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Half Moon Bay, California

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Welcome to Half Moon Bay ...

The coastal city of Half Moon Bay is located in San Mateo County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Half Moon Bay has a population of 12,870 people<1> (see below for details).

Half Moon Bay was incorporated July 15, 1959.

The community of Half Moon Bay is near sea level<2>.

Time Zone: Half Moon Bay lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Half Moon Bay is located in the (650) area code.

The ZIP code for Half Moon Bay: 94019<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Half Moon Bay had a population of 11,324 people. This makes Half Moon Bay the county's 14th most populous community.

The population of Half Moon Bay represents 0.03% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 355th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 11,324 people, the population of Half Moon Bay decreased 4.37% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 11,842 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Half Moon Bay had an population of 12,870 people. This is an increase of 13.65% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.68% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Half Moon Bay.

Communities near Half Moon Bay ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Half Moon Bay and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2017
Daly City   [Map]   107,074   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Foster City   [Map]   34,412   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Menlo Park   [Map]   34,357   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mountain View   [Map]   81,438   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Pacifica   [Map]   39,087   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Palo Alto   [Map]   67,178   E   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Half Moon Bay.

Communities Also Named Half Moon Bay ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Half Moon Bay - it's located in Alberta.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Half Moon Bay.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Half Moon Bay. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Half Moon Bay. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Half Moon Bay. Our list includes 6 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Half Moon Bay:

Websites for Half Moon Bay ...

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Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Half Moon Bay ...

Looking for more information about Half Moon Bay? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Half Moon Bay, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Half Moon Bay.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Half Moon Bay. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Visit our Community Index for California

About San Mateo County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Half Moon Bay:

The official website for San Mateo County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Half Moon Bay.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Half Moon Bay - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Half Moon Bay). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Half Moon Bay or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Half Moon Bay. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Half Moon Bay) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Half Moon Bay. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Half Moon Bay

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Half Moon Bay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4641, Longitude: -122.4341     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Half Moon Bay.


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