Woodside is a small city in San Mateo County, California, United States, on the San Francisco Peninsula. Woodside is one of the wealthiest communities in the United States, home to many technology billionaires and investment managers, with average home prices exceeding $5 million. It has a council-manager system of government. The city’s population was 5,309 at the 2020 census.
Woodside is one of the wealthiest communities in the United States with a median household income of $212,917, a median household income of $246,042 and an average home price of over $4 million.
The Woodside area was originally home to natives belonging to the Ohlone tribe. In 1769, led by Gaspar de Portolá, Spanish explorers in search of San Francisco Bay camped at a site near Woodside.
Woodside is said to be the oldest English-speaking settlement in the southern portion of the San Francisco Peninsula. The first English-speaking settlers arrived in the early 1800s to cut down the rich redwoods. Charles Brown built the first sawmill in Woodside on his Mountain Home Ranch about 1838. Brown’s adobe house, built in 1839, still stands. By the mid-century, the Woodside area had a dozen factories producing building materials for thriving San Francisco.
In 1849, during the California gold rush, 20-year-old Mathias Alfred Parkhurst bought 127 acres (0.5 km2) of timberland and named it “Woodside”; this name was of course retained. By the late 1800s, Woodside was home to estates. The Sequoia Redwood trees in Woodside are currently 3rd generation growing. The first generation of the redwood trees was used to build original homes in San Francisco. After the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, loggers returned to Woodside to harvest the second crop of redwood so they could be used to rebuild San Francisco.
Woodside is a city in California. With a population of 5,320 in 2020, it is the 424th largest city in California and the 4605th largest city in the United States. Woodside is currently declining at a rate of -0.86% per year, but the population has increased by 0.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,287 in 2010. Woodside spans over 12 miles and has a population density of 454 people per square foot. miles.
The median household income in Woodside is $437,352 with a poverty rate of 4.49%. The median rental cost in recent years has been $2,232 per month, and the median home value is $2.00 million. The median age in Woodside is 47.5 years, 46 years for men and 48.3 years for women.
Woodside, California gets an average of 37 inches of rain per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Woodside averages 1 inch of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average there are 264 sunny days per year in Woodside. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Woodside gets some sort of rainfall, averaging 69 days a year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet or hail that falls on the ground. In order to count the precipitation, you must have at least 0.01 inches on the ground to measure.
Woodside has an unemployment rate of 5.0%. The US average is 6.0%.
Woodside saw the labor market increase by 1.3% last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is projected at 37.6%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.
Tax Rates for Woodside
– The tax rate for Woodside is 8.8%. The US average is 7.3%.
– The income tax rate for Woodside is 9.3%. The US average is 4.6%.
– Tax rates can have a big impact when comparing the cost of living.
Notable people or companies
Actors and Entertainment
Michelle Pfeiffer , actress, and her husband David E. Kelley , television producer
Shirley Temple Black , children’s film star
Artists and Designers
Frances Baldwin , artist and painter
Margaret Keane , artist who created popular paintings of “big-eyed” bums, and Walter Keane , her husband, who falsely claimed he painted them.
Companies and Entrepreneurs
Nolan Bushnell , founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza-Time Theater
Scott Cook , co-founder of Intuit, Inc.
John Doerr , venture capitalist
Masayoshi Son , founder and CEO of Softbank
Larry Ellison , CEO of Oracle Corporation , who spent nine years building an architecturally authentic Japanese feudal castle worth more than $200 million and an artificial lake in Woodside;
Kenneth Fisher , founder of Fisher Investments, columnist, author and local historian for Forbes
James Folger , coffee magnate
Kazuo Hirai , CEO of Sony Corporation
Steve Jobs , co-founder of Apple Inc. owned the Jackling House in Woodside, but had it demolished and was in the process of replacing it with a modern house on the same lot before his death.
Mike Markkula , second CEO of Apple Inc.
Gordon E. Moore , co-founder of Intel and creator of Moore’s Law
Charles R. Schwab , American investor and founder of Charles Schwab Corporation
Thomas Siebel , founder of Siebel Systems
Jeffrey Skoll , Canadian Internet entrepreneur
Nick Woodman , founder and CEO of GoPro
John Thompson , CEO of Symantec