A socially equitable community provides all members fair access to a good education, a safe neighborhood, and services that enable even the least affluent to meet their basic needs.
Equity by the Numbers
753,123: Total population in San Mateo County in 2015.
288,592: Number of San Mateo County voters who cast ballots in the November 2012 Presidential Election, representing 80% of registered voters and the highest turnout since 1992.
118,503: Projected population growth in the county between 2015 and 2040.
$21,613: Per pupil expenditures in the Woodside Elementary School District in 2014-2015. The Woodside District has the highest level of per pupil funding in the county, while Millbrae Elementary, with $8,088 per student, has the lowest.
1592: Average SAT score of San Mateo County students in the 2010-11 school year; ranking 5th out of the 9 Bay Area counties.
22: Percent of adults in the county who are considered obese (Body mass index of 30 or higher) in 2013.
10.2: Percent of county adults (18-64) who lack health insurance in 2014.
8.5: Percent of county residents living below the Federal Poverty Level in 2015.
Equity at a glance 2012 (click to download table below)
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Some people strengthen society just by being the kind of people they are.
-John W. Gardener