Introduction to Millbrae, California

Millbrae, California, in San Mateo County, is 4 miles S of South San Francisco, California (center to center) and 12 miles S of San Francisco, California.

Millbrae History

Millbrae has enjoyed a colorful history since the 1860s, when investor Darius Ogden Mills purchased land from the Sanchez family to build his country estate. Mills' estate grew to span from Skyline Boulevard to the Bayshore Highway and Millbrae Avenue to Trousdale Drive. Children swam in the three lakes on the estate and sold acacias to visitors before the Mills family began to sell the land for development. Transportation has to a great extent shaped Millbrae's growth. From the turn of the century, the "interurban" streetcar traveled through Millbrae, linking the city with San Francisco and San Mateo.

Millbrae and Nearby Attractions

  • PEZ Store & Museum.
  • Millbrae Parks & Rec Department.
  • Millbrae Museum.
  • Ray Park.
  • Emperor Norton Grave.
  • Home James Limousine Svc.

Things To Do In Millbrae

Those who love golf can enjoy rounds at the Crystal Springs Golf Course. Kids can have a great time watching the colorful fish at the 'aquarium of the bay.' There are many interesting shopping venues, restaurants and cafes in the city. The playgrounds and parks also are great places to hang out with friends and family members.

Millbrae Transportation

San Francisco International is the nearest major airport that serves the city.

Millbrae Higher Education

The college that serves the city is Skyline College.


Total Population 22,177
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 18.9%
Employed Population 16+ 10,521
Age of the Population 45


% of people married 53.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42.2%
Median Earnings25+ $54,137
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $36,131
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,044


Median Family Income $106,051
% Above Poverty Level 94.3%
% Below Poverty Level 5.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 11.1%


People Living Alone 23.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,779
Median House Value $915,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 59.6%
US/American 0.8%
English 4.4%
Irish 8.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Millbrae Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles S of South San Francisco, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 12 miles S of San Francisco, California
County San Mateo
Standard Zip Codes 94030
P.O. Box Zip Codes 94031
Phone Area Codes 650
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.598
Longitude -122.386

Millbrae Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 1.5 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 56 F
Apr Temp 48 to 64 F
Jul Temp 55 to 71 F
Oct Temp 52 to 70 F
Annual Precip 20.1 inches
Distance 1.6 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 57 F
Apr Temp 48 to 66 F
Jul Temp 55 to 71 F
Oct Temp 53 to 72 F
Annual Precip 23.3 inches
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 58 F
Apr Temp 45 to 70 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 20.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burlingame 29,618 $132,210
Hillsborough 11,148 $250
Pacifica 38,283 $113,750
San Bruno 42,090 $89,805
San Mateo 100,114 $106,876
South San Francisco 65,537 $89,186

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Student/teacher ratio: 23.7

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