Getting to Know San Mateo County

Occupying 531 square miles, San Mateo County is characterized by its geographic contrasts. The county is bound on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the east by the San Francisco Bay, to the north is San Francisco County and City, and to the south is Santa Clara County. The county is often referred to as the Peninsula. The dense urbanization of the Bay Area Corridor stands in marked contrast to the agricultural, parks and preserves, and undeveloped lands of the rural Coastside regions. Four regions are typically described: North-County, South-County, MidCounty, and the Coastside. 

San Mateo County includes the following cities: San Mateo, Redwood City, Burlingame, San Carlos, Menlo Park, San Bruno, Belmont, South San Francisco, Half Moon Bay, Millbrae, Foster City, Pacifica, Woodside, Atherton, Hillsborough, East Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Brisbane, Colma, Pescadero, La Honda, San Gregorio, Loma Mar, Ladera

Fast Facts

Founded: April 19, 1856
Size: 455 square miles of land; 292 square miles of water
Incorporated Cities: 20
Coastline: 57.7 miles
Elevation: Sea level to 2,629 feet (near Long Ridge Road, La Honda)
Population: 758,581
Number of Housing Units: 272,149
Unemployment Rate: 3.2% (April 2015)
Per Capita Income: $45,732
Median Household Income: $88,202
Assessed Value of Property: $164.9 billion in 2014
Taxable Sales: $14.6 billion in 2013
Agricultural Production: $140 million in 2012
Median Home Value: $1,194,500 in April 2015

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