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Woodside, California - Basic Facts

The Town of Woodside had a population of 5,568 as of July 1, 2017. Woodside ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Woodside is located at latitude 37.4222 and longitude -122.2591 in San Mateo County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Woodside (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Mateo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 387 feet.

The Town of Woodside (GNIS ID: 2413509) 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 Town of Woodside is located within San Mateo CCD of San Mateo County.

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


Total Population 5,568
Daytime Population: Workers 1,849
Daytime Population: Residents 2,991
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,840
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 5,567
Population in Familes 4,696
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 475
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $200,001
Average Household Income $281,047
Per Capita Income $105,273


Total Housing Units 2,261 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,773 (78.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 300 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 187 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,212,641


Total Households 2,074
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 1,552
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 0.72% 0.74%
Households 0.66% 0.7%
Families 0.59% 0.71%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   1.29%

Woodside, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Woodside 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 # 622 59th
Population Density # 955 37th
Diversity Index # 1363 10th
Median Household Income # 4 100th
Per Capita Income # 5 100th

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