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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population29,596
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+15,106
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married59.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher63.6%
Median Earnings25+$79,284
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,042
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,599

Wealth

Median Family Income$168,696
% Above Poverty Level96.3%
% Below Poverty Level3.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home6.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation6.6%

Housing

People Living Alone25.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,849
Median House Value$1,107,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.5%
German14.8%
English11.1%
Irish11%
Italian9.3%
Russian3.4%
Scottish3%
Polish2.9%
French Except Basque2.1%
Swedish2%
Dutch2%
Arab1.6%
Norwegian1.4%
Iranian1.4%
Greek1.1%
Danishn1.1%
Portuguese1.1%
Swiss1%
Austrian0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Bulgarian0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Turkish0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Czech0.4%
US/American0.4%
Brazilian0.4%
Egyptian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
African0.2%
Australian0.2%
Maltese0.2%
Belizean0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
South African0.1%
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San Carlos Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Mateo County
Standard Zip Codes94070
Phone Area Codes650
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.49
Approximate Longitude-122.26

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)

StationREDWOOD CITY
Distance2.2 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
StationWOODSIDE FIRE STN 1
Distance5.1 miles
Jan Temp36 to 60 F
Apr Temp42 to 73 F
Jul Temp51 to 88 F
Oct Temp45 to 79 F
Annual Precip28.7 inches
StationPALO ALTO
Distance8 miles
Jan Temp40 to 58 F
Apr Temp47 to 69 F
Jul Temp57 to 79 F
Oct Temp50 to 73 F
Annual Precip15.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Atherton7,127$250
Belmont26,918$162,821
Foster City32,967$143,326
Redwood City82,595$111,066
San Mateo102,224$110,228
Woodside5,496$250

San Carlos Public Schools

Arundel Elementary
200 Arundel Rd.
ZIP: 94070
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
Brittan Acres Elementary
2000 Belle Ave.
ZIP: 94070
Primary
Total Enrollment 431
Central Middle
828 Chestnut St.
ZIP: 94070
Middle
Total Enrollment 687
Heather Elementary
2757 Melendy Dr.
ZIP: 94070
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
San Carlos Charter Learning Center
750 Dartmouth Ave.
ZIP: 94070
Primary
Total Enrollment 352
San Carlos Student Services Preschool
1200 Industrial Rd., Unit 9
ZIP: 94070
Tierra Linda Middle
750 Dartmouth Ave.
ZIP: 94070
Middle
Total Enrollment 639
White Oaks Elementary
1901 White Oak Way
ZIP: 94070
Primary
Total Enrollment 384

San Carlos Private Schools

Arbor Bay School
1017 Cedar St
ZIP: 94070
Elementary
Total Enrollment 44
Kindercourt Academy
1225 Greenwood Ave
ZIP: 94070
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
St Charles School
850 Tamarack Ave
ZIP: 94070
Elementary
Total Enrollment 305
West Bay High
1561 Laurel St Ste A
ZIP: 94070
Secondary
Total Enrollment 30
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