This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, San Carlos has a low population density. San Carlos is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.
San Carlos, CA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 10/10 and an overall value of 9/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. San Carlos has a population density of 4,654, with 27,535 current residents.
Out of the 27,535 current residents, 48% are male and 52% are female. 62% of the residents are married and 38% are single.
- 72% Sun
- 20% Rain
- 0% Snow
61°F average temperature
- 50 years Median home age
- $811,900 Median home price
- -9.45% Home appreciation rate
- 5.34% Annual property tax
As for living in San Carlos, the air quality is 81% and the weather, on average, is 72% sunny, 20% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 61°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in San Carlos, you should know that 70.1% of homes are owned while 26.8% of homes are rented, and 3.1% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $811,900, the median age of homes is 50 years, the annual home appreciation is -9.45% and the annual property tax is 5.34%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)3
When looking at the community of San Carlos, it’s important to determine the crime rate. San Carlos’s crime rate is 3 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in San Carlos is 43 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 73.47% Democratic, 24.75% Republican, and 1.78% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:20
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
95%High school diploma
8%Some college or associates degree
20%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at San Carlos, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 6.20% of residents are unemployed in San Carlos (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed San Carlos residents: 29.2% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 26.97% are in the arts and sciences field, 8.2% are in the customer service field, 26% are in the sales field, 0.00% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 5.3% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 4.4% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:20. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 94.61%, 8.37% of residents have an associate’s degree, 29.99% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 20.00% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in San Carlos, you should be aware that the average commute time is 29 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of San Carlos have a few different options. 83% of commuters use their own cars, 6% of commuters carpool, 4% of commuters use the transit system, and 5% of residents work from home.