East Palo Alto, CA

Census Place

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2020 Population
29,448
0.49% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
32.4
5.54% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
11.4%
15.6% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$83,511
24.5% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$941,300
14.6% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
16,037
3.42% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, East Palo Alto, CA had a population of 29.4k people with a median age of 32.4 and a median household income of $83,511. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of East Palo Alto, CA declined from 29,593 to 29,448, a −0.49% decrease and its median household income grew from $67,087 to $83,511, a 24.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in East Palo Alto, CA are Other (Hispanic) (31.2%), White (Hispanic) (22%), White (Non-Hispanic) (13.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.5%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.96%).

None of the households in East Palo Alto, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

75.3% of the residents in East Palo Alto, CA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in East Palo Alto, CA was $941,300, and the homeownership rate was 48.8%. Most people in East Palo Alto, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in East Palo Alto, CA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

East Palo Alto, CA is home to a population of 29.4k people, from which 75.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 43.1% of East Palo Alto, CA residents were born outside of the country (12.7k people).

In 2020, there were 1.42 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (9.18k people) in East Palo Alto, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.47k White (Hispanic) and 3.9k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in East Palo Alto, CA
  1. Other (Hispanic)
    9.18k ± 1.62k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    6.47k ± 1.49k
  3. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.9k ± 983
60.6%
Hispanic Population
17.9k people

In 2020, there were 1.42 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (9.18k people) in East Palo Alto, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.47k White (Hispanic) and 3.9k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

60.6% of the people in East Palo Alto, CA are hispanic (17.9k people).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

43.1%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
12.7k people
39.2%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
11.6k people

As of 2020, 43.1% of East Palo Alto, CA residents (12.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in East Palo Alto, CA was 39.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

22
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.5
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.5

In 2020, the median age of all people in East Palo Alto, CA was 32.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 22, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in East Palo Alto, CA are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all East Palo Alto, CA residents was 31.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    4,008,868 ± 46,586 people
  2. Philippines
    829,356 ± 22,122 people
  3. China
    683,718 ± 20,124 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,008,868 California residents, followed by Philippines with 829,356 and China with 683,718.

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Citizenship

75.3%
2020 Citizenship
72%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 75.3% of East Palo Alto, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in East Palo Alto, CA was 72%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    113 ± 90
  2. Korea
    52 ± 51
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    50 ± 60

East Palo Alto, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in California, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in California (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in California. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of California across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,427. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of East Palo Alto, CA employs 16k people. The largest industries in East Palo Alto, CA are Accommodation & Food Services (2,339 people), Retail Trade (1,699 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,547 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($120,349), Public Administration ($90,667), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,192).

Wages

Median Household Income

$83,511
2020 value
± $8,517
24.5%
1 Year Growth
± 12.2%

Households in East Palo Alto, CA have a median annual income of $83,511, which is more than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $67,087 in 2019, which represents a 24.5% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$81,373
Average Male Salary in California
± $777
$64,427
Average Female Salary in California
± $650

In 2020, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in California
  1. Asian
    $76,893 ± $1,222
  2. White
    $68,605 ± $653
  3. Two or More Races
    $54,009 ± $1,392

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.12 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in California.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for East Palo Alto, CA is from California.
0.498
2020 Wage GINI in California
0.499
2019 Wage GINI in California

In 2020, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.321% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 6118
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

The following map shows all of the places in East Palo Alto, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Males 35 - 44
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in East Palo Alto, CA (3.34k out of 29.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 35 - 44, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. Hispanic
    2,338 ± 516
  2. White
    1,303 ± 377
  3. Other
    1,071 ± 374

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in East Palo Alto, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

16k
2020 Value
± 1,310
3.42%
1 Year growth
± 10.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in East Palo Alto, CA grew at a rate of 3.42%, from 15.5k employees to 16k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in East Palo Alto, CA, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,143 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,676 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,669 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of East Palo Alto, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of East Palo Alto, CA, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,143 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,676 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,669 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, East Palo Alto, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2.84 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.8 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.41 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of East Palo Alto, CA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($125,440), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($122,229), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($121,885).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16k
2020 Value
± 1,310
3.42%
1 Year growth
± 10.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in East Palo Alto, CA grew at a rate of 3.42%, from 15.5k employees to 16k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in East Palo Alto, CA, are Accommodation & Food Services (2,339 people), Retail Trade (1,699 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,547 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of East Palo Alto, CA, though some of these residents may live in East Palo Alto, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in East Palo Alto, CA, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (2,339 people), Retail Trade (1,699 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,547 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, East Palo Alto, CA has an unusually high number of Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (2.1 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (2.01 times), and Information (1.71 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in East Palo Alto, CA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($120,349), Public Administration ($90,667), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,192).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $407B
  2. $158B
  3. $149B

In 2020, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $407B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($158B) and Mixed freight ($149B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.26T
2020 Value in California
$4.61T
Projected 2050 Value in California
104% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $2.26T. This is expected to increase 104% to $4.61T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $83.5B
  2. $44.4B
  3. $43.3B

In 2020, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $83.5B, followed by Arizona with $44.4B and Ohio and $43.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%). The most partisan county was San Francisco County, CA with 85.3% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for California
63.5% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in California
  1. 85.3% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 82.3% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  3. 80.2% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in California was San Francisco County, CA with 85.3% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in California colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from California

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Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California1
Assumed office on November 10, 1992
Elected to the seat to succeed John Seymour (California politician)|John Seymour, who had been appointed to the seat after Pete Wilson was elected Governor of California.
Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in East Palo Alto, CA was $941,300 in 2020, which is 4.1 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $821,200 to $941,300, a 14.6% increase. The homeownership rate in East Palo Alto, CA is 48.8%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in East Palo Alto, CA have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in East Palo Alto, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$941,300
2020 Median
± $53,751
$821,200
2019 Median
± $37,109

In 2020, the median property value in East Palo Alto, CA grew to to $941,300 from the previous year's value of $821,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in East Palo Alto, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In East Palo Alto, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $750k - $1000k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$83,511
Median Household Income
± $8,517
7.9k
Number of Households
± 871

In 2020, the median household income of the 7.9k households in East Palo Alto, CA grew to $83,511 from the previous year's value of $67,087.

The following chart displays the households in East Palo Alto, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in East Palo Alto, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In East Palo Alto, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

48.8%
2020 Homeownership
39.8%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 48.8% of the housing units in East Palo Alto, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 39.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in East Palo Alto, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in East Palo Alto, CA have a shorter commute time (24.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.95% of the workforce in East Palo Alto, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (69.5%)
  2. Carpooled (12.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.87%)

In 2020, 69.5% of workers in East Palo Alto, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.9%) and those who worked at home (5.87%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in East Palo Alto, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in East Palo Alto, CA have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

92.4% of the population of East Palo Alto, CA has health coverage, with 46.2% on employee plans, 28.3% on Medicaid, 5.2% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 0.983% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in California was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in San Mateo County, CA see 956 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.27% increase from the previous year (944 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 959 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 255 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Amador County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17%). Additionally, Colusa County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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956 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in San Mateo County, CA

Primary care physicians in San Mateo County, CA see an average of 956 patients per year. This represents a 1.27% increase from the previous year (944 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in San Mateo County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in California
$4,735
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$5,368
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,833
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.62%
Uninsured
46.2%
Employer Coverage
28.3%
Medicaid
5.2%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
0.983%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in East Palo Alto, CA declined by 21.3% from 9.68% to 7.62%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in East Palo Alto, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 17% prevalence
  2. 16.9% prevalence
  3. 15.5% prevalence

Amador County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 17%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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