San Carlos, California Population 2024

28,600

San Carlos is a city located in San Mateo County California. San Carlos has a 2024 population of 28,600. San Carlos is currently declining at a rate of -1.69% annually and its population has decreased by -7.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 30,793 in 2020.

The average household income in San Carlos is $298,397 with a poverty rate of 2.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in San Carlos is 41.7 years, 39.6 years for males, and 44 years for females.

San Carlos Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of San Carlos was:

  • White: 63.44%
  • Asian: 20.41%
  • Two or more races: 11.83%
  • Other race: 3%
  • Black or African American: 0.66%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.52%
  • Native American: 0.14%
Land Area (mi²)
5.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
5,187.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-7.12% (-2,193)
The current population of San Carlos, California is 28,600 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 30,793.

San Carlos, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White19,34363.44%
Asian6,22220.41%
Two or more races3,60611.83%
Other race9143%
Black or African American2020.66%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1600.52%
Native American430.14%
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White

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

San Carlos Population by Race

San Carlos Population Pyramid 2024

San Carlos Median Age

41.7

Total

39.6

Male

44

Female

San Carlos Adults

There are 23,349 adults, (5,075 of whom are seniors) in San Carlos.

San Carlos Age Dependency

66.8

Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

San Carlos Sex Ratio

Female15,57651.09%
Male14,91448.91%

San Carlos Population by Age

San Carlos Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All11,3612.6769.430.6
Married7,0373.1980.619.4
Non Family3,1251.3149.850.2
Female9403.1653.946.1
Male2593.2359.540.5
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3.12

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

69.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

San Carlos Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

San Carlos Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

San Carlos Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 87.91%.

San Carlos Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$122,561

Average Earnings

$144,357

Average Male

$108,426

Average Female

San Carlos Earnings by Educational Attainment

San Carlos Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

San Carlos Language

74.06% of San Carlos residents speak only English, while 25.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 10.4% of the population.

San Carlos Language

San Carlos Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White18,4745422.93%
Asian6,1742213.58%
Hispanic2,789752.69%
Multiple3,606742.05%
Black202136.44%
Other907111.21%
Islander16021.25%
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2.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.09%

Male Poverty Rate

3.8%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in San Carlos

The race most likely to be in poverty in San Carlos is Black, with 6.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in San Carlos is Other, with 1.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.51%.

San Carlos Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade8.71%
High School7.93%
Some College3.39%
Bachelors or Greater1.82%
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San Carlos Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed6.45%
Male Unemployed1.48%
Male Employed1.4%
Female Employed1.37%
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San Carlos Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

San Carlos Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

San Carlos Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

59.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.3%

Male Marriage Rate

57.5%

Female Marriage Rate

San Carlos Married by Age and Sex

male

female

San Carlos 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.

San Carlos Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

San Carlos Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

839

Number of Veterans

795

Male Veterans

44

Female Veterans

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San Carlos Veterans by War

count

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San Carlos Veterans by Age

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San Carlos Veterans by Race

San Carlos Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

San Carlos Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70.9%

Labor Force Participation

68%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

San Carlos Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

San Carlos Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

San Carlos 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

51.87%

Born in San Carlos

75.61%

Native Born

24.39%

Foreign Born

9.82%

Non Citizen

14.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.61% of San Carlos residents were born in the United States, with 51.87% having been born in California. 9.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

San Carlos Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202926,135-493-1.85%
202826,628-493-1.82%
202727,121-493-1.79%
202627,614-493-1.75%
202528,107-493-1.72%
202428,600-493-1.69%
202329,093-493-1.67%
202229,586-493-1.64%
202130,079-714-2.32%
202030,7931,1333.82%
201929,660840.28%
201829,576-81-0.27%
201729,657-45-0.15%
201629,702-8-0.03%
201529,7101930.65%
201429,5172460.84%
201329,2713091.07%
201228,9623801.33%
201128,5822821%
201028,3005822.1%
200027,7181,5515.93%
199026,1671,4575.9%
198024,710-1,343-5.15%
197026,0534,68321.91%
196021,3706,99948.7%
195014,37110,851308.27%
19403,5202,388210.95%
19301,132
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San Carlos Population by Year