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West Menlo Park, California
—  CDP  —
Location in San Mateo County and the state of California
Coordinates: 37°26′1″N 122°12′11″W / 37.43361°N 122.20306°W / 37.43361; -122.20306
Country United States
State California
County San Mateo
Area
 - Total 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 - Land 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 112 ft (34 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 3,629
 - Density 7,258/sq mi (2,791.5/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 94025
Area code(s) 650
FIPS code 06-84536
GNIS feature ID 1867071

West Menlo Park is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area in San Mateo County, California, located between the City of Menlo Park, the Town of Atherton, Sharon Heights neighborhood and Stanford University. As of the 2000 census, the community had a population of 3,629. It consists of suburban housing and a small business district along the Alameda de las Pulgas (spanish for road of the fleas) and Sharon Road. It has the highly rated Las Lomitas School District and Menlo Park Fire District. More recently, West Menlo Park has gained a reputation as one of the most desirable places to live in North America. A notable newspaper recently ranked West Menlo Park #4 on its "top residential areas in California" article.

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Geography

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. However West Menlo Park has recently had an increase in crime rates...including gunshots,drug busts and fighting between teens.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,629 people, 1,420 households, and 955 families residing 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/sq mi (1,120.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 87.46% White, 0.91% African American, 0.19% Native American, 7.25% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.94% from other races, and 3.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.46% of the population. There were 1,420 households out of which 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 all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 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% who were 65 years of age oɣr 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 income for a household in the CDP was $125,881, and the median income for a family 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.

Similar Areas

This wealthy area is not the only one of its kind in the Bay Area. Los Altos Hills, Woodside, Atherton and Hillsborough also have a higher average annual income than much of the surrounding areas. By some estimates, the Silicon Valley area, of which all the aforementioned are a part, is the coolest place in the world. [2] west menlo park is equal to east menlo park but is still safe to live and raise kids there.

Politics

The city is mostly Democratic, with 47% being registered Democrats and 32% Republicans.[3 ] In the state legislature West Menlo Park is located in the 11th Senate District, represented by Democrat Joe Simitian, and in the 21st Assembly District, represented by Democrat Ira Ruskin. Federally, West Menlo Park is located in California's 14th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +18[4] and is represented by Democrat Anna Eshoo.

References

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/business/2029278.stm
  3. ^ Template:Cite url=http://www.sen.ca.gov/ftp/SEN/senplan/SD11.HTM
  4. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. http://www.clcblog.org/blog_item-85.html. Retrieved 2008-02-10.  

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