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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.

    Total Population: 28,931
    Total Households: 12,630 
Ethnic & Racial Distribution
    White: 79.2%
    Asian: 11.3%
    Other: 9.3%
    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
    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.
    San Carlos Municipal Airport
    San Francisco International Airport (12 miles)
    San Jose International Airport (23 miles)
    Oakland International Airport (27 miles)
    Highways 101, 280, 92
    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