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Menlo Park
San Mateo County, California


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Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Menlo Park is approximately 32,000 (1998), 32026 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 12,247 (1990), 12347 (2010).
The amount of land area in Menlo Park is 26.062 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Menlo Park is 19 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 18.911 sq kilometers.
The distance from Menlo Park to Washington DC is 2561 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 81 miles. (as the crow flies)
Menlo Park is positioned 37.48 degrees north of the equator and 122.14 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Menlo Park elevation is 70 feet above sea level.
Menlo Park median income is $ 46,537.


in southern San Mateo County halfway between San Francisco and San Jose, near Stanford University.
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History & History Related Items

A History page for Menlo Park.

Menlo Park was officially named in 1854. Two Irishmen, Dennis J. Oliver and D.C. McGlynn, bought 1,700 acres of land near County Road. This is now called El Camino Real. The built two homes with a common entrance. The men were married to sisters. Across the driveway they built an arch on which they placed the name of their home, Menlo Park. They placed the date of August 1854 under the name. In 1863, the railroad came through. Even though the area was the end of the line, they felt the station needed a name. They looked at the estate gates and arches and saw the name across the top. The official decided that would be the designated name. This station is California State Landmark No. 955 and is the oldest California station in continuo9us operation.

Menlo Park was incorporated twice! Once on 23 March 1874. This was short-lived, only until 1876. The second and final incorporation took place in November of 1927.
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The founding of Menlo Park



A Demographics page from the Chamber.
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Menlo Park City Government

City of Menlo Park
701 Laurel Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: 650-858-3360
FAX: 650-328-7935
Email the City Council:

Menlo Park Chamber

Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce
1100 Merrill Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: 650-325-2818
Fax: 650-325-0920

Menlo Park Community Events

October each year
Annual Menlo Park Fine Arts Festival

The Annual Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival returns to downtown Menlo Park along tree-lined Santa Cruz Avenue off El Camino Real. The free event, sponsored by the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce, will be open during the weekend hours. Artists will be displaying their jewelry, photography, ceramics, painting, sculptures and more. For more information, contact the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce at (650) 325-2818 or Pacific Fine Arts at (209) 296-1195 or

Menlo Park Organizations

Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce
1100 Merrill Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: 650-325-2818
Fax: 650-325-0920

Menlo Park Libraries

Menlo Park Public Library
800 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
General Information: 650-858-3460
Reference: 650-858-3463
Children's: 650-858-3464 Menlo Park


Menlo Park Population was:
1990 - 28,040
1998 - 32,000

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