San Carlos Community Profile

 San Carlos Community Profile

Ideally situated between San Francisco and San Jose, San Carlos is a city like no other. Our city 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 businesses and residents alike.

Population1

• Total Population: 30,364
• Total Households: 11,367

Ethnic & Racial Distribution1

• White: 77.3%
• Asian: 14.8%
• Other: 7.9%

Education1

• High School Graduate: 97.3%
• Bachelors/Graduate Degree: 66.3%

Income Profile1

• Median Household Income: $152,521
• Median Age: 42.2 years

Unemployment Rate2

• San Carlos: 1.8%
• San Mateo County: 1.9%

Tax Profile

• Property Tax Rate: 1%
• Sales Tax: 8.5%
• Transient Occupancy Tax: 12%

Real Estate3

• Median Detached Single Family Home Price: $2,025,000

Total Development

• Residential: 11,894 units1
• Retail: 1,607,313 sq. ft.4
• Industrial: 5,608,886 sq. ft.4
• Office: 1,428,716 sq. ft.4

Transportation

Air
• San Carlos Municipal Airport
• San Francisco International Airport (12 miles)
• San Jose International Airport (23 miles)
• Oakland International Airport (27 miles)

Highways
• U.S. Route 101
• Interstate 280
• California Route 92

Ports
• Redwood City (3 miles)
• San Francisco (25 miles)
• Oakland (32 miles)

Public Transportation

San Carlos Caltrain Station, connections to:
• San Francisco
• San Jose
• SFO and BART

SOURCES:
1U.S. Census Bureau, 2018
2State of California Employment Development Department, 2019
3HdL, Coren & Cone: San Carlos 2018/19 Property Tax Summary
4CoStar Market Analytics, 2019