Foster City

Idyllic enclave seamlessly combining waterfront serenity with a dynamic urban lifestyle.

Welcome to Foster City

Nestled along the tranquil shores of the San Francisco Peninsula, Foster City, California, emerges as an idyllic enclave seamlessly combining waterfront serenity with a dynamic urban lifestyle. Living here offers a unique blend of natural beauty, community spirit, and modern amenities. The city's network of picturesque lagoons, meandering waterways, and well-maintained parks creates a scenic backdrop, fostering a sense of peace and relaxation.
 
Foster City's commitment to the community is evident in its diverse neighborhoods, top-rated schools, and a plethora of recreational activities. Residents can stroll along the waterfront, enjoying the beauty of the surroundings and the peaceful ambiance. While Foster City doesn't have a main downtown, various centers for shopping and dining provide vibrant hubs for socializing and cultural enrichment. With a strategic location between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, residents enjoy convenient access to career opportunities and cultural experiences. Choosing to make Foster City home means embracing a lifestyle where waterfront living, community engagement, and modern comforts converge to create a fulfilling and enriching living experience.

Overview for Foster City, CA

33,511 people live in Foster City, where the median age is 39.6 and the average individual income is $80,545. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

33,511

Total Population

39.6 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$80,545

Average individual Income

Around Foster City, CA

There's plenty to do around Foster City, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

80
Very Walkable
Walking Score
54
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sarah Lindsay Cakes of San Francisco, California Spice Basket, and Britt Bakes.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 4.17 miles 24 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 4.34 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.57 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.8 miles 20 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.38 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.31 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Foster City, CA

Foster City has 12,475 households, with an average household size of 2.67. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Foster City do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 33,511 people call Foster City home. The population density is 8,848.53 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

33,511

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

39.6

Median Age

49.26 / 50.74%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
12,475

Total Households

2.67

Average Household Size

$80,545

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Foster City, CA

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Primary Schools ()
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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Foster City. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Kids Connection Elementary
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
Brewer Island Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Beach Park Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
All Are Friends Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
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