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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.

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Menlo Park location: in southern San Mateo County halfway between San Francisco and San Jose, near Stanford University.

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Menlo Park history:

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.
The founding of Menlo Park: 1854
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