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Half Moon Bay, California - Basic Facts

The City of Half Moon Bay had a population of 12,270 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Half Moon Bay is located at latitude 37.4636 and longitude -122.4286 in San Mateo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Half Moon Bay encompass a land area of 6.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. San Mateo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 75 feet.

The City of Half Moon Bay (GNIS ID: 2410685) 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 Half Moon Bay is located within Half Moon Bay CCD of San Mateo County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Half Moon Bay: Halfmoon Bay, Half-Moon Bay, San Benito, San Benitos, Spanish Town, Spanishtown, Spanish-Town.

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Half Moon Bay, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Half Moon Bay, CA Housing Affordability Index is 65
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Half Moon Bay, CA Wealth Index is 272
State of California Wealth Index is 123
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 12,270 (100%)
Population in Households 12,188 (99.3%)
Population in Families 9,937 (81.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 82 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 1,909
Diversity Index2 70
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $147,292
Average Household Income $188,363
Per Capita Income $68,087
Wealth Index4 272

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,630 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,144 (67.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,347 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 140 ( 3.0%)
Median Home Value $1,178,715
Housing Affordability Index3 65
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,490
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 3,096
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.87% 0.66%
Households 0.86% 0.66%
Families 1.01% 0.67%
Median Household Income   3.23%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

Half Moon Bay, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Half Moon Bay to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 446 71st
Population Density # 621 59th
Diversity Index # 662 57th
Median Household Income # 77 95th
Per Capita Income # 117 92nd

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