      San Bruno, CA
                      FT enrollment: 5,824
                    • California State University-East Bay
                      about 14 miles
                      Hayward, CA
                      FT enrollment: 12,956
                    • Foothill College
                      about 16 miles
                      Los Altos Hills, CA
                      FT enrollment: 9,635

                    List of Largest Public Middle Schools

                    • BOWDITCH MIDDLE
                      Students: 904
                      Location: 1450 TARPON ST.
                      Grades: 6-8
                    • FOSTER CITY ELEMENTARY
                      Students: 465
                      Location: 461 BEACH PARK BLVD.
                      Grades: KG-5
                    • BREWER ISLAND ELEMENTARY
                      Students: 399
                      Location: 1151 POLYNESIA DR.
                      Grades: KG-5
                    • AUDUBON ELEMENTARY
                      Location: 841 GULL AVE.
                      Grades: KG-5

                    List of Largest Private Middle Schools

                    • KIDS CONNECTION ELEMENTARY
                      Students: 255
                      Location: 1998 BEACH PARK BLVD
                      Grades: PK-5
                      Students: 227
                      Location: 800 FOSTER CITY BLVD
                      Grades: KG-8
                      Students: 149
                      Location: 650 SHELL BLVD
                      Grades: KG-5
                    Foster City Police Department
                    Full-time Employees (Year: 2015)
                    50 policemen
                    Full-time Law Enforcement Officers
                    36 policemen
                    Officers per 1,000 Residents
                    1.08 policemen (State: 2.31)
                    Labor Market Description

                    Unemployment Rate


                      Male: Employment in Industries (Services)


                        Female: Employment in Industries (Services)


                          Male: Most Common Occupations


                            Female: Most Common Occupations

                              Foster City Infrastructure
                              Grocery Stores in the City
                              171 stores
                              Grocery Stores per 10,000 Citizens
                              2.44 (State: 2.14)
                              Supercenters in the City
                              4 centers
                              Supercenters per 10,000 Citizens
                              0.06 (State: 0.04)
                              Convenience Stores not at Gas Stations
                              39 stores
                              Convenience Stores per 10,000 (no Gas)
                              0.56 (State: 0.62)
                              Convenience Stores at Gas Stations
                              114 stores
                              Convenience Stores per 10,000 (with Gas)
                              1.62 (State: 1.49)
                              Number of Restaurants in the City
                              703 restaurants
                              Restaurants per 10,000 Citizens
                              10.02 (State: 7.42)
                              Number of Houses in the City

                              Hospitals in Foster City

                              • RCCA – CRANE
                                724 CRANE AVENUE
                              • FOSTER CITY DIALYSIS CENTER
                                1261 EAST HILLSDALE BLVD #2
                              • ACCENTCARE HOME HEALTH OF CALIFORNIA, INC
                                1065 E HILLSDALE BLVD
                                SUITE 100

                              Amtrak Stations in Foster City

                              • 8 miles: MILLBRAE (MILLBRAE AVE. & CALIFORNIA DR.)
                                Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
                                Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.
                              • 13 miles: HAYWARD (22555 MEEKLAND AVE.)
                                Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking.

                              Average Travel Time to Work


                                Means of Transportation for Getting to Work

                                  Other Information

                                  Foster City by Race (According to 2015)


                                    Median Unit Value (According to 2015)


                                      Crime Rates per 100,000 Residents (According to 2015)


                                        Natural Disasters in Foster City


                                          Air Quality Information

                                            Common Weather Information
                                            Earthquakes Average Activity
                                            747% (Greater then US)
                                            Number of Natural Disasters
                                            14 pc. (State: 13 pc.)
                                            Number of Major Disasters
                                            11 pc.
                                            Number of Emergencies Disasters
                                            2 pc.
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                                            ZIP Codes for Foster City: 94404
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