7.3% Poverty Rate in San Mateo County, California

Poverty Rate in San Mateo County, California

How does the Poverty Rate in San Mateo County, California compare to other counties in California?

California County Poverty Rate Comparison

What is the poverty rate for residents of San Mateo County, California born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

6.5%

The Poverty Rate for residents of San Mateo County, California who were born citizens of the United States is 6.5%.

8.7%

The Poverty Rate for residents of San Mateo County, California who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 8.7%.

Poverty Rate for residents of San Mateo County, California born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of San Mateo County, California have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 493,634 residents of San Mateo County, California who were born citizens of the United States, 32,173 (6.5%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 22,808 (8.7%) of 263,630 residents of San Mateo County, 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 San Mateo County, California

The Poverty Rate in San Mateo County is 7.3%.
San Mateo County is in California.
California Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Colma 7.5%

1,410

Daly City 8.9%

105,850

East Palo Alto 13.7%

29,501

El Granada 2.4%

6,284

Atherton 3.5%

6,719

Belmont 4.5%

26,587

Brisbane 4.2%

4,611

Broadmoor 3.4%

5,066

Burlingame 5.9%

30,052

Emerald Lake Hills 3.0%

4,638

Foster City 3.6%

33,416

Half Moon Bay 4.6%

12,511

Highlands-Baywood Park 2.9%

4,090

Hillsborough 3.3%

11,436

Ladera 0.9%

1,553

Menlo Park 8.5%

33,242

Millbrae 4.7%

22,497

Montara 4.0%

2,909

Moss Beach 4.3%

3,806

North Fair Oaks 18.2%

15,361

Pacifica 4.9%

38,910

Portola Valley 2.7%

4,554

Redwood City 9.2%

83,073

San Bruno 5.1%

42,967

San Carlos 2.8%

29,881

San Mateo 8.0%

102,938

South San Francisco 7.4%

66,733

West Menlo Park 4.8%

3,739

Woodside 4.3%

5,523

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2018 California Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for California in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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