Menlo Park, CA

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Population

33,661

1.03% growth

Median Age

37.3


Median Household Income

$132,928

5.46% growth

Poverty Rate

8.53%


Number of Employees

16,367

0.432% decline

Median Property Value

$1.76M

11.6% growth

About

In 2017, Menlo Park, CA had a population of 33.7k people with a median age of 37.3 and a median household income of $132,928. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Menlo Park, CA grew from 33,319 to 33,661, a 1.03% increase and its median household income grew from $126,045 to $132,928, a 5.46% increase.

The population of Menlo Park, CA is 60.3% White Alone, 15.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Asian Alone. 31.4% of the people in Menlo Park, CA speak a non-English language, and 87.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Menlo Park, CA is $1.76M, and the homeownership rate is 58.3%. Most people in Menlo Park, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Menlo Park, CA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Menlo Park, CA employs 16.4k people. The largest industries in Menlo Park, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,880 people), Educational Services (2,424 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,152 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($155,179), Finance & Insurance ($151,550), and Information ($145,521).

Median household income in Menlo Park, CA is $132,928. Males in Menlo Park, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Menlo Park, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$132,928

2017 value

± $9,377

5.46%

1 Year Growth

± 8.87%

Households in Menlo Park, CA have a median annual income of $132,928, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $126,045 in 2016, which represents a 5.46% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in Menlo Park, CA made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Menlo Park, CA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Menlo Park, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. 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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 6127

  2. Census Tract 6116

  3. Census Tract 6139

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Menlo Park, CA was Census Tract 6127 with a value of $235,500, followed by Census Tract 6116 and Census Tract 6139, with respective values of $147,981 and $119,231.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.53% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Menlo Park, CA (2.84k out of 33.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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. White

    1,459 ± 270

  2. Hispanic

    769 ± 224

  3. Other

    388 ± 190

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Menlo Park, CA is White, followed by Hispanic 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

16.4k

2017 Value

± 861

-0.432%

1 Year decline

± 7.46%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Menlo Park, CA declined at a rate of -0.432%, from 16.4k employees to 16.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Menlo Park, CA, are Management Occupations (2,977 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1,473 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1,470 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Menlo Park, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Menlo Park, CA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (2,977 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1,473 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1,470 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Menlo Park, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (4.36 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (3.07 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.6 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Menlo Park, CA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($175,179), Management Occupations ($142,135), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($133,839).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.4k

2017 Value

± 861

-0.432%

1 Year decline

± 7.46%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Menlo Park, CA declined at a rate of -0.432%, from 16.4k employees to 16.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Menlo Park, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,880 people), Educational Services (2,424 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,152 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Menlo Park, CA, though some of these residents may live in Menlo Park, 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 Menlo Park, CA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,880 people), Educational Services (2,424 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,152 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Menlo Park, CA has an unusually high number of Information (3.97 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.27 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.51 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Menlo Park, CA, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($155,179), Finance & Insurance ($151,550), and Information ($145,521).

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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. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight with $157B and Gasoline and $127B.

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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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

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. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

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

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Health

97% of the population of Menlo Park, CA has health coverage, with 63.8% on employee plans, 8.74% on Medicaid, 9.8% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 1.14% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Menlo Park, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1281 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients).

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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%).

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

2.99%

Uninsured

63.8%

Employer Coverage

8.74%

Medicaid

9.8%

Medicare

13.5%

Non-Group

1.14%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Menlo Park, CA declined by 23.5% from 3.91% to 2.99%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Menlo Park, 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. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

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

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Diversity

Menlo Park, CA is home to a population of 33.7k people, from which 87.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 24.6% of Menlo Park, CA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Menlo Park, CA is composed of 20.3k White Alone residents (60.3%), 5.18k Hispanic or Latino residents (15.4%), 4.45k Asian Alone residents (13.2%), 1.58k Black or African American Alone residents (4.68%), 1.35k Two or More Races residents (4.01%), 507 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (1.51%), 182 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.541%), and 105 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.312%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Menlo Park, CA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (4,670 speakers), Chinese (1,001 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (500 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Menlo Park, CA was 37.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Menlo Park, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Menlo Park, CA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

24.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

24.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 24.6% of Menlo Park, CA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Menlo Park, CA was 24.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Menlo Park, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 Menlo Park, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

87.7%

2017 Citizenship

87.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 87.7% of Menlo Park, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Menlo Park, CA was 87.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    20.3k ± 693

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5.18k ± 819

  3. Asian Alone

    4.45k ± 492

In 2017, there were 3.92 times more White Alone residents (20.3k people) in Menlo Park, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.18k Hispanic or Latino and 4.45k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Menlo Park, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    4,670 speakers (15.3%)

  2. Chinese

    1,001 speakers (3.28%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    500 speakers (1.64%)

31.4% of Menlo Park, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Menlo Park, CA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 15.3% of the overall population of Menlo Park, CA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 3.28% speak Chinese and 1.64% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    342 ± 125

  2. Korea

    241 ± 128

  3. World War II

    113 ± 56

Menlo Park, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Menlo Park, CA was $1.76M in 2017, which is 8.11 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $1.58M to $1.76M, a 11.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Menlo Park, CA is 58.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Menlo Park, CA have an average commute time of 22.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Menlo Park, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$132,928

Median Household Income

± $9,377

11.9k

Number of Households

± 612

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.9k households in Menlo Park, CA grew to $132,928 from the previous year's value of $126,045.

The following chart displays the households in Menlo Park, 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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Housing

Property Value

$1.76M

2017 Median

± $95,034

$1.58M

2016 Median

± $73,527

In 2017, the median property value in Menlo Park, CA grew to to $1.76M from the previous year's value of $1.58M.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Menlo Park, 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 Menlo Park, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $2M+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

58.3%

2017 Homeownership

57.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.3% of the housing units in Menlo Park, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Menlo Park, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Menlo Park, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Menlo Park, CA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

22.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Menlo Park, CA have a shorter commute time (22.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.71% of the workforce in Menlo Park, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    65.8%

  2. Worked At Home

    9.57%

  3. Bicycle

    7.53%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Menlo Park, CA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Worked At Home and those who Bicycle.

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