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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Foster City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the San Mateo County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, San Francisco area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 94404 ZIP code.
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.
60% of Foster City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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.
Libraries in Foster City include Foster City Library ... View libraries
San Mateo County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Foster City political report.
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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