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 Mateo has a low population density. San Mateo is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.
San Mateo, CA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 8/10, 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 Mateo has a population density of 7,655, with 93,534 current residents.
Out of the 93,534 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 54% of the residents are married and 46% are single.
- 73% Sun
- 19% Rain
- 0% Snow
59°F average temperature
- 48 years Median home age
- $678,150 Median home price
- -6.32% Home appreciation rate
- 5.34% Annual property tax
As for living in San Mateo, the air quality is 81% and the weather, on average, is 73% sunny, 19% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 59°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in San Mateo, you should know that 51.5% of homes are owned while 45% of homes are rented, and 3.5% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $678,150, the median age of homes is 48 years, the annual home appreciation is -6.32% and the annual property tax is 5.34%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)5
When looking at the community of San Mateo, it’s important to determine the crime rate. San Mateo’s crime rate is 5 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in San Mateo is 41 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 73.47% Democratic, 24.75% Republican, and 1.78% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:21
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
86%High school diploma
7%Some college or associates degree
13%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at San Mateo, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 7.30% of residents are unemployed in San Mateo (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed San Mateo residents: 19.8% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 23.06% are in the arts and sciences field, 13.9% are in the customer service field, 27.8% are in the sales field, 0.13% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 7.5% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 7.9% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:21. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 85.50%, 6.98% of residents have an associate’s degree, 25.25% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 12.69% 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 Mateo, you should be aware that the average commute time is 28 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of San Mateo have a few different options. 75% of commuters use their own cars, 11% of commuters carpool, 6% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.