Menlo Park, California Population 2021

35,094
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Menlo Park is a city located in San Mateo County California. With a 2020 population of 35,094, it is the 222nd largest city in California and the 1125th largest city in the United States . Menlo Park is currently growing at a rate of 0.57% annually and its population has increased by 9.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 32,026 in 2010. Menlo Park reached it's highest population of 35,094 in 2021. Spanning over 17 miles, Menlo Park has a population density of 3,505 people per square mile.

The average household income in Menlo Park is $241,222 with a poverty rate of 7.60%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,341 per month, and the median house value is $2.00 Mn. The median age in Menlo Park is 37.9 years, 37 years for males, and 39 years for females.

Menlo Park Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Menlo Park was:

  • White: 67.18%
  • Asian: 14.97%
  • Other race: 5.51%
  • Two or more races: 5.04%
  • Black or African American: 4.52%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.05%
  • Native American: 0.74%
The current population of Menlo Park, California is 35,094 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 34,500.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 32,026.

Menlo Park, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,93467.18%
Asian5,10914.97%
Some Other Race1,8805.51%
Two or More Races1,7215.04%
Black or African American1,5434.52%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander6992.05%
American Indian and Alaska Native2520.74%
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Menlo Park Population by Race

Menlo Park Population Pyramid $2021

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Menlo Park Median Age

37.9


Total

37


Male

39


Female

Menlo Park Adults

There are 25,635 adults, (4,780 of whom are seniors) in Menlo Park.

Menlo Park Age Dependency

63.7

Age Dependency Ratio

22.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Menlo Park Sex Ratio

Female

17,182

50.33%

Male

16,956

49.67%

Menlo Park Population by Age

Menlo Park Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Menlo Park Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72%28%
Male58.2%41.8%
All57.9%42.1%
Female43.9%56.1%
Non Family38.8%61.2%

57.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Menlo Park Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,9062.7857.9
Married6,5613.572
Non Family4,0171.5338.8
Female1,1032.9543.9
Male2253.258.2

3.36

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

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Menlo Park Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8863.82%
9th to 12th Grade5132.21%
High School Graduate2,1449.25%
Some College2,41810.44%
Associates Degree1,0764.64%
Bachelors Degree6,68928.87%
Graduate Degree9,44240.75%
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Menlo Park Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Menlo Park Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White14,24714,09511,582
Asian3,6133,5603,082
Hispanic3,1732,175821
Black1,1711,012206
Other Race1,093628177
2+ Races552552354
Islander444407139
Native American16311712

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 85.30%.

Menlo Park Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$83,896$105,649$65,565
Less Than 9th Grade$24,329$25,446$18,875
High School Graduate$36,000$32,993$40,022
Some College$35,840$41,275$32,182
Bachelors Degree$102,429$151,021$73,548
Graduate Degree$127,594$154,541$100,543

$83,896

Average Earnings

$105,649

Average Male

$65,565

Average Female

Menlo Park Earnings by Educational Attainment

Menlo Park Language by Age

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Menlo Park Language

67.21% of Menlo Park residents speak only English, while 32.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.51% of the population.

Menlo Park Language

Menlo Park Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,7251,0305.22%
Hispanic5,16576814.87%
Other1,84436920.01%
Asian5,0303326.60%
Native24317672.43%
Multiple1,6641659.92%
Islander69910715.31%
Black1,520775.07%

7.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.33%

Male Poverty Rate

7.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Menlo Park

The race most likely to be in poverty in Menlo Park is Native, with 72.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Menlo Park is Black, with 5.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.58%.

Menlo Park Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.27%
High School12.68%
Some College10.89%
Bachelors or Greater4.12%

Menlo Park Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed28.94%
Female Unemployed22.15%
Female Employed4.76%
Male Employed3.51%

Menlo Park Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Menlo Park Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$160,784$241,222
Families$199,604$292,240
Married Families$235,023-
Non Families$75,841$136,784
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Income by Household Type

Menlo Park Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.4%

Male Marriage Rate

52.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Menlo Park Married by Age and Sex

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Menlo Park Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Menlo Park Marital Status by Race

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Menlo Park Marital Status

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1,049

Number of Veterans

942

Male Veterans

107

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam239
World War II136
First Gulf War123
Second Gulf War106
Korea105

Menlo Park Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+392
55 to 64275
35 to 54212
65 to 74134
18 to 3436

Menlo Park Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7114.04%
Black21616.28%
Native American3815.64%
Islander377.34%
Hispanic360.99%
2+ Races364.79%
Other Race80.59%
Asian30.08%

Menlo Park Veterans by Race

Menlo Park Veterans by Education

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25.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Menlo Park Veterans by Education

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66.5%

Labor Force Participation

64.1%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Menlo Park Employment by Age

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Menlo Park Employment by Race

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Menlo Park 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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45.85%

Born in Menlo Park

73.94%

Native Born

26.06%

Foreign Born

13.16%

Non Citizen

12.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

73.94% of Menlo Park residents were born in the United States, with 45.85% having been born in California. 13.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Menlo Park Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202135,0941980.57%
202034,8961980.57%
201934,6981980.57%
201834,5003160.92%
201734,1842140.63%
201633,9705811.74%
201533,3891780.54%
201433,2111980.60%
201333,0131920.58%
201232,8213711.14%
201132,4503701.15%
201032,0801,2950.41%
200030,7852,7450.94%
199028,0401,6020.59%
198026,438-388-0.15%
197026,826-131-0.05%
196026,95713,3707.09%
195013,58710,32915.35%
19403,2581,0043.75%
19302,2540.00%

Menlo Park Population by Year