Menlo Park

Menlo Park is world famous for being Facebook’s headquarters.

Overview for Menlo Park, CA

46,565 people live in Menlo Park, where the median age is 37.3 and the average individual income is $82,538.03. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

46,565

Total Population

37.3 years

Median Age

High

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

$82,538.03

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Menlo Park, CA

Menlo Park has 15,327 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Menlo Park do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 46,565 people call Menlo Park home. The population density is 3,745.44 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

46,565

Total Population

High

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

37.3

Median Age

48.79 / 51.21%

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
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
15,327

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$82,538.03

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

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

Schools in Menlo Park, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Menlo Park. 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
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Mid-Peninsula High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Nativity Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Belle Haven Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Alto International School
PRIVATE
PreK - 10th
No rating available
Oak Knoll Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Phillips Brooks School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
4th - 8th
5/5

Around Menlo Park, CA

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

37
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
71
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
34
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Inspired Cookie, Abby Volk Yoga Sukha, and Coach Mickey.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 10.88 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 24.54 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 10.43 miles 27 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 18.76 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 17.18 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 12.47 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Situated between Redwood City and Palo Alto, Menlo Park is world famous for being Facebook’s headquarters with its expansive campus located next to the San Francisco Bay and the Dumbarton Bridge. But Menlo Park is so much more than its famous landmark and offers many charming residential neighborhoods, world-class venture capital firms on Sand Hill Road, and close proximity to all that Stanford University has to offer.
 
The naming of Menlo Park came about in a roundabout fashion involving a nameless train station, a gated entrance to a land purchase, and a misspelling of a place in Ireland. In 1854, two Irish immigrants purchased 1,700 acres and named their land Menlo Park after “Menlough”, their home in Galway, Ireland. The brothers built two houses with a common entrance, then erected a huge wooden gate with tall arches on which the name of their homestead, Menlo Park, was printed. When a train station was built near the gate entrance in 1863 and needed a name, a railroad official decided that Menlo Park would be an appropriate name, so the name was adopted for this station at the end of the train line and the town that grew around it. This same station is now California State Landmark No. 955, the oldest California station in continuous operation. The growing city soon adopted the name of the station, and the city of Menlo Park was officially incorporated in 1927.
 
Menlo Park has a charming downtown that offers boutiques and cafes, along with Trader Joe’s, two Safeways, and Draeger’s Market, a gourmet grocery store. Menlo Park residents often take advantage of amenities offered in neighboring communities, particularly the upscale stores available at the nearby Stanford Mall just blocks from downtown. Menlo Park is a quiet town, but hidden among it are some notable locations. The 1998 birthplace of Google was an east Menlo Park garage rented to Google co-creators Sergey Brin and Larry Page by Susan Wojcicki, YouTube’s current CEO. SLAC, Stanford’s atomic particle accelerator, sits at the far west end of Menlo Park and is one of 17 Department of Energy national labs. SLAC offers free public tours, as well as internships, and high school and college educational programs. The US Geological Society has an Earthquake Science Center located here, and then there is that little company called Facebook.
 
Like many public schools in Silicon Valley, Menlo Park’s schools often perform at the top of state measurements. Community events include a 4th of July Parade, a downtown block party, a Nativity Carnival during the holidays, and the Otter run, a city-wide walk-a-thon to raise funds for Menlo Park public schools.
 
Menlo Park offers an exceptional quality of life and is a highly sought-after community in which to live. With easy access to parks, shopping, excellent schools, and a diverse, highly educated population, the city that was once a small train stop at the end of the line now offers a wealth of Silicon Valley opportunities.
 

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