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Living In Foster City, CA

A small city in California, Foster City has a population of just under 34,000. The city's population, at an average age of just under 40, is a little older compared to other municipalities in California, which has an average age of 37. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 42% of residents rent. Relatively high rent costs could be playing a role, as the average rent of $2,113 a month is higher than the state average.

Averaging about 34 minutes, Foster City's commute time is longer than the state average of about 32 minutes. Many residents (41%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is used by just 4% of the city. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.

There are three primary industries in Foster City: scientific, manufacturing, and retail. Together, these industries account for 26% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in management, as 13% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. With an average annual income of just over $139,000, Foster City workers earn more than the average California resident. Foster City's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (7%), Foster City has a large percentage of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 22% possess a Master's or a Doctorate. In addition, 26% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.


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