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San Bruno, California - Basic Facts

The City of San Bruno had a population of 43,637 as of July 1, 2016. San Bruno ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for San Bruno is located at latitude 37.6254 and longitude -122.4313 in San Mateo County. The formal boundaries for the City of San Bruno (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Mateo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of San Bruno (GNIS ID: 2411778) 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 San Bruno is located within South San Francisco CCD of San Mateo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with San Bruno 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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San Bruno, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 43,637
Population in Households 43,239
Population in Familes 35,220
Population in Group Qrtrs 398
Population Density1 7,990
Diversity Index2 83


Total Households 15,368
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 10,479
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,085 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,040 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,328 (39.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 717 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $644,124
Average Home Value $640,257


Median Household Income $81,236
Average Household Income $102,043
Per Capita Income $36,330
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.96% 1.07%
Households 0.71% 0.93%
Families 0.68% 0.92%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
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.

San Bruno, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares San Bruno 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 # 207 86th
Population Density1 # 104 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 263 83rd
Median Household Income # 294 81st
Per Capita Income # 402 74th

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