Foster City, CA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 12,009 housing units in Foster City. This represents a 2.2% growth from 11,747 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 12,009 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Foster City is about 61.6%. Foster City's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 3.3%. Average household size is 2.47 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Foster City were built after 1975.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type4.20%
One Bedroom19.20%
Two Bedrooms24.90%
Three Bedrooms25.20%
Four Bedrooms21.70%
Five Bedrooms or more4.80%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.62
Median year structure was built1975
Median Value of occupied units$566,500
Median Price asked for vacant units$812,500

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.23
Median year structure was built1976
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$1,809

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.20%
Second Mortgage10%
Home Equity Loan12.40%
Simple Mortgage62.20%
Debt Free15.20%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs23.6%