San Mateo, CA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 38,236 housing units in San Mateo. This represents a 3.5% growth from 36,928 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 38,236 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in San Mateo is about 53.9%. San Mateo's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 2.4%. Average household size is 2.44 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in San Mateo were built after 1959.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type7%
One Bedroom22%
Two Bedrooms30.70%
Three Bedrooms29.70%
Four Bedrooms8.20%
Five Bedrooms or more2.40%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.55
Median year structure was built1955
Median Value of occupied units$477,300
Median Price asked for vacant units$613,600

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.31
Median year structure was built1964
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$1,206

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.40%
Second Mortgage9.10%
Home Equity Loan10.80%
Simple Mortgage52.90%
Debt Free26.80%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs21.2%