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Overview

Introduction to San Bruno, California

San Bruno, California, in San Mateo county, is 1 miles S of South San Francisco, California (center to center) and 10 miles S of San Francisco, California. It's situated along a peninsula near the San Francisco International Airport. The landscape features foothills and a flat region near the San Francisco Bay. San Bruno offers a mild Mediterranean climate and has an ethnically diverse population. The well known YouTube, the popular online video company, is situated in the municipality. The Golden Gate National Cemetery is located in San Bruno.

San Bruno History

The Ohlone Village Urebure was located in the area. After the founding of the San Francisco de Asis Mission the land was used as a pasture for the mission livestock. Later, the area was included in the Rancho Buriburi and became prominent in the dairy farm business. The city was named in tribute to Spanish explorer Captain Bruno Hecate. Substantial development occurred after the well known 1906 earthquake. The city was incorporated in 1914. Japanese Americans were interred in San Bruno during WW II.

San Bruno Attractions

San Mateo Avenue is the prominent street in the downtown area and features a large number of unique shops and restaurants with architecture typical of the early 20th century American West. Residents and visitors can easily travel to nearby San Francisco and tour attractions such as Chinatown, Fisherman's Warf, Golden Gate Park, Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge. Fioli House and Gardens and Hiller Aviation Museum are noteworthy destinations.

San Bruno Activities

San Bruno City Park is a popular location and includes hiking trails, picnic areas and features a recreation center that has an indoor basketball court. Junipero Serra County Park has scenic hiking trails and offers excellent views of the San Francisco Bay. Candlestick Point State Recreation Area, Montara State Beach, Gray Whale Cove State Beach and the San Bruno Mountain State Park are notable nearby destinations. The popular Great America Theme Park is a short drive away. The Crystal Springs Golf Course is a quality course.

San Bruno Transportation

The Bay Area Rapid Transit system is popular with residents. CalTrain offers commuter services to San Francisco and Silicon Valley. The San Francisco International Airport provides air travel.

Demographics

People

Total Population42,736
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens13.7%
Employed Population 16+23,084
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married50.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37%
Median Earnings25+$51,274
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,440
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,642

Wealth

Median Family Income$100,601
% Above Poverty Level94.2%
% Below Poverty Level5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation11.8%

Housing

People Living Alone24.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,834
Median House Value$668,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)59.7%
Italian7.7%
Irish7.6%
German5.4%
English4.3%
Arab2.2%
French Except Basque2.1%
Russian1.6%
Scottish1.2%
Palestinian1%
Portuguese0.8%
Czech0.7%
Polish0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Greek0.6%
US/American0.6%
Brazilian0.5%
Jordanian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Croatian0.5%
African0.4%
Maltese0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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San Bruno Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Mateo County
Standard Zip Codes94066
Phone Area Codes650
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.62
Approximate Longitude-122.43

San Bruno Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSAN FRANCISCO INTL AP
Distance1.1 miles
Jan Temp43 to 56 F
Apr Temp48 to 64 F
Jul Temp55 to 71 F
Oct Temp52 to 70 F
Annual Precip20.1 inches
StationRICHMOND
Distance2.6 miles
Jan Temp43 to 57 F
Apr Temp48 to 66 F
Jul Temp55 to 71 F
Oct Temp53 to 72 F
Annual Precip23.3 inches
StationREDWOOD CITY
Distance14.1 miles
Jan Temp39 to 58 F
Apr Temp45 to 70 F
Jul Temp55 to 81 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip20.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brisbane4,568$109,653
Burlingame30,118$147,466
Colma1,540$100,521
Hillsborough11,312$233,424
Millbrae22,522$116,089
South San Francisco66,587$92,150

San Bruno Public Libraries

San Bruno Public Library
701 ANGUS AVE. W.
San Bruno, California
(650) 616-7078

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San Bruno Public Schools

Peninsula High
300 Piedmont Ave.
ZIP: 94019
High
Total Enrollment 212
Allen (decima M.) Elementary
875 W. Angus Ave.
ZIP: 94066
Primary
Total Enrollment 361
Belle Air Elementary
450 Third Ave.
ZIP: 94066
Primary
Total Enrollment 323
Capuchino High
1501 Magnolia Dr.
ZIP: 94066
High
Total Enrollment 1105
El Crystal Elementary
201 N. Balboa Way
ZIP: 94066
Primary
Total Enrollment 245
Five Keys Charter (sf Sheriff's)
1 Moreland Dr.
ZIP: 94066
High
Total Enrollment 445
John Muir Elementary
130 Cambridge Ln.
ZIP: 94066
Primary
Total Enrollment 352
Lomita Park Elementary
200 Santa Helena Ave.
ZIP: 94066
Primary
Total Enrollment 316
Monte Verde Elementary
2551 St. Cloud Dr.
ZIP: 94066
Primary
Total Enrollment 551
Parkside Intermediate
1801 Niles Ave.
ZIP: 94066
Middle
Total Enrollment 859
Portola Elementary
300 Amador Ave.
ZIP: 94066
Primary
Total Enrollment 352
Rollingwood Elementary
2500 Cottonwood Dr.
ZIP: 94066
Primary
Total Enrollment 290

San Bruno Private Schools

Highlands Christian Schools
1900 Monterey Dr
ZIP: 94066
Elementary
Total Enrollment 460
St Robert Elementary School
345 Oak Ave
ZIP: 94066
Elementary
Total Enrollment 316
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