Menlo Park is diverse community in many ways. Taking a close look at Menlo Park demographics proves this point. The Menlo Park, California population is 32,026, according to 2010 U.S. Census Bureau figures. That's an increase of 4 percent over the town's 2000 population figures. Broken down further, Menlo Park is made up of 51 percent females and 48 percent males. That amounts to 15,488 males and 16,530 females. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males. The average age is 38.7. This is lower than California's average age of 45.6 years. The racial makeup is of Menlo Park is:
• White - 70.2%
• Hispanic or Latino - 18.4%
• Native American - 9.9%
• Pacific Islander - 8.7%
• Other - 4.5%
• Asian - 1.4%
• African American - 0.5%
Just over 97% of the population of Menlo Park lives in households, with 1.9% living in group quarters. Of the 12,347 households, about 33% have children under 18 living in the home. Nearly 50% are married couples, while just over 8% of households are headed by a female with no husband present. Three percent of households have a male as the primary householder with no wife in the home. Just below 1% are same-sex partners. Just over 11% of households in Menlo Park have someone living alone over the age of 65. The average household in the town, with origins dating to the 1850s, is made up for 2.5 people. Nearly 62% of all households in town consist of families, echoing the emphasis on community events often designed for the family.
Breaking down Menlo Park demographics by age, there are nearly 8,000 people under the age of 18. This amounts to about 25% of the population. Nearly 6% are in the 18 to 24-year-old range. Nearly 30% are in the 25 to 44-year-old group. Nearly 26% of the population falls in the 45 to 64-year-old range, while nearly 15% of the population of Menlo Park is 65 years of age or older. This combines to equal to town's average age of 38.7. The homeowner vacancy in Menlo Park is just over 1% and the rental vacancy is just over 5%, making properties in town a fast sale. This is a reflection of the town's unemployment rate of just under 2%, well below the national average.
The average household income in Menlo Park is $108,261, up from just over $84,000 in 2000. This is nearly twice the average household income in California. The average home value in Menlo Park is $930,452, up from just over $738,000 in 2000. This is compared to the state average of $384,200. Broken down further, all housing units in Menlo Park average nearly $913,000. Detached homes average nearly $963,000. Townhouses average more than $802,000, while mobile homes average nearly $15,000. The average rent in Menlo Park is $1,659. The cost of living index in Menlo Park is 160, above the national average of 100.
The Menlo Park, California population places an emphasis on education, according to area demographics. Nearly 90% of the population over the age of 25 has an education beyond high school. Nearly 62% have earned a bachelor's degree. More than 30% have a professional degree. The average commute time to work is about 24 minutes. An emphasis on education is reflected by the town's proximity to Stanford University and Menlo College. Top employers in Menlo Park include:
• Oracle America
• SRI International
• Tyco Electronics
Menlo Park's economy is a direct reflection of the employment opportunities found here. The average household income per household is nearly $83,000. Male average about $78,000 per year, while females have an average salary of just over $59,000. The average income per capita in Menlo Park is just over $51,000. The average family income is just over $123,000 a year.