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Population in 2012: 66,363 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.3%
 

Males: 33,042  (49.8%)
Females: 33,321  (50.2%)

Median resident age:  41.0 years
California median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 94301, 94305.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $117,251 (it was $90,377 in 2000)
Palo Alto:

$117,251
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $73,970

Palo Alto city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $1,000,001 (it was $776,000 in 2000)
Palo Alto:

$1,000,001
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $922,616; Detached houses: $983,880; Townhouses or other attached units: $651,117; In 2-unit structures: $562,122; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $486,340; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $502,094; Mobile homes: $184,523; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $14,304

Median gross rent in 2012: $2,001.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 94301, 94303, 94304, 94306.

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  • White alone - 39,052 (60.6%)
  • Asian alone - 17,404 (27.0%)
  • Hispanic - 3,974 (6.2%)
  • Two or more races - 2,388 (3.7%)
  • Black alone - 1,131 (1.8%)
  • Other race alone - 254 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 135 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 65 (0.1%)

Races in Palo Alto detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Palo Alto: 148.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: English (10.4%), German (9.8%), Irish (6.8%), French (3.6%), Italian (3.2%), Russian (3.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 23 feet

Land area: 23.7 square miles.

Population density: 2,803 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Palo Alto:

  • High school or higher: 97.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 77.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 49.3%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palo Alto city:

  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 57.8%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

17,472 residents are foreign born (13.0% Asia, 8.6% Europe).

This city:  30.2%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Palo Alto, California as of October 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Palo Alto to the number of sex offenders is 5,105 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: $9,264 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,074 (0.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fremont, CA (11.6 miles , pop. 203,413).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (313.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Stanford, CA (1.3 miles ), East Palo Alto, CA (1.6 miles ), Menlo Park, CA (1.7 miles ), West Menlo Park, CA (1.9 miles ), Ladera, CA (2.0 miles ), Atherton, CA (2.0 miles ), Mountain View, CA (2.0 miles ), Los Altos Hills, CA (2.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 61 buildings, average cost: $295,500
  • 1998: 82 buildings, average cost: $282,300
  • 1999: 124 buildings, average cost: $270,500
  • 2000: 94 buildings, average cost: $351,000
  • 2001: 92 buildings, average cost: $405,700
  • 2002: 88 buildings, average cost: $412,200
  • 2003: 58 buildings, average cost: $379,100
  • 2004: 53 buildings, average cost: $514,500
  • 2005: 82 buildings, average cost: $565,100
  • 2006: 132 buildings, average cost: $591,100
  • 2007: 195 buildings, average cost: $430,400
  • 2008: 102 buildings, average cost: $489,400
  • 2009: 55 buildings, average cost: $538,400
  • 2010: 146 buildings, average cost: $349,100
  • 2011: 82 buildings, average cost: $610,600
  • 2012: 89 buildings, average cost: $574,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.43 N, Longitude: 122.14 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +63,878 (+96.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,718 (32.0%)

Area code: 650

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Crime rates in Palo Alto by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1212210121000
per 100,000 1.73.41.63.43.51.70.01.73.41.70.00.00.0
Rapes 67751251159434
per 100,000 10.011.711.58.620.78.71.71.78.615.16.64.66.1
Robberies 46354540384632444229392426
per 100,000 76.558.674.168.865.680.455.776.372.248.764.736.839.4
Assaults 40385441373929183469153723
per 100,000 66.563.788.970.563.968.150.431.258.4116.024.956.834.8
Burglaries 223255223276290371399283366267217286327
per 100,000 370.8427.2367.1474.7500.9648.1694.0490.5628.8448.8359.9438.9495.3
Thefts 1,5031,4611,3531,6061,5261,5481,3331,0851,3071,3501,0809231,034
per 100,000 2499.52447.82227.12762.02635.92704.42318.51880.52245.62269.31791.41416.51566.2
Auto thefts 86829586131124139727149493948
per 100,000 143.0137.4156.4147.9226.3216.6241.8124.8122.082.481.359.972.7
Arson 10141745141921151333221212
per 100,000 16.623.528.077.424.233.236.526.022.355.536.518.418.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 170.4170.6165.6187.9197.7201.8173.9141.4175.6167.7122.6108.9116.8

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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 Palo Alto detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 134 (79 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.20
California average:

2.36

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Palo Alto, California accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.8%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,783 (+5.0%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (25%)
  • Computer and electronic products (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Data processing, libraries, and other information services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (19%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Computer and electronic products (9%)
  • Data processing, libraries, and other information services (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Engineers (8%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Life and physical scientists (6%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Computer specialists (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Life and physical scientists (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Palo Alto-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below California state average. It is 1477% 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 61.5 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 30.0 miles away from Palo Alto center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 4/24/1984 at 21:15:19, a magnitude 6.2 (5.7 MB, 6.1 MS, 6.2 MW, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 25.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/24/1980 at 19:00:09, a magnitude 5.9 (5.3 MB, 5.9 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 29.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/6/1979 at 17:05:22, a magnitude 5.9 (5.4 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, 5.9 ML) earthquake occurred 38.8 miles away from Palo Alto center
On 1/27/1980 at 02:33:36, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 30.5 miles away from the city center
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, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Rick Nowels - Record producer, Bill McKibben - Environmentalist, Lindsey Buckingham - (born 1949), of Fleetwood Mac, James Franco - Film actor, Alan Cranston - (1914-2000), politician, Amy Irving - Actor, Lisa Graham Keegan - Politician, Katie Hoff - Swimmer, Elaine Pagels - Theologian, Joe Locke - Jazz vibraphonist.

Main business address for: CV THERAPEUTICS INC (BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS (NO DIAGNOSTIC SUBSTANCES)), COMMUNICATIONS & POWER INDUSTRIES INC (ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS & ACCESSORIES), VYYO INC (COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT, NEC), TIBCO SOFTWARE INC (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE), COPPER MOUNTAIN NETWORKS INC (TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH APPARATUS), STEMCELLS INC (BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS (NO DIAGNOSTIC SUBSTANCES)), ECHELON CORP (COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT), ESSEX PORTFOLIO LP (REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS) and 12 other public companies.


Hospitals/medical centers in Palo Alto:

  • LUCILE PACKARD STANFORD PEDIATRIC DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 725 WELCH ROAD PEDIATRIC DIALYSIS RM 1229)
  • STANFORD HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 1520 PAGE MILL ROAD)
  • LUCILE SALTER PACKARD CHILDREN'S HSP AT STANFORD (Hospital,Childrens,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 725 WELCH ROAD)
  • PALO ALTO VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital,Acute Care - Veterans Administration,Government Federal, 3801 MIRANDA AVENUE)
  • SURGECENTER OF PALO ALTO (Hospital, 795 EL CAMINO REAL)
  • BAY HEALTHCARE - PALO ALTO (Nursing Home, 4277 MIRANDA AVE)
  • CASA OLGA INTERMEDIATE HEALTH CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, 180 HAMILTON AVENUE)
  • LYTTON GARDENS HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 437 WEBSTER STREET)
  • PALO ALTO NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 911 BRYANT STREET)
  • VI AT PALO ALTO (Nursing Home, 600 SAND HILL ROAD)

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Airports and heliports located in Palo Alto:


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Amtrak stations near Palo Alto:

  • 12 miles: SANTA CLARA-GREAT AMERICA (SANTA CLARA, FOOT OF STARS & STRIPES DR.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking.
  • 12 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.
  • 15 miles: FREEMONT-MISSION SAN JOSE (FREMONT, MISSION BLVD. & I-680) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.city.palo-alto.ca.us

Colleges/Universities in Palo Alto:

  • Palo Alto University (Full-time enrollment: 543; Location: 1791 Arastradero Rd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.pgsp.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (FT enrollment: 402; Location: 1069 East Meadow Cr; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.itp.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palo Alto:

  • Stanford University (about 2 miles; Stanford, CA; Full-time enrollment: 14,562)
  • Foothill College (about 5 miles; Los Altos Hills, CA; FT enrollment: 4,985)
  • Mission College (about 10 miles; Santa Clara, CA; FT enrollment: 2,635)
  • De Anza College (about 10 miles; Cupertino, CA; FT enrollment: 11,139)
  • Santa Clara University (about 13 miles; Santa Clara, CA; FT enrollment: 6,769)
  • College of San Mateo (about 13 miles; San Mateo, CA; FT enrollment: 2,867)
  • West Valley College (about 14 miles; Saratoga, CA; FT enrollment: 3,930)

Public high schools in Palo Alto:

Private high schools in Palo Alto:

  • CASTILLEJA SCHOOL (Students: 415; Location: 1310 BRYANT ST; Grades: 6 - 12; Girls only)
  • KEHILLAH JEWISH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 108; Location: 3900 FABIAN WAY; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • PALO ALTO PREP (Students: 60; Location: 4000 MIDDLEFIELD RD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • ACHIEVEKIDS (Students: 47; Location: 3860 MIDDLEFIELD RD; Grades: 4 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Palo Alto:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Palo Alto:

  • INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF THE PENINSULA (Students: 570; Location: 151 LAURA LN; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GIDEON HAUSNER JEWISH DAY SCHOOL (Students: 392; Location: 450 SAN ANTONIO RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • STRATFORD SCHOOL (Students: 288; Location: 870 N CALIFORNIA AVE; Grades: PK - 4)
  • ST ELIZABETH SETON SCHOOL (Students: 245; Location: 1095 CHANNING AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • BOWMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 194; Location: 4000 TERMAN DR; Grades: UG - UG)
  • KEYS SCHOOL (Students: 176; Location: 2890 MIDDLEFIELD RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • HOPE TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL (Students: 86; Location: 2525 E BAYSHORE RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • LIVING WISDOM SCHOOL (Students: 60; Location: 456 COLLEGE AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • DISCOVERY CHILDREN'S HOUSE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 60; Location: 437 WEBSTER ST; Grades: PK - TK)
  • ESTHER B CLARK SCHOOL-CHILDRENS HEALTH COUNCIL (Students: 50; Location: 650 CLARK WAY; Grades: 4 - 10)
See full list of schools located in Palo Alto, School District: PALO ALTO UNIFIED

Library in Palo Alto:

  • PALO ALTO CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $6,847,307; Location: 1213 NEWELL RD; 241,323 books; 3,024 e-books; 16,457 audio materials; 19,557 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 44 other licensed databases; 661 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Palo Alto: Regional Water Quality Control Plant (A), Shotgun Bend (B), Palo Alto City Landfill (C), Foothills Park Nature Interpretive Center (D), Palo Alto Yacht Club (E), Los Altos Sewage Disposal Plant (F), Palo Alto Office Center (G), Stanford Industrial Park (H), Welch Road Professional Center (I), Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course (J), Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club (K), Womens Club of Palo Alto (L), Palo Alto Fire Department Station 1 (M), Palo Alto Fire Department Station 3 (N), Palo Alto Railroad Station (O), Palo Alto Main Library (P), Palo Alto Downtown Library (Q), Palo Alto Club (R), Palo Alto City Hall (S), Palo Alto Childrens Library (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center (1), Charleston Shopping Center (2), Palo Alto Square Shopping Center (3), Stanford Shopping Center (4), Town and Country Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Palo Alto include: Saint Marks Episcopal Church (A), Peninsula Bible Church (B), Palo Alto Church of Christ (C), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (D), Grace Lutheran Church (E), First Christian Church (F), Covenant Presbyterian Church (G), Wesley United Methodist Church (H), University Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Alta Mesa Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Borondo Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Gold Mine Creek (A), Indian Cabin Creek (B), Indian Creek (C), Matadero Creek (D), Barron Creek (E), Deer Creek (F), San Francisquito Creek (G), Adobe Creek (H), Bay Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Palo Alto include: Mitchell Park (1), Cameron Park (2), Berkeley Park (3), Peers Park (4), Rinconada Park (5), Werry Park (6), Bowden Park (7), Cogswell Plaza (8), Doctor E E Johnson Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Classical Archives LLC (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 200 Sheridan Avenue Suite 403) (1), Agilent Technologies (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 395 Page Mill Road) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotel: Barker Hotel (439 Emerson Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location 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)
AQI  Pb  CO  NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5 SO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.7. This is about average.
City:

29.7
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00390. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00390
U.S.:

0.02218
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.462. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.462
U.S.:

0.334
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 12.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.5
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 19.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

19.6
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 19.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

19.0
U.S.:

25.6
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.04. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.04
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Palo Alto and their reported violations in the past:

CLM - MAIN DAM/PIONEER POINT CAMPGROUND (Population served: 1005, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-12-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In FEB-1997, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-19-1997), St Compliance achieved (MAR-19-1997)
CLM - HUNGRY & BOULDER GULCH CAMPGROUNDS (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-20-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-20-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
USFS/DINKEY CREEK CAMPGROUND (Population served: 175, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-01-2003)
CLM-QUAKING ASPEN CAMPGROUND (Population served: 112, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Palo Alto that have no violations reported:

  • USFS/HUME LAKE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • USFS/RANCHERIA CAMPGROUND (Population served: 175, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • USFS/BILLY CREEK CAMPGROUND (Population served: 175, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • USFS/DORABELLA CAMPGROUND (Population served: 175, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • USFS/DEER CREEK CAMPGROUND (Population served: 175, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • USFS/VERMILLION CAMPGROUND (Population served: 120, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CLM-ESHOM CAMPGROUND (Population served: 63, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CLM-WISHON CAMPGROUND (Population served: 56, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CLM-COFFEE CAMP UPPER DAY USE (Population served: 36, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CLM-BELKNAP CAMPGROUND (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.9%
(4.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.3% for Black residents, 11.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.8% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 10.1% for other race residents, 5.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.2%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.4%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Palo Alto, CA

People in group quarters in Palo Alto in 2010:

  • 323 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 147 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 35 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 19 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 17 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 15 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 12 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 12 people in workersí group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 3 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Palo Alto in 2000:

  • 343 people in nursing homes
  • 209 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 47 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 23 people in institutions for the blind
  • 21 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 20 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 5 people in other group homes

Palo Alto compared to California state average:

Palo Alto, California environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median household income 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Arena or stadium:
  • Maples Pavilion. Stanford University.

Banks with most branches in Palo Alto (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Palo Alto Private Banking Branch, Palo Alto Branch, Stanford Financial Square Branch, Stanford Branch. 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
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Palo Alto Branch, Palo Alto Pcs Branch, Stanford Shopping Center, Stanford Industrial Park Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Middlefield Road Branch at 2846 Middlefield Road, branch established on 1919/01/01; 300 Hamilton Avenue Branch at 300 Hamilton Avenue, branch established on 1892/01/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Citibank, National Association: 2401 El Camino Real Branch at 2401 El Camino Real, branch established on 1935/08/01; Palo Alto Branch at 250 University Avenue, branch established on 1991/08/26. 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.
  • Comerica Bank: Messenger Service Branch at 250 Lytton Avenue, branch established on 1993/08/23; Palo Alto Branch at 250 Lytton Avenue, branch established on 1980/05/13. 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
  • Union Bank, National Association: Palo Alto Branch at 4291 El Camino Real, branch established on 1969/09/12; Mid Peninsula Branch at 400 University Avenue, branch established on 1964/03/31. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.
  • Boston Private Bank & Trust Company: Palo Alto Branch at 245 Lytton Avenue, branch established on 2002/10/07. Info updated 2011/06/08: Bank assets: $5,848.9 mil, Deposits: $4,643.9 mil, headquarters in Boston, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 24 total offices, Holding Company: Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc.
  • E*TRADE Savings Bank: Palo Alto Branch at 124 University Avenue, branch established on 2007/01/29. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,677.9 mil, Deposits: $1,504.6 mil, headquarters in Arlington, VA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 25 total offices
  • Bridge Bank, National Association: Palo Alto Branch at 525 University Avenue, branch established on 2002/01/28. Info updated 2009/10/13: Bank assets: $1,157.0 mil, Deposits: $1,014.7 mil, headquarters in San Jose, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Scj, Inc.
  • 8 other banks with 8 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Palo Alto, California:

  • Hotel California, 2431 Ash St, Palo Alto, CA 94306 , Phone: (650) 322-7666
  • Hyatt Rickeys, 4219 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 , Phone: (650) 493-8000, Fax: (650) 493-8963
  • Motel 6, #41, 4301 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 , Phone: (650) 949-0833
  • Quality Inn Palo Alto, 3901 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 , Phone: (650) 493-2760, Fax: (650) 494-7833
  • Comfort Inn Palo Alto, 3945 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 , Phone: (650) 493-3141, Fax: (650) 493-6313
  • Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel Palo Alto, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 , Phone: (650) 857-0787, Fax: (650) 628-0195
  • Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel, 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301 , Phone: (650) 328-2800, Fax: (650) 323-5743
  • Westin Palo Alto, 675 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301 , Phone: (650) 328-2800, Fax: (650) 321-5522
  • 9 other hotels and motels
All 17 fire-safe hotels and motels in Palo Alto, California

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Palo Alto travel time to work - commute


Palo Alto mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Palo Alto city (based on Santa Clara County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.25%
Here43.3%
USA50.2%

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 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 94$708,918$90,5004$9,392
Other Government Administration 82$564,163$82,5608$12,195
Judicial and Legal 10$110,246$132,2952$8,329
Police Protection - Officers 93$868,937$112,1218$2,787
Police - Other 53$319,978$72,4489$12,914
Firefighters 104$736,232$84,9500$0
Fire - Other 8$64,837$97,25619$8,655
Streets and Highways 99$634,760$76,9414$16,753
Health 13$74,406$68,6820$0
Solid Waste Management 35$215,017$73,7200$0
Sewerage 65$464,661$85,7843$4,729
Parks and Recreation 97$550,356$68,085222$93,183
Electric Power 130$980,249$90,4856$9,529
Gas Supply 85$631,318$89,1274$4,315
Local Libraries 44$234,976$64,08446$37,742
Totals for Government 1,012$7,159,054$84,890335$220,523

Palo Alto government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $10,525,000 ($158.60)
    Sewerage: $5,558,000 ($83.75)
    Water Utilities: $5,418,000 ($81.64)
    Gas Utilities: $4,566,000 ($68.80)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,593,000 ($54.14)
    Regular Highways: $611,000 ($9.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $112,000 ($1.69)
    General - Other: $96,000 ($1.45)
    Housing and Community Development: $8,000 ($0.12)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $86,021,000 ($1296.22)
    Gas Utilities: $28,129,000 ($423.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $26,379,000 ($397.50)
    Sewerage: $23,972,000 ($361.23)
    Police Protection: $22,198,000 ($334.49)
    Local Fire Protection: $17,615,000 ($265.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $17,343,000 ($261.34)
    Central Staff Services: $17,093,000 ($257.57)
    Regular Highways: $8,834,000 ($133.12)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $6,916,000 ($104.21)
    Water Utilities: $6,512,000 ($98.13)
    Libraries: $4,467,000 ($67.31)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,598,000 ($39.15)
    Financial Administration: $843,000 ($12.70)
    Health - Other: $316,000 ($4.76)
    General - Other: $278,000 ($4.19)
    Housing and Community Development: $162,000 ($2.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,718,000 ($40.96)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Water Utilities: $7,776,000 ($117.17)
    General - Other: $234,000 ($3.53)
    Transit Utilities: $156,000 ($2.35)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $886,000 ($13.35)
    Parking Facilities: $234,000 ($3.53)
    General - Other: $92,000 ($1.39)
    Libraries: $86,000 ($1.30)
    Central Staff Services: $50,000 ($0.75)
    Police Protection: $25,000 ($0.38)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $107,882,000 ($1625.63)

Palo Alto government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $32,536,000 ($490.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $24,795,000 ($373.63)
    All Other: $19,314,000 ($291.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,724,000 ($101.32)
    Regular Highways: $2,463,000 ($37.11)
    Housing and Community Development: $18,000 ($0.27)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,405,000 ($21.17)
    All Other: $90,000 ($1.36)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $89,000 ($1.34)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $12,346,000 ($186.04)
    Interest Earnings: $5,253,000 ($79.16)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,789,000 ($26.96)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,075,000 ($16.20)
    Sale of Property: $75,000 ($1.13)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $119,418,000 ($1799.47)
    Gas Utilities: $36,977,000 ($557.19)
    Water Utilities: $20,837,000 ($313.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,518,000 ($113.29)
    All Other: $3,979,000 ($59.96)
    Highways: $1,132,000 ($17.06)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $17,558,000 ($264.58)
    Property: $15,671,000 ($236.14)
    Public Utilities Sales: $8,759,000 ($131.99)
    Other Selective Sales: $6,393,000 ($96.33)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $5,726,000 ($86.28)
    Other License: $4,170,000 ($62.84)
    NEC: $28,000 ($0.42)

Palo Alto government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,032,000 ($844.33)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $53,820,000 ($810.99)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,220,000 ($33.45)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,000 ($0.12)

Palo Alto government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $45,993,000 ($693.05)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $241,203,000 ($3634.60)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,849,000 ($42.93)

5.72% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($70,257 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
California average:

5.75%

0.40% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,896 average AGI)
Santa Clara County:

0.40%
California average:

0.21%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Alameda County, CA  0.66% ($73,219 average AGI)
from San Mateo County, CA  0.64% ($108,860)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.27% ($55,906)


6.20% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($81,994 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
California average:

6.27%

0.19% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,530 average AGI)
Santa Clara County:

0.19%
California average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Alameda County, CA  0.64% ($84,443 average AGI)
to San Mateo County, CA  0.51% ($105,470)
to San Francisco County, CA  0.37% ($102,801)

Strongest AM radio stations in Palo Alto:

  • 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.)
  • KYCY (1550 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KSFB (1220 AM; 5 kW; PALO ALTO, CA; Owner: SCA-PALO ALTO, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KLOK (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIQI (1010 AM; 35 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF SAN FRANCISCO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KSJX (1500 AM; 10 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING INC)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KNEW (910 AM; 20 kW; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KZSF (1370 AM; 5 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: CARLOS A. DUHARTE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Palo Alto:

  • KFJC (89.7 FM; LOS ALTOS, CA; Owner: FOOTHILL-DE ANZA COMM. COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KBAA (94.5 FM; GILROY, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KZBR-FM2 (95.7 FM; LIVERMORE, ETC., CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • KKSF-FM1 (103.7 FM; PLEASANTON, ETC., CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)
  • KFFG (97.7 FM; LOS ALTOS, CA; Owner: KFFG LICO, INC.)
  • KMEL-FM1 (106.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTEE (93.7 FM; FELTON, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KYLD (94.9 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • K238AC (95.5 FM; SALIDA, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KFRC-FM (99.7 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY KFRC-FM, INC.)
  • KBLX-FM (102.9 FM; BERKELEY, CA; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS - CA, INC.)
  • KZBR (95.7 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Palo Alto:

  • 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)
  • KGO-TV (Channel 7; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KPIX-TV (Channel 5; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTVU (Channel 2; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTEH (Channel 54; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KTEH FOUNDATION)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KCSM-TV (Channel 60; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SAN MATEO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KBWB (Channel 20; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KBWB LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFSF (Channel 66; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: TELEFUTURA SAN FRANCISCO LLC)
  • KCNS (Channel 38; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: WRAY, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Palo Alto fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 57
Total length: 323 meters (1,060ft)
Total costs: $19,864,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,040,221
Total average daily truck traffic: 93,338

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 2
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 5
  • 1950-1959: 5
  • 1960-1969: 30
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 9
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Palo Alto, CA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Palo Alto)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 55 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Palo Alto, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 77 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 911 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Palo Alto)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 6 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Palo Alto)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 178 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full and 8 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)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED9$564,401527$712,2673,062$512,20373$393,4244$1,152,423125$422,5543$72,577
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$058$657,991384$523,15710$388,1680$015$494,5391$112,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$742,00083$744,521542$637,06820$429,9140$042$444,2032$98,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$500,39574$691,142352$570,73521$230,9970$019$359,5570$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$726,50013$623,549111$527,5516$431,1900$04$461,1000$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 19 tracts in Palo Alto, CA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$407,8180$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$195,4281$412,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$497,7700$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$307,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2


Most common first names in Palo Alto, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John47874.3 years
Mary43479.9 years
William36774.3 years
James32273.2 years
Robert31772.3 years
Helen26182.8 years
George25877.5 years
Margaret21382.1 years
Ruth20681.5 years
Charles20175.9 years
Most common last names in Palo Alto, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith18176.8 years
Johnson13376.8 years
Williams11870.5 years
Miller9176.6 years
Brown9078.1 years
Jones8771.6 years
Anderson8377.9 years
Davis8077.2 years
Wilson7477.2 years
Thomas7175.1 years
Businesses in Palo Alto, CA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Juicy Couture1
ALDO1Macy's1
AT&T3MasterBrand Cabinets6
Abercrombie & Fitch1McDonald's2
Ace Hardware1Motel 61
Ann Taylor2Motherhood Maternity1
Apple Store2New Balance8
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Nike7
Banana Republic1Nordstrom1
Baskin-Robbins1Olive Garden1
Blockbuster1Pac Sun1
Brooks Brothers1Penske1
Brookstone1Quality1
Budget Car Rental1Quiznos1
CVS3RadioShack1
Cache1SAS Shoes1
Chico's1Safeway1
Chipotle1Sephora1
Cold Stone Creamery1Sprint Nextel1
Coldwater Creek1Starbucks7
Comfort Inn1Subway3
Crate & Barrel1Super 81
Days Inn1T-Mobile4
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell3
Express1Talbots1
FedEx15The Cheesecake Factory1
Foot Locker1Trader Joe's1
GNC1Travelodge1
GameStop1U-Haul1
Gap2UPS11
Goodwill3Urban Outfitters1
Gymboree1Vans5
H&R Block1Verizon Wireless1
Haagen-Dazs1Victoria's Secret1
Holiday Inn1Vons1
J. Jill1Walgreens3
J.Crew1Westin1
Jamba Juice4Whole Foods Market1
JoS. A. Bank1YMCA2
Jones New York4
Browse common businesses in Palo Alto, CA


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  • #3 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Business and financial operations occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest cost per building permit in 2004-2006 (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Computer and mathematical occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Lawyers (population 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Social scientists and related workers (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 (94305) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2004 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 5,000+)"
  • #15 (94305) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2004 average net capital gain/loss (pop 5,000+)"
  • #41 (94301) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2004 average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #56 (94301) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest average reported salary/wage in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #63 (94301) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #63 (94305) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Turkish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #82 (94301) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable dividends in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #82 (94301) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Northern European first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #84 (94305) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Australian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Shmuel Shaffer (152)
  • Shih-Yuan Wang (133)
  • Stuart Argue (110)
  • Eric Teller (92)
  • Weston Arthur Hermann (80)
  • Stephen G. Perlman (75)
  • Jianhua Yang (74)
  • Wei Chen (72)
  • Wei Wu (71)
  • Chan-Hong Chern (61)

Total of 20358 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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