West Menlo Park, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Menlo Park, California - Basic Facts

The West Menlo Park Census Designated Place had a population of 3,773 as of July 1, 2016. West Menlo Park 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 West Menlo Park is located at latitude 37.4338 and longitude -122.2034 in San Mateo County. The formal boundaries for the West Menlo Park Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Mateo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 115 feet.

The West Menlo Park Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409555) 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 West Menlo Park Census Designated Place is located within San Mateo CCD of San Mateo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Menlo Park 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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West Menlo Park, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,773
Population in Households 3,765
Population in Familes 3,181
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 7,751
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 1,375
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 985
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,455 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,101 (75.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 274 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 80 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,170,750


Median Household Income $143,239
Average Household Income $213,002
Per Capita Income $79,092
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.49% 0.78%
Households 0.22% 0.62%
Families 0.25% 0.64%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.

West Menlo Park, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Menlo Park 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 # 708 53rd
Population Density1 # 109 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 1123 26th
Median Household Income # 36 98th
Per Capita Income # 34 98th

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