Redwood City, CA

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2022 Population
83,077
0.987% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.1
0.27% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.43%
9.68% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$145,620
8.44% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$1.78M
16.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Redwood City, CA had a population of 83.1k people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $145,620. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Redwood City, CA declined from 83,905 to 83,077, a −0.987% decrease and its median household income grew from $134,287 to $145,620, a 8.44% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Redwood City, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (39.3%), Other (Hispanic) (16.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (16.7%), Two+ (Hispanic) (9.5%), and White (Hispanic) (7.75%).

None of the households in Redwood City, 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.

81.8% of the residents in Redwood City, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Redwood City, CA are Alder Graduate School of Education (216 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Redwood City, CA was $1.78M, and the homeownership rate was 47.6%.

Most people in Redwood City, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Redwood City, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Redwood City, CA is home to a population of 83.1k people, from which 81.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 32% of Redwood City, CA residents were born outside of the country (26.6k people).

In 2022, there were 2.35 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32.7k people) in Redwood City, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.9k Other (Hispanic) and 13.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

81.8%
2022 Citizenship
82.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 81.8% of Redwood City, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Redwood City, CA was 82.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Redwood City, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    32.7k ± 1.55k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    13.9k ± 2k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    13.9k ± 1.12k
36.1%
Hispanic Population
30k people

In 2022, there were 2.35 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32.7k people) in Redwood City, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.9k Other (Hispanic) and 13.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

36.1% of the people in Redwood City, CA are hispanic (30k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Redwood City, CA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

32%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
26.6k people
32.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
26.9k people

As of 2022, 32% of Redwood City, CA residents (26.6k 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 Redwood City, CA was 32.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    606 ± 143
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    279 ± 111
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    186 ± 100

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

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Economy

The economy of Redwood City, CA employs 45.1k people. The largest industries in Redwood City, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (7,482 people), Educational Services (4,672 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,410 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($180,625), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($147,656), and Manufacturing ($146,071).

Occupations

45.1k
2022 Value
± 1,629
−2.62%
1 Year decline
± 5.21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Redwood City, CA declined at a rate of −2.62%, from 46.3k employees to 45.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Redwood City, CA, are Management Occupations (7,240 people), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (4,150 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,855 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Redwood City, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

45.1k
2022 Value
± 1,629
−2.62%
1 Year decline
± 5.21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Redwood City, CA declined at a rate of −2.62%, from 46.3k employees to 45.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Redwood City, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (7,482 people), Educational Services (4,672 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,410 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Redwood City, CA, though some of these residents may live in Redwood City, 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

$79,781
Median earning men ± $3,891
$68,960
Median earning women ± $4,572

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($196,172), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($159,940), and Manufacturing ($158,125).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($149,107), Manufacturing ($130,871), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($107,933).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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

In 2022, universities in Redwood City, CA awarded 216 degrees. The student population of Redwood City, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 72 male students and 250 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Redwood City, CA are Hispanic or Latino (126 and 58.3%), followed by White (32 and 14.8%), Black or African American (28 and 13%), and Asian (19 and 8.8%).

The largest universities in Redwood City, CA by number of degrees awarded are Alder Graduate School of Education (216 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Redwood City, CA are Elementary Education & Teaching (87 and 40.3%), Secondary Education & Teaching (72 and 33.3%), and General Special Education & Teaching (56 and 25.9%).

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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Redwood City, CA was $1.78M in 2022, which is 6.31 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $1.52M to $1.78M, a 16.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Redwood City, CA is 47.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Redwood City, CA have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Redwood City, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Redwood City, CA is $145,620. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Redwood City, CA was Census Tract 6099 with a value of $227,614, followed by Census Tract 6112 and Census Tract 6103.03, with respective values of $205,917 and $202,632.

Property

$1.78M
Median Property Value 2022
±$47,572
$14,290
Median Property Taxes
±$779

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 Redwood City, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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

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Rent vs Own

47.6%
Homeownership
2022
68.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 47.6% of the housing units in Redwood City, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 48.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 6099
  2. Census Tract 6112
  3. Census Tract 6103.03

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Redwood City, CA was Census Tract 6099 with a value of $227,614, followed by Census Tract 6112 and Census Tract 6103.03, with respective values of $205,917 and $202,632.

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

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Household Income

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$145,620
Median Household Income
± $8,640
30k
Number of Households
± 1,196

In 2022, the median household income of the 30k households in Redwood City, CA grew to $145,620 from the previous year's value of $134,287.

The following chart displays the households in Redwood City, 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 Redwood City, 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 (59.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (20.6%)
  3. Carpooled (9.29%)

In 2022, 59.8% of workers in Redwood City, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (20.6%) and those who carpooled to work (9.29%).

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

24.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Redwood City, CA have a shorter commute time (24.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.08% of the workforce in Redwood City, 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 Redwood City, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Redwood City, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.43% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Redwood City, CA (5.28k out of 82.2k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Redwood City, 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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Health

95% of the population of Redwood City, CA has health coverage, with 58.3% on employee plans, 15.7% on Medicaid, 9.02% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 0.368% 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 23.1% under 18 years, 23% between 18 and 34 years, 40.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 13% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.97%
Uninsured
58.3%
Employer Coverage
15.7%
Medicaid
9.02%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
0.368%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Redwood City, CA grew by 2.93% from 4.83% to 4.97%.

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

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