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Menlo Park, California - Basic Facts

The City of Menlo Park had a population of 33,653 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Menlo Park is located at latitude 37.4797 and longitude -122.1481 in San Mateo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Menlo Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.77 sq. miles and a water area of 7.63 sq. miles. San Mateo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 72 feet.

The City of Menlo Park (GNIS ID: 2411079) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Menlo Park is located within San Mateo CCD of San Mateo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Menlo Park population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Menlo Park, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 33,653
Daytime Population: Workers 41,219
Daytime Population: Residents 16,606
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 57,825
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.72
Population in Households 33,105
Population in Familes 25,746
Population in Group Qrtrs 548
Population Density2 3,443
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $130,568
Average Household Income $191,310
Per Capita Income $74,039


Total Housing Units 13,548 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,055 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,768 (42.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 725 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,083,110


Total Households 12,823
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 7,889
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.68% 0.65%
Households 0.52% 0.58%
Families 0.56% 0.59%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   1.83%

Menlo Park, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Menlo Park to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 247 84th
Population Density # 396 74th
Diversity Index # 706 53rd
Median Household Income # 67 96th
Per Capita Income # 63 96th

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