San Carlos

San Carlos is nicknamed “The City of Good Living” which is a fitting name for this quaint town on the peninsula. The population is just over 30,000 and it sits on about 5.5 square miles, spanning from highway 101 up to highway 280. People are very drawn to its charming downtown space on Laurel Street that is full of restaurants and small shops. The businesses still has a very “mom and pop” feel to them. The city also has a fun wine district that sits on the eastside of El Camino Real. San Carlos has four k-3 schools, two 4th-5th schools, two middle schools, and is served by Carlmont and Sequoia high schools depending on location of the residence in the city. Burton park is the largest park in the city and is home to many community events, including concerts in the park during the Summer months.
 

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Overview for San Carlos, CA

31,477 people live in San Carlos, where the median age is 40.9 and the average individual income is $104,942. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

31,477

Total Population

40.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$104,942

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for San Carlos, CA

San Carlos has 11,611 households, with an average household size of 2.7. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in San Carlos do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 31,477 people call San Carlos home. The population density is 5,142.47 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

31,477

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

40.9

Median Age

48.79 / 51.21%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
11,611

Total Households

2.7

Average Household Size

$104,942

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in San Carlos, CA

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby San Carlos. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
San Carlos Charter Learning Center
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
4th - 5th
5/5
Brittan Acres Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 3rd
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 3rd
5/5
PUBLIC
4th - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 3rd
5/5
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 3rd
No rating available

Around San Carlos, CA

There's plenty to do around San Carlos, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

14
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
26
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Los Chulo's Tacos, Strength Side Training, and Dd Pilates.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.42 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.19 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.22 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.61 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.39 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.63 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
San Carlos is nicknamed “The City of Good Living” which is a fitting name for this quaint town on the peninsula. The population is just over 30,000 and it sits on about 5.5 square miles, spanning from highway 101 up to highway 280. People are very drawn to its charming downtown space on Laurel Street that is full of restaurants and small shops. The businesses still has a very “mom and pop” feel to them. The city also has a fun wine district that sits on the eastside of El Camino Real. San Carlos has four k-3 schools, two 4th-5th schools, two middle schools, and is served by Carlmont and Sequoia high schools depending on location of the residence in the city. Burton park is the largest park in the city and is home to many community events, including concerts in the park during the Summer months.
 

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