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San Carlos Community Profile 2013

Ideally situated between San Francisco and San Jose, San Carlos is a city like no other. It strikes a rare balance between small town charm and big city access. Welcoming, accessible and the epitome of "good living," it's a sought after location for business and residents alike.

Population
    Total Population: 28,931
    Total Households: 12,630 
Ethnic & Racial Distribution
    White: 79.2%
    Asian: 11.3%
    Other: 9.3%
Education
    High School Graduate: 97%
    Bachelors/Graduate Degree: 59.2%
Income Profile
    Median Household Income: $110,929
    Median Age: 42.6 years
Unemployment Rate
    San Carlos: 5.8%
    County: 8.4%
Tax Profile
    Property Tax Rate: 1%
    Sales Tax: 8.5%
    Transient Occupancy Tax: 10%
Housing and Real Estate
Housing:
    Median Home Price: $1,100,677
Total Development:
    Residential: 11,960 units
    Commercial: 2,084,557 sq. ft.
    Industrial: 6,192,078 sq. ft.
    Office: 904,423 sq. ft.
      Transportation
Air
    San Carlos Municipal Airport
    San Francisco International Airport (12 miles)
    San Jose International Airport (23 miles)
    Oakland International Airport (27 miles)
Highways
    Highways 101, 280, 92
Ports
    Redwood City: 3 miles
    San Francisco: 25 miles
    Oakland: 32 miles
Public Transportation
  San Carlos Caltrain Station with connections to:
        San Francisco
        San Jose
        SFO and BART
  SamTrans Bus System and Shuttles