Half Moon Bay, California Population 2022

11,889
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Half Moon Bay is a city located in San Mateo County California. With a 2020 population of 11,889, it is the 450th largest city in California and the 3589th largest city in the United States. Half Moon Bay is currently growing at a rate of 0.40% annually and its population has increased by 0.80% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,795 in 2020. Spanning over 6 miles, Half Moon Bay has a population density of 1,850 people per square mile.

The average household income in Half Moon Bay is $182,559 with a poverty rate of 7.60%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,928 per month, and the median house value is $1.16 Mn. The median age in Half Moon Bay is 46.8 years, 45.9 years for males, and 47 years for females.

Half Moon Bay Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Half Moon Baywas:

  • White: 75.31%
  • Other race: 9.67%
  • Two or more races: 7.68%
  • Asian: 6.35%
  • Black or African American: 0.77%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.22%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Half Moon Bay, California is 11,889 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 11,795.

Half Moon Bay, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,47675.31%
Black or African American970.77%
Asian7996.35%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander280.22%
Some Other Race1,2179.67%
Two or More Races9667.68%
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Half Moon Bay Population by Race

Half Moon Bay Population Pyramid 2022

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Half Moon Bay Median Age

47.8


Total

47.6


Male

47.9


Female

Half Moon Bay Adults

There are 10,253 adults, (2,802 of whom are seniors) in Half Moon Bay.

Half Moon Bay Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Half Moon Bay Sex Ratio

Female

6,781

53.89%

Male

5,802

46.11%

Half Moon Bay Population by Age

Half Moon Bay Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Half Moon Bay Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.3%25.7%
Female73.9%26.1%
All67%33%
Non Family58.5%41.5%
Male36.4%63.6%

67.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Half Moon Bay Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,7212.6767
Married2,6693.2274.3
Male2614.9736.4
Female2413.4573.9
Non Family1,5501.258.5

3.25

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

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Half Moon Bay Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7528.19%
9th to 12th Grade3233.52%
High School Graduate1,15612.59%
Some College1,41115.37%
Associates Degree6416.98%
Bachelors Degree2,73529.80%
Graduate Degree2,16123.54%
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Half Moon Bay Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Half Moon Bay Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
2+ Races486470310
White6,1395,9403,709
Asian735661423
Black505024
Hispanic1,9751,173507
Other Race646343111
Islander2828

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 63.79%.

Half Moon Bay Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$70,578$81,315$60,318
Less Than 9th Grade$25,955$30,598$21,433
High School Graduate$40,640$45,357$25,707
Some College$65,847$87,763$58,417
Bachelors Degree$82,364$82,161$83,250
Graduate Degree$101,731$178,594$76,705

$70,578

Average Earnings

$81,315

Average Male

$60,318

Average Female

Half Moon Bay Earnings by Educational Attainment

Half Moon Bay Language by Age

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Half Moon Bay Language

64.21% of Half Moon Bay residents speak only English, while 35.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 28.73% of the population.

Half Moon Bay Language

Half Moon Bay Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian79917521.90%
Multiple96616717.29%
Hispanic3,5072978.47%
White7,6544816.28%
Other85NaN%

7.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.05%

Male Poverty Rate

10.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Half Moon Bay

The race most likely to be in poverty in Half Moon Bay is Asian, with 21.90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Half Moon Bay is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.37%.

Half Moon Bay Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade8.74%
High School17.73%
Some College2.63%
Bachelors or Greater4.96%

Half Moon Bay Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed1.90%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed3.88%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Half Moon Bay Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Half Moon Bay Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$131,233$183,291
Families$157,969$219,171
Married Families$180,423-
Non Families$87,609$98,189
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Income by Household Type

Half Moon Bay Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.8%

Male Marriage Rate

52.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Half Moon Bay Married by Age and Sex

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Half Moon Bay Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Half Moon Bay Marital Status by Race

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Half Moon Bay Marital Status

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548

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War26
First Gulf War6
Vietnam238
Korea86
World War II14

Half Moon Bay Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3414
35 to 5429
55 to 6478
65 to 74136
75+291

Half Moon Bay Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4786.11%
Asian212.86%
Other Race121.23%
2+ Races375.80%
Hispanic823.22%

Half Moon Bay Veterans by Race

Half Moon Bay Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Half Moon Bay Veterans by Education

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64.9%

Labor Force Participation

64.1%

Employment Rate

1.3%

Unemployment Rate

Half Moon Bay Employment by Age

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Half Moon Bay Employment by Race

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Half Moon Bay Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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55.86%

Born in Half Moon Bay

77.68%

Native Born

22.32%

Foreign Born

10.45%

Non Citizen

11.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

77.68% of Half Moon Bay residents were born in the United States, with 55.86% having been born in California. 10.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Half Moon Bay Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19501,1680.00%
19601,9577895.30%
19704,0232,0667.47%
19807,2823,2596.11%
19908,8861,6042.01%
200011,8422,9562.91%
201011,324-518-0.45%
201111,371470.42%
201211,418470.41%
201311,465470.41%
201411,512470.41%
201511,559470.41%
201611,606470.41%
201711,653470.40%
201811,700470.40%
201911,747470.40%
202011,795480.41%
202111,842470.40%
202211,889470.40%

Half Moon Bay Population by Year