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

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Redwood City is 37.485N. The longitude is -122.235W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 73,472.


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Median household income
Local
$66,748
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Redwood City demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Mezesville
Early products shipped from here included lumber, shingles, hay and wheat
When a contest was held in the 1920s to select a city slogan, the winner was "Climate Best by Government Test." The tagline was based on a study of meteorological data
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 367. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 4.9 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1971 movie, "Harold and Maude"
· 1999 movie, "Bicentennial Man"
· 1991 movie, "The Doors"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Performing arts: Redwood Symphony
Historic sites and museums: Golden Gate Railroad Museum, Lathrop House, Marine Science Institute, San Mateo County Historical Museum
Colleges and universities: Canada College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 140

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Redwood City residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Redwood City ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Redwood City was $34,042, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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36% of Redwood City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Redwood City include Redwood City Historic Commercial Buildings ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Redwood City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,014.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,351.


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Libraries in Redwood City include Fair Oaks Branch Library, Redwood City Public Library, Schaberg Branch Library ... View libraries

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

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Redwood City restaurants taking online reservations include A Tavola, Bay223, John Bentley's, Milagros ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Redwood City workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Redwood City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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