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San Mateo is a city in San Mateo County
San Mateo County, California
San Mateo County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. It covers most of the San Francisco Peninsula just south of San Francisco, and north of Santa Clara County. San Francisco International Airport is located at the northern end of the county, and...

, California
California
California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is by far the most populous U.S. state, and the third-largest by land area...

, United States, in the San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco Bay Area
The San Francisco Bay Area, commonly known as the Bay Area, is a populated region that surrounds the San Francisco and San Pablo estuaries in Northern California. The region encompasses metropolitan areas of San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose, along with smaller urban and rural areas...

. With a population of approximately 100,000 (97,207 at the 2010 census), it is one of the larger suburbs on the San Francisco Peninsula
San Francisco Peninsula
The San Francisco Peninsula is a peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area that separates the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. On its northern tip is the City and County of San Francisco. Its southern base is in Santa Clara County, including the cities of Palo Alto, Los Altos, and Mountain...

, located between Burlingame
Burlingame, California
Burlingame is a city in San Mateo County, California. It is located on the San Francisco Peninsula and has a significant shoreline on San Francisco Bay. The city is named after diplomat Anson Burlingame. It is renowned for its many surviving examples of Victorian architecture, its affluence, and...

 to the north, Foster City
Foster City, California
Foster City is an affluent planned city located in San Mateo County, California, 94404. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 30,567. Forbes ranked Foster City #10 on their 2009 list of America's Top 25 Towns to Live Well. Money has also recognized Foster City multiple times as...

 to the east, Belmont
Belmont, California
Belmont is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States. It is in the San Francisco Bay Area, located half-way down the San Francisco Peninsula between San Mateo and San Carlos. It was originally part of the Rancho de las Pulgas, for which one of its main roads, the Alameda de las Pulgas,...

 to the south, and Highlands-Baywood Park
Highlands-Baywood Park, California
Highlands-Baywood Park is a census-designated place in San Mateo County, California, United States. The population was 4,027 at the 2010 census.-Geography:Highlands-Baywood Park is located at ....

 and Hillsborough
Hillsborough, California
Hillsborough is an incorporated town in San Mateo County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Hillsborough is one of the wealthiest communities in America and has the highest income of places in the United States with populations of at least 10,000...

 to the west. San Mateo was incorporated in 1864.

History


Originally part of the Rancho de las Pulgas
Rancho de las Pulgas
Rancho de las Pulgas was a 1795 Spanish land grant in present day San Mateo County, California to José Darío Argüello. The name means "Ranch of the Fleas". The grant was bounded by San Mateo Creek on the north and San Francisquito Creek on the south, and extended about one league from San...

 (literally "Ranch of the Fleas") and the Rancho San Mateo
Rancho San Mateo
Rancho San Mateo was a Mexican land grant in present day San Mateo County, California given in 1846 by Governor Pio Pico to Cayetano Arenas. Rancho San Mateo extended from the foothills to the bay and included Coyote Point, about one-half the present city of San Mateo, all of Burlingame and most...

, the earliest recorded history is in the archives of Mission Dolores. It indicates in 1789 the Missionaries had named a Native American
Native Americans in the United States
Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples in North America within the boundaries of the present-day continental United States, parts of Alaska, and the island state of Hawaii. They are composed of numerous, distinct tribes, states, and ethnic groups, many of which survive as...

 village along Laurel Creek Los Laureles or the Laurels (Mission Delores, 1789). An 1835 sketch map of the Rancho refers to the creek as arroyo de los Laureles, but by now most of the Laurels have vanished.

Coyote Point was an early recorded feature of San Mateo in 1810. Beginning in the 1850s some wealthy San Franciscans began looking for summer or permanent homes in the milder mid-peninsula. While most of this early settlement occurred in adjacent Hillsborough
Hillsborough, California
Hillsborough is an incorporated town in San Mateo County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Hillsborough is one of the wealthiest communities in America and has the highest income of places in the United States with populations of at least 10,000...

 and Burlingame, a number of historically important mansions and buildings trickled over into San Mateo.

A.P. Giannini
Amadeo Giannini
Amadeo Pietro Giannini, also known as Amadeo Peter Giannini or A.P. Giannini , born in San Jose, California, was the American founder of Bank of America.-Biography:...

, founder of the Bank of Italy
Bank of Italy (USA)
The Bank of Italy was founded in San Francisco, California, USA, in 1904 by Amadeo Giannini. It grew by a branch banking strategy to become the Bank of America, the world's largest commercial bank with 493 branches in California and assets of $5 billion in 1945....

 (that became Bank of America
Bank of America
Bank of America Corporation, an American multinational banking and financial services corporation, is the second largest bank holding company in the United States by assets, and the fourth largest bank in the U.S. by market capitalization. The bank is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina...

), lived here most of his life. His mansion, Seven Oaks, currently in disrepair and listed in the National Register of Historic Places (No.99001181), is located at 20 El Cerrito Drive.
The Howard Estate was built in 1859 on the hill accessed by Crystal Springs Road. The Parrott Estate was erected in 1860 in the same area, giving rise to two conflicting names for the hill, Howard Hill and Parrott Hill. After substantial use of the automobile by about 1935, neither name was commonly applied to that hill (Brown, 1975). The Borel estate was developed near Borel Creek in 1874, with present uses being modern offices and shops; the property is still managed and owned by Borel Place Associates and the Borel Estate Company.

Scholars Cottage, at 37 E. Santa Inez Avenue, was built by Ernest Coxhead
Ernest Coxhead
Ernest Albert Coxhead was an English born architect, active in the US. He was trained in the offices of several English architects and attended the Royal Academy and the Architectural Association School of Architecture, both in London. He moved to California where he was the semi-official...

 in 1875 in the Tudor Revival style. The Eugene J. De Sabla Teahouse and Tea Garden was established in 1900 at 70 De Sabla Avenue, designed by Makoto Hagiwara. It exists today as a garden of a later home, and it features rock art and other sculpture.

"Hayward Park," the extraordinary 1880 American Queen Anne style
Queen Anne Style architecture (United States)
In America, the Queen Anne style of architecture, furniture and decorative arts was popular in the United States from 1880 to 1910. In American usage "Queen Anne" is loosely used of a wide range of picturesque buildings with "free Renaissance" details rather than of a specific formulaic style in...

 residence of silver and banking millionaire Alvinza Hayward
Alvinza Hayward
Alvinza Hayward was a well-known gold mining millionaire who made his fortune in California. He later became a prominent financier and businessman in the San Francisco bay area.-Early life:...

 (often said to be "California's first millionaire"), was built on an 800 acres (3.2 km²) estate in San Mateo. The property, which included a deer park and racetrack, was converted into a hotel after Hayward's death in 1904. It burned in a spectacular 1920 fire.

Geography



Perhaps the best-known natural area is Coyote Point Park
Coyote Point Park
Coyote Point Park is a park in San Mateo County, California, United States. Located on San Francisco Bay, it is south of San Francisco International Airport on the border of Burlingame and San Mateo....

, a rock outcropped peninsula that juts out into the San Francisco Bay
San Francisco Bay
San Francisco Bay is a shallow, productive estuary through which water draining from approximately forty percent of California, flowing in the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers from the Sierra Nevada mountains, enters the Pacific Ocean...

. The early Spanish navigators named it la punta de San Mateo, but cargo ships carrying grain in the bay renamed it Big Coyote (BLM, 1853). In any case sailors had a penchant for naming promontories at the edge of San Francisco Bay after the coyote
Coyote
The coyote , also known as the American jackal or the prairie wolf, is a species of canine found throughout North and Central America, ranging from Panama in the south, north through Mexico, the United States and Canada...

, since across the bay in Fremont are the Coyote Hills, part of Coyote Hills Regional Park
Coyote Hills Regional Park
Coyote Hills Regional Park is a regional park encompassing nearly 978 acres of land and administered by the East Bay Regional Park District. The park, which was dedicated to public use in 1967, is located in Fremont, California, on the southeast shore of the San Francisco Bay...

. By the 1890s the shore area was a popular beach called San Mateo Beach, originally named by the Spanish in 1842 as playa de San Mateo. Today Coyote Point is home to CuriOdyssey, formerly known as the Coyote Point Museum, one of the best natural history
Natural history
Natural history is the scientific research of plants or animals, leaning more towards observational rather than experimental methods of study, and encompasses more research published in magazines than in academic journals. Grouped among the natural sciences, natural history is the systematic study...

 museums and wildlife centers in California. The Peninsula Humane Society
Peninsula Humane Society
The Peninsula Humane Society is one of the largest humane organizations in the United States. Located in San Mateo County, California, it is a private non-profit charitable organization with approximately 50,000 members. It is an animal rescue , rehabilitation and adoption operation, whose...

 is also situated at Coyote Point.

There are a variety of natural habitats present, including mixed oak
Oak
An oak is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus , of which about 600 species exist. "Oak" may also appear in the names of species in related genera, notably Lithocarpus...

 woodland, riparian zones and bayland marshes. One endangered species
Endangered species
An endangered species is a population of organisms which is at risk of becoming extinct because it is either few in numbers, or threatened by changing environmental or predation parameters...

, the California clapper rail
California Clapper Rail
The California Clapper Rail is an endangered subspecies of the Clapper Rail . It is found principally in California's San Francisco Bay, and also in Monterey Bay and Morro Bay...

, was sighted feeding on mudflats by the Third Avenue bridge in San Mateo. The marsh areas are also likely habitat for the endangered Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse
Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse
The Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse , also known as the Red-bellied Harvest Mouse and some times called by Saltmarsh Harvest Mouse, is an endangered rodent endemic to the San Francisco Bay Area salt marshes in California. There are two distinct subspecies, both endangered and listed together on federal...

, who enjoy the middle and high zones of salt and brackish marsh
Marsh
In geography, a marsh, or morass, is a type of wetland that is subject to frequent or continuous flood. Typically the water is shallow and features grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, other herbaceous plants, and moss....

es, as well as for the endangered marsh plant, Point Reyes bird's beak.

Sugarloaf Mountain, whose name traces back to at least 1870, is a prominent landform between the forks of Laurel Creek (Brown, 1975). In late 20th century, this mixed oak woodland and chaparral habitat was a site of controversy involving proposals to develop a portion of the mountain for residential use. Today it is park and open space area and home to the endangered Mission Blue Butterfly. Its population as of 2010 is 3,967,932.

San Mateo is located at 37°33′15"N 122°18′47"W (37.554286, −122.313044). According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
The United States Census Bureau is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census. It also gathers other national demographic and economic data...

, the city has a total area of 15.9 square miles (41.2 km²), of which, 12.1 square miles (31.3 km²) is land and 3.8 square miles (9.8 km²) (23.63%) is water.

Climate


San Mateo enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate
Climate
Climate encompasses the statistics of temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind, rainfall, atmospheric particle count and other meteorological elemental measurements in a given region over long periods...

, shielded from the Pacific Ocean by the Montara Mountain block of the Santa Cruz Mountains
Santa Cruz Mountains
The Santa Cruz Mountains, part of the Pacific Coast Ranges, are a mountain range in central California, United States. They form a ridge along the San Francisco Peninsula, south of San Francisco, separating the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco Bay and the Santa Clara Valley, and continuing south,...

. There is a gap in the mountains, west of the College of San Mateo
College of San Mateo
College of San Mateo is a community college in San Mateo, California. It is part of the San Mateo County Community College District....

, where State Route 92 meets State Route 35, resulting in gusty afternoon winds and allowing fog to flow toward San Mateo in the late afternoon through early morning in the summer months.

The National Weather Service
National Weather Service
The National Weather Service , once known as the Weather Bureau, is one of the six scientific agencies that make up the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States government...

 maintained a cooperative weather station in San Mateo until 1978; records for the period show that January, the coolest month, had an average maximum of 57.8 °F (14.3 °C) and an average minimum of 41.7 °F (5.4 °C), and September, the warmest month, had an average maximum of 78 °F (25.6 °C) and an average minimum of 54.2 °F (12.3 °C). The record maximum temperature was 109 °F (42.8 °C) on June 14, 1961, and the record minimum temperature was 25 °F (-3.9 °C) on January 5, 1949, and December 9, 1972. Annual precipitation averaged 18.77 inches (476.8 mm) of rainfall, falling on an average of 60 days each year. The wettest year was 29.77 inches (756.2 mm) in 1973 and the dryest year was 11.16 inches (283.5 mm) of rainfall in 1953. The most precipitation in one month was 12.59 inches (319.8 mm) of rainfall in December 1955 and the most precipitation in 24 hours was 3.72 inches (94.5 mm) of rainfall on December 23, 1955. Based on comparison with the existing NWS office at San Francisco International Airport, San Mateo is generally a few degrees warmer in summer than the airport and a few degrees cooler in winter, while annual precipitation is almost the same at the airport and in San Mateo. In recent years, daily temperature reports for San Mateo from local weather observers have been published in the San Mateo Times and the San Francisco Chronicle.

2010


The 2010 United States Census reported that San Mateo had a population of 97,207. The population density
Population density
Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and particularly to humans...

 was 6,120.1 people per square mile (2,363.0/km²). The racial makeup of San Mateo was 56,214 (46.8%) White, 2,296 (2.4%) African American, 505 (0.5%) Native American, 18,384 (18.9%) Asian (7.9% Chinese, 4.6% Filipino, 2.2% Japanese, 1.8% Indian, 0.8% Korean, 0.3% Vietnamese, 0.2% Thai), 1,998 (2.1%) Pacific Islander, 12,264 (12.6%) from other races
Race (United States Census)
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the Federal Office of Management and Budget and the United States Census Bureau, are self-identification data items in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify, and indicate whether or not they are...

, and 5,546 (5.7%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25,815 persons (26.6%); 14.4% of San Mateo is Mexican, 2.8% Guatemalan, 2.6% Salvadoran, 1.2% Peruvian, 0.9% Nicaraguan, 0.5% Puerto Rican, 0.3% Colombian, 0.3% Chilean, 0.2% Honduran, and 0.2% Cuban.

The Census reported that 95,891 people (98.6% of the population) lived in households, 975 (1.0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 341 (0.4%) were institutionalized.

There were 38,233 households, out of which 11,464 (30.0%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 17,964 (47.0%) were opposite-sex married couples
Marriage
Marriage is a social union or legal contract between people that creates kinship. It is an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged in a variety of ways, depending on the culture or subculture in which it is found...

 living together, 3,824 (10.0%) had a female householder with no husband present, 1,656 (4.3%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 2,098 (5.5%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships
POSSLQ
POSSLQ is an abbreviation for "Persons of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters," a term coined in the late 1970s by the United States Census Bureau as part of an effort to more accurately gauge the prevalence of cohabitation in American households....

, and 343 (0.9%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 11,751 households (30.7%) were made up of individuals and 4,391 (11.5%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51. There were 23,444 families
Family (U.S. Census)
A family or family household is defined by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes as "a householder and one or more other people related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption. They do not include same-sex married couples even if the marriage was performed in a state...

 (61.3% of all households); the average family size was 3.14.

The population was spread out with 20,254 people (20.8%) under the age of 18, 6,915 people (7.1%) aged 18 to 24, 30,772 people (31.7%) aged 25 to 44, 25,286 people (26.0%) aged 45 to 64, and 13,980 people (14.4%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.9 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.8 males.

There were 40,014 housing units at an average density of 2,519.3 per square mile (972.7/km²), of which 19,969 (52.2%) were owner-occupied, and 18,264 (47.8%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.5%; the rental vacancy rate was 3.7%. 50,951 people (52.4% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 44,940 people (46.2%) lived in rental housing units.
class="wikitable sortable collapsible" style="margin-left:auto;margin-right:auto;text-align: right;font-size: 90%;"> Demographic profile 2010
One race 87,619 - 89.8%
White alone 45,739 - 46.8%
Black or African American alone 2,057 - 2.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 176 - 0.18%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 1,268 - 1.30%
Some other race alone 235 - 0.24%
Two or more races alone 2,474 - 2.53%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 25,815 - 26.6%

2000


As of the census
Census
A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. It is a regularly occurring and official count of a particular population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common...

of 2000, there were 92,482 people, 37,338 households, and 22,310 families residing in the city. The population density
Population density
Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and particularly to humans...

 was 7,569.5 people per square mile (2,922.1/km²).

There are 36,501 households of which 26.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples
Marriage
Marriage is a social union or legal contract between people that creates kinship. It is an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged in a variety of ways, depending on the culture or subculture in which it is found...

 living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.2% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.44 and the average family size was 4.09. The age distribution is: 22.4% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 34.1% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who are 65 or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.

According to a 2008 estimate, the median income
Income
Income is the consumption and savings opportunity gained by an entity within a specified time frame, which is generally expressed in monetary terms. However, for households and individuals, "income is the sum of all the wages, salaries, profits, interests payments, rents and other forms of earnings...

 for a household in the city was $79,820, and the median income for a family was $95,750. Males had a median income of $47,280 versus $41,231 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
Per capita income or income per person is a measure of mean income within an economic aggregate, such as a country or city. It is calculated by taking a measure of all sources of income in the aggregate and dividing it by the total population...

 for the city was $33,176. About 5.6% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.

Politics


In the state legislature
California State Legislature
The California State Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of California. It is a bicameral body consisting of the lower house, the California State Assembly, with 80 members, and the upper house, the California State Senate, with 40 members...

 San Mateo is located in the 8th Senate
California State Senate
The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. There are 40 state senators. The state legislature meets in the California State Capitol in Sacramento. The Lieutenant Governor is the ex officio President of the Senate and may break a tied vote...

 District, represented by Democrat
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

 Leland Yee
Leland Yee
Leland Yee is a California State Senator in District 8 which represents the western half of San Francisco and most of San Mateo County. Prior to becoming state senator, Yee was a California State Assemblyman, Supervisor of San Francisco's Sunset District, and was a member and President of the San...

, and in the 19th Assembly
California State Assembly
The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. There are 80 members in the Assembly, representing an approximately equal number of constituents, with each district having a population of at least 420,000...

 District, represented by Democrat Jerry Hill
Jerry Hill (Politician)
Jerry Hill is a Democratic state assemblyman representing California's 19th assembly district since December 2008. The district includes the cities of San Mateo, Burlingame, Brisbane, Daly City, Foster City, Millbrae, San Bruno, South San Francisco, Half Moon Bay, Pacifica, and Belmont.- Personal...

. Federally, San Mateo is located in California's 12th congressional district
California's 12th congressional district
California's 12th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California that spans from the southwestern portions of San Francisco in the north down to San Mateo in the south, and from Moss Beach in the west to the edge of San Mateo in the east, where it borders...

, which has a Cook PVI
Cook Partisan Voting Index
The Cook Partisan Voting Index , sometimes referred to as simply the Partisan Voting Index , is a measurement of how strongly an American congressional district or state leans toward one political party compared to the nation as a whole...

 of D +22 and is currently represented by Democrat Jackie Speier
Jackie Speier
Karen Lorraine Jacqueline "Jackie" Speier is the U.S. Representative for , serving since 2008. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes the northern two-thirds of San Mateo County and the southwest quarter of San Francisco.She is also a former member of the California State...

, who succeeded Democrat Tom Lantos
Tom Lantos
Thomas Peter "Tom" Lantos was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from 1981 until his death, representing the northern two-thirds of San Mateo County and a portion of southwest San Francisco...

 after his death in 2008.

Top Employers


According to the City's 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:
# Employer # of Employees
1 San Mateo County Community College District
San Mateo County Community College District
The San Mateo County Community College District consists of three colleges in California; College of San Mateo in San Mateo, Cañada College in Redwood City, and Skyline College in San Bruno...

1,993
2 San Mateo Medical Center
San Mateo County, California
San Mateo County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. It covers most of the San Francisco Peninsula just south of San Francisco, and north of Santa Clara County. San Francisco International Airport is located at the northern end of the county, and...

1,451
3 San Mateo-Foster City School District
San Mateo-Foster City School District
San Mateo-Foster City School District is a school district in San Mateo and Foster City, California. It consists of 20 schools: 4 middle schools and 16 elementary schools .-External links:*...

1,055
4 Franklin Templeton Investments
Franklin Templeton Investments
Franklin Resources Inc. is a holding company which, together with its subsidiaries, is referred to as Franklin Templeton Investments; it is an investment firm originally founded in New York in 1947 as Franklin Distributors, Inc. It is listed on the NYSE under the ticker BEN, in honor of Benjamin...

1,024
5 San Mateo Union High School District
San Mateo Union High School District
The San Mateo Union High School District is a high school district headquartered in San Mateo, California.-Schools:The district consists of seven public high schools, one alternative high school , and one adult School in San Bruno, Millbrae, Burlingame, and San Mateo. The oldest school in the...

900
6 City of San Mateo 743
7 Mills-Peninsula Health Services
Sutter Health
Sutter Health is a not-for-profit health system in Northern California, headquartered in Sacramento. Serving patients and their families in more than 100 Northern California cities and towns, Sutter Health doctors, hospitals and other health care service providers join resources and share expertise...

432
8 Safeway
Safeway Inc.
Safeway Inc. , a Fortune 500 company, is North America's second largest supermarket chain after The Kroger Co., with, as of December 2010, 1,694 stores located throughout the western and central United States and western Canada. It also operates some stores in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Eastern...

315
9 Nordstrom
Nordstrom
Nordstrom, Inc. is an upscale department store chain in the United States, founded by John W. Nordstrom and Carl F. Wallin. Initially a shoe retailer, the company today also sells clothing, accessories, handbags, jewelry, cosmetics, fragrances, and in some locations, home furnishings...

305
10 Macy's
Macy's
Macy's is a U.S. chain of mid-to-high range department stores. In addition to its flagship Herald Square location in New York City, the company operates over 800 stores in the United States...

275

Companies based in San Mateo



  • Actuate
    Actuate
    Actuate Corporation is a San Mateo, California based Public Computer software company. Actuate is the founder and co-leader of the Eclipse BIRT open source project, a development environment for "presenting compelling data visualizations"...

  • Bills.com
    Bills.com
    Bills.com provides consumers with information and interactive tools dealing with personal finance topics, including credit cards, insurance, debt relief assistance, mortgage loans, student loans and other personal loans. The company is one of the five divisions of Freedom Financial Network. ...

  • Branders.com
    Branders.com
    Branders.com, Inc. is an American multinational Internet company that manages Branders.com, an online promotional products distributor. The company is based in San Mateo, California with a regional operating headquarters in Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines...

  • CafePress
  • California Casualty
    California Casualty
    California Casualty Management Company is in the business of providing individuals with insurance coverage, in particular those in the fields of education, law enforcement, fire fighting, and nursing.-History:In 1914, Carl G. Brown, Sr...

  • Capcom
    Capcom
    is a Japanese developer and publisher of video games, known for creating multi-million-selling franchises such as Devil May Cry, Chaos Legion, Street Fighter, Mega Man and Resident Evil. Capcom developed and published Bionic Commando, Lost Planet and Dark Void too, but they are less known. Its...

     (American division)
  • Con-way
    Con-way
    Con-way, Inc. is a freight transportation and logistics company with businesses in less-than-truckload and full truckload freight services, truckload brokerage, logistics, warehousing, supply chain management and trailer manufacturing, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Con-way’s services are used by...

  • Datameer, Inc
    Datameer
    Datameer, Inc., headquartered in San Mateo, California, is a software development companyDatameer specializes in analysis of large volumes of data for business users of Apache Hadoop...

  • DotNetNuke
    DotNetNuke Corporation
    DotNetNuke Corporation is the steward of the DotNetNuke open source project, the most widely adopted web content management system and application development framework for building web sites and web applications on Microsoft .NET...

  • DemandTec
    DemandTec
    DemandTec is the collaborative optimization network for retailers and consumer products companies. All software services are delivered on DemandTec, a network of common tools for retailers and consumer products companies to transact, interact, and collaborate on core merchandising and marketing...

    , providing networking for businesses
  • Epocrates
    Epocrates
    Epocrates, Inc. is an American company based in San Mateo, California that makes various mobile health software applications under the "epocrates" name, mostly for health care providers, providing them reference information about drugs and diseases, and diagnostic tools.-Products:Epocrates is a...

  • Fisher Investments
  • Franklin Templeton Investments
    Franklin Templeton Investments
    Franklin Resources Inc. is a holding company which, together with its subsidiaries, is referred to as Franklin Templeton Investments; it is an investment firm originally founded in New York in 1947 as Franklin Distributors, Inc. It is listed on the NYSE under the ticker BEN, in honor of Benjamin...

  • Freedom Debt Relief
    Freedom Debt Relief
    Freedom Debt Relief is a debt settlement company based in San Mateo, California, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Freedom Financial Network, LLC a financial service company headquartered in San Mateo California. The company has served more than 100,000 clients since its inception in 2002...

  • Guidewire Software
    Guidewire Software
    Guidewire Software Inc., commonly just Guidewire, is a privately-held American corporation based in San Mateo, California. It offers core backend systems for property and casualty insurance carriers in the U.S...

  • Glu Mobile, global publisher of mobile games.
  • EMC Greenplum
    EMC Corporation
    EMC Corporation , a Financial Times Global 500, Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, develops, delivers and supports information infrastructure and virtual infrastructure hardware, software, and services. EMC is headquartered in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, USA.Former Intel executive Richard Egan and his...

    , data warehousing and analytics
  • Laszlo Systems
  • NetSuite
    NetSuite
    NetSuite Inc. is the leading vendor of cloud-based Software-as-a-Service integrated business management software for mid-market enterprises and divisions of large companies, with over 10,000 organizations and a +$225 billion market cap...

  • NexTag
    NexTag
    Nextag is a price comparison service website. It started originally as a website where buyers and sellers could negotiate prices for computers and electronics products. The current business model with a focus on comparison shopping has existed since 2000. In June 2007, Providence Equity Partners...

  • Oodle
    Oodle
    Oodle, Inc. is an online marketplace based out of San Mateo, California. It was founded in 2005 by ex-Excite executives Craig Donato, Scott Kister and Faith Sedlin.-Overview:...

  • PBworks
  • Redbana
  • Replicon
    Replicon
    *A Replicon in genetics is a region of DNA or RNA, that replicates from a single origin of replication.*Replicon is a software company providing timesheet and expense management software....

  • ROBLOX
    Roblox
    Roblox is a massively multiplayer online game virtual playground and workshop designed for children aged 7 and over. Players can build games with blocks of various shapes, sizes, and materials. Roblox users can code the places they design with a restricted and sandboxed version of Lua 5.1...

    , online game software for children
  • Sling Media
    Sling Media
    Sling Media Inc. specializes in audio and video placeshifting technology. The company is a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation and is based in San Mateo, California...

  • Stratogent
    Stratogent
    Stratogent Corp. is an IT hosting and operations company headquartered in San Mateo, California. Stratogent architects and operates the hosting environment for mission-critical software applications....

  • SuccessFactors
    SuccessFactors
    SuccessFactors is an American-based company headquartered in San Mateo, California, with regional headquarters in London , Munich , Paris , Hong Kong and Tokyo . Other major offices are in Brisbane, Beijing, Jakarta, Manila, Bangalore and Boston...

  • Vendio
    Vendio
    Vendio Services, Inc. is an American Internet software as a service company that provides sales management software by subscription. A majority of customers use Vendio for its eBay auction management program and eBay applications...

  • Webcor Builders
    Webcor Builders
    Webcor Builders is a commercial construction contractor with headquarters in San Francisco, California. The firm also has regional offices in San Mateo, California, Alameda, California, Los Angeles, and San Diego, and is among the largest builders in California with clients including Starwood...

  • Wikia
    Wikia
    Wikia is a free web hosting service for wikis . It is normally free of charge for readers and editors, deriving most of its income from advertising, and publishes all user-provided text under copyleft licenses. Wikia hosts several hundred thousand wikis using the open-source wiki software MediaWiki...

  • Zimbra
    Zimbra
    Zimbra Collaboration Suite is a groupware product created by Zimbra, Inc., located in Palo Alto, California, USA. The company was purchased by Yahoo! in September 2007, and subsequently purchased by VMware on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. The software consists of both client and server components...

    , now a division of VMware.


Primary and secondary schools



Residents are zoned for schools in the San Mateo Foster City School District and San Mateo Union High School District
San Mateo Union High School District
The San Mateo Union High School District is a high school district headquartered in San Mateo, California.-Schools:The district consists of seven public high schools, one alternative high school , and one adult School in San Bruno, Millbrae, Burlingame, and San Mateo. The oldest school in the...

. Elementary schools comprise Preschool, K-5, Middle and Magnet schools. There are three public high schools: San Mateo
San Mateo High School
San Mateo High School is an American National Blue Ribbon comprehensive four-year public high school in San Mateo, California serving grades 9–12 as part of the San Mateo Union High School District....

, Aragon
Aragon High School
Aragon High School is an American public high school in San Mateo, California, and is part of the San Mateo Union High School District . It is located in San Mateo County, a large suburb just outside San Francisco...

, and Hillsdale. There is also one private, all-male Catholic high school, Junípero Serra.

Adult School


The San Mateo Union High School District
San Mateo Union High School District
The San Mateo Union High School District is a high school district headquartered in San Mateo, California.-Schools:The district consists of seven public high schools, one alternative high school , and one adult School in San Bruno, Millbrae, Burlingame, and San Mateo. The oldest school in the...

 also hosts an adult school behind the campus of San Mateo High School
San Mateo High School
San Mateo High School is an American National Blue Ribbon comprehensive four-year public high school in San Mateo, California serving grades 9–12 as part of the San Mateo Union High School District....

.

Public libraries


The City of San Mateo operates the Main Library, the Hillsdale Library, and the Marina Library, part of the Peninsula Library System
Peninsula Library System
The Peninsula Library System is the public library organization serving San Mateo County, California, United States, which forms the bulk of the region within the San Francisco Bay Area known as "The Peninsula"...

.

Public transportation


SamTrans
SamTrans
SamTrans is a public transport agency in and around San Mateo, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. It provides bus service throughout San Mateo County and into portions of San Francisco and Palo Alto...

, AC Transit
AC Transit
AC Transit is an Oakland-based regional public transit agency serving the western half of Alameda County and parts of western Contra Costa County in the western, Bay-side area of the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area...

 (Transbay service) and Caltrain
Caltrain
Caltrain is a California commuter rail line on the San Francisco Peninsula and in the Santa Clara Valley in the United States. The northern terminus of the rail line is in San Francisco, at 4th and King streets; its southern terminus is in Gilroy...

 are public transit providers in San Mateo. See public transportation in San Mateo County for more details.

Other services


Hospitals in San Mateo include San Mateo Medical Center, an acute care facility. Cemeteries located in San Mateo include Skylawn Memorial Park
Skylawn Memorial Park (San Mateo, California)
Skylawn Memorial Park is a cemetery, mausoleum, crematorium, columbarium and funeral home complex in San Mateo, California, directly accessible from State Route 92. Interment records are at 1,308...

 and St. John's Cemetery.

Prominent places


The San Mateo Performing Arts Center, located on San Mateo High School
San Mateo High School
San Mateo High School is an American National Blue Ribbon comprehensive four-year public high school in San Mateo, California serving grades 9–12 as part of the San Mateo Union High School District....

, is one of the largest theatres on the peninsula outside of San Francisco. The College of San Mateo
College of San Mateo
College of San Mateo is a community college in San Mateo, California. It is part of the San Mateo County Community College District....

 is also located here and is home to radio station KCSM. The city is also home to the Bridgepointe and Hillsdale shopping centers. Bay Meadows horse-racing track
Bay Meadows
Bay Meadows was a horse racing track in San Mateo, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area in the United States.-History:Built on the site of an old airfield, Bay Meadows Racecourse was the longest continually operating thoroughbred racetrack in California, having been founded on November 13,...

 was torn down in 2008. The Japanese Tea Garden and San Mateo Arboretum
San Mateo Arboretum
The San Mateo Arboretum is an arboretum in San Mateo, California containing old stands of pine, oak, cedar, and redwood planted over 100 years ago on the William Kohl property...

 in Central Park are of interest. U.S. Route 101, Interstate 280
Interstate 280 (California)
Interstate 280 is a 57-mile long north–south Interstate Highway in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California. It connects San Jose and San Francisco, running along just to the west of the cities of San Francisco Peninsula for most of its route.I-280 from its northern end at King...

, and State Route 92
California State Route 92
State Route 92 is an east-west highway in the San Francisco Bay area between Half Moon Bay near the coast in the west and downtown Hayward at its junction with State Route 238 and State Route 185. It is most notable for being the route that traverses the San Mateo Bridge. It has interchanges with...

 pass through San Mateo. One of its sister cities is Toyonaka, Japan, for which the Japanese Tea Garden at Central Park was created to commemorate.

Media


  • San Mateo Daily Journal
    San Mateo Daily Journal
    The San Mateo Daily Journal is a daily newspaper published six days a week, Monday through Friday plus a combo Weekend edition. The newspaper is distributed throughout San Mateo County, California....

     – Newspaper
    Newspaper
    A newspaper is a scheduled publication containing news of current events, informative articles, diverse features and advertising. It usually is printed on relatively inexpensive, low-grade paper such as newsprint. By 2007, there were 6580 daily newspapers in the world selling 395 million copies a...

  • San Mateo Daily News
    San Mateo Daily News
    The San Mateo Daily News was a free daily newspaper in San Mateo, California published 6 days a week with an average daily circulation of 22,000. The newspaper was founded August 9, 2000 by Dave Price and Jim Pavelich, who also published the Palo Alto Daily News...

     – Newspaper
  • San Mateo County Times – Newspaper
  • KCSM (FM) – National Public Radio (NPR
    NPR
    NPR, formerly National Public Radio, is a privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization that serves as a national syndicator to a network of 900 public radio stations in the United States. NPR was created in 1970, following congressional passage of the Public Broadcasting...

    ) outlet
  • KCSM-TV
    KCSM-TV
    KCSM-TV, virtual channel 60, is an independent, non-commercial television station located in San Mateo, California, USA. Until 2009, KCSM-TV was a PBS member station...

     – Public Broadcasting Service
    Public Broadcasting Service
    The Public Broadcasting Service is an American non-profit public broadcasting television network with 354 member TV stations in the United States which hold collective ownership. Its headquarters is in Arlington, Virginia....

     (PBS) Public television
  • The San Mateo Hi
    San Mateo High School
    San Mateo High School is an American National Blue Ribbon comprehensive four-year public high school in San Mateo, California serving grades 9–12 as part of the San Mateo Union High School District....

     – Student newspaper
    Student newspaper
    A student newspaper is a newspaper run by students of a university, high school, middle school, or other school. These papers traditionally cover local and, primarily, school or university news....

  • The Aragon Outlook
    Aragon High School
    Aragon High School is an American public high school in San Mateo, California, and is part of the San Mateo Union High School District . It is located in San Mateo County, a large suburb just outside San Francisco...

     – Student newspaper
  • The Hillsdale Scroll – Student newspaper



Sister cities


San Mateo has three sister cities
Town twinning
Twin towns and sister cities are two of many terms used to describe the cooperative agreements between towns, cities, and even counties in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.- Terminology :...

, as designated by the Sister Cities International, Inc.:
Varde
Varde
Varde Municipality is a municipality in Region of Southern Denmark on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. Its mayor is Gylling Håhr, a member of the Venstre political party. The main town and site of its municipal council is the town of Varde. Its area is 1255.79 km²...

, Denmark Toyonaka
Toyonaka, Osaka
is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan.As of 2010, the city has an estimated population of 388,633 and a population density of 10,680 persons per km². The total area is 36.38 km²...

, Japan San Pablo City
San Pablo City
The City of San Pablo , a first class city in the province of Laguna, Philippines, is one of the country's oldest cities. The City of San Pablo lies in the southern portion of Laguna province...

, Philippines
Philippines
The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...


Notable residents

  • Jane Baker
    Jane Baker (mayor)
    Jane Elaine Baker was an American politician, community organizer and former cooking show host. Baker on the city council of San Mateo, California, for twenty years. She was appointed the Mayor of San Mateo on six occasions, becoming San Mateo's first female mayor.-Early life:Baker was born in Ohio...

    , first female Mayor of San Mateo, city councilwoman from 1973 to 1993
  • David Binn
    David Binn
    David Aaron Binn is an American football long snapper who is currently a free agent.He played college football for the University of California, Berkeley. He was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 1994....

    , former San Mateo High
    San Mateo High School
    San Mateo High School is an American National Blue Ribbon comprehensive four-year public high school in San Mateo, California serving grades 9–12 as part of the San Mateo Union High School District....

     and current NFL football player
  • Barry Bostwick
    Barry Bostwick
    Barry Knapp Bostwick is an American actor and singer. He is known for playing Brad Majors in the 1975 cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, replacing Peter Scolari as Mr. Tyler in the sitcom What I Like About You, and playing mayor Randall Winston in the sitcom Spin City...

    , actor
  • Tom Brady
    Tom Brady
    Thomas Edward Patrick "Tom" Brady, Jr. is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League . After playing college football at Michigan, Brady was drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft.He has played in four Super Bowls,...

    , former Serra and current NFL football player, 3-time Super Bowl
    Super Bowl
    The Super Bowl is the championship game of the National Football League , the highest level of professional American football in the United States, culminating a season that begins in the late summer of the previous calendar year. The Super Bowl uses Roman numerals to identify each game, rather...

     champion
  • Dennis Haysbert
    Dennis Haysbert
    Dennis Dexter Haysbert is an American film and television actor. He is known for portraying baseball player Pedro Cerrano in the Major League film trilogy, President David Palmer on the American television series 24, and Sergeant Major Jonas Blane on the drama series The Unit, as well as his work...

    , actor
  • John Madden
    John Madden
    John Madden may refer to:*Jack Madden, basketball referee*John Madden , American former football coach and television announcer*John Madden , ice hockey player...

    , former CSM
    College of San Mateo
    College of San Mateo is a community college in San Mateo, California. It is part of the San Mateo County Community College District....

     football player, Super Bowl XI
    Super Bowl XI
    Super Bowl XI was a football game played on January 9, 1977 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California to decide the National Football League champion following the 1976 regular season...

     champion head coach
    Head coach
    A head coach, senior coach or manager is a professional at training and developing athletes. They typically hold a more public profile and are paid more than other coaches...

     with the Oakland Raiders
    Oakland Raiders
    The Oakland Raiders are a professional American football team based in Oakland, California. They currently play in the Western Division of the American Football Conference in the National Football League...

  • Sean Payton
    Sean Payton
    Patrick Sean Payton is the current head coach of the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. Payton was a quarterback at Naperville Central High School and Eastern Illinois University and played professionally in 1987 and 1988...

    , NFL coach, Super Bowl XLIV
    Super Bowl XLIV
    Super Bowl XLIV was an American football game between the American Football Conference champion Indianapolis Colts and the National Football Conference champion New Orleans Saints to decide the National Football League champion for the 2009 season. The Saints defeated the Colts by a score of...

     champion
  • Manase Tonga
    Manase Tonga
    Manase Tonga is an American football fullback who is currently a member of the Oakland Raiders practice squad. He was signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2010, cut at the conclusion of the preseason, and subsequently signed to the Practice squad...

    , former Aragon
    Aragon High School
    Aragon High School is an American public high school in San Mateo, California, and is part of the San Mateo Union High School District . It is located in San Mateo County, a large suburb just outside San Francisco...

     and current NFL football player
  • Graeme Whifler
    Graeme Whifler
    Graeme Whifler , is an American screenwriter and director. He has written/directed movies, Television documentaries, videos, and music videos. He directed the film Neighborhood Watch, the video Icky Flix, and Secrets and Mysteries. He wrote the screenplay for Dr. Giggles and Sonny Boy as well...

    , Director
  • Dominic Briones, Big Brother TV show contestant, Season 13

See also


  • The Carey School
    The Carey School
    The Carey School is a private elementary school with grades PreK–5 located in San Mateo, California. It was founded in 1928 by the parents of Clare Carey Willard and her sister, Mary Therese Carey. Before it became a relatively big school, it was in a house located on El Camino Real. Prior to...

  • Pier 1 Imports
    Pier 1 Imports
    Pier 1 Imports Inc. is a Fort Worth, Texas based retailer specializing in imported home furnishings and decor, particularly furniture, table-top items, decorative accessories and seasonal decor. The chain operates over 1,000 stores under the name Pier 1 Imports in the United States, Canada, Mexico...

     – founded 1962, in San Mateo
  • Electronic Arts
    Electronic Arts
    Electronic Arts, Inc. is a major American developer, marketer, publisher and distributor of video games. Founded and incorporated on May 28, 1982 by Trip Hawkins, the company was a pioneer of the early home computer games industry and was notable for promoting the designers and programmers...

     – originally headquartered in San Mateo
  • San Mateo – Hayward Bridge
    San Mateo – Hayward Bridge
    The San Mateo – Hayward Bridge is a bridge crossing California's San Francisco Bay, linking the San Francisco Peninsula with the East Bay. The bridge's west end is in Foster City, the most recent urban addition to the eastern edge of San Mateo. The east end of the bridge is in Hayward...


Further reading

  • Alan K. Brown, Place names of San Mateo County, San Mateo County Historical Association, published by Glen Luck, San Mateo, Ca. (1975)
  • Mission Dolores, San Francisco, Registers of Baptisms and Deaths, (1789)
  • "San Mateo: A Centennial History", By Mitchell P. Postel; Scottwall Associates, Publisher, San Francisco; 1994. ISBN 0-942087-08-9 (HBK)
  • U.S. Bureau of Land Management
    Bureau of Land Management
    The Bureau of Land Management is an agency within the United States Department of the Interior which administers America's public lands, totaling approximately , or one-eighth of the landmass of the country. The BLM also manages of subsurface mineral estate underlying federal, state and private...

     BLM
    BLM
    BLM may stand for: Saint Barthélemy using ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 country code*Bergbahn Lauterbrunnen-Mürren, a railway in Switzerland, part funicular, part adhesion*Bilayer lipid membrane*Black Mage, a job in Final Fantasy XI...

    , FN 254-21 (1853)

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