Poverty in Half Moon Bay, California

What is the poverty rate in Half Moon Bay, California?
The poverty rate in Half Moon Bay is 4.6%. One out of every 21.7 residents of Half Moon Bay lives in poverty.

How many people in Half Moon Bay, California live in poverty?
577 of 12,511 Half Moon Bay residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Half Moon Bay compare to the rest of California?
The Poverty Rate across the state of California is 15.1%, meaning Half Moon Bay has a dramatically lower than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of California.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Half Moon Bay, California Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Other

1,312

16.2% 23.8% 10.4%

White

7,815

2.1% 10.3% 62.2%

Hispanic

3,561

6.5% 22.2% 28.3%

What's the Poverty Rate in Half Moon Bay, California By Race?

2.1% of White residents of Half Moon Bay, California live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Half Moon Bay, California is dramatically lower than the national average of 10.3%. 167 of 7,815 white Californians live below the poverty line. Approximately 62.2% of the total population of Half Moon Bay, California are white.

6.5% of Hispanic residents of Half Moon Bay, California live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Half Moon Bay, California is dramatically lower than the national average of 22.2%. 233 of 3,561 hispanic Californians live below the poverty line. Approximately 28.3% of the total population of Half Moon Bay, California are hispanic.

Half Moon Bay, California Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Half Moon Bay, California?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Half Moon Bay, California is 5.7%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Half Moon Bay, California is 3.7%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Half Moon Bay, California

Male residents of Half Moon Bay, California are dramatically(54%) more likely to live in poverty than females.

327 of 5,712 males in Half Moon Bay live below the poverty line.

250 of 6,799 females in Half Moon Bay live below the poverty line.

Half Moon Bay, California Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Half Moon Bay can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Half Moon Bay, California have a Poverty Rate of 2.8%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Half Moon Bay, California have a Poverty Rate of 4.4%.

Poverty for younger ages in Half Moon Bay is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Half Moon Bay, California have a Poverty Rate of 0.0%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Half Moon Bay, California have a Poverty Rate of 3.8%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Half Moon Bay can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Half Moon Bay, California have a Poverty Rate of 0.0%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Half Moon Bay, California have a Poverty Rate of 4.8%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Half Moon Bay, California have a Poverty Rate of 0.0%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Half Moon Bay, California have a Poverty Rate of 5.0%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Half Moon Bay, California Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Half Moon Bay, California?

Half Moon Bay, California Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Half Moon Bay, California Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

10.2%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

3.7%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

3.9%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

3.5%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

2.9%

75 to 84 Years Old

17.8%

Over 85 Years Old

0.0%

Half Moon Bay, California Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Half Moon Bay, California born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Half Moon Bay, California who were born citizens of the United States is 2.6%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Half Moon Bay, California who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 10.6%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Half Moon Bay, California born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Half Moon Bay, California have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 9,358 residents of Half Moon Bay, California who were born citizens of the United States, 242 (2.6%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 335 (10.6%) of 3,153 residents of Half Moon Bay, California who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Half Moon Bay, California

The poverty rate in Half Moon Bay is 4.6%.
Half Moon Bay is in San Mateo County.
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City Poverty Rate
Atherton 3.5%
Belmont 4.5%
Brisbane 4.2%
Broadmoor 3.4%
Burlingame 5.9%
Emerald Lake Hills 3.0%
Foster City 3.6%
Half Moon Bay 4.6%
Highlands-Baywood Park 2.9%
Hillsborough 3.3%
Ladera 0.9%
Menlo Park 8.5%
Millbrae 4.7%
Montara 4.0%
Moss Beach 4.3%
North Fair Oaks 18.2%
Pacifica 4.9%
Portola Valley 2.7%
Redwood City 9.2%
San Bruno 5.1%
San Carlos 2.8%
San Mateo 8.0%
South San Francisco 7.4%
West Menlo Park 4.8%
Woodside 4.3%
Colma 7.5%
Daly City 8.9%
East Palo Alto 13.7%
El Granada 2.4%

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