East Palo Alto Tidbits

People

Population, 2010

28,155

Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010

-4.6%

Population, 2000

29,506

Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010

9.3%

Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010

31.9%

Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010

5.9%

Female persons, percent, 2010

49.3%

American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2010 (a)

0.4%

Asian persons, percent, 2010 (a)

3.8%

Black persons, percent, 2010 (a)

16.7%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2010 (a)

7.5%

Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2010 (b)

64.5%

Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2010

4.8%

White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2010

6.2%

White persons, percent, 2010 (a)

28.8%

Living in same house 1 year & over, 2006-2010

85.5%

Foreign born persons, percent, 2006-2010

41.2%

Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2006-2010

70.1%

Education
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2006-2010

65.0%

Bachelor’s degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2006-2010

16.0%

Housing
Housing units, 2010

7,819

Homeownership rate, 2006-2010

46.2%

Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2006-2010

40.0%

Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2006-2010

$525,600

Households, 2006-2010

7,408

Persons per household, 2006-2010

3.75

Houses sold in 2011

209

Median Sale Price

252000

Highest price paid for a SFR in 2011

549000

Year oldest house sold in 2011 built

1917

Income
Per capita money income

$17,942

Median household income

$48,734

Persons below poverty level, percent,

16.6%

Business

Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)

220,225

Retail sales per capita, 2007

$6,753

Geography

Land area in square miles, 2010

2.51

Persons per square mile, 2010

11,239.5

Acreage of Parks

25acres

CITY VITALS
City’s Annual Budget , Actual Expenditures (09-10)

$23,850,238

Per Capita Budget expenditure

$847.10

Number of City Employees
City staff per thousand
History
Woods (1825-1880)acquired 3,673.76 acres [1]and with the abundance of Ravens chose to call the area “Ravenswood” Wood surveyed 5 subdivisions on each side of Bay Road and built himself a home called “Woodside Mansion” or “Woodside Dairy”

1849

The first school in San Mateo County was opened in a small shack at edge of Bay Road in the town of Ravenswood

1852

In the spring of 1856, a bill is introduced in the state senate that formed out of the southern portion of the county of San Francisco, a new county, to be called San Mateo. At the time it was organized, San Mateo County had 3214 inhabitants.

1856

On March 23, 1874, Menlo Park became the second incorporated city in San Mateo County, albeit for a short time. This incorporation, which included Fair Oaks, (later Atherton) and Ravenswood, (later East Palo Alto) lasted only until 1876. Governor Booth commissioned John T. Doyle and Lester P. Cooley both of Ravenswood as acting trustees.July 6 Lester Cooley elected Mayor of the new town of Menlo Park until the town’s disincorporation.

1874

12/1/1909 Charles Weeks purchased land for a poultry colony from Mrs. Jeremiah Clark and Charles Cooley along Bay Road, divided them into 1.5 acre farms and named the section “Runnymeade” after the historic English meadow where the knight of old wrested the Magna Carta from King John.

1909

Name EAST PALO ALTO chosen at a neighborhood meeting to apply to the community of small subdivisions between Cooley Avenue and the Bay

1925

April 13, 1982, Voters defeat proposition C- the Sanitary District Measure that would have dissolved the district with the city’s incorporation vote. Voters approved all the four other measurers. Voters served by the district living outside the city boundaries voted against the measure.

  1. Approve incorporation (1587 for-1238-Against)
  2. Dissolve the Ravenswood Recreation and Park District (1586 for-1337 against)
  3. Dissolve the East Palo Alto Waterworks (1367 for 1107 against)
  4. Dissolve the San Mateo County Service Section #5
  5. Dissolve the East Palo Alto Sanitary District (1174 for-1215 against)

Voter turnout was 40%

1982

July 1, 1983 City incorporates-1782 For-1767 Against

1983

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