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Population in 2012: 4,490 (52% urban, 48% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.6%
 

Males: 2,140  (47.7%)
Females: 2,350  (52.3%)

Median resident age:  51.3 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 94028.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $154,743 (it was $158,217 in 2000)
Portola Valley:

$154,743
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $139,428

Portola Valley town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: over $956,138 (it was over $1,000,000 in 2000)
Portola Valley:

over $956,138
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $1,119,212; Detached houses: $1,131,600; Townhouses or other attached units: $1,250,000; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $664,286

Median gross rent in 2012: $2,001.

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  • White alone - 3,824 (87.3%)
  • Asian alone - 301 (6.9%)
  • Two or more races - 131 (3.0%)
  • Hispanic - 102 (2.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 13 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 8 (0.2%)

Races in Portola Valley detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Portola Valley: 158.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (16.4%), English (15.5%), Irish (12.1%), Italian (4.8%), United States (4.8%), Swedish (3.7%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated on 07/14/1964  

Elevation: 455 feet

Land area: 9.15 square miles.

Population density: 491 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Portola Valley:

  • High school or higher: 96.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 82.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 43.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Portola Valley town:

  • Never married: 19.9%
  • Now married: 64.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

556 residents are foreign born (3.9% Europe, 2.6% Asia).

This town:  12.7%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Portola Valley, California as of December 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Portola Valley to the number of sex offenders is 4,490 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


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

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Palo Alto, CA (5.8 miles , pop. 58,598).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fremont, CA (17.4 miles , pop. 203,413).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (313.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Ladera, CA (1.4 miles ), Woodside, CA (2.0 miles ), West Menlo Park, CA (2.0 miles ), Stanford, CA (2.1 miles ), Los Altos Hills, CA (2.1 miles ), La Honda, CA (2.2 miles ), West Santa Clara, CA (2.3 miles) , Palo Alto, CA (2.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $685,400
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $809,500
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $987,300
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $1,090,500
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $1,028,600
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $1,369,800
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $1,203,700
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $871,600
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $1,183,600
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $1,404,200
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $1,358,600
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $1,611,600
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $1,709,100
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $1,342,100
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $1,938,200
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $1,599,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.38 N, Longitude: 122.22 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 650

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Portola Valley, California accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.7%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +309 (+7.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (22%)
  • Finance and insurance (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (28%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Top executives (10%)
  • Engineers (9%)
  • Computer specialists (8%)
  • Other financial specialists (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Work and jobs in Portola Valley: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Earthquake activity:

Portola Valley-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below California state average. It is 1398% 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 60.8 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 30.8 miles away from Portola Valley 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 28.5 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 35.7 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 40.2 miles away from Portola Valley center
On 1/27/1980 at 02:33:36, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 36.3 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 San Mateo County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Landslides: 4, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospital/medical center in Portola Valley:

  • SEQUOIAS, THE (Nursing Home, 501 PORTOLA ROAD)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Portola Valley:

  • UNIVERSITY CONVALESCENT HOSP (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; MENLO PARK, CA)
  • STANFORD HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; PALO ALTO, CA)
  • PALO ALTO VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care - Veterans Administration, Government Federal, about 5 miles away; PALO ALTO, CA)

Political contributions by individuals in Portola Valley, CA

Amtrak stations near Portola Valley:

  • 15 miles: SANTA CLARA-GREAT AMERICA (SANTA CLARA, FOOT OF STARS & STRIPES DR.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking.
  • 18 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.
  • 18 miles: SAN JOSE (65 CAHILL ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.portolavalley.net

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portola Valley:

  • Stanford University (about 5 miles; Stanford, CA; Full-time enrollment: 14,562)
  • Foothill College (about 6 miles; Los Altos Hills, CA; FT enrollment: 4,985)
  • De Anza College (about 11 miles; Cupertino, CA; FT enrollment: 11,139)
  • College of San Mateo (about 13 miles; San Mateo, CA; FT enrollment: 2,867)
  • Mission College (about 14 miles; Santa Clara, CA; FT enrollment: 2,635)
  • West Valley College (about 14 miles; Saratoga, CA; FT enrollment: 3,930)
  • Santa Clara University (about 16 miles; Santa Clara, CA; FT enrollment: 6,769)

Private high school in Portola Valley:

  • WOODSIDE PRIORY SCHOOL (Students: 356; Location: 302 PORTOLA RD; Grades: 6 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Portola Valley:

Private elementary/middle school in Portola Valley:

  • WOODLAND SCHOOL (Students: 232; Location: 360 LA CUESTA DR; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Portola Valley, School District: PORTOLA VALLEY ELEMENTARY


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Notable locations in Portola Valley: Rancho Corte Madera (A), Portola Valley Town Hall (B), Portola Valley Branch San Mateo County Library (C), Woodside Fire Protection District Station 8 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Portola Valley include: Woodside Priory (A), Valley United Presbyterian Church (B), Our Lady of the Wayside Roman Catholic Church (C), Christ Episcopal Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Coal Creek (A), Damiani Creek (B), Bull Run Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Portola Valley include: Casa De Tableta State Historic Landmark (1), Frog Pond Park (2), Windy Hill Open Space (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
San Mateo 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.8. This is about average.
City:

29.8
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00390. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00390
U.S.:

0.02218
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.471. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.471
U.S.:

0.334
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 12.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.4
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 19.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

19.7
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 19.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

19.0
U.S.:

25.6
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.08. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.08
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Portola Valley and their reported violations in the past:

FLL MUTUAL (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.2%
(2.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  71.8%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.3%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Portola Valley, CA

35 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
9 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
36 people in nursing homes in 2000
33 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Portola Valley compared to California state average:

Portola Valley, California environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Portola Valley (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Alpine Road Branch at 3130 Alpine Road, Suite 170, branch established on 1997/07/01. 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Portola Valley travel time to work - commute


Portola Valley mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Other fuel (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Portola Valley town (based on San Mateo County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.85%
Here41.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishPresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents69.6%8.3%3.5%3.2%2.0%
Congregations11.0%2.3%3.2%7.4%4.8%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchMuslim EstimateAssemblies of GodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents1.4%1.3%1.0%1.0%8.8%
Congregations5.5%1.0%7.7%3.2%53.9%
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: 171
San Mateo County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 39
San Mateo County:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 114
San Mateo County:

1.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 703
Here:

10.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Mateo County:

16.9%
California:

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

18.0%
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 0$0 1$4,538
Other Government Administration 7$47,200$80,9141$2,000
Streets and Highways 1$9,620$115,4400$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,616$55,3920$0
Other and Unallocable 2$8,560$51,3600$0
Totals for Government 11$69,996$76,3592$6,538

Portola Valley government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $1,199,000 ($267.04)
    Regular Highways: $1,030,000 ($229.40)
    Police Protection: $360,000 ($80.18)
    Parks & Recreation: $66,000 ($14.70)
    General - Other: $36,000 ($8.02)
    Health Services - Other: $35,000 ($7.80)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $5,000 ($1.11)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $443,000 ($98.66)

Portola Valley government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $225,000 ($50.11)
    Parks & Recreation: $142,000 ($31.63)
    Regular Highways: $72,000 ($16.04)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $236,000 ($52.56)
    General Revenue, NEC: $108,000 ($24.05)
    Rents: $64,000 ($14.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $664,000 ($147.88)
    General Support: $251,000 ($55.90)
    Highways: $106,000 ($23.61)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $914,000 ($203.56)
    NEC: $912,000 ($203.12)
    Property: $615,000 ($136.97)
    Total General Sales: $347,000 ($77.28)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,000 ($0.67)

Portola Valley government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,989,000 ($1556.57)

7.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($75,468 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.22%
California average:

5.75%

0.19% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,259 average AGI)
San Mateo County:

0.19%
California average:

0.21%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from San Francisco County, CA  1.99% ($65,876 average AGI)
from Santa Clara County, CA  1.19% ($105,470)
from Alameda County, CA  0.71% ($60,283)


8.12% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($83,253 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.12%
California average:

6.27%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,125 average AGI)
San Mateo County:

0.12%
California average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Santa Clara County, CA  1.46% ($108,860 average AGI)
to San Francisco County, CA  1.45% ($68,160)
to Alameda County, CA  1.05% ($61,599)

Strongest AM radio stations in Portola Valley:

  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KYCY (1550 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KFAX (1100 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING CO, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KSFB (1220 AM; 5 kW; PALO ALTO, CA; Owner: SCA-PALO ALTO, LLC)
  • KIQI (1010 AM; 35 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF SAN FRANCISCO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KSJX (1500 AM; 10 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING INC)
  • KNEW (910 AM; 20 kW; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSFO (560 AM; 5 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Portola Valley:

  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • KFFG (97.7 FM; LOS ALTOS, CA; Owner: KFFG LICO, INC.)
  • KTEE (93.7 FM; FELTON, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KKSF-FM1 (103.7 FM; PLEASANTON, ETC., CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KZBR-FM2 (95.7 FM; LIVERMORE, ETC., CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KFRC-FM3 (99.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: INFINITY KFRC-FM, INC.)
  • KZBR-FM1 (95.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KBLX-FM2 (102.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS -CA, INC.)
  • KSOL-FM3 (98.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KISQ-FM3 (98.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMEL-FM1 (106.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KCEA (89.1 FM; ATHERTON, CA; Owner: MENLO-ATHERTON HIGH SCHOOL)
  • KYLD (94.9 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • 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 Portola Valley:

  • KQED (Channel 9; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KQED, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KBIT-CA (Channel 28; SAN FRANCISCO, ETC., CA; Owner: POLAR BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRON-TV (Channel 4; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SAN FRANCISCO, INC.)
  • KICU-TV (Channel 36; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • KTEH (Channel 54; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KTEH FOUNDATION)
  • KCNS (Channel 38; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • KDTV (Channel 14; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KDTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • KSTS (Channel 48; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LICENSE CORP.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Portola Valley, California:
  • Fatal accident count: 12
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 15
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 7
  • Fatalities: 12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 22
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
California average:
  • Fatal accident count: 208
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 310
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 81
  • Fatalities: 223
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 541
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 42

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


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total costs: $173,000
Total average daily traffic: 13,166
Total average daily truck traffic: 171
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 18,681

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Portola Valley)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Lat: 37.374861 Lon: -122.215194, Call Sign: WQFQ532
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.200 MHz, 451.250 MHz, 451.400 MHz, 452.187 MHz, 452.650 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/08/2006, Expiration Date: 09/08/2016, Certifier: Tim Molak
    Registrant: Atlas License Company, 1725a N. Shadeland Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46219, Phone: (317) 351-4865, Fax: (317) 351-4870, Email:
  • 765 Portola Rd (Lat: 37.381667 Lon: -122.229667), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6.3 m, Overall height: 9.3 m, Call Sign: WQQA726
    Assigned Frequencies: 1.68000 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/09/2012, Expiration Date: 10/09/2022, Certifier: Nick Pegueros
    Registrant: Information Station Specialists, Inc, Zeeland, MI 49464, Phone: (616) 772-2300, Fax: (616) 772-2966
  • Lat: 37.381667 Lon: -122.229667, Call Sign: WQQA819
    Assigned Frequencies: 1.68000 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/10/2012, Expiration Date: 11/10/2012, Cancellation Date: 01/12/2013, Certifier: Nick Pegueros
    Registrant: Information Station Specialists, Zeeland, MI 49464, Phone: (616) 772-2300, Fax: (616) 772-2966

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

156 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Portola Valley)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

31 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Portola Valley)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$807,30027$964,506197$686,4345$346,9703$779,663
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$04$1,008,09514$683,6410$01$414,020
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$2,073,05028$887,7521$482,7201$246,990
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$194,8703$1,921,02728$662,1702$954,1951$592,300
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$498,1208$790,4991$319,8400$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 6132.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 1999
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$189,750
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
  • Hazardous Condition: 8

Incident types - Portola Valley


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Portola Valley, CA

Most common first names in Portola Valley, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2982.0 years
Robert2476.9 years
Mary2092.0 years
Margaret1788.8 years
Helen1688.6 years
James1680.4 years
William1679.1 years
Dorothy1588.2 years
Ruth1588.2 years
George1484.2 years
Most common last names in Portola Valley, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith880.7 years
Kelly583.6 years
Lewis576.8 years
Miller582.4 years
Taylor579.0 years
Arnold484.0 years
Anderson487.0 years
Brown476.0 years
Johnson486.8 years
Morris478.7 years

Businesses in Portola Valley, CA

  • FedEx: 1
  • UPS: 1


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  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Accountants and auditors"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Architects, surveyors, and cartographers"
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  • #1 (94028) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of European first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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