San Mateo County Information

San Mateo in California occupies 741 square miles and has a 2006 population of 705,499, a change from a 2000 population of 707,163 and 649,623 in 1990. 11.1% percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 12.3% percent is 25-35, and 16.5% percent of the population is 35 to 44.

There were 2,168 acts of violent crime reported in San Mateo in 2004, a change from 1,991 reports of violent crime in 2000.

The unemployed population in 2006 was 13,598 people: 3.7% percent. This was a change from the unemployment rate in 2000 of 2.9%.

Read more about San Mateo, California in the Wikipedia entry.

General Information
CountySan Mateo 
StateCalifornia 
Land Area741 sq. milesRanked 1,299 of 3,140
Population 2006705,499Ranked 78 of 3,140
Population 2005701,175 
Population 2000707,163Ranked 70 of 3,140
Population 1990649,623Ranked 72 of 3,140
Race BreakdownPercentage
Caucasion68.5% 
African American3.4% 
Asian American23.4% 
Native American.5% 
Pacific Islander1.4% 
Age BreakdownPercentage
Population Under 57.1% 
Population 5 to 1412.7% 
Population 15 to 2411.1% 
Population 25 to 3412.3% 
Population 35 to 4416.5% 
Population 45 to 5415.7% 
Population 55 to 6411.6% 
Population 65 to 746.4% 
Population 75 and up6.5% 
Crime Counts20042000
Total Violent Crimes2,1681,991
Murders / Manslaughters26 
Forcible Rapes156 
Robberies685 
Aggravated Assaults1,301 
Total Property Crimes19,30216,609
Burglaries2,935 
Larceny Thefts13,424 
Motor Vehicle Thefts2,943 
Employment Data20062000
Labor Population368,207397,978
Unemployed Population13,59811,376
Unemployment Rate3.7%2.9%

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