San Mateo, CA 

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+13.6% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

250 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

9.5 / 7.4

summer / winter

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San Mateo, CA

San Mateo, California is a vibrant city located in San Mateo County. From its breathtaking views to its many cultural attractions, San Mateo has something for everyone! Outdoor activities like Coyote Point Recreation Area and Golden Gate National Recreation Area will keep visitors entertained all day long. Plus, those looking for an educational experience can browse places like the San Mateo Main Library or the Museum of San Carlos History. And when they've had their fill of activities, visitors can enjoy a delicious meal from restaurants like The Fish Market or Los Primos Mexican Restaurant. With so much to offer, San Mateo is an ideal destination for a memorable experience! Regional center - Northern California coast at the head of San Francisco Bay.
Zip Codes: 94403 94401 94402
Cost of Living: 150.0% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 155 ft above sea level
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What Bert Has To Say About San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley Metro Area

A world-class city in every respect, the stunningly beautiful and culturally rich San Francisco is not only a unique place to visit but also to live. The area has a lot going for it: exceptional arts and cultural activities, plenty of history and sense of place, a strong commercial and financial core; and all the education and services anyone could want. The climate is one of the most unusual in the world, and the area is among the most ethnically and socially diverse in the country. The many world-famous tourist attractions- Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, the cable car system, hilltop residential enclaves, and the wine country to the north- mix with considerable local entertainment and culture to make the city one of the most interesting and fun places to live in the country.


The unemployment rate in San Mateo is 4.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. San Mateo jobs have increased by 1.3%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, San Mateo's cost of living is 150.0% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare San Mateo's Cost of Living

August, July and September are the most pleasant months in San Mateo, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, San Mateo county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 77.9% to 20.2%. More Voting Stats

San Mateo's population is 105,087 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 9.2%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 27.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in San Mateo is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 39.6%.

San Mateo public schools spend $10,761 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 23.3 students per teacher in San Mateo. More Education

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Housing Market in San Mateo

It's a good time to buy in San Mateo. Home Appreciation is up 39.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in San Mateo is .

Reviews for San Mateo   12 Reviews
Beautiful, family friendly,great sun and food - 12/12/2018
I have lived in San Mateo since 2013. It has seen tremendous growth, lots of new restaurants which have become progressively more high-end though there is ample... Read More

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Los Angeles Suburb by the Bay - 11/11/2018
I'm a native of California. I have lived in the southern part of the state and the northern part of the state for most of my life. I have spent the last 29 years in... Read More

A comfortable place - 4/28/2010
San Mateo has a diverse mix of people, a pleasant climate, a very pleasant downtown park with lots going on, and pretty much whatever you need handy. It's not far to... Read More

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