San Carlos San Mateo County, California

San Carlos: City in San Mateo County, California, USA


San Carlos is a city located in the county of San Mateo in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 28,406. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 29,641 inhabitants.

The city was created 97 years ago in 1925.

San Carlos Quick Facts

Population : 29,641 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : San Mateo County
Postal code : 94070, 94070–94071
Phone Area Codes : 650
Water as percent of area : 0.05%
Land as percent of area : 99.95%
Altitude : 98 feet / 30 meters
Establishment : July 07, 1925 (97 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Los_Angeles
Local time : 15:27:54 (5th October 2022)
Population growth : 4.17% (2010-2020)
San Carlos locator map
Location of San Carlos on California map.
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Downtownsancarlos image


San Carlos is located at 37°30'26"N 122°15'38"W (37.5071600, -122.2605200).

San Carlos map


The population of San Carlos increased by 4.17% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 28,406 - census
2011 28,750 1.2% estimation process
2012 29,122 1.28% estimation process
2013 29,426 1.03% estimation process
2014 29,723 1% estimation process
2015 29,901 0.6% estimation process
2016 29,894 -0.02% estimation process
2017 30,393 1.64% estimation process
2018 30,331 -0.2% estimation process
2019 30,185 -0.48% estimation process
2020 29,641 -1.84% estimation process

San Carlos zip code is 94070. County name: San Mateo, County fips: 06081

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People born in San Carlos (7)

People born in San Carlos, including snowboarder Jeremy Jones, model, actress and television personality Rachelle Leah, martial artist Scott Lighty, .


  • Phyllis Stern (American nursing theorist) she was born in 02/09/1925
  • Erik Ron (American record producer) he was born in 04/07/1985
  • Hunter Bishop (American baseball player) he was born in 25/06/1998
  • Kathryn Bigelow (American film director, producer, and screenwriter) she was born in 27/11/1951

Schools in San Carlos

College & universities near San Carlos, CA

Code Name City ZIP
120184 Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont (CA) 94002-1908
459213 Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts San Mateo (CA) 94403
122791 College of San Mateo San Mateo (CA) 94402-3784
111434 Canada College Redwood City (CA) 94061-1099
118693 Menlo College Atherton (CA) 94027-4301

Stations (50)

Amtrak & bus stations near San Carlos, CA

Code Name Address Type
HAY Hayward station 22555 Meekland Avenue RAIL
FMT Fremont station 37260 Fremont Blvd. RAIL
OAC Oakland Coliseum station 700 73rd Avenue RAIL
FRT Fremont (San Joaquin Buses), California 999 Upper Mission Blvd BUS
GAC Santa Clara – Great America station 5099 Stars & Stripes Dr. RAIL

Other cities in San Mateo County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in San Mateo County , CA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Daly City 106,280 City in San Mateo County, California, US
San Mateo 102,398 City in San Mateo County, California, United States
Redwood City 85,925 City in California, United States of America
South San Francisco 66,558 City in San Mateo County, California
San Bruno 44,051 City in San Mateo County, California, US
Pacifica 38,013 City in San Mateo County, California, USA
Menlo Park 34,934 City at the eastern edge of San Mateo County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California
Foster City 33,901 City in San Mateo County, California, United States
Burlingame 29,557 City in the U.
East Palo Alto 29,059 City in San Mateo County, California, United States
Belmont 26,533 Town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Millbrae 22,630 City in California
North Fair Oaks 14,687 Census designated place
Half Moon Bay 12,513 City in San Mateo County, California
Hillsborough 11,527 City in California
Atherton 7,011 City in California

Distance to Other Cities

San Carlos distances to largest California cities