Los Altos, California

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Population in 2017: 30,743 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +11.0%
 
Males: 14,559  (47.4%)
Females: 16,184  (52.6%)
Median resident age:

46.0 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 94022, 94040, 94306.

Los Altos Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: over $200,000 (it was $126,740 in 2000)
Los Altos:

over $200,000
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $105,984 (it was $66,776 in 2000)

Los Altos city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: over $1,000,000 (it was $973,500 in 2000)
Los Altos:

over $1,000,000
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: over $1,000,000; detached houses: over $1,000,000; townhouses or other attached units: over $1,000,000; in 3-to-4-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 5-or-more-unit structures: over $1,000,000; mobile homes: $127,576

Median gross rent in 2017: $3,296.

March 2019 cost of living index in Los Altos: 170.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 3.2%
(2.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.4% for Black residents, 3.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.8% for other race residents, 6.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Los Altos, CA (2017)
    • 18,20158.8%White alone
    • 9,05529.3%Asian alone
    • 1,8215.9%Two or more races
    • 1,3264.3%Hispanic
    • 1890.6%Other race alone
    • 1000.3%Black alone
    • 510.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Los Altos, California as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Los Altos is 6,158 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Los Altos by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(7.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(10.9)
2
(7.1)
0
(0.0)
4
(14.0)
2
(6.8)
0
(0.0)
5
(16.5)
2
(6.6)
4
(13.1)
3
(9.7)
3
(9.7)
4
(12.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(14.7)
2
(7.3)
8
(29.1)
8
(28.6)
5
(17.6)
3
(10.5)
2
(6.8)
5
(16.8)
13
(43.0)
3
(9.9)
1
(3.3)
3
(9.7)
2
(6.5)
3
(9.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(14.7)
2
(7.3)
7
(25.5)
3
(10.7)
1
(3.5)
1
(3.5)
2
(6.8)
1
(3.4)
5
(16.5)
2
(6.6)
1
(3.3)
7
(22.6)
5
(16.2)
6
(19.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
130
(478.5)
172
(629.1)
147
(535.5)
136
(485.9)
108
(380.5)
67
(233.8)
55
(187.6)
94
(316.5)
79
(261.4)
118
(390.0)
120
(392.2)
133
(429.0)
87
(282.3)
80
(258.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
181
(666.2)
230
(841.3)
138
(502.7)
224
(800.3)
194
(683.6)
163
(568.9)
203
(692.4)
197
(663.2)
262
(866.8)
193
(637.9)
194
(634.0)
193
(622.6)
215
(697.7)
188
(606.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
14
(51.5)
19
(69.5)
8
(29.1)
10
(35.7)
13
(45.8)
3
(10.5)
11
(37.5)
8
(26.9)
17
(56.2)
11
(36.4)
19
(62.1)
17
(54.8)
19
(61.7)
16
(51.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(7.4)
3
(11.0)
1
(3.6)
3
(10.7)
2
(7.0)
6
(20.9)
2
(6.8)
3
(10.1)
4
(13.2)
2
(6.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(6.5)
3
(9.7)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)77.586.982.585.363.655.052.756.686.965.369.974.565.663.6

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City-data.com crime index in Los Altos, CA

Crime rate in Los Altos detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 44 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.00
California average:

1.99
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Ancestries: Irish (5.7%), English (5.5%), Iranian (4.2%), German (3.6%), European (3.6%), American (3.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 6.35 square miles.

Population density: 4,841 people per square mile   (average).

Los Altos, California map

8,579 residents are foreign born (8.9% Asia, 6.1% Europe).

This city:

27.7%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $11,713 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $8,246 (0.4%)

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 )

Latitude: 37.37 N, Longitude: 122.10 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1 (+0.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,330 (17.2%)

Area code: 650

Distribution of median household income in Los Altos, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Los Altos, CA in 2017
Los Altos satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.6%
California:

4.6%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Los Altos, CA
Historical housing units in Los Altos, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +1,152 (+4.3%).
Most common industries in Los Altos, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Computer & electronic products (21.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (19.4%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (3.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Computer & electronic products (25.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (21.7%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (5.0%)
  • Health care (4.8%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (16.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (15.9%)
  • Health care (13.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.3%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (2.9%)
  • Social assistance (2.8%)
Most common occupations in Los Altos, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.7%)
  • Computer specialists (8.4%)
  • Engineers (7.5%)
  • Top executives (6.5%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Engineers (11.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.7%)
  • Computer specialists (10.5%)
  • Top executives (9.9%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.2%)
  • Computer specialists (5.5%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (3.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)

Average climate in Los Altos, California

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Los Altos, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 92.3. This is worse than average.

City:

92.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.436. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.436
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 12.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.5
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.209. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.209
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 23.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 11.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.3
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00611. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00611
U.S.:

0.00984

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 the city 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 Los Altos 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 the city 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 Los Altos 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 near the US average (13).
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

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:

  • LOS ALTOS HIGH (Students: 1,189, Location: 201 ALMOND AVE., Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Los Altos:

  • WALDORF SCHOOL OF THE PENINSULA (Students: 320, Location: 11311 MORA DR, Grades: PK-12)
  • SCHOOL FOR INDEPENDENT LEARNERS (Students: 20, Location: 909 N SAN ANTONIO RD, Grades: 8-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Los Altos:

Private elementary/middle schools in Los Altos:

  • ST SIMON (Students: 530, Location: 1840 GRANT RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • MIRAMONTE SCHOOL (Students: 167, Location: 1175 ALTAMEAD DR, Grades: PK-8)
  • PINEWOOD PRIVATE SCHOOL LOWER CAMP (Students: 124, Location: 477 FREMONT AVE, Grades: KG-2)
  • HERITAGE ACADEMY (Students: 61, Location: 858 UNIVERSITY AVE, Grades: KG-6)
See full list of schools located in Los Altos

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.

Points of interest:

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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

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.

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Los Altos:

Marital status in Los Altos, CA
  • Never married: 20.9%
  • Now married: 67.2%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

For population 25 years and over in Los Altos:

  • High school or higher: 98.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 82.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 49.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Los Altos
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Los Altos:

(Los Altos, California Neighborhood Map)

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic447,36956
Evangelical Protestant148,599481
Other125,165221
Mainline Protestant44,623132
Orthodox7,72017
Black Protestant2,55220
None1,005,614-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 345
Santa Clara County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
Santa Clara County:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 117
This county:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

8.59 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Santa Clara County:

7.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Santa Clara County:

19.0%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Santa Clara County:

16.6%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

56.8%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Los Altos:

54.8%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.8
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.5%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.1%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Los Altos:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.9%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
This city:

60.4%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Los Altos:

78.9%
State:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Los Altos, CA Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 26$268,810$124,0662$832
Other and Unallocable 26$163,794$75,5971$3,774
Parks and Recreation 16$99,584$74,68813$22,852
Streets and Highways 15$102,955$82,3640$0
Police - Other 11$79,850$87,1094$4,517
Other Government Administration 7$28,488$48,8370$0
Sewerage 6$35,234$70,4680$0
Financial Administration 6$44,012$88,0240$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$28,476$113,9041$1,836
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 116$851,203$88,05521$33,811

Los Altos government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,879,000 ($93.65)
    Police Protection: $919,000 ($29.89)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $544,000 ($17.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $446,000 ($14.51)
    Central Staff Services: $337,000 ($10.96)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $8,630,000 ($280.71)
    Central Staff Services: $6,831,000 ($222.20)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,375,000 ($174.84)
    Sewerage: $4,938,000 ($160.62)
    Regular Highways: $2,995,000 ($97.42)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,417,000 ($78.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,083,000 ($67.76)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,064,000 ($34.61)
    Financial Administration: $977,000 ($31.78)
    Health - Other: $351,000 ($11.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $341,000 ($11.09)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $258,000 ($8.39)
    General - Other: $24,000 ($0.78)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $69,000 ($2.24)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $182,000 ($5.92)
    Sewerage: $36,000 ($1.17)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,798,000 ($318.71)

Los Altos government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,209,000 ($136.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,564,000 ($83.40)
    Other: $1,141,000 ($37.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $813,000 ($26.45)
    Regular Highways: $39,000 ($1.27)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $21,000 ($0.68)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $3,410,000 ($110.92)
    Interest Earnings: $384,000 ($12.49)
    Fines and Forfeits: $194,000 ($6.31)
    Sale of Property: $123,000 ($4.00)
    Rents: $32,000 ($1.04)
    General Revenue - Other: $10,000 ($0.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $826,000 ($26.87)
    Other: $352,000 ($11.45)
    General Local Government Support: $74,000 ($2.41)
  • Tax - Property: $13,840,000 ($450.18)
    Public Utilities Sales: $4,355,000 ($141.66)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,795,000 ($58.39)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,782,000 ($57.96)
    Other License: $1,552,000 ($50.48)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $468,000 ($15.22)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $443,000 ($14.41)
    Other: $235,000 ($7.64)

Los Altos government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,945,000 ($63.27)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,855,000 ($60.34)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $90,000 ($2.93)

Los Altos government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,749,000 ($577.33)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,404,000 ($858.86)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $560,000 ($18.22)

4.90% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($120,507 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.90%
California average:

5.03%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,812 average AGI)
Santa Clara County:

0.10%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Alameda County, CA  0.54% ($119,764 average AGI)
from San Mateo County, CA  0.47% ($154,202)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.27% ($114,239)


5.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($165,761 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
California average:

5.21%

0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($4,832 average AGI)
Santa Clara County:

0.15%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Alameda County, CA  0.76% ($125,563 average AGI)
to San Mateo County, CA  0.56% ($219,350)
to San Francisco County, CA  0.43% ($224,515)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Los Altos fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 95ft / 29.4mTotal length
  • $3,935,000Total costs
  • 601,402Total average daily traffic
  • 16,680Total average daily truck traffic
  • 728,559Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Los Altos, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 91960-1969
  • 11970-1979
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, 5102.00, 5103.00, 5104.00, 5105.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Los Altos, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Los Altos, CA - Value

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 30. The highest number of reported fires - 38 took place in 2016, and the least - 18 in 2012. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Los Altos, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (43.4%), and Outside Fires (35.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Los Altos, CA
    • 18443.4%Structure Fires
    • 15135.6%Outside Fires
    • 5813.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 317.3%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Los Altos, CA
  • 86.0%Utility gas
  • 11.7%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Solar energy
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Los Altos, CA
  • 62.4%Utility gas
  • 35.5%Electricity
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Los Altos compared to California state average:

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

Los Altos on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: architecture and engineering occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median house value"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: architecture and engineering occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Taiwan (population 500+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: professional, scientific, and technical services (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities where residents moved in more then 10 years ago (10,000+ households)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: professional, scientific, and technical services (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: legal occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: management occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest racial income disparity between any two races with at least 200 householders"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest cost per building permit(population 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Hong Kong (population 500+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: information (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in China (population 500+)"
  • #3 (94022) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable interest in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #5 (94022) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #5 (94022) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 5,000+)"
  • #11 (94022) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest average reported salary/wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #17 (94022) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #33 (94022) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average net capital gain/loss (pop 5,000+)"
  • #41 (94022) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #93 (94040) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most Internet business establishments in 2005"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
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