San Mateo County Profile


 
About this area:
San Mateo County is in the middle of a continuous urban area stretching from San Jose (Santa Clara County) in the south to San Francisco County in the north. San Mateo is one of nine counties which significantly contribute to the economy of the San Francisco Bay Area as an urban center. The other eight counties are Napa, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, Solano, Alameda, Sonoma and Marin. The coastal Santa Cruz Mountain range bisects San Mateo, leaving the western side to more rural uses such as agriculture, game preserve, watershed, parks and undeveloped lands. In contrast, the densely populated eastern half of the county contains most major transportation arteries and facilities, including Interstate 280, Highway 101, the Dumbarton and San Mateo Bridges, San Francisco International Airport and the deepwater port of Redwood City.
EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES
Unemployment Rate and Labor Force (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
Area
Year
Time Period
Labor Force
No. of
Employed
No. of
Unemployed
Unemployment Rate
San Mateo County 2020Sep439,900408,60031,3007.1
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Employment by Industry (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
Year
Time Period
CES
Industry Title
No. of
Employed
2020SepTotal Wage and Salary1,067,100
2020SepTotal Nonfarm1,065,700
2020SepService Providing987,100
2020SepTotal Private945,600
2020SepPrivate Service Providing867,000
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Data for San Mateo County is not available. Data for San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Fra has been displayed for Employment by Industry (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
 
Occupations with Fastest Job Growth (% change)[Top]
OccupationEstimated Year -
Projected Year
Employment
Employment Change
Estimated ProjectedNumberPercent
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs2016 - 20265,4509,4403,99073.2
Couriers and Messengers2016 - 20262,0603,2101,15055.8
Water Transportation Workers2016 - 202628042014050.0
Software Developers, Applications2016 - 202626,76039,17012,41046.4
Personal Care Aides2016 - 202633,86048,69014,83043.8
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High Wage Occupations[Top]
OccupationYearTime PeriodHourly
Mean
Hourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
Real Estate Brokers20201st Qtr$126.65$0.00$0.00$0.00
Chief Executives20201st Qtr$120.53$0.00$0.00$0.00
Life Scientists, All Other20201st Qtr$114.77$66.35$0.00$0.00
Dentists, General20201st Qtr$106.23$63.81$0.00$0.00
Natural Sciences Managers20201st Qtr$105.70$72.45$0.00$0.00
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ECONOMIC INDICATORS
Building Permits (US Census Bureau)[Top]
Type of Permit
Year
Time Period
No. of Permits
Total Costs
Multi-Family 2019Annual998$281,708,804
Single Family 2019Annual354$298,581,408
Total all types construction permits 2019Annual1,352$580,290,212
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Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)[Top]
AreaConsumer Price Index % Change
Time Period2019Time Period2018
United States Annual255.7Annual251.11.8
California Annual280.6Annual272.53.0
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Data for San Mateo County is not available. Data for California has been displayed for Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)
 
Median Price of Existing Homes Sold[Top]
Year
Time Period
Type
Median Price
2019AnnualMedian Price of Homes Sold$1,564,091
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State Revenues by Source[Top]
Tax Type Description
Year
Time Period
Tax Revenue
Alcoholic Beverage Taxes and Fees 2018Annual$377,662
Bank and Corporation (Income) Taxes 2018Annual$14,062,543
Cigarette Tax 2018Annual$2,077,224
Horse Racing (Parimutuel) License Fees 2018Annual$15,490
Estate, Inheritance and Gift Taxes 2018Annual$0
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Data for San Mateo County is not available. Data for California has been displayed for State Revenues by Source
 
Taxable Sales (Calif. Board of Equalization)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Sales Type Description
Sales
2019AnnualRetail $18,168,257,627
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POPULATION AND CENSUS DATA
Population[Top]
Area
Year
Time Period
Source
Population
San Mateo County 2018AnnualCalifornia Dept of Finance774,570
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Measures of Income[Top]
Income Type
Year
Time Period
Income
Population
Per Capita Personal Income - BEA2018Annual$126,392774,570
Total Personal Income - BEA2018Annual$97,264,611774,570
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County-to-County Commute Patterns (US Census Bureau)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Area of Residence
Area of WorkPlace
Number of Workers
2015CensusSan Mateo County , CASan Mateo County , CA218,287
2015CensusSan Mateo County , CASan Francisco County , CA81,943
2015CensusSan Mateo County , CASanta Clara County , CA58,936
2015CensusSan Francisco County , CASan Mateo County , CA48,768
2015CensusSanta Clara County , CASan Mateo County , CA45,818
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JOB OPENINGS & TRAINING PROVIDERS
Job Openings from JobCentral National Labor Exchange[Top]
 
Job Openings

Training Providers in Area[Top]
Provider Name
Provider Type
Location
Voiceware SystemsOther (incl. religious schools and seminaries)Daly City,CA
Cabrillo Unified Adult EducationSchools with Occupational Programs (ROP)Half Moon Bay,CA
Jefferson Adult School DivisionSchools with Occupational Programs (ROP)Daly City,CA
Menlo CollegeCommunity Colleges (two-year school)Atherton,CA
Hilltop Beauty School, Inc.Apprenticeship, Business, Career, & Tech SchoolsDaly City,CA
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