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Foster City, CA

  • Population: 30,000
  • Median Household Income: $102,363.00
  • Median Age: 38.8
  • County: San Mateo
  • Patchwork Nation Classification: Monied 'Burb

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City Facts

Data Type Number Source Data Details Compare
Demographics     Details Compare
Families 69.0% American Community Survey
Married Couples 60.0% American Community Survey
Foreign-Born 37.0% American Community Survey
California-Born 41.0% American Community Survey
Language other than English spoken in the home 46.0% American Community Survey
College Educated 58.0% American Community Survey
Median Household Income $102,363.00 American Community Survey
Poverty Rate 4.0% American Community Survey
Population 30,000 American Community Survey
Median Age 38.8 American Community Survey
Senior Citizens 10.0% American Community Survey
White 52.0% American Community Survey
African-American 2.0% American Community Survey
Asian 43.0% American Community Survey
Hispanic 6.0% American Community Survey
Non-citizens 19.2% Association of Bay Area Governments
Local Government     Details Compare
Total Revenues 2006-07 $28,848,031.00 California State Controller's Office
Street lighting and landscaping 2006-07 $1,034,164.00 California State Controller's Office
Tax-Exempt Organizations 133 Internal Revenue Service
Local Sales & Use Tax 9.25% California State Board of Equalization
Police Expenditures 2006-07 $8,470,914.00 California State Controller's Office
Government Management and Support Expenditures 2006-07 $1,890,506.00 California State Controller's Office
Fire Expenditures 2006-07 $7,213,382.00 California State Controller's Office
Legislative Expenditures 2006-07 $754,788.00 California State Controller's Office
Cemetery Expenditures 2006-07 $0.00 California State Controller's Office
Politics & Elections     Details Compare
Registered Voters 15,962 California Secretary of State
Democrats 45.79% California Secretary of State
Republicans 22.82% California Secretary of State
Green Party 0.35% California Secretary of State
Libertarians 0.32% California Secretary of State
Decline to state 28.66% California Secretary of State
Transportation & Energy     Details Compare
Average Commute (minutes) 25.1 American Community Survey
No household vehicle 1.0% American Community Survey
2 household vehicles 44.0% American Community Survey
3 or more household vehicles 21.0% American Community Survey
Crime     Details Compare
Violent Crime 22 Office of the Attorney General (California)
Car Theft 41 Office of the Attorney General (California)
Labor     Details Compare
Unemployment as of April '09 6.0% California Employment Development Department
Garment Manufacturers and Contractors 0 California Department of Industrial Relations
Self-Employed 8.5% Association of Bay Area Governments
Lifestyle     Details Compare
Veterinarians 7 California Department of Consumer Affairs
Landscape Architects 2 California Department of Consumer Affairs
Retail & Grocery     Details Compare
Safeway 1 Safeway
Liquor Licenses 10 California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Target 0 Target
Wal-Mart 0 Wal-Mart
Education     Details Compare
Montessori Schools 1 American Montessori Society
Libraries with free Wi-Fi 1 California State Library
Charter Schools 0 California Department of Education
Private Schools 4 California Department of Education
Public Schools 3 California Department of Education
Health & Medicine     Details Compare
Funeral Establishments 0 California Department of Consumer Affairs
Planned Parenthood Locations 0 Planned Parenthood
Housing     Details Compare
Vacant Units 4.0% American Community Survey
Multi-Unit Structures 40.0% American Community Survey
Mobile Homes 0.5% American Community Survey
Units built after 1990 9.0% American Community Survey
Renter-Occupied Units 39.0% American Community Survey
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YMCA Centers 0 YMCA Centers

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