Palo Alto, California

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Population in 2017: 67,178 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +14.6%
 
Males: 32,895  (49.0%)
Females: 34,283  (51.0%)
Median resident age:

39.8 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 94301, 94305.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $153,802 (it was $90,377 in 2000)
Palo Alto:

$153,802
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $90,597 (it was $56,257 in 2000)

Palo Alto city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: over $1,000,000 (it was $776,000 in 2000)
Palo Alto:

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 2-unit structures: 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: $50,617

Median gross rent in 2017: $2,673.

March 2019 cost of living index in Palo Alto: 176.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.0%
(4.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.3% for Black residents, 10.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.0% for American Indian residents, 12.7% for other race residents, 8.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Palo Alto, CA (2017)
    • 36,45153.6%White alone
    • 22,02032.4%Asian alone
    • 4,8437.1%Hispanic
    • 3,0154.4%Two or more races
    • 8391.2%Black alone
    • 2670.4%Other race alone
    • 1080.2%American Indian alone
    • 900.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 19 registered sex offenders living in Palo Alto, California as of June 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Palo Alto is 3,572 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Palo Alto by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(1.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.7)
2
(3.4)
1
(1.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(3.0)
1
(1.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(8.7)
1
(1.7)
1
(1.7)
5
(8.6)
9
(15.1)
4
(6.6)
3
(4.6)
4
(6.1)
4
(6.0)
3
(4.5)
13
(19.2)
9
(13.4)
11
(16.3)
5
(7.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
46
(80.4)
32
(55.7)
44
(76.3)
42
(72.2)
29
(48.7)
39
(64.7)
24
(36.8)
26
(39.4)
29
(43.3)
29
(43.2)
26
(38.5)
28
(41.6)
39
(57.8)
30
(44.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
39
(68.1)
29
(50.4)
18
(31.2)
34
(58.4)
69
(116.0)
15
(24.9)
37
(56.8)
23
(34.8)
21
(31.4)
27
(40.2)
27
(40.0)
35
(52.0)
40
(59.3)
37
(54.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
371
(648.1)
399
(694.0)
283
(490.5)
366
(628.8)
267
(448.8)
217
(359.9)
286
(438.9)
327
(495.3)
242
(361.4)
257
(382.6)
213
(315.3)
215
(319.4)
214
(317.3)
234
(346.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,548
(2,704)
1,333
(2,318)
1,085
(1,881)
1,307
(2,246)
1,350
(2,269)
1,080
(1,791)
923
(1,417)
1,034
(1,566)
1,174
(1,753)
976
(1,453)
1,405
(2,080)
1,159
(1,722)
1,478
(2,192)
1,197
(1,772)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
124
(216.6)
139
(241.8)
72
(124.8)
71
(122.0)
49
(82.4)
49
(81.3)
39
(59.9)
48
(72.7)
67
(100.1)
66
(98.3)
86
(127.3)
62
(92.1)
91
(134.9)
82
(121.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
19
(33.2)
21
(36.5)
15
(26.0)
13
(22.3)
33
(55.5)
22
(36.5)
12
(18.4)
12
(18.2)
10
(14.9)
2
(3.0)
6
(8.9)
8
(11.9)
6
(8.9)
8
(11.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)219.1188.8153.5190.7182.1133.0118.3126.8127.5117.3156.3135.1162.9135.0

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City-data.com crime index in Palo Alto, CA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 137 (77 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.14
California average:

1.99
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Ancestries: English (4.4%), European (3.7%), Russian (3.7%), German (3.7%), American (2.8%), Irish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 23 feet

Land area: 23.7 square miles.

Population density: 2,838 people per square mile   (average).

Palo Alto, California map

24,109 residents are foreign born (11.1% Asia, 8.0% Europe, 3.6% Latin America).

This city:

35.4%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $10,001 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,722 (0.2%)

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 )

Latitude: 37.43 N, Longitude: 122.14 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +69,370 (+103.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 10,728 (33.9%)

Area code: 650

Distribution of median household income in Palo Alto, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Palo Alto, CA in 2017
Palo Alto satellite photo by USGS

Palo Alto tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.3%
California:

4.6%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Palo Alto, CA
Historical housing units in Palo Alto, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +2,783 (+5.0%).
Most common industries in Palo Alto, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (22.4%)
  • Educational services (15.7%)
  • Computer & electronic products (12.9%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (3.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.3%)
  • Public administration (2.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (25.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (16.5%)
  • Educational services (11.7%)
  • Health care (5.5%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (4.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
  • Construction (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (20.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (18.9%)
  • Health care (12.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (8.7%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (3.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.0%)
  • Public administration (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Palo Alto, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Computer specialists (9.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.6%)
  • Engineers (5.3%)
  • Life and physical scientists (5.2%)
  • Top executives (4.6%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (3.5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (12.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.8%)
  • Engineers (8.5%)
  • Top executives (6.6%)
  • Life and physical scientists (6.1%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (3.7%)
  • Lawyers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.3%)
  • Computer specialists (6.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Life and physical scientists (4.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.7%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)

Average climate in Palo Alto, California

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Palo Alto, 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 97.0. This is worse than average.

City:

97.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.419. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.419
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
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 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.209
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 22.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 11.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
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 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00611
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Palo Alto-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 754% 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 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 184.6 miles away from Palo Alto center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 242.7 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 291.2 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 227.2 miles away from Palo Alto 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).
Palo Alto topographic map

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 and medical centers in Palo Alto:

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

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.

Colleges/Universities in Palo Alto:

  • Palo Alto University (Full-time enrollment: 803; Location: 1791 Arastradero Rd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.paloaltou.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Sofia University (Full-time enrollment: 380; Location: 1069 East Meadow Cr; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.sofia.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

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

  • Stanford University (about 3 miles; Stanford, CA; Full-time enrollment: 14,410)
  • Foothill College (about 5 miles; Los Altos Hills, CA; FT enrollment: 9,635)
  • Canada College (about 8 miles; Redwood City, CA; FT enrollment: 3,446)
  • Mission College (about 9 miles; Santa Clara, CA; FT enrollment: 5,625)
  • De Anza College (about 10 miles; Cupertino, CA; FT enrollment: 16,729)
  • Santa Clara University (about 13 miles; Santa Clara, CA; FT enrollment: 7,640)
  • Wyotech-Fremont (about 13 miles; Fremont, CA; FT enrollment: 2,383)

Public high schools in Palo Alto:

Private high schools in Palo Alto:

  • CASTILLEJA SCHOOL (Students: 435, Location: 1310 BRYANT ST, Grades: 6-12, Girls only)
  • KEHILLAH JEWISH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 154, Location: 3900 FABIAN WAY, Grades: 9-12)
  • PALO ALTO PREP (Students: 60, Location: 4000 MIDDLEFIELD RD STE H2, Grades: 8-12)
  • ESTHER B CLARK SCHOOL-CHILDRENS HEALTH COUNCIL (Students: 48, Location: 650 CLARK WAY, Grades: 3-10)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Palo Alto:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Palo Alto:

  • INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF THE PENINSULA (Students: 579, Location: 151 LAURA LN, Grades: PK-8)
  • GIDEON HAUSNER JEWISH DAY SCHOOL (Students: 374, Location: 450 SAN ANTONIO RD, Grades: KG-8)
  • STRATFORD SCHOOL - PALO ALTO (Students: 300, Location: 870 N CALIFORNIA AVE, Grades: PK-5)
  • KEYS SCHOOL (Students: 289, Location: 2890 MIDDLEFIELD RD, Grades: KG-8)
  • ST ELIZABETH SETON SCHOOL (Students: 265, Location: 1095 CHANNING AVE, Grades: KG-8)
  • BOWMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 245, Location: 4000 TERMAN DR, Grades: KG-8)
  • GIRLS' MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 166, Location: 3400 W BAYSHORE RD, Grades: 6-8, Girls only)
  • HOPE TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL (Students: 94, Location: 2525 E BAYSHORE RD, Grades: KG-8)
  • LIVING WISDOM SCHOOL OF PALO ALTO (Students: 71, Location: 456 COLLEGE AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • HELIOS NEW SCHOOL (Students: 28, Location: 3921 FABIAN WAY BLDG C, Grades: KG-4)
See full list of schools located in Palo Alto

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)

Points of interest:

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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

Main business address in Palo Alto include: CV THERAPEUTICS INC (A), COMMUNICATIONS & POWER INDUSTRIES INC (B), VYYO INC (C), TIBCO SOFTWARE INC (D), COPPER MOUNTAIN NETWORKS INC (E), STEMCELLS INC (F), ECHELON CORP (G), ESSEX PORTFOLIO LP (H). 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

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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:

2.4 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

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 workers' 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
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

For population 15 years and over in Palo Alto:

Marital status in Palo Alto, CA
  • Never married: 29.2%
  • Now married: 58.2%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

For population 25 years and over in Palo Alto:

  • High school or higher: 97.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 86.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 54.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
California average:

15.0

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Palo Alto:

(Palo Alto, California Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Palo Alto, 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
This county:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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
Santa Clara County:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Santa Clara County:

19.0%
State:

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

16.6%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Palo Alto:

55.3%
State:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Palo Alto:

53.5%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.6
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Palo Alto:

17.5%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Palo Alto:

11.3%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Palo Alto:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.1%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
This city:

60.4%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Palo Alto:

80.5%
State:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Palo Alto, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 192$1,748,227$109,2641$3,257
Other and Unallocable 151$1,061,232$84,3360$0
Firefighters 109$1,199,961$132,1060$0
Police Protection - Officers 109$1,160,973$127,8140$0
Financial Administration 89$857,342$115,5972$7,411
Other Government Administration 75$614,997$98,4002$5,951
Parks and Recreation 65$408,733$75,45811$60,553
Water Supply 62$510,332$98,7742$9,728
Local Libraries 48$315,390$78,8483$11,772
Streets and Highways 37$269,463$87,3930$0
Sewerage 22$180,326$98,3600$0
Solid Waste Management 14$105,031$90,0270$0
Judicial and Legal 12$134,425$134,4250$0
Health 11$70,657$77,0800$0
Fire - Other 8$58,568$87,8520$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 1,004$8,695,657$103,93221$98,672

Palo Alto government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $26,182,000 ($389.74)
    Local Fire Protection: $290,000 ($4.32)
    Regular Highways: $108,000 ($1.61)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $103,416,000 ($1539.43)
    Water Utilities: $39,446,000 ($587.19)
    Police Protection: $37,961,000 ($565.08)
    Sewerage: $32,347,000 ($481.51)
    Local Fire Protection: $30,083,000 ($447.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $29,455,000 ($438.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $28,521,000 ($424.56)
    Central Staff Services: $28,228,000 ($420.20)
    Gas Utilities: $17,641,000 ($262.60)
    Regular Highways: $12,462,000 ($185.51)
    Libraries: $9,993,000 ($148.75)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,633,000 ($39.19)
    Parking Facilities: $1,938,000 ($28.85)
    General - Other: $1,795,000 ($26.72)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,180,000 ($17.57)
    Air Transportation: $969,000 ($14.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,512,000 ($67.16)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parking Facilities: $235,000 ($3.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $86,000 ($1.28)
    Central Staff Services: $32,000 ($0.48)
    Police Protection: $27,000 ($0.40)
    Libraries: $22,000 ($0.33)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,798,000 ($26.76)

Palo Alto government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $40,681,000 ($605.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $31,969,000 ($475.88)
    Other: $31,408,000 ($467.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,847,000 ($87.04)
    Housing and Community Development: $5,488,000 ($81.69)
    Parking Facilities: $3,221,000 ($47.95)
    Regular Highways: $1,164,000 ($17.33)
    Air Transportation: $860,000 ($12.80)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $637,000 ($9.48)
    Housing and Community Development: $240,000 ($3.57)
    Air Transportation: $132,000 ($1.96)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $15,870,000 ($236.24)
    Interest Earnings: $13,729,000 ($204.37)
    Sale of Property: $5,360,000 ($79.79)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,574,000 ($53.20)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,836,000 ($27.33)
    Donations From Private Sources: $443,000 ($6.59)
    Special Assessments: $100,000 ($1.49)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $120,281,000 ($1790.48)
    Water Utilities: $47,128,000 ($701.54)
    Gas Utilities: $30,241,000 ($450.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,461,000 ($21.75)
    Other: $1,169,000 ($17.40)
    Electric Utilities: $165,000 ($2.46)
    General Local Government Support: $151,000 ($2.25)
    Sewerage: $98,000 ($1.46)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($0.16)
    Gas Utilities: $2,000 ($0.03)
  • Tax - Property: $45,752,000 ($681.06)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $25,304,000 ($376.67)
    Other Selective Sales: $22,366,000 ($332.94)
    Public Utilities Sales: $12,469,000 ($185.61)
    Other License: $6,848,000 ($101.94)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $6,266,000 ($93.27)
    Other: $1,786,000 ($26.59)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $172,000 ($2.56)

Palo Alto government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $146,147,000 ($2175.52)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $134,969,000 ($2009.13)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,178,000 ($166.39)

Palo Alto government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $72,172,000 ($1074.34)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $383,671,000 ($5711.26)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,059,000 ($60.42)

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 Palo Alto, CA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Macy's1
ALDO1MasterBrand Cabinets6
AT&T3McDonald's2
Abercrombie & Fitch1Motel 61
Ace Hardware1Motherhood Maternity1
Ann Taylor2New Balance8
Apple Store2Nike7
Audi1Nordstrom1
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Olive Garden1
Banana Republic1Pac Sun1
Baskin-Robbins1Penske1
Blockbuster1Pottery Barn1
Brooks Brothers1Pottery Barn Kids1
Brookstone1Quality1
Budget Car Rental1Quiznos1
CVS3RadioShack1
Cache1SAS Shoes1
Chico's1Safeway1
Chipotle1Sephora1
Cold Stone Creamery1Sheraton1
Coldwater Creek1Sprint Nextel1
Comfort Inn1Starbucks7
Crate & Barrel1Subway3
Days Inn1Super 81
Domino's Pizza1T-Mobile4
Express1Taco Bell3
FedEx15Talbots1
Foot Locker1The Cheesecake Factory1
GNC1Toyota1
GameStop1Trader Joe's1
Gap2Travelodge1
Goodwill3U-Haul1
Gymboree1UPS11
H&R Block1Urban Outfitters1
Haagen-Dazs1Vans5
Holiday Inn1Verizon Wireless1
Honda1Victoria's Secret1
J. Jill1Vons1
J.Crew1Walgreens3
Jamba Juice4Westin1
JoS. A. Bank1Whole Foods Market1
Jones New York4YMCA2
Juicy Couture1

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
See more detailed statistics of Palo Alto fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 59Number of bridges
  • 289ft / 88.0mTotal length
  • $7,649,000Total costs
  • 1,796,921Total average daily traffic
  • 82,228Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,343,531Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Palo Alto, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51910-1919
  • 21920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 51940-1949
  • 61950-1959
  • 231960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
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: 69 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Palo Alto, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 69 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 102 (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: 1,099 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Palo Alto)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Palo Alto)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 163 (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 in Palo Alto, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Palo Alto, CA - Value

2007 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2007 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 82. The highest number of fires - 142 took place in 2016, and the least - 16 in 2008. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Palo Alto, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (40.0%), and Outside Fires (34.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Palo Alto, CA
    • 39640.0%Structure Fires
    • 34434.7%Outside Fires
    • 13613.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 11511.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Palo Alto, CA

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

  • Quality Inn Palo Alto, 3901 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, California 94306 , Phone: (650) 493-2760, Fax: (650) 494-7833
  • Comfort Inn Palo Alto, 3945 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, California 94306 , Phone: (650) 493-3141, Fax: (650) 493-6313
  • Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel Palo Alto, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, California 94306 , Phone: (650) 857-0787, Fax: (650) 628-0195
  • Palo Alto Travelodge, 3255 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, California 94306 , Phone: (650) 493-6340, Fax: (650) 424-9535
  • Dinah's Garden Hotel, 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, California 94306 , Phone: (650) 493-2844, Fax: (650) 856-4713
  • Creekside Inn Hotel, 3400 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, California 94306 , Phone: (650) 493-2411, Fax: (650) 493-6787
  • Americas Best Value Sky Ranch Inn, 4234 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, California 94306 , Phone: (650) 493-7221, Fax: (650) 493-0858
  • Hotel Keen, 425 High St, Palo Alto, California 94301 , Phone: (650) 327-2775, Fax: (650) 327-1012
  • 4 other hotels and motels
All 12 fire-safe hotels and motels in Palo Alto, California
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Palo Alto, CA
  • 81.9%Utility gas
  • 15.3%Electricity
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Solar energy
  • 0.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Palo Alto, CA
  • 56.1%Utility gas
  • 40.7%Electricity
  • 2.0%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Palo Alto compared to California state average:

  • 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Palo Alto on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having professional degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: information (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median house value (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: professional, scientific, and technical services (population 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: legal occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: management occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Doctorate degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: information (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: management occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of murders per 100,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest humidity differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between morning and afternoon humidity (population 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest cost per building permit(population 50,000+)"
  • #3 (94301) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #6 (94301) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average net capital gain/loss (pop 5,000+)"
  • #7 (94301) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest average reported salary/wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #43 (94301) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #58 (94305) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 5,000+)"
  • #85 (94301) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average taxable interest for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #89 (94301) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable interest in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #96 (94305) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Welsh first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #97 (94301) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest charity contributions deductions as a percentage of AGI in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #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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