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Redwood City

City of Redwood City

  •   State: 
    San Mateo County
    Redwood City
      County FIPS: 
    37°28′58″N 122°14′10″W
      Area total: 
    34.74 sq mi (90.0 km²)
      Area land: 
    19.34 sq mi (50.1 km²)
      Area water: 
    15.41 sq mi (39.9 km²)
    20 ft (6 m)
    Incorporated May 11, 1867 Re-; Incorporated May 3, 1897
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Redwood City, San Mateo County, California, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,400 residents per square mile of area (940/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Redwood City is a city on the San Francisco Peninsula in Northern California's Bay Area, approximately 27 miles (43 km) south of San Francisco. The city's history spans its earliest inhabitation by the Ohlone people to being a port for lumber and other goods. Redwood City incorporated in 1867, being the first city in San Mateo County to do so; it has remained the county seat since the county's formation in 1856. In 1907, Eikichi and Sadakusi Enomoto, Japanese immigrant brothers, grew what may perhaps have been the first commercially grown chrysanthemums in the United States in Redwood city. The Port of Redwood. City is the only deepwater port on San Francisco Bay south of. San Francisco, and is home to several global technology companies including Oracle, Electronic. Arts, Evernote, Box, and Informatica. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has an area of 34.7 square miles (90 km²), of which 19.4 square. miles (50 km²) is land and 15.2 square miles of water (44.34%) Redwood Creek, to which several significant river deltas connect, is a major watercourse draining much of the city. In February 1999, the San Mateos County History Museum opened inside the old San. Mateo. County Sheriff's Office building. The museum is located in the old sheriff's office building, which has been converted into a museum.


Redwood City is the primary city name, but also Emerald Hills, Palomar Park, Woodside are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is City of Redwood City. The earliest known inhabitants of the area which was to become Redwood City were the Ohlone who were present when the Spanish claimed the land and established missions. The land had been part of the Rancho de las Pulgas granted to the Argüello family in 1835 by the Mexican government. In 1907, Eikichi and Sadakusi Enomoto, Japanese immigrant brothers, grew what may perhaps have been the first commercially grown chrysanthemums in the United States. In 1926, the chamber of commerce proclaimed the city the "Chrysantshemum Center of the World" though the internment of Japanese Americans in 1941 and other factors would contribute to the end of flower growing as a major industry in the city. The city was incorporated in 1867, being the first city in San Mateo County to do so; it has remained the county seat since the county's formation in 1856. It was named after Simon M. Mezes, a family lawyer who defended the claim somewhat successfully and was allowed to buy the part of. the estate that is now Redwood city. He sold some of the land to people already squatting on it along the banks of Redwood Creek and named the settlement "Mezesville" Though the city did not keep that name, Mezes Park still exists on land that Mezes had given for open space. It is located in the San Francisco Bay Area and was once known as the "City of the Redwoods".


Redwood City stretches from the San Francisco Bay towards the Santa Cruz Mountains between San Carlos to the northwest and Atherton to the southeast with Woodside to the southwest. It is divided by Highway 101 and further inland El Camino Real and Woodside Road. The northern planned community of Redwood Shores, also to the northeast of Highway 101, is part of the city. Redwood City, along with most of the Bay Area, enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csb), with warm, dry summers and cool, relatively wet winters. The record highest temperature of 110 °F (43 °C) was recorded on three occasions, July 14 and 15, 1972, and September 6, 2022. The normal annual precipitation is 20.56 inches (52.2 cm) The most rainfall in one month was 12.42 inches (31.5 cm) in February 1998. Snow flurries have been observed on rare occasions; there was some minor snow accumulation in May 1935, January 1962, February 1976, and February 1976. In February 1999, the San Mateo County History Museum opened inside the old San Matei County Courthouse in downtown Redwood city. The courthouse's glass dome is lit at night and changes colors every 11 seconds. In August 2006, a 20-screen theater and various shops opened in a prime downtown location. The theater complex boasts restaurant and retail space at street level and a two-level underground parking structure. There are an average of 1.8 days with lows of 32 °C (0 °F) or lower.


The 2010 United States Census reported that Redwood City had a population of 76,815. The racial makeup of the city was 46,255 (60.2%) White, 1,881 (2.4%) African American, 511 (0.7%) Native American, 8,216 (10.7) Asian, 795 (1.0%) Pacific Islander, 14,967 (19.5%) from other races, and 4,190 (5.5) from two or more races. Non-Hispanic Whites number 31,982 (40.9%). The median income for a household in the city in the 2009 estimate was $69,679, and the median family income was $77,964. In 2000, there were 75,402 people, 27,423 households and 17,898 families residing in theCity. In 2010, the city had a total population of 75,815, with a population density of 3,955.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,527.2/km²) The city has a population growth rate of 1.7%. In 2010 the city's population growth Rate was 1.8%. In 2000 the city’s population growthrate was 1%. In the city, the population Growth Rate was 0.9%. in 2010 the population grew by 0.6%. in the year, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 75,268 people (98.0% of the population) lived in households, 408 (0,5%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 1,139 (1, 5%) were institutions.


Redwood City's charter provides for a councilor-manager form of government. The City Council appoints the City Manager and adopts policies. The current City Manager is Melissa Stevenson Diaz. Redwood City has 41,866 registered voters. Of those, 21,213 are registered Democrats, 6,249 are registered Republicans, and 12,777 have declined to state a political party. In the U.S. House of Representatives, the city is split between California's 14th and 18th congressional districts, represented by Jackie Speier (DHillsborough) and Anna Eshoo (DAtherton) In the California State Legislature, the City is in the 13th Senate District and the 22nd Assembly District. The city's mayor is Giselle Hale, and the City Council seats are currently held by Mayor Diana Reddy, Alicia C. Aguirre, Lissette Espinoza-Guernica, Jeff Gee, Diane Howard, and Elmer Martinez Saballos. The mayor's office is located in the City Hall building, which was built in the early 1900s. It is located on the former site of the Redwood Springs School. The school is now located in a former industrial area of the city, and was once known as the "Redwood Springs" complex. The Redwood River runs through the center of the City, and runs into the city's downtown area. It was originally built as part of the San Francisco Bay Area, but has since been converted into a residential area.


Union Cemetery, State Historical Landmark #816.Fox Theatre, Lathrop House,Sequoia High School.SequoIA High School and Union Cemetery are State Historic Landmarks. Union Cemetery is a California State Landmark. The Fox Theatre is a U.S. National Historic Site. The Lathrorop House is a National Register of Historic Places. The Sequoia School District is a State Historic Site and a National Park Service Landmark, as is the Union Cemetery. The Union High School for the Arts is also a National Historic Landmark and a State Park. TheSequoias High School was a State National Park Site in the 1930s and 1940s. It is now a State Museum of California History and Culture. It was built in the late 1950s and early 1960s as part of the California State Park System. The cemetery was established in the 1880s and is located in the town of Union City. The school was built on the site of the former Union Cemetery in the early 1900s. The Cemetery is now known as Union Cemetery and the Union School for The Arts, which opened in 1883. The high school was founded in 1881 and was named after the founder of the school. The town is also known as the Union City School District, which dates back to the 17th century. It has been named for its founder, William Union, who was a member of the U.N. Committee for American Indian Movement in California. The community is known for its strong ties to the community.


Preserves include Bair Island Ecological Preserve (State) and the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge on the shoreline. Edgewood County Park known for its wildflowers is towards the Santa Cruz Mountains. City parks include Andrew Spinas Park (1.46 acres or 0.59 hectares) and Marlin Park (11.15 acres or 4.51 hectares) Red Morton Community Park (31.74 acres or 12.84 hectares) 1120 Roosevelt Ave. Redwood Shores Parkway and Egret Ln. Sandpiper Park (11.07 acres or. 4.48 hectares) The Redwood City Public Library is located on the second floor of a building on the third floor of the Redwood Town Center. The library is open from 9am to 5pm daily and is open to the public. It is free and open space is available for the public to use. For confidential support call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90, visit a local Samaritans branch or see for details. In the U.S. call the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255 or visit For confidential. support in the United States call theNational Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-877-847-4747 or visit http:// www.suicidesprevention In the UK, the National suicide Prevention Line is on 0800-848-7255.


The Redwood City Public Library, a member of the Peninsula Library System, has a Downtown Library and two neighborhood branch locations: Redwood Shores and Schaberg. The city's first library opened in 1865 and in 1900 the city passed a special tax to support a free public library. In 1904, Andrew Carnegie gave $10,000 for a new library; he gave another $6,000 to rebuild it after it was destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. In 1959, theSchaberg Branch Library opened, funded by a bequest in the will of Hannah Schab Berg, widow of former County Clerk Herman W. Schabber. The RedwoodShores Branch Library was completed and opened to the public in 2008. RedwoodCity has one state community college, Cañada College. It is part of the Sequoia Union High School District and high schools in this district are the comprehensiveSequoia High School, the charter schools Summit Preparatory Charter High School and Everest Public High School. Many students from the city attend another SequoIA Union school, Woodside High School in the neighboring town of Woodside. The community of Red wood Shores is served by the Belmont - Redwood shores School District. It has elementary and middle schools operated by both the Redwood city School District and the BelMont Redwoodshores School district. At the high school level it is part the Sequeia Union School District, and Carlmont High School is the city's high school.


U.S. Route 101 passes through Redwood City as it goes along the Peninsula. Other major thoroughfares include El Camino Real, Route 82; Woodside Rd, Route 84, and I-280, which passes west of the city. The city has a stop on Caltrain, and local bus service is provided by SamTrans.


Redwood City's slogan, emblazoned on arches across Broadway at the east and west entrances to downtown, is "Climate Best By Government Test" This is based on a climatological survey conducted by the U.S. and German governments prior to World War I. The area centered on Redwood City tied for the world's best climate with the Canary Islands and North Africa's Mediterranean Coast. The local paper had a contest for a city slogan to attract new residents and Wilbur Doxsee entered "By Government Test, Our Climate is Best" which won the $10 prize money in 1925. The slogan is still used by the city today. The city is located in the San Francisco Bay Area and has a population of around 100,000. It is one of the largest cities in the Bay Area, along with San Francisco and San Jose, California. It was founded in 1859 and was named after the Redwood River, which runs through the center of the city. It has been the site of the California State Fair since 1883 and the California World Series began in 1891. It also hosted the World Series in 1894 and 1894, and the Winter Olympics in 1924 and 1924. The City is home to the California Institute of the Arts, which was established in 1883. The California State Senate was established on November 4, 1924. It includes the city's downtown area, which is located on the California River. The town's name is derived from the name "Redwood" which means "red" in Spanish.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Redwood City, San Mateo County, California = 81.4. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 45. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 79. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Redwood City = 4.9 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 84,292 individuals with a median age of 38.2 age the population dropped by -0.55% in Redwood City, San Mateo County, California population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,400 residents per square mile of area (940/km²). There are average 2.65 people per household in the 27,553 households with an average household income of $80,586 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.10% of the available work force and has dropped -5.75% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 19.40%. The number of physicians in Redwood City per 100,000 population = 312.3.


The annual rainfall in Redwood City = 20 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 60. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 255. 83 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 39.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 63, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Redwood City, San Mateo County, California which are owned by the occupant = 50.63%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 43 years with median home cost = $633,200 and home appreciation of -16.23%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $5.34 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $5,916 per student. There are 19.2 students for each teacher in the school, 4179 students for each Librarian and 580 students for each Counselor. 7.03% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 21.67% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 14.01% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Redwood City's population in San Mateo County, California of 1,653 residents in 1900 has increased 50,99-fold to 84,292 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 49.41% female residents and 50.59% male residents live in Redwood City, San Mateo County, California.

    As of 2020 in Redwood City, San Mateo County, California are married and the remaining 45.24% are single population.

  • 27.2 minutes is the average time that residents in Redwood City require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    74.29% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 12.76% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 4.76% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.95% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Redwood City, San Mateo County, California, 50.63% are owner-occupied homes, another 44.67% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.70% are vacant.

  • The 40.88% of the population in Redwood City, San Mateo County, California who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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