Half Moon Bay, CA

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2022 Population
11,633
1.35% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
48.3
7.57% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.82%
0.0134% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$148,702
8.27% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$1.43M
12.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Half Moon Bay, CA had a population of 11.6k people with a median age of 48.3 and a median household income of $148,702. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Half Moon Bay, CA declined from 11,792 to 11,633, a −1.35% decrease and its median household income grew from $137,346 to $148,702, a 8.27% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Half Moon Bay, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.8%), Other (Hispanic) (8.5%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.17%), White (Hispanic) (7.32%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.03%).

None of the households in Half Moon Bay, 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.

89.2% of the residents in Half Moon Bay, CA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Half Moon Bay, CA was $1.43M, and the homeownership rate was 72.6%.

Most people in Half Moon Bay, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Half Moon Bay, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Half Moon Bay, CA is home to a population of 11.6k people, from which 89.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 21.2% of Half Moon Bay, CA residents were born outside of the country (2.46k people).

In 2022, there were 7.74 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.65k people) in Half Moon Bay, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 989 Other (Hispanic) and 950 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

89.2%
2022 Citizenship
87.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 89.2% of Half Moon Bay, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Half Moon Bay, CA was 87.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Half Moon Bay, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.65k ± 666
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    989 ± 511
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    950 ± 478
24.5%
Hispanic Population
2.85k people

In 2022, there were 7.74 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.65k people) in Half Moon Bay, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 989 Other (Hispanic) and 950 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

24.5% of the people in Half Moon Bay, CA are hispanic (2.85k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Half Moon Bay, CA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

21.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.46k people
25%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.95k people

As of 2022, 21.2% of Half Moon Bay, CA residents (2.46k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Half Moon Bay, CA was 25%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    178 ± 90
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    90 ± 71
  3. Korea
    76 ± 94

Half Moon Bay, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.98 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Half Moon Bay, CA employs 6.16k people. The largest industries in Half Moon Bay, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,196 people), Educational Services (695 people), and Retail Trade (574 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($179,306), Manufacturing ($164,554), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($148,129).

Occupations

6.16k
2022 Value
± 710
−2.5%
1 Year decline
± 16.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Half Moon Bay, CA declined at a rate of −2.5%, from 6.32k employees to 6.16k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Half Moon Bay, CA, are Management Occupations (1,293 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (565 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (557 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Half Moon Bay, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.16k
2022 Value
± 710
−2.5%
1 Year decline
± 16.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Half Moon Bay, CA declined at a rate of −2.5%, from 6.32k employees to 6.16k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Half Moon Bay, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,196 people), Educational Services (695 people), and Retail Trade (574 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Half Moon Bay, CA, though some of these residents may live in Half Moon Bay, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$93,721
Median earning men ± $19,885
$61,348
Median earning women ± $10,989

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($250,001), Information ($233,897), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($148,328).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($164,286), Information ($150,977), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($81,974).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

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

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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%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler 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 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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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.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler 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 52 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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Half Moon Bay, CA was $1.43M in 2022, which is 5.06 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $1.27M to $1.43M, a 12.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Half Moon Bay, CA is 72.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Half Moon Bay, CA have an average commute time of 29.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Half Moon Bay, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$1.43M
Median Property Value 2022
±$127,717
$3,161
Median Property Taxes
±$393

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Half Moon Bay, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Half Moon Bay, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

72.6%
Homeownership
2022
68.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.6% of the housing units in Half Moon Bay, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.3%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in Half Moon Bay, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$148,702
Median Household Income
± $7,432
4.35k
Number of Households
± 497

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.35k households in Half Moon Bay, CA grew to $148,702 from the previous year's value of $137,346.

The following chart displays the households in Half Moon Bay, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Half Moon Bay, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (61.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (20.4%)
  3. Carpooled (9.35%)

In 2022, 61.7% of workers in Half Moon Bay, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (20.4%) and those who carpooled to work (9.35%).

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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Commute Time

29.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Half Moon Bay, CA have a longer commute time (29.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.59% of the workforce in Half Moon Bay, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Half Moon Bay, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Half Moon Bay, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.82% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Half Moon Bay, CA (789 out of 11.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Half Moon Bay, CA is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

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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Health

97.2% of the population of Half Moon Bay, CA has health coverage, with 56.8% on employee plans, 11.6% on Medicaid, 16.6% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 0.49% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in San Mateo County, CA see 939 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.78% decrease from the previous year (956 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 948 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 231 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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939 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 939 patients per year. This represents a 1.78% decrease from the previous year (956 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.3% under 18 years, 16.9% between 18 and 34 years, 40.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.1% were men and 53.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.79%
Uninsured
56.8%
Employer Coverage
11.6%
Medicaid
16.6%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
0.49%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Half Moon Bay, CA declined by 6.67% from 2.99% to 2.79%.

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

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