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

The latitude of San Mateo is 37.563N. The longitude is -122.324W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 43 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 91,157.


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Median household income
Local
$64,757
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our San Mateo demographic reports
San Mateo is on San Francisco Bay.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 341. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 3.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Merv Griffin, TV host and hotel owner
· Barry Bostwick, actor
· Dennis Haysbert, actor
· Keith Carradine, actor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Gloria Jean's, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • San Mateo County Fair - Aug. 10-19, 2007
Dates often change. Check San Mateo web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Coyote Point Museum
Colleges and universities: College of San Mateo
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: 119

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Sections below provide additional information and links about San Mateo 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 94401 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in San Mateo was $36,176, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

39% of San Mateo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in San Mateo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,119.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,133.


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Libraries in San Mateo include Hillsdale Branch Library, Marina Branch Library, San Mateo Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

TV stations in San Mateo include KCSM.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KCSM.

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Politics

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

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San Mateo restaurants taking online reservations include 231 Ellsworth, Astaria, Bogies, Capellini, Central Park Bistro, Kingfish, San Mateo, La Lanterna, Left Bank San Mateo, Lure, Spiedo - San Mateo ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for San Mateo workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in San Mateo between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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