Bay Area Census Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)
HomeContact
CaliforniaBay AreaCountiesCitiesTracts/Blocks
TransportationHistorical DataMapsLinksFAQ
 
City of San Mateo
San Mateo County
 

Decennial Census data
      1880-1940  |   1950-1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010

1950 Census 1960 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 41,782 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 69,870 100.0%
In households 41,005 98.1% In households 69,226 99.1%
In group quarters 644 0.9%
  
RACE RACE
Native white 35,288 84.5% White 65,242 93.4%
Foreign-born white 4,480 10.7%
Negro 892 2.1% Negro 1,691 2.4%
Other races 1,122 2.7% Other races 97 0.1%
Indians 8 0.0% Indian 23 0.0%
Japanese 619 1.5% Japanese 1,760 2.5%
Chinese 439 1.1% Chinese 926 1.3%
Filipino 131 0.2%
  
WHITE PERSONS OF SPANISH SURNAME 591 1.4% WHITE, SPANISH SURNAME 1,897 2.7%
  
PLACE OF BIRTH
    Native 62,603 89.6%
    Foreign born 7,267 10.4%
  
SEX SEX
Male 20,370 48.8% Male 33,779 48.3%
Female 21,412 51.2% Female 36,091 51.7%
 
AGE AGE
Under 5 years 5,013 12.0% Under 5 years 7,020 10.0%
5 to 17 years 7,215 17.3% 5 to 17 years 17,174 24.6%
18 to 64 years 26,802 64.1% 18 to 64 years 40,019 57.3%
65 years and over 2,752 6.6% 65 years and over 5,657 8.1%
Median age 32.5 X Median age 32.8 X
  
HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS
Total household 12,844 100.0%    
    Families 18,933 100.0%
    With own children under 18 11,181 59.1%
Persons per household 3.19 X Population per household 3.13 X
  
HOUSING OCCUPANCY HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All dwelling units 13,894 100.0% All housing units 23,018 100.0%
Occupied dwelling units 12,847 92.5% All occupied units 22,090 96.0%
Owner occupied 9,236 71.9% Owner occupied 14,983 67.8%
Renter occupied 3,611 28.1% Renter occupied 7,107 32.2%
Vacant 1,027 7.4% Vacant 928 4.0%
Median value of 1-unit structures dollars 13,536 X Median value dollars 19,200 X
Median gross rent dollars 78 X Median gross rent dollars 118 X
  
INCOME IN 1949 INCOME IN 1959
Families median income dollars 4,907 X Families median income dollars 8,236 X
  
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
Population 25 years and over 26,580 100.0% Population 25 years and over 41,419 100.0%
High school 4 years 8,705 32.8% High school 4 years 12,979 31.3%
College 4 years or more 3,535 13.3% College 4 years or more 6,012 14.7%
  
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
All workers 27,833 100.0%
Private automobile or car pool 20,296 72.9%
Railroad, subway or elevated 2,124 7.6%
Bus or streetcar 1,684 6.1%
Walked to work 1,582 5.7%
Other means 662 2.4%
Worked at home 481 1.7%
Not reported 1,004 3.6%
  
MAJOR OCCUPATION GROUP OCCUPATION
Employed 16,281 100.0% Employed 28,351 100.0%
Professional, technical, and kindred 2,525 15.5% Professional, technical, and kindred 4,446 15.7%
Farmers and farm managers 39 0.2% Farmers and farm managers 256 0.9%
Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 2,874 17.7% Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 3,821 13.5%
Clerical and kindred 2,491 15.3% Clerical and kindred 5,088 17.9%
Sales 2,040 12.5% Sales 3,208 11.3%
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 2,394 14.7% Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 3,595 12.7%
Operatives and kindred 1,223 7.5% Operatives and kindred 2,432 8.6%
Private household workers 467 2.9% Private household workers 830 2.9%
Service workers, except private household 1,127 6.9% Service workers, except private household 2,300 8.1%
Farm laborers 55 0.3% Farm laborers and farm foremen 84 0.3%
Laborers, except farm and mine 887 5.4% Laborers, except farm and mine 957 3.4%
Occupation not reported 159 1.0% Occupation not reported 1,334 4.7%
  
CLASS OF WORKER
Self-employed 2,882 10.2%
  
Census Data for the year:
1940 Total population 19,403
1930 Total population 13,444
1920 Total population 5,979
1910 Total population 4,384
1900 Total population 1,832
1880 Total population 932
 
                Source: 1950-1960 Census, DOF Research

Decennial Census data
      1880-1940  |   1950-1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010



California   |    Bay Area   |    Counties   |    Cities  |    Tracts/Blocks   |    Transportation

Historical Data   |    Maps   |    Links   |    FAQ   |    Home   |    Contact   |    MTC   |    ABAG

MTC-ABAG Library, 101 Eighth St., Oakland, CA 94607
510-817-5836, library@mtc.ca.gov