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Welcome to San Mateo ...

The city of San Mateo is located in San Mateo County<1>.

When the people of San Mateo refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use San Matean<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, San Mateo has a population of 104,430 people<3> (see below for details).

San Mateo was incorporated September 4, 1894.

The community of San Mateo is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: San Mateo lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

San Mateo lies within the (650) area code.

The ZIP codes for San Mateo: 94401-94409, 94497<5>

Websites for San Mateo ...

Official Website: www.cityofsanmateo.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, San Mateo had an population of 104,430 people. This is an increase of 7.43% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.92% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, San Mateo had a population of 97,207 people (or 13.53% of the total population of San Mateo County). This makes San Mateo the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of San Mateo represents 0.26% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 70th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 97,207 people, the population of San Mateo increased 5.11% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 92,482 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for San Mateo.

Communities Also Named San Mateo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named San Mateo - they are located in Florida (2), New Mexico (2) and South Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for San Mateo.

Communities near San Mateo ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near San Mateo.

  • San Francisco [San Francisco County]
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    • San Francisco [San Francisco County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of San Mateo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 881,549 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Francisco
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Francisco<7>
  • Oakland [Alameda County]
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    • Oakland [Alameda County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of San Mateo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 433,031 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakland<7>
  • Fremont [Alameda County]
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    • Fremont [Alameda County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of San Mateo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 241,110 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fremont<7>
  • Hayward [Alameda County]
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    • Hayward [Alameda County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of San Mateo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 159,203 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayward<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Daly City [San Mateo County]
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      • Daly City [San Mateo County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of San Mateo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 106,280 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daly City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daly City<7>
    • San Leandro [Alameda County]
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      • San Leandro [Alameda County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of San Mateo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88,815 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Leandro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Leandro<7>
    • Redwood City [San Mateo County]
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      • Redwood City [San Mateo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of San Mateo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 85,925 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redwood City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redwood City<7>
    • Mountain View [Santa Clara County]
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      • Mountain View [Santa Clara County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of San Mateo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 82,739 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain View<7>
    • Alameda [Alameda County]
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      • Alameda [Alameda County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of San Mateo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 77,624 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alameda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alameda<7>
    • Union City [Alameda County]
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      • Union City [Alameda County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of San Mateo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 74,107 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union City<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around San Mateo. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for San Mateo.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of San Mateo. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around San Mateo.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around San Mateo. Our list includes 24 papers. See our Newspapers Page for San Mateo.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for San Mateo ...

Looking for more information about San Mateo? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for San Mateo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for San Mateo.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for San Mateo: www.cityofsanmateo.org/

The official website for San Mateo County: www.co.sanmateo.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including San Mateo, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of San Mateo refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of San Mateo may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for San Mateo.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around San Mateo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 San Mateo). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether San Mateo or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for San Mateo includes: 94401, 94402, 94403, 94404, 94405, 94406, 94407, 94408 & 94409.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- San Mateo) 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 San Mateo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from San Mateo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in San Mateo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5630, Longitude: -122.3260    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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