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Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexSan MateoCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$65,319$31,458$29,829
Median household income$126,102$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$148,393$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$102,490$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$75,128$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$56,119$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate3.2%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level7.8%15.8%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in San Mateo is 119% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in San Mateo is 128% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in San Mateo is 31% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in San Mateo is 48% lower than the national average

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      $84,059 $126,102 $252,204
      $42,517 $63,783 $127,566
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      San Mateo median earnings by income bracket

      San Mateo employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.1%9.1%
      Manufacturing sector8.3%8.3%
      Financial & insurance services6.9%6.9%
      Wholesale & retail services10.0%10.0%
      Public administration2.0%2.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.1%6.1%
      Education, health & social services11.1%11.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Loyola, CA3,404$250,001351.9%
      Woodside, CA5,593$250,001351.9%
      Emerald Lake Hills, CA4,893$250,001351.9%
      Hillsborough, CA11,608$250,001351.9%
      Atherton, CA7,060$250,001351.9%
      San Mateo, CA103,619$126,102127.9%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Rialto, CA103,549$65,53818.5%
      Burbank, CA103,411$79,21243.2%
      El Cajon, CA103,249$56,3671.9%
      Allen, TX104,040$113,719105.6%
      Las Cruces, NM102,950$45,14018.4%
      San Mateo, CA103,619$126,102127.9%
      Source: The San Mateo, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).