Los Altos, California

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Population in 2013: 30,010 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.4%
 
Males: 14,744  (49.1%)
Females: 15,266  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  46.2 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 94022, 94040, 94306.

Los Altos Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2012: $155,978 (it was $126,740 in 2000)
Los Altos:

$155,978
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $81,342 (it was $66,776 in 2000)

Los Altos city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $966,495 (it was $973,500 in 2000)
Los Altos:

$966,495
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $989,961; Detached houses: over $1,000,000; Townhouses or other attached units: $825,322; In 2-unit structures: $634,633; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $708,878; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $511,201; Mobile homes: $715,863

Median gross rent in 2012: $2,001.

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Los Altos races chart
  • White alone - 19,199 (64.2%)
  • Asian alone - 7,308 (24.4%)
  • Two or more races - 1,414 (4.7%)
  • Hispanic - 1,371 (4.6%)
  • Black alone - 201 (0.7%)
  • Other race alone - 32 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 16 (0.05%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.03%)

Races in Los Altos detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Los Altos: 153.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (11.0%), English (10.3%), Irish (7.6%), Italian (4.8%), Russian (3.1%), United States (2.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 6.35 square miles.

Population density: 4,725 people per square mile   (average).

Los Altos,CA real estate house value index trend

Los Altos, California map

For population 25 years and over in Los Altos:

  • High school or higher: 99.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 79.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 46.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Los Altos city:

  • Never married: 17.5%
  • Now married: 70.0%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 5.1%

6,985 residents are foreign born (9.2% Asia, 4.4% Europe).

This city:  23.3%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Los Altos, California as of June 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Los Altos to the number of sex offenders is 4,988 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $10,001 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,924 (0.4%)

Los Altos satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Mountain View, CA (1.9 miles , pop. 70,708).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Jose, CA (13.1 miles , pop. 894,943).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (308.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Loyola, CA (1.1 miles ), Mountain View, CA (1.4 miles ), Los Altos Hills, CA (1.5 miles ), West Santa Clara, CA (1.7 miles ), Sunnyvale, CA (2.0 miles ), Cupertino, CA (2.2 miles ), Palo Alto, CA (2.2 miles ), Stanford, CA (2.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 26 buildings, average cost: $323,700
  • 1998: 34 buildings, average cost: $403,900
  • 1999: 46 buildings, average cost: $380,600
  • 2000: 49 buildings, average cost: $479,000
  • 2001: 52 buildings, average cost: $534,700
  • 2002: 59 buildings, average cost: $445,300
  • 2003: 36 buildings, average cost: $657,500
  • 2004: 59 buildings, average cost: $573,300
  • 2005: 64 buildings, average cost: $795,200
  • 2006: 64 buildings, average cost: $731,400
  • 2007: 41 buildings, average cost: $764,800
  • 2008: 36 buildings, average cost: $739,500
  • 2009: 29 buildings, average cost: $875,700
  • 2010: 80 buildings, average cost: $440,200
  • 2011: 44 buildings, average cost: $719,800
  • 2012: 46 buildings, average cost: $728,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.37 N, Longitude: 122.10 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -775 (-2.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,303 (18.7%)

Area code: 650

Los Altos household income distribution Los Altos home values distribution

Crime rates in Los Altos by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0011320320420
per 100,000 0.00.03.53.610.97.40.010.97.10.014.06.80.0
Robberies 67104342885325
per 100,000 21.224.834.814.510.914.77.329.128.617.610.56.816.8
Assaults 17221012442731121
per 100,000 60.078.034.843.514.614.77.325.510.73.53.56.83.4
Burglaries 104102748295130172147136108675594
per 100,000 366.8361.6257.7297.1345.6478.5629.1535.5485.9380.5233.8187.6316.5
Thefts 189190164183173181230138224194163203197
per 100,000 666.6673.6571.2663.0629.4666.2841.3502.7800.3683.6568.9692.4663.2
Auto thefts 132611161419810133118
per 100,000 45.97.120.939.958.251.569.529.135.745.810.537.526.9
Arson 8323423132623
per 100,000 28.210.67.010.914.67.411.03.610.77.020.96.810.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 78.279.866.069.972.581.591.486.789.766.957.855.459.5

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Los Altos detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 45 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.01
California average:

2.36
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.7%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,152 (+4.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (27%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Engineers (12%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Computer specialists (11%)
  • Top executives (10%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)

Work and jobs in Los Altos: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Los Altos, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Los Altos-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 757% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 66.0 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 25.4 miles away from Los Altos center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 179.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 238.2 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 295.9 miles away from Los Altos center
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 231.9 miles away from the city center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Santa Clara County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Fires: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Los Altos topographic map

Birthplace of: Josh Zuckerman (actor) - Actor, Nancy Holder - Writer, Dave Rohde - Baseball player, John Neil - College basketball player (Utah State Aggies), Matt Bell (racing driver) - Racing driver, Peter Traugott - Television producer.

Main business address for: AMERICAN RESTAURANT GROUP INC (RETAIL-EATING PLACES), RAMBUS INC (SEMICONDUCTORS & RELATED DEVICES), S Wind-up CORP (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE).

Hospitals and medical centers in Los Altos:

  • LOS ALTOS SUB-ACUTE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (809 FREMONT AVENUE)
  • PILGRIM HAVEN HEALTH FACILITY (373 PINE LANE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Los Altos:

  • VILLA SIENA (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW HEALTHCARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA)
  • EL CAMINO HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA)
  • EL CAMINO DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA)
  • EL CAMINO SURGERY CENTER (Hospital, about 2 miles away; MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA)
  • GRANT CUESTA SUB-ACUTE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA)
  • HEALTH CARE CTR AT THE FORUM AT RANCHO SAN ANTONIO (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; CUPERTINO, CA)

Amtrak stations near Los Altos:

  • 9 miles: SANTA CLARA-GREAT AMERICA (SANTA CLARA, FOOT OF STARS & STRIPES DR.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking.
  • 12 miles: SAN JOSE (65 CAHILL ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: FREMONT (CENTERVILLE, FREMONT & PERALTA BLVDS.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Los Altos:

  • Foothill College (about 2 miles; Los Altos Hills, CA; Full-time enrollment: 9,635)
  • De Anza College (about 5 miles; Cupertino, CA; FT enrollment: 16,729)
  • Stanford University (about 7 miles; Stanford, CA; FT enrollment: 14,410)
  • Mission College (about 7 miles; Santa Clara, CA; FT enrollment: 5,625)
  • West Valley College (about 9 miles; Saratoga, CA; FT enrollment: 6,128)
  • Santa Clara University (about 9 miles; Santa Clara, CA; FT enrollment: 7,640)
  • San Jose City College (about 10 miles; San Jose, CA; FT enrollment: 5,526)

Public high school in Los Altos:

Private high school in Los Altos:

  • SCHOOL FOR INDEPENDENT LEARNERS (Students: 125; Location: 909 SAN ANTONIO RD; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Los Altos:

Private elementary/middle schools in Los Altos:

  • ST SIMON (Students: 542; Location: 1840 GRANT RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • WALDORF SCHOOL OF THE PENINSULA (Students: 266; Location: 11311 MORA DR; Grades: PK - 9)
  • LOS ALTOS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 249; Location: 625 MAGDALENA AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MIRAMONTE SCHOOL (Students: 188; Location: 1175 ALTAMEAD DR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • PINEWOOD PRIVATE SCHOOL LOWER CAMP (Students: 114; Location: 477 FREMONT AVE; Grades: KG - 2)
  • CANTERBURY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 97; Location: 101 N EL MONTE RD; Grades: KG - 6)
  • MONARCH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL-LOS ALTOS CAMPUS (Students: 65; Location: 2420 FOOTHILL BLVD; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Los Altos, map of school districts: LOS ALTOS ELEMENTARY, MOUNTAIN VIEW-LOS ALTOS UNION

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • There are two high schools, Los Altos High School and Mountain View High School
  • There is no city named Loyola in the vicinity of Los Altos. There is a Loyola Corners US PostOffice branch. The nearest city over 200,000 is San Jose, not Fremont.

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Notable locations in Los Altos: Santa Clara County Fire Department Loyola Fire Station (A), Los Altos-Woodland Branch Santa Clara County Free Library (B), Los Altos School District Office (C), Santa Clara County Fire Department Los Altos Station (D), Los Angeles History House Museum (E), Los Altos City Hall (F), Los Altos Branch Santa Clara County Free Library (G), Hillview Senior Citizen Center (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Rancho Shopping Center (1), Woodland Plaza Shopping Center (2), Los Altos Rancho Shopping Center (3), Village Court Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Los Altos include: AMERICAN RESTAURANT GROUP INC (A), RAMBUS INC (B), S Wind-up CORP (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Los Altos include: Saint Simons Catholic Church (A), Los Altos United Methodist Church (B), Los Altos Union Presbyterian Church (C), Los Altos Lutheran Church (D), Foothill Baptist Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Hale Creek (A), Purisima Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Los Altos include: Shoup Park (1), Lincoln Park (2), Hillview Park (3), Covington Mini Park (4), Grant Park (5), Heritage Oaks Park (6), Marymeade Park (7), McKenzie Park (8), Montclaire Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Santa Clara County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 93.5. This is worse than average.

City:

93.5
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.374. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.374
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 8.45. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.45
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.05. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.05
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 13.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.16. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.16
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00223. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00223
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.1%
(2.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.1% for Black residents, 1.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 2.3% for other race residents, 2.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  77.3%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.4%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Los Altos in 2010:

  • 193 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 14 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Los Altos in 2000:

  • 297 people in nursing homes
  • 105 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 13 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Los Altos, California environmental map by EPA

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Los Altos compared to California state average:

  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Banks with most branches in Los Altos (2011 data):

  • The Northern Trust Company: Classic Residence Branch at 270 Third Street, branch established on 2006/07/01; Los Altos Branch at 270 3rd Street, branch established on 2001/05/11. Info updated 2011/10/07: Bank assets: $99,831.2 mil, Deposits: $84,041.7 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, International Specialization, 91 total offices, Holding Company: Northern Trust Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Hawthorne-San Antonio Branch at 227 South San Antonio Road, branch established on 1972/05/19; Los Altos Branch at 901 Fremont Avenue, branch established on 1961/02/27. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Los Altos Fremont Avenue Branch at 1001 Fremont Avenue, branch established on 1957/10/16; Los Altos Branch at 300 Main Street, branch established on 1890/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Comerica Bank: Los Altos Branch at 275 Third Street, branch established on 1994/12/19. Info updated 2011/07/29: Bank assets: $60,970.5 mil, Deposits: $48,300.9 mil, headquarters in Dallas, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 497 total offices, Holding Company: Comerica Incorporated
  • Citibank, National Association: Los Altos Branch at 130 Main Street, branch established on 1921/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • Charles Schwab Bank: Los Altos Branch at 301 S San Antonio Road, branch established on 2010/06/08. Info updated 2011/09/12: Bank assets: $66,063.5 mil, Deposits: $60,880.1 mil, headquarters in Reno, NV, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 12 total offices
  • Torrey Pines Bank: Los Altos Office Branch at 20 First Street, branch established on 2010/08/11. Info updated 2011/01/05: Bank assets: $1,728.4 mil, Deposits: $1,416.8 mil, headquarters in San Diego, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Western Alliance Bancorporation
  • First Republic Bank: Los Altos Branch at 400 S. San Antonio Rd., branch established on 2005/06/13. Info updated 2010/08/03: Bank assets: $27,791.8 mil, Deposits: $22,459.3 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 60 total offices
  • Bank of the West: Los Altos Branch at 176 Main Street, branch established on 1954/12/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • 5 other banks with 5 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Los Altos, California:

  • Residence Inn By Marriott Palo Alto, 4460 El Camino Real, Los Altos, CA 94022 , Phone: (650) 559-7890, Fax: (650) 559-7891
  • Courtyard By Marriott, Palo Alto-Los Altos, 4320 El Camino Real, Los Altos, CA 94022 , Phone: (650) 941-9900, Fax: (650) 941-2866
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Los Altos, California

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Los Altos travel time to work - commute Los Altos mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Los Altos:

(Los Altos, California Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Los Altos city (based on Santa Clara County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.25%
Here: 43.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishLDS (Mormon) ChurchMuslim EstimateSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents66.4%7.4%2.8%2.6%2.3%
Congregations8.0%2.5%8.0%1.5%7.9%
NameUnited Methodist Church Charismatic Churches IndependentAssemblies of GodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.0%1.8%1.7%1.4%11.6%
Congregations4.4%0.7%7.9%3.9%55.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 345
Santa Clara County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 117
Santa Clara County:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 239
Santa Clara County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,488
Here:

8.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Santa Clara County:

19.0%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.6%
State:

17.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$44,012$88,0240$0
Other Government Administration 7$28,488$48,8370$0
Police Protection - Officers 26$268,810$124,0662$832
Police - Other 11$79,850$87,1094$4,517
Streets and Highways 15$102,955$82,3640$0
Sewerage 6$35,234$70,4680$0
Parks and Recreation 16$99,584$74,68813$22,852
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$28,476$113,9041$1,836
Other and Unallocable 26$163,794$75,5971$3,774
Totals for Government 116$851,203$88,05521$33,811

Los Altos government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $2,663,000 ($88.74)
    Regular Highways: $1,393,000 ($46.42)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $396,000 ($13.20)
    Police Protection: $151,000 ($5.03)
    Central Staff Services: $128,000 ($4.27)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,618,000 ($153.88)
    Fire Protection: $2,852,000 ($95.03)
    Sewerage: $2,681,000 ($89.34)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,277,000 ($75.87)
    Central Staff Services: $1,875,000 ($62.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,051,000 ($35.02)
    Regular Highways: $1,007,000 ($33.56)
    Financial Administration: $694,000 ($23.13)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $673,000 ($22.43)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $16,000 ($0.53)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $18,000 ($0.60)
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000 ($0.33)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,041,000 ($301.27)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($0.30)

Los Altos government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,463,000 ($82.07)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,641,000 ($54.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,024,000 ($34.12)
    All Other: $968,000 ($32.26)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $59,000 ($1.97)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,379,000 ($45.95)
    Interest Earnings: $790,000 ($26.32)
    Rents: $357,000 ($11.90)
    Property Sale Other: $50,000 ($1.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,610,000 ($53.65)
    All Other: $621,000 ($20.69)
    Highways: $543,000 ($18.09)
  • Tax - Property: $6,088,000 ($202.87)
    Public Utilities: $2,842,000 ($94.70)
    Total General Sales: $2,291,000 ($76.34)
    NEC: $1,601,000 ($53.35)
    Other Selective Sales: $255,000 ($8.50)

Los Altos government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $216,000 ($7.20)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $256,000 ($8.53)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $221,000 ($7.36)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $216,000 ($7.20)
    Other, NEC: $35,000 ($1.17)

Los Altos government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $23,230,000 ($774.08)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $221,000 ($7.36)

4.94% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($72,046 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.94%
California average:

5.03%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,211 average AGI)
Santa Clara County:

0.07%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Alameda County, CA  0.54% ($76,962 average AGI)
from San Mateo County, CA  0.46% ($95,955)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.28% ($60,609)


5.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($76,850 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
California average:

5.12%

0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,460 average AGI)
Santa Clara County:

0.16%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Alameda County, CA  0.68% ($78,628 average AGI)
to San Mateo County, CA  0.50% ($92,061)
to San Francisco County, CA  0.39% ($83,457)

Strongest AM radio stations in Los Altos:

  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KLOK (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KYCY (1550 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KFAX (1100 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING CO, INC.)
  • KSFB (1220 AM; 5 kW; PALO ALTO, CA; Owner: SCA-PALO ALTO, LLC)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSJX (1500 AM; 10 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING INC)
  • KIQI (1010 AM; 35 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF SAN FRANCISCO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KZSF (1370 AM; 5 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: CARLOS A. DUHARTE)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KLIV (1590 AM; 5 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: EMPIRE BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Los Altos:

  • KFJC (89.7 FM; LOS ALTOS, CA; Owner: FOOTHILL-DE ANZA COMM. COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KFFG (97.7 FM; LOS ALTOS, CA; Owner: KFFG LICO, INC.)
  • KSFH (87.9 FM; MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA; Owner: ST. FRANCIS HIGH SCHOOL OF MTN. VIEW)
  • KBAA (94.5 FM; GILROY, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSQL (99.1 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KKUP (91.5 FM; CUPERTINO, CA; Owner: ASSURANCE SCIENCES FOUNDATION)
  • KBRG (100.3 FM; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KZBR-FM2 (95.7 FM; LIVERMORE, ETC., CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KTEE (93.7 FM; FELTON, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KKSF-FM1 (103.7 FM; PLEASANTON, ETC., CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KUFX (98.5 FM; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRTY (95.3 FM; LOS GATOS, CA; Owner: KRTY, LTD.)
  • KFRC-FM3 (99.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: INFINITY KFRC-FM, INC.)
  • KZBR-FM1 (95.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KBLX-FM2 (102.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS -CA, INC.)
  • KSOL-FM3 (98.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KISQ-FM3 (98.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMEL-FM1 (106.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • K238AC (95.5 FM; SALIDA, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • K216AX (91.1 FM; LAUREL, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Los Altos:

  • KQED (Channel 9; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KQED, INC.)
  • KBIT-CA (Channel 28; SAN FRANCISCO, ETC., CA; Owner: POLAR BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KICU-TV (Channel 36; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTEH (Channel 54; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KTEH FOUNDATION)
  • KGO-TV (Channel 7; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KPIX-TV (Channel 5; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KDTV (Channel 14; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KDTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • KSTS (Channel 48; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTVU (Channel 2; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRON-TV (Channel 4; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SAN FRANCISCO, INC.)
  • KMTP-TV (Channel 32; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: MINORITY TELEVISION PROJECT)
  • KBHK-TV (Channel 44; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF SAN FRANCISCO INC.)
  • KBWB (Channel 20; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KBWB LICENSE, INC.)
  • KCSM-TV (Channel 60; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SAN MATEO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KFSF (Channel 66; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: TELEFUTURA SAN FRANCISCO LLC)
  • KCNS (Channel 38; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • KNTV (Channel 11; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KNTV LICENSE, INC.)
  • KKPX (Channel 65; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: PAXSON SAN JOSE LICENSE, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Los Altos fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 11
Total length: 39 meters (128ft)
Total costs: $772,000
Total average daily traffic: 275,474
Total average daily truck traffic: 11,722

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 2
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 8
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Los Altos, CA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$772,828273$779,3741,810$543,57060$435,6841$2,300,00044$547,443
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$600,00016$633,376194$535,2486$370,1971$700,0005$390,434
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$026$799,626259$750,6299$511,5391$2,050,00010$652,967
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$743,00033$718,173211$579,64611$468,7980$04$773,670
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$584,0003$502,20045$513,6215$477,8780$04$426,025

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 5100.01 , 5100.02, 5101.00, 5102.00, 5103.00, 5104.00, 5105.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$625,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$444,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$444,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2002 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 5100.01 , 5100.02, 5103.00, 5104.00, 5105.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 35
  • Hazardous Condition: 72
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Los Altos

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Los Altos, CA
Most common first names in Los Altos, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary24983.0 years
John23777.3 years
William23378.0 years
Robert21876.1 years
James16275.8 years
George13479.0 years
Margaret13383.3 years
Helen13085.0 years
Charles12678.0 years
Joseph11780.0 years
Most common last names in Los Altos, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7581.0 years
Anderson5281.9 years
Johnson4679.4 years
Brown4684.9 years
Nelson4281.7 years
Miller4077.2 years
Williams4078.1 years
Taylor3878.6 years
Wilson3777.4 years
Jones3181.1 years
Businesses in Los Altos, CA
NameCountNameCount
Baskin-Robbins1Nike1
Carl\s Jr.1Rite Aid1
Casual Male XL1SAS Shoes1
Chico's1Safeway1
Curves2Starbucks2
FedEx8Trader Joe's1
GNC1True Value1
Goodwill1UPS5
Jamba Juice1Vans1
Jones New York1Vons1
Marriott1Walgreens1
New Balance2Whole Foods Market1

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