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San Mateo County, CA
The county was named for the Arroyo de San Matheo, a stream flowing into San Francisco Bay

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San Mateo County is one of 58 counties in California.

The county is in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 699,216. This was a decrease of  -1.12% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$70,819
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our San Mateo County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in San Mateo County was $53,315. This was an increase of 33.4% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 173% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Redwood City
Census 2000 highlights: Ranked tenth among U.S. counties in percentage Asian population (20%)

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9% of San Mateo County residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the San Mateo County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in San Mateo County include Chinese Cemetery, Chinese Cemetery, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Golden Gate National Cemetery, Greenlawn Cemetery, Hills of Eternity Memorial Park, Holy Cross Cemetery, Home of Peace Cemetery, Hoy Sun Memorial Cemetery, Independent Order of Oddfellows Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in San Mateo County include Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Broadmoor, Burlingame, Colma, Daly City, East Palo Alto, El Granada, Foster City ... View communities

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Education

Colleges in San Mateo County include Canada College, College of San Mateo, Menlo College, Notre Dame de Namur University, Saint Patricks Seminary, Skyline College ... View colleges

School districts in San Mateo County include Bayshore Elementary, Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary, Brisbane Elementary, Burlingame Elementary, Cabrillo Unified, Hillsborough City Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Jefferson Union High, La Honda-Pescadero Unified, Las Lomitas Elementary ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in San Mateo County include Atherton Library, Bayshore Library, Belle Haven Branch, Belmont Library, Brisbane Library, Burlingame Public Library, East Palo Alto Library, Easton Drive Branch Library, Fair Oaks Branch Library, Foster City Library ... View libraries

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Media

Newspapers in San Mateo County include Half Moon Bay Review, Pacifica Tribune ... View newspapers

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Politics

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

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Travel

Airports in San Mateo County include San Francisco International

Hotels in San Mateo County include Alpine Inn & Suites, Americas Best Inns Redwood, Bay Landing Hotel, Beach House at Half Moon Bay, Best Value Inn San Carlos, Best Western, Best Western, Best Western, Best Western, Best Western Executive Suites ... More hotels

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