Income/capita 65%
Household income 73%
Unemployment 20%
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IndexSan MateoCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$49,227$31,458$29,829
Median household income$95,667$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$121,663$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$74,626$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$53,058$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$39,156$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate3.7%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level7.9%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in San Mateo is 65% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in San Mateo is 73% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in San Mateo is 20% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in San Mateo is 48% lower than the national average

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      San Mateo median earnings by income bracket

      San Mateo employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.7%1.3%
      Manufacturing sector10.4%0.4%
      Financial & insurance services4.2%5.6%
      Wholesale & retail services10.1%11.3%
      Public administration2.7%3.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.9%2.9%
      Education, health & social services9.2%29.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Atherton, CA7,127$250,001351.9%
      Ladera, CA1,514$250,001351.9%
      Los Altos Hills, CA8,376$243,701340.5%
      Portola Valley, CA4,550$232,981321.1%
      Woodside, CA5,496$223,934304.8%
      San Mateo, CA102,224$95,66772.9%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Sandy Springs, GA102,212$68,62924.1%
      Clovis, CA102,148$64,64016.8%
      Davenport, IA102,305$48,19112.9%
      Lewisville, TX102,327$57,5494.0%
      Rialto, CA102,418$52,3475.4%
      San Mateo, CA102,224$95,66772.9%
      Source: The San Mateo, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).