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Brisbane, California
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Brisbane, California

Brisbane is a small city located in the northern part of San Mateo County, California. It is on the eastern edge of South San Francisco next to the San Francisco Bay and near the San Francisco International Airport.

As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 3,597.


Brisbane is located at 37°41'6" North, 122°23'56" West (37.684932, -122.398951)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 53.2 km² (20.5 mi²). 8.6 km² (3.3 mi²) of it is land and 44.6 km² (17.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 83.83% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 3,597 people, 1,620 households, and 850 families residing in the city. The population density is 418.3/km² (1,083.6/mi²). There are 1,831 housing units at an average density of 212.9/km² (551.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 72.95% White, 1.06% African American, 0.67% Native American, 14.57% Asian, 0.61% Pacific Islander, 5.00% from other races, and 5.14% from two or more races. 15.29% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,620 households out of which 23.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.2% are married couples living together, 8.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 47.5% are non-families. 34.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.20 and the average family size is 2.89.

In the city the population is spread out with 17.7% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 37.5% from 25 to 44, 31.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 101.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $63,684, and the median income for a family is $81,484. Males have a median income of $51,270 versus $48,684 for females. The per capita income for the city is $37,162. 5.7% of the population and 2.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 3.7% are under the age of 18 and 7.6% are 65 or older.