Emerald Lake Hills, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Emerald Lake Hills, California - Basic Facts

The Emerald Lake Hills Census Designated Place had a population of 4,520 as of July 1, 2016. Emerald Lake Hills ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Emerald Lake Hills is located at latitude 37.4653 and longitude -122.2659 in San Mateo County. The formal boundaries for the Emerald Lake Hills Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. San Mateo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 531 feet.

The Emerald Lake Hills Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408080) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Emerald Lake Hills Census Designated Place is located within San Mateo CCD of San Mateo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Emerald Lake Hills population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Emerald Lake Hills, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,520
Population in Households 4,495
Population in Familes 3,909
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density1 3,783
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 1,615
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 1,258
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,682 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,438 (85.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 176 (10.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,106,706


Median Household Income $160,447
Average Household Income $228,588
Per Capita Income $82,570
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.88% 1.14%
Households 0.66% 0.97%
Families 0.35% 0.97%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   1.18%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Emerald Lake Hills, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Emerald Lake Hills to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 672 56th
Population Density1 # 339 78th
Diversity Index2 # 1120 26th
Median Household Income # 29 98th
Per Capita Income # 27 98th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.