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Moss Beach, California - Basic Facts

The Moss Beach Census Designated Place had a population of 3,410 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Moss Beach is located at latitude 37.5184 and longitude -122.5035 in San Mateo County. The formal boundaries for the Moss Beach Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Mateo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 66 feet.

The Moss Beach Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408873) 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 Moss Beach Census Designated Place is located within Half Moon Bay CCD of San Mateo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Moss Beach 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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Moss Beach, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,410
Daytime Population: Workers 920
Daytime Population: Residents 1,774
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,694
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 3,313
Population in Familes 2,742
Population in Group Qrtrs 97
Population Density2 1,520
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $105,198
Average Household Income $141,401
Per Capita Income $48,876


Total Housing Units 1,242 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 927 (74.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 218 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 97 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $799,505
Average Home Value $748,087


Total Households 1,145
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 799
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 1.31% 1.11%
Households 1.04% 0.94%
Families 1.2% 0.96%
Median Household Income   0.96%
Per Capita Income   1.44%

Moss Beach, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moss Beach 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 # 749 51st
Population Density # 676 55th
Diversity Index # 570 62nd
Median Household Income # 149 90th
Per Capita Income # 228 85th

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