San Mateo County Overview
San Mateo County Overview
Wealthy, growing San Mateo County is one of the nine counties bordering the San Francisco Bay. Just south of San Francisco and near Silicon Valley, it is mostly suburban and urban, and is, according to the 2010 US Census, the wealthiest county in the United States. According to the US Census, 41.7% of San Mateo County's residents are between the ages of 19 and 44, and desirous of living in locations that have plenty of support for those raising families.
San Mateo County Population numbers
- According to the official website of the County of San Mateo, the total population of the county is 770,220, which is the most recent number provided by the California Department of Finance (2017). This total number is not too far off the total population estimated by the United States Census Bureau of 769,545.
- Population numbers are not broken down into significant detail on either the County of San Mateo website or the US Government Census website. Numbers from the US Government Census website, however, indicate that 57.6% of the population is between the ages of 19 and 65, while 41.7% of the population is between 19 and 44.
County elections in 2020
- According to one section of the San Mateo County website, elections that will be taking place in 2020 include the Board of Supervisors in Districts 1, 4 and 5. Upon further research, however, only confirmation that District 5 is holding an election was found.
- However, according to the California Secretary of State, there are no elections in 2020 scheduled at this time! A telephone call made to the San Mateo County Clerk's office to clear up the matter was not answered.
Neighborhoods with creative workers, young families with spending power, retail hubs, etc.
- Of the many (many!) neighborhoods in San Mateo County that has creative workers, young families with spending power, and retail hubs, three of the most interesting are Burlingame, Steinberger and San Carlos.
- Burlingame has a mixed urban and suburban feel, with many families and young professionals. There are numerous restaurants, coffee shops and parks, and elementary schools are highly rated. Niche.com gives Steinberger essentially the same review as it gives Burlingame, while movoto.com says Burlingame has some of the best public and private schools in the area, as well as one of the "best retail districts in all of northern San Mateo County." Finally, San Carlos is densely suburban, with many families, and a wealth of restaurants, coffee shops and parks.
County ID Card program
- San Mateo County does not appear to have a County ID Card program.
A question to San Mateo County leaders
- Does San Mateo County have any plans to launch a County ID Card program?
- Does San Mateo County have any initiatives regarding housing, which is very expensive for young families?