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Encyclopedia > Menlo Park, California
City of Menlo Park
Location in San Mateo County and the state of California
Location in San Mateo County and the state of California
Coordinates: 37°27′15″N 122°10′43″W / 37.45417, -122.17861
Country United States
State California
County San Mateo
Incorporated March 23, 1874
Government
 - Mayor Kelly Fergusson
Area
 - Total 17.4 sq mi (45.1 km²)
 - Land 10.1 sq mi (12.7 km²)
 - Water 7.3 sq mi (18.9 km²)  41.88%
Elevation 72 ft (22 m)
Population (2000 Census)
 - Total 30,785
 - Density 3,040.1/sq mi (1,173.4/km²)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 94025-94029
Area code(s) 650
FIPS code 06-46870
GNIS feature ID 1659108
Website: http://www.ci.menlo-park.ca.us/

Menlo Park is a city in San Mateo County, California in the United States of America, in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is located at latitude 37°29' North, longitude 122°9' East. Menlo Park had 30,785 inhabitants as of the 2000 U.S. Census. It should be noted that the origin of the name of Menlo Park, California pre-dates (ca 1850)[1] any work done by Thomas Edison (ca 1876) in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Image File history File links San_Mateo_County_California_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Menlo_Park_Highlighted. ... San Mateo County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The U.S. state of California is divided into 58 counties. ... San Mateo County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... The Pacific Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... PDT is UTC-7 The Pacific Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-8). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... North American area code 650 includes most of San Mateo County (except northernmost portion) and the northwestern portion of Santa Clara County, in California. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... San Mateo County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Bay Area redirects here. ... For the game, see: 1850 (board game) 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Edison redirects here. ... Year 1876 Pick up Sticks(MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Edison Township is a township located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...

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History

Originally part of the Rancho de las Pulgas, Menlo Park came into being when two recently wed Irish immigrant brothers noted the area's resemblance to the Menlough Park in Ireland. They posted an entrance gate on what is now El Camino Real and declared their purchase of land "Menlo Park." The brothers disappeared sometime later, but the sign remained. When the railroad came to town, they named the stop Menlo Park. The name has stayed, but the sign was destroyed by a motorist in the 1920s. Rancho de las Pulgas was a Spanish land grant to the José Darío Argüello, later Luis Antonio Argüello, then later Luiss widow, Maria Soledad Ortega de Argüello. ...


Geography

Menlo Park's California live oak (Quercus agrifolia) on the Civic Center grounds. This species is the city logo.
Menlo Park's California live oak (Quercus agrifolia) on the Civic Center grounds. This species is the city logo.

Menlo Park is located at 37°27′15″N, 122°10′43″W (37.454188, -122.178579).GR1 Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 526 pixelsFull resolution (1040 × 684 pixel, file size: 181 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Jesus Monroy Jr. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 526 pixelsFull resolution (1040 × 684 pixel, file size: 181 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Jesus Monroy Jr. ... Binomial name Quercus agrifolia The Coast live oak, Quercus agrifolia, also called the California live oak, is an evergeen oak, highly variable and often shrubby, found in the coastal regions of southwestern North America from Mendocino County, California south to northern Baja California in Mexico. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 45.1 km² (17.4 mi²), of which 26.2 km² (10.1 mi²) is land and 18.9 km² (7.3 mi²) is water. The total area is 41.88% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


The main street in downtown Menlo Park is Santa Cruz Avenue, with the Menlo Center situated at its intersection with El Camino Real. The Menlo Park Civic Center is bounded by Ravenswood Avenue, Alma Street, Laurel Street and Burgess Drive. It contains the council offices, library, police station and Burgess Park which has various recreational facilities. Main Street in Los Altos, California. ... The Central Business District of Sydney, Australia. ... A map produced in 1920 illustrating the route of El Camino Real in 1821, along with the 21 Alta California Franciscan missions. ... Categories: Stub ... A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ... Julio Pérez Ferrero Library - Cúcuta, Colombia A modern-style library in Chambéry A library is a collection of information, sources, resources, and services: it is organized for use and maintained by a public body, an institution, or a private individual. ... A typical suburban police station in the United States (this one is in San Bruno, California). ...


Demographics

Cafe Borrone, adjacent to Kepler's Books in the Menlo Center, is a popular lunch spot in downtown Menlo Park.
Cafe Borrone, adjacent to Kepler's Books in the Menlo Center, is a popular lunch spot in downtown Menlo Park.

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 30,785 people, 12,387 households, and 7,122 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,173.4/km² (3,040.1/mi²). There were 12,714 housing units at an average density of 484.6/km² (1,255.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 72.35% White, 7.03% African American, 0.44% Native American, 7.15% Asian, 1.26% Pacific Islander, 8.56% from other races, and 3.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.60% of the population. Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1251 KB)Cafe Borrone, Menlo Park Taken 2/1/05 by User:Pretzelpaws with a Casio QV-3000EX camera. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1251 KB)Cafe Borrone, Menlo Park Taken 2/1/05 by User:Pretzelpaws with a Casio QV-3000EX camera. ... Keplers Books, (1955 - ) is an independent bookstore in Menlo Park, California approximately two miles from the Stanford University campus. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 12,387 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.5% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.12. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 34.7% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $84,609, and the median income for a family was $105,550. Males had a median income of $79,766 versus $51,101 for females. The per capita income for the city was $53,341. About 4.2% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those over age 64. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Features

Original Round Table
Original Round Table

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Historic Landmarks

North Face of Train Station
North Face of Train Station

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  • Barron--Latham--Hopkins Gate Lodge #8600195
  • Church of the Nativity (Menlo Park, California) #80000855
  • Menlo Park Railroad Station #74000556
  • Rock Magnetics Laboratory(USGS) #94001647.

Famous residents

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Traffic and parking

Menlo Park suffers from traffic congestion at peak use hours owing to its proximity to Stanford University, and its lack of high capacity arterials that connect Interstate 280 to U.S. Route 101. Much of the city's arterial network consists of two-lane roads. The city analyzed traffic impacts through the year 2010 in a study for its General Plan.[2] Traffic volumes were forecast to include all foreseeable traffic growth based upon Menlo Park and areawide land use forecasts. These data were utilized by the city to design roadway mitigation to minimize congestion. Sound levels were also assessed to understand the impacts to citywide ambient noise. Sound levels within 50 feet of U.S. Highway 101 were forecast to be 76 dBA Ldn, while levels of 73 dBA were forecast within comparable distances of El Camino Real; other noisiest arterials were Sand Hill Road and Willow Road, with levels expected up to 71 dBA.[3] This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Stanford redirects here. ... A view of the scenic portion of Interstate 280 Interstate 280 (abbreviated I-280) is a 57-mile-long interstate highway in the San Francisco Bay Area metropolitan area of Northern California. ... Highway 101 redirects here. ... Land use is the pattern of construction and activity land is used for. ... Sound pressure level (SPL) or sound level Lp is a logarithmic measure of the energy of a particular noise relative to a reference noise source. ... In telecommunications, ambient noise level or room noise level is the level of acoustic noise existing at a given location, such as in a room, in a compartment, or at a place out of doors. ... Roadway noise is the most prevalent form of environmental noise. ... U.S. Highway 101, or U.S. Route 101 (often just U.S. 101), is a north-south highway that is aligned along the Pacific West Coast of the United States. ... DBA may mean: // Decibels audible Diamond-Blackfan anemia Dibenzylideneacetone .dba format, a calendar format for Palm Desktop Doctor of Business Administration, an academic doctoral degree dba, a low-cost German airline The Dallas Bar Association for lawyers in Texas, USA A database administrator (or analyst) A-weighted decibels (dBA), in... DBA may mean: // Decibels audible Diamond-Blackfan anemia Dibenzylideneacetone .dba format, a calendar format for Palm Desktop Doctor of Business Administration, an academic doctoral degree dba, a low-cost German airline The Dallas Bar Association for lawyers in Texas, USA A database administrator (or analyst) A-weighted decibels (dBA), in... The Sand Hill Road freeway exit. ...


Menlo Park has a policy against parking on residential streets between 2 AM and 5 AM. This policy is enforced by the Menlo Park Police Department every night of the year. Each vehicle is allotted only one warning before being ticketed with a $35 fine. Residents may purchase annual parking permits if they live in certain apartment buildings within the city limits that lack adequate resident parking spaces and are zoned R3. All residents may purchase up to 50 one-night parking permits each six months for guests (guest permits cost $10 for a pack of 5 as of April 2005). Vehicles for the handicapped are exempt.


See also

The Menlo Park City School District is a public school district in the San Francisco Bay Area, primarily serving the communities of Menlo Park and Atherton. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Stanger, 1963. pg. 109
  2. ^ RKH, Civil and Transportation Engineering, Traffic Analysis for the City of Menlo Park Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Working Paper No. 6, (1989)
  3. ^ Earth Metrics Inc., Noise Impacts and Mitigation Measures for the Environmental Impact Report on the Revised Land Use and Circulation Elements, Menlo Park, California, submitted by the city of Menlo Park to the California State Clearinghouse, Document Number 7942.002, May 23, 1989

References

  • Stanger, Frank M. South from San Francisco: The Life Story of San Mateo County 1963, publisher: San Mateo County Historical Association

External links

Coordinates: 37.454188° N 122.178579° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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