West Menlo Park, California
West Menlo Park
|• Total||0.486 sq mi (1.259 km2)|
|• Land||0.486 sq mi (1.259 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2) 0%|
|Elevation||112 ft (34 m)|
|• Density||7,500/sq mi (2,900/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (PST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (PDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1867071|
West Menlo Park is a census-designated place and an Unincorporated community in San Mateo County, California, located between the majority of City of Menlo Park, the Town of Atherton, the Sharon Heights neighborhood of Menlo Park and Stanford University (in Santa Clara County). As of the 2010 census, the community had a population of 3,659.
The area consists of suburban housing and a small business district along Alameda de las Pulgas (literally, "Avenue of the Fleas"), often just referred to as "the Alameda", which extends the length of the Rancho de las Pulgas land granted to the Argüello family. West Menlo Park is served by the Las Lomitas School District and Menlo Park Fire District.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land. West Menlo Park has a mild climate.
At the 2010 census West Menlo Park had a population of 3,659. The population density was 7,526.9 people per square mile (2,906.2/km²). The racial makeup of West Menlo Park was 2,983 (81.5%) White, 28 (0.8%) African American, 2 (0.1%) Native American, 416 (11.4%) Asian, 4 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 52 (1.4%) from other races, and 174 (4.8%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 201 people (5.5%).
The census reported that 3,650 people (99.8% of the population) lived in households, 5 (0.1%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 4 (0.1%) were institutionalized.
There were 1,356 households, 574 (42.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 830 (61.2%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 98 (7.2%) had a female householder with no husband present, 42 (3.1%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 61 (4.5%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 11 (0.8%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 292 households (21.5%) were one person and 122 (9.0%) had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.69. There were 970 families (71.5% of households); the average family size was 3.17.
The age distribution was 1,069 people (29.2%) under the age of 18, 101 people (2.8%) aged 18 to 24, 998 people (27.3%) aged 25 to 44, 1,004 people (27.4%) aged 45 to 64, and 487 people (13.3%) who were 65 or older. The median age was 40.4 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.
There were 1,422 housing units at an average density of 2,925.2 per square mile, of the occupied units 1,091 (80.5%) were owner-occupied and 265 (19.5%) were rented.The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.9%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.3%. 2,999 people (82.0% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 651 people (17.8%) lived in rental housing units.
At the 2000 census there were 3,629 people, 1,420 households, and 955 families in the CDP. The population density was 7,299.8 people per square mile (2,802.3/km²). There were 1,451 housing units at an average density of 2,918.7 per square mile (1,120.5/km²). The racial makup of the CDP in 2010 was 77.6% non-Hispanic White, 0.7% non-Hispanic African American, 0.1% Native American, 11.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 4.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.5%. Of the 1,420 households 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 25.0% of households were one person and 8.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.04.
The age distribution was 25.3% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% 65 or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.
The median household income was $125,881 and the median family income was $145,946. Males had a median income of $100,000+ versus $70,486 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $62,302. 2.9% of the population and 0.4% of families were below the poverty line. 0.3% of those under the age of 18 and 4.1% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.
For primary schools, West Menlo Park is served by the Las Lomitas Elementary School District. For high school, West Menlo Park is served by the Sequoia Union High School District, with all of West Menlo Park falling into the boundaries of Menlo-Atherton High School.
- U.S. Census
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- "Statewide Database". UC Regents. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
- "California's 18th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 13, 2013.