Menlo Park, California Population 2023

34,305

Menlo Park is a city located in San Mateo County California. With a 2023 population of 34,305, it is the 246th largest city in California and the 1343rd largest city in the United States.Menlo Park is currently growing at a rate of 0.51% annually and its population has increased by 1.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 33,780 in 2020. Spanning over 17 miles, Menlo Park has a population density of 3,426 people per square mile.

The average household income in Menlo Park is $241,222 with a poverty rate of 7.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Menlo Park is 37.6 years, 37.1 years for males, and 38.5 years for females.

Menlo Park Demographics

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

  • White: 65.4%
  • Asian: 15.23%
  • Two or more races: 6.26%
  • Other race: 5.62%
  • Black or African American: 4.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.24%
  • Native American: 0.98%
The current population of Menlo Park, California is 34,305 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 33,780.

Menlo Park, California Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Menlo Park Population by Race

Menlo Park Population Pyramid 2023

Menlo Park Median Age

37.6

Total

37.1

Male

38.5

Female

Menlo Park Adults

There are 26,539 adults, (5,135 of whom are seniors) in Menlo Park.

Menlo Park Age Dependency

64.5

Age Dependency Ratio

24

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Menlo Park Sex Ratio

Female17,99551.11%
Male17,21648.89%

Menlo Park Population by Age

Menlo Park Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.39

Average Family Size

2.8

Average Household Size

58.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Menlo Park Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Menlo Park Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Menlo Park Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.95%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 74.1%.

Menlo Park Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$91,374

Average Earnings

$111,421

Average Male

$71,470

Average Female

Menlo Park Earnings by Educational Attainment

Menlo Park Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Menlo Park Language

65.05% of Menlo Park residents speak only English, while 34.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.32% of the population.

Menlo Park Language

Menlo Park Poverty by Race

rate

7.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.76%

Male Poverty Rate

5.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Menlo Park

The race most likely to be in poverty in Menlo Park is Native, with 59.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Menlo Park is White, with 4.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.46%.

Menlo Park Poverty

Menlo Park Poverty Rate by Education

Menlo Park Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Menlo Park Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Menlo Park Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.4%

Male Marriage Rate

51.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Menlo Park Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Menlo Park Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,138

Number of Veterans

1,050

Male Veterans

88

Female Veterans

Menlo Park Veterans by War

Menlo Park Veterans by Age

count

Menlo Park Veterans by Race

Menlo Park Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

20.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Menlo Park Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66%

Labor Force Participation

63.5%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Menlo Park Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Menlo Park Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Menlo Park Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

46.58%

Born in Menlo Park

76.21%

Native Born

28.02%

Foreign Born

13.76%

Non Citizen

14.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

76.21% of Menlo Park residents were born in the United States, with 46.58% having been born in California. 13.76% 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

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Menlo Park Population by Year