San Carlos

San Carlos sets the bar high with its motto “the city of good living,” and families flock to the mid-Peninsula community for its highly ranked schools, thriving Laurel Street shopping district, and quaint feel.

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San Carlos sets the bar high with its motto “the city of good living,” and families flock to the mid-Peninsula community for its highly ranked schools, thriving Laurel Street shopping district, and quaint feel. Browse our selection of San Carlos homes for sale.

The city of approximately 30,000 residents is located between Belmont and Redwood City. San Carlos is close to U.S. Highway 101 and state Route 82 and has a Caltrain stop that’s on the National Register of Historic Places. It is also home to the San Carlos Airport and the Hiller Aviation Museum.

In 2010, the city dissolved its police department and now receives law-enforcement service from the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

The median household income in San Carlos is $118,000, and the median home value is $919,000, according to 2013 United State Census Bureau data. Of its 12,018 housing units, 70 percent are owner occupied.

To learn more, visit our San Carlos real estate market conditions page.

Taste of the Neighborhood

Overview for San Carlos, CA

30,754 people live in San Carlos, where the median age is 41 and the average individual income is $104,853. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

30,754

Total Population

41 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$104,853

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for San Carlos, CA

San Carlos has 11,393 households, with an average household size of 2.69. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in San Carlos do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 30,754 people call San Carlos home. The population density is 5,682.7 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

30,754

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

41

Median Age

48.88 / 51.12%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
11,393

Total Households

2.69

Average Household Size

$104,853

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in San Carlos, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby San Carlos. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Around San Carlos, CA

There's plenty to do around San Carlos, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

46
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
43
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Teeny Tot’s Bakeshop, White Sage Boutique, and Restore Fitness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.68 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.52 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.26 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.11 miles 21 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.6 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

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