Redwood City, CA

Census Place

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Population
85,217
1.01% 1-year growth
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kamala Harris
Democratic Party
Median Age
36.6

Poverty Rate
9.64%

Median Household Income
$107,469
8.53% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$1.13M
10.9% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
46,761
1.38% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Redwood City, CA had a population of 85.2k people with a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $107,469. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Redwood City, CA grew from 84,368 to 85,217, a 1.01% increase and its median household income grew from $99,026 to $107,469, a 8.53% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Redwood City, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (42.4%), Other (Hispanic) (19.1%), White (Hispanic) (15.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (14%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.18%). NaNk% of the people in Redwood City, CA speak a non-English language, and 80.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Redwood City, CA is $1.13M, and the homeownership rate is 50.5%. Most people in Redwood City, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Redwood City, CA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 75.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (18.4%), followed by Other (5.91%). The most partisan county was San Francisco County, CA with 85% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris 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.

Redwood City, CA 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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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for California
75.7% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in California
  1. 85% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 78.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 78.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in California was San Francisco County, CA with 85% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton 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 4, 1992
Kamala Harris
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris 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, 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 Redwood City, CA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Redwood City, CA is home to a population of 85.2k people, from which 80.2% are citizens. As of 2018, 34.1% of Redwood City, CA residents were born outside of the country (29.1k people).

In 2018, there were 2.22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (36.1k people) in Redwood City, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.3k Other (Hispanic) and 13.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Redwood City, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    36.1k ± 1.13k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    16.3k ± 1.72k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    13.2k ± 1.17k
37.2%
Hispanic Population
31.7k people

In 2018, there were 2.22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (36.1k people) in Redwood City, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.3k Other (Hispanic) and 13.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

37.2% of the people in Redwood City, CA are hispanic (31.7k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

34.1%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
29.1k people
34%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
28.7k people

As of 2018, 34.1% of Redwood City, CA residents (29.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Redwood City, CA was 34%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

32
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.9
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.4

In 2018, the median age of all people in Redwood City, CA was 36.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Redwood City, CA are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Redwood City, CA residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

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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 California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

80.2%
2018 Citizenship
80.3%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 80.2% of Redwood City, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Redwood City, CA was 80.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    874 ± 181
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    464 ± 169
  3. Korea
    370 ± 113

Redwood City, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Redwood City, CA is $107,469. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Redwood City, CA was Census Tract 6099 with a value of $185,288, followed by Census Tract 6103.03 and Census Tract 6112, with respective values of $170,417 and $152,353.

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Redwood City, CA employs 46.8k people. The largest industries in Redwood City, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (6,749 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,028 people), and Retail Trade (4,151 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($144,009), Information ($124,167), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($106,870).

Wages

Median Household Income

$107,469
2018 value
± $2,786
8.53%
1 Year Growth
± 3.48%

Households in Redwood City, CA have a median annual income of $107,469, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $99,026 in 2017, which represents a 8.53% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Redwood City, CA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235
Average Male Salary in California
± $699
$57,252
Average Female Salary in California
± $582

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

This chart shows the gender-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
    $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 California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in California.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Redwood City, CA is from California.
0.5
2017 Wage GINI in California
0.5
2016 Wage GINI in California

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 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 6099
  2. Census Tract 6103.03
  3. Census Tract 6112

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Redwood City, CA was Census Tract 6099 with a value of $185,288, followed by Census Tract 6103.03 and Census Tract 6112, with respective values of $170,417 and $152,353.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.64% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Redwood City, CA (8.1k out of 84k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

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
    5,122 ± 687
  2. White
    3,731 ± 453
  3. Other
    2,901 ± 594

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

46.8k
2018 Value
± 1,486
1.38%
1 Year growth
± 4.51%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Redwood City, CA grew at a rate of 1.38%, from 46.1k employees to 46.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Redwood City, CA, are Management Occupations (6,828 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,136 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,031 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Redwood City, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Redwood City, CA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (6,828 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,136 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,031 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Redwood City, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.77 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.52 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.76 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Redwood City, CA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($129,321), Management Occupations ($125,954), and Legal Occupations ($123,011).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

46.8k
2018 Value
± 1,486
1.38%
1 Year growth
± 4.51%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Redwood City, CA grew at a rate of 1.38%, from 46.1k employees to 46.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Redwood City, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (6,749 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,028 people), and Retail Trade (4,151 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Redwood City, CA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (6,749 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,028 people), and Retail Trade (4,151 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Redwood City, CA has an unusually high number of Information (2.7 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.03 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Redwood City, CA, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($144,009), Information ($124,167), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($106,870).

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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 ($157B) and Gasoline ($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 in California
$2.48T
Projected 2045 Value in California
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Redwood City, CA was $1.13M in 2018, which is 4.91 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $1.02M to $1.13M, a 10.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Redwood City, CA is 50.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Redwood City, CA have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Redwood City, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$1.13M
2018 Median
± $28,845
$1.02M
2017 Median
± $26,195

In 2018, the median property value in Redwood City, CA grew to to $1.13M from the previous year's value of $1.02M.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Redwood City, 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 Redwood City, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A 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.
$107,469
Median Household Income
± $2,786
30.2k
Number of Households
± 1,071

In 2018, the median household income of the 30.2k households in Redwood City, CA grew to $107,469 from the previous year's value of $99,026.

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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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Rent vs Own

50.5%
2018 Homeownership
50.9%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 50.5% of the housing units in Redwood City, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 50.9%.

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

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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 (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.36% of the workforce in Redwood City, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    72.1%
  2. Carpooled
    8.91%
  3. Public Transit
    6%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Redwood City, CA was Drove Alone (72.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.91%) and those who Public Transit (6%).

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 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, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

93.5% of the population of Redwood City, CA has health coverage, with 56.8% on employee plans, 15% on Medicaid, 9.56% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 0.432% 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 972 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.21% decrease from the previous year (994 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 988 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 300 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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972 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 972 patients per year. This represents a 2.21% decrease from the previous year (994 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

6.55%
Uninsured
56.8%
Employer Coverage
15%
Medicaid
9.56%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
0.432%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Redwood City, CA declined by 15.9% from 7.79% to 6.55%.

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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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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