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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Foster City Rank California US
Current population (2012) 32,129 229th 38,041,430 313,914,040
Size in square miles 3.8 473rd 155,779.2 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 8,138.2 80th 239.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Foster City Rank California US
Residents younger than 5 6.8% 300th 6.7% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 22.6% 455th 24.3% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 13.4% 212th 12.1% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Foster City Rank California US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 96.0% 81st 80.8% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 63.0% 50th 30.2% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Foster City Rank California US
Race - White 45.5% 530th 73.7% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 1.9% 342nd 6.6% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.1% 633rd 1.7% 1.2%
Race - Asian 45.0% 23rd 13.9% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 106th 0.5% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 5.0% 238th 3.6% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 6.5% 607th 38.2% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 42.0% 365th 39.4% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Foster City Rank California US
Female residents 51.7% 128th 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 40.6% 71st 27.2% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Foster City Rank California US
Housing units 12,458 238th 13,720,462 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 42.4% 61st 30.8% 25.9%
Households 11,505 236th 12,433,172 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 59.4% 373rd 56.7% 66.1%
Home median value $867,200 53rd $421,600 $186,200
People per household 2.6 464th 2.9 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Foster City Rank California US
Income per capita $53,384 58th $29,634 $27,915
Income per household $115,053 45th $61,632 $52,762
Income below poverty line 4.2% 584th 14.4% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Foster City Rank California US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 3,402 222nd 3,425,510 27,092,908
Retail sales $279,557 261st $455,032,270 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $9,810 265th $12,561 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $78,554 190th $80,852,787 $613,795,732

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