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Overview

Introduction to Woodside, California

Woodside, California, in San Mateo county, is 3 miles S of Redwood City, California and 20 miles W of San Jose, California.

Woodside History

Woodside was initially inhabited by Ohlone Native Americans. The area was first explored by the Spanish. Woodside is also the oldest English-speaking settlement on the southern San Francisco Peninsula. In 1849, Mathias Alfred Parkhurst purchased around 127 acres of timberland and named it Woodside. The town was incorporated in 1956. Woodside is currently one of the wealthiest communities in the world.

Woodside and Nearby Attractions

  • Filoli Center.
  • Woodside Store Park.
  • Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia.
  • Cantor Center for Visual Arts.
  • Ardenwood Historic Farm.
  • Ardenwood Regional Preserve.

Things To Do In Woodside

Local parks include the Ardenwood Regional Preserve, the Big Basin Redwooods State Park, Butano State Park and Castle Rock State Park, to name a few. The Bean Hollow State Beach on the San Mateo Coast offers opportunities for fishing and beachcombing. The Ardenwood Historic Farm is nearby as well. Built in 19th century, this historic farm includes a mansion and Victorian gardens.

Woodside Transportation

San Francisco International is the nearest major airport.

Woodside Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include Canada College, Stanford University and the College of San Mateo.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,496
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens24.1%
Employed Population 16+2,366
Age of the Population50

Families

% of people married64.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher75.6%
Median Earnings25+$101,667
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$35,714
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$250
% Above Poverty Level95.4%
% Below Poverty Level4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home14.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation4.1%

Housing

People Living Alone13.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,811
Median House Value$2

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.6%
German15.9%
English13.1%
Irish12.9%
Italian11.8%
French Except Basque3.4%
Polish3.1%
Swedish2.7%
Scottish2.2%
Portuguese1.7%
Norwegian1.5%
Romanian1.5%
Danishn1.3%
Arab1.3%
Egyptian1.1%
Dutch1.1%
Latvian1%
Russian0.8%
Israeli0.8%
Czech0.7%
Greek0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Finnish0.4%
US/American0.4%
Basque0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Syrian0.1%
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Woodside Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Mateo County
Standard Zip Codes94061, 94062
Phone Area Codes650
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.46
Approximate Longitude-122.24

Woodside Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWOODSIDE FIRE STN 1
Distance0.3 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
Distance6.7 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
StationNEWARK (OAKLAND)
Distance13.5 miles
Jan Temp42 to 58 F
Apr Temp50 to 68 F
Jul Temp58 to 78 F
Oct Temp54 to 74 F
Annual Precip14.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Atherton7,127$250
Menlo Park33,319$164,014
Palo Alto66,649$176,797
Portola Valley4,550$250
Redwood City82,595$111,066
San Carlos29,596$168,696

Woodside Public Schools

Woodside Elementary
3195 Woodside Rd.
ZIP: 94062
Primary
Total Enrollment 437
Woodside High
199 Churchill Ave.
ZIP: 94062
High
Total Enrollment 1815
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