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Woodside, California - Basic Facts

The Town of Woodside had a population of 5,498 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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Woodside, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,498
Population in Households 5,497
Population in Familes 4,639
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 469
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 2,027
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 1,517
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,217 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,730 (78.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 298 (13.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 190 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,192,124


Median Household Income $200,001
Average Household Income $266,002
Per Capita Income $98,634
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.63% 0.9%
Households 0.4% 0.76%
Families 0.32% 0.78%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
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.

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, 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 # 624 59th
Population Density1 # 957 37th
Diversity Index2 # 1365 10th
Median Household Income # 8 100th
Per Capita Income # 5 100th

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