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Foster City is a city in San Mateo County, in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area.

The community was named after T. Jack Foster & Sons, developers of the town.

The latitude of Foster City is 37.558N. The longitude is -122.27W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 28,866.


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Median household income
Local
$95,279
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Foster City demographic reports
Foster City is on San Francisco Bay.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 46. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.6 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Valerie Fleming, 2006 Olympics silver medal winner (bobsled)
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 131

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Foster City residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Foster City ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Foster City was $45,754, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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60% of Foster City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Foster City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,556.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,281.


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Libraries in Foster City include Foster City Library ... View libraries

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San Mateo County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Foster City political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Foster City workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Foster City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Foster City include Courtyard by Marriott Foster City, Crowne Plaza.

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