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Overview

Introduction to San Carlos, California

San Carlos, California, in San Mateo county, is 2 miles NW of Redwood City, California (center to center) and 20 miles SE of San Francisco, California. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the San Francisco metropolitan area.

San Carlos History

The land of San Carlos was occupied by a group of Native Americans who called themselves the Lamchins prior to the arrival of Spanish explorers in the year 1769. San Carlos experienced its first big spurt in population with 3,520 residents in the year 1940. In 1944, Dalmo Victor founded the city's first large electronics plant, thus opening the path to industrialization in the city.

San Carlos and Nearby Attractions

  • Belmont Parks & Recreation.
  • Laureola Park.
  • San Carlos Recreation Center.
  • Arguello Park.
  • Highlands Park.
  • San Mateo County History Museum.

Things To Do In San Carlos

Hiking is one of the most popular recreational activities in San Carlos, as the city is dotted with many good hiking trails. Those who are interested in history can have a great time exploring the past of San Carlos in the San Carlos museum. The nightlife of the city is exciting with various bars, theatres and nightclubs. There are also many good restaurants and cafes dotting the city.

San Carlos Transportation

Air transportation in the city is available from San Francisco International.

San Carlos Higher Education

Canada College serves the higher education requirements of the city.

People

Total Population 29,454
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 15,183
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 58.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 63.1%
Median Earnings25+ $74,710
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,900
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,984

Wealth

Median Family Income $162,329
% Above Poverty Level 96.4%
% Below Poverty Level 3.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 8.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 5.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,759
Median House Value $1,014,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.8%
US/American 0.4%
English 11%
Irish 11.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

San Carlos Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles NW of Redwood City, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles SE of San Francisco, California
County San Mateo
Standard Zip Codes 94070
P.O. Box Zip Codes 94071
Phone Area Codes 650
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.507
Longitude -122.259

San Carlos Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station REDWOOD CITY
Distance 2.2 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
Station WOODSIDE FIRE STN 1
Distance 5.1 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 60 F
Apr Temp 42 to 73 F
Jul Temp 51 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 79 F
Annual Precip 28.7 inches
Station PALO ALTO
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 58 F
Apr Temp 47 to 69 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 50 to 73 F
Annual Precip 15.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Atherton 7,081 $250
Belmont 26,766 $149,627
Foster City 32,377 $137,940
Redwood City 81,342 $103,608
San Mateo 101,335 $105,790
Woodside 5,479 $250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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San Carlos High Schools

SAN CARLOS HIGH SCHOOL
1599 INDUSTRIAL ROAD
650-591-5400
A Charter School.
Serves 71 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

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