Welcome to San Mateo

Photo Credit: East Bay Times

San Mateo  is one of the larger cities on the San Francisco Peninsula. It features a charming and vibrant downtown, two large shopping centers, the county’s largest community college, several hotels, and major attractions such as the San Mateo County Event Center and CuriOdyssey, a fascinating museum for environmental education. Just west of the city lies Crystal Springs Reservoir with miles of open space and trails. The San Mateo Park neighborhood is perhaps the “premier” residential area, with its stately older homes, elegant, wooded traffic roundabouts that were originally created for horse-drawn carriages, and a diverse style of homes including Tudor, Craftsman, Colonial and Spanish. The city’s two largest employers are the San Mateo Medical Center and Franklin Templeton Investments.

 

Quick Facts

Population

103,959

Female

52,554

Male

51,405

  • White
    44,991
    43.3%
  • Hispanic
    26,299
    25.3%
  • Asian alone
    22,413
    21.6%
  • Black
    1,940
    1.9%
Median Home Price

$ 1,439,000

Average Income

$95,667

Median resident age

38.9 years

San Mateo Schools

SchoolGradesSchool LevelState Ranking/# of SchoolsStudent/Teacher Ratio
Abbott Middle6-8Middle2017: 1067/250822.4
Aragon High9-12High2017: 107/202121.3
Bayside S.T.E.M. ACADEMY6-8Middle2017: 602/250820.5
Baywood ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 528/569224.6
Beresford ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 1879/569225.7
Borel Middle6-8Middle2017: 609/250822
Centennial Montessori SchoolPK-4Private–: –/–3.3
College Park ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 102/569225.2
Compass High School9-12Private–: –/–5
Dawn Christian Academy2-12Private–: –/–7.1
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