Living in Redwood City, CA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Redwood City SnackAbility

9
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
10
Affordability
4
Diversity
10
Safety
8
Amenities
9.5
Education
8
Commute
6

Redwood City, CA Crime Report

1,431
Total Crimes
1,623.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
-36.80%
Below National Average

Redwood City, CA Cost Of Living

212
Redwood City's Overall Cost Of Living
2.1x
Higher Than The National Average

Redwood City, California Info Snack

Redwood City is a city on the San Francisco Peninsula in Northern California's Bay Area, approximately 27 miles (43 km) south of San Francisco, and 24 miles (39 km) northwest of San Jose. Redwood City's history spans its earliest inhabitation by the Ohlone people to being a port for lumber and other goods. The county seat of San Mateo County, it is the home of several technology companies such as Box, Oracle, Evernote, Wealthfront, and Electronic Arts. At the 2010 census, the city had a population of 76,815. The Port of Redwood City is the only deepwater port on San Francisco Bay south of San Francisco. Redwood City is the location of the San Mateo County Jail, for both women and men. The Malibu Grand Prix long time landmark was recently demolished along with the city's only Mini Golf, Go-Kart, Video Game Arcade, and Batting Cages. Malibu Grand Prix's previous location is currently the construction site of a new additional Jail and Inmate housing facility. The city has a motto "Climate Best By Government Test" which is a reference to it being one of the top German scouted scientific climates and the city was one of the locations mapped by them during their testing and data collection. The Hetch Hetchy water pipeline runs through Redwood City and supplies a vast majority of the surrounding area with low grain (+/ 3 grains) rated water.
Population
85,217
Unemployment
3.4%
Poverty
9.6%
Median Home
$1,127,100
Median Income
$107,469
Median Rent
$2,148

Redwood City, CA Photos

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Population over time in Redwood City

Year Population % Change
2017 85,217 1.0%
2016 84,368 2.1%
2015 82,595 1.5%
2014 81,342 2.0%
2013 79,736 1.9%
2012 78,241 1.6%
2011 77,036 1.3%
2010 76,031 1.1%
2009 75,193 -
Crime/100k Redwood City CA USA
Violent Crime 200.8 447.4 368.9
Murder 0.0 4.4 5.0
Robbery 60.1 137.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 89.6 266.5 246.8
Property Crime 1422.4 2380.4 2199.5
Burglary 195.1 416.2 376.0
Larceny 1034.5 1571.8 1594.6
Car Theft 192.8 392.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Redwood City

White
42.4% (36,121)
African American
1.8% (1,498)
American Indian
0.3% (233)
Asian
14.0% (11,929)
Hawaiian
0.8% (717)
Other
0.3% (272)
Two Or More
3.2% (2,709)
Hispanic
37.2% (31,738)
Race Redwood City CA USA
White 42.4% 37.5% 61.1%
African American 1.8% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 14.0% 14.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.8% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.2% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 37.2% 38.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Redwood City, California

Less than $10,000
3.3% (285,403)
$10,000 to $14,999
2.3% (193,848)
$15,000 to $24,999
5.5% (467,101)
$25,000 to $34,999
5.7% (488,577)
$35,000 to $49,999
7.5% (640,321)
$50,000 to $74,999
12.3% (1,050,624)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.0% (765,503)
$100,000 to $149,999
17.8% (1,513,769)
$150,000 to $199,999
12.2% (1,043,277)
$200,000 or more
24.3% (2,073,273)
Income Redwood City CA USA
Less than $10,000 3.3% 5.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.3% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 5.5% 8.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 5.7% 7.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 7.5% 10.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 12.3% 15.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.0% 12.3% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 17.8% 16.2% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 12.2% 8.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 24.3% 11.0% 7.0%

Gender in Redwood City

Female
49.8% (42,467)
Male
50.2% (42,750)
Gender Redwood City CA USA
Female 49.8% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 50.2% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Redwood City for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
7.0% (5,965)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (5,113)
High School / GED
15.0% (12,782)
Some College
17.0% (14,486)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (5,113)
Bachelor's Degree
25.0% (21,304)
Master's Degree
14.0% (11,930)
Professional Degree
5.0% (4,260)
Doctorate Degree
5.0% (4,260)
Education Redwood City CA USA
< 9th Grade 7.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 15.0% 21.0% 27.0%
Some College 17.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 25.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 14.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 5.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 5.0% 2.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Redwood City

Overall User Rating
4.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

Redwood City is a very quite town but yet, surrounded by some of the most beautiful trees. It's away from the bustling cities. It has it's own community but yet not that many outsiders dare to venture in and integrate as it doesn't offer much growth. The whole place however is very scenic and quiet. A perfect place to relax.

Favorite places would definitely be the Redwood Trees themselves. Amazing tall majestic trees that surrounds the coast and forests.

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