Portola Valley, California

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Population in 2017: 4,611 (52% urban, 48% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.3%
 
Males: 2,159  (46.8%)
Females: 2,452  (53.2%)
Median resident age:

54.8 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 94028.

Estimated median household income in 2017: over $200,000 (it was $158,217 in 2000)
Portola Valley:

over $200,000
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $151,698 (it was $99,621 in 2000)

Portola Valley town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: over $1,000,000 (it was over $1,000,000 in 2000)
Portola Valley:

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: $946,532; in 2-unit structures: $930,101; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $748,471; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $725,975; mobile homes: $170,620; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $58,879

Median gross rent in 2017: $2,845.

March 2019 cost of living index in Portola Valley: 168.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 2.7%
(3.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Portola Valley, CA (2010)
    • 3,84188.2%White alone
    • 2425.6%Asian alone
    • 1754.0%Hispanic
    • 811.9%Two or more races
    • 120.3%Black alone
    • 10.02%American Indian alone
    • 10.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

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Ancestries: German (13.2%), European (12.7%), English (8.6%), Eastern European (8.2%), Italian (4.9%), American (4.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated on 07/14/1964

Elevation: 455 feet

Land area: 9.15 square miles.

Population density: 504 people per square mile   (low).

Portola Valley, California map

642 residents are foreign born (7.4% Europe, 2.5% Asia).

This town:

13.8%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $11,003 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $10,938 (0.5%)

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 )

Latitude: 37.38 N, Longitude: 122.22 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 650

Distribution of median household income in Portola Valley, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Portola Valley, CA in 2017

Property values in Portola Valley, CA

Portola Valley satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.4%
California:

4.6%
Historical population in Portola Valley, CA
Historical housing units in Portola Valley, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +309 (+7.4%).
Most common industries in Portola Valley, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (20.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (13.8%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.3%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.3%)
  • Construction (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (19.9%)
  • Computer & electronic products (16.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.8%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Health care (7.1%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (22.1%)
  • Educational services (14.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (10.1%)
  • Health care (8.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (7.5%)
  • Public administration (3.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Portola Valley, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.7%)
  • Top executives (7.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Engineers (6.8%)
  • Computer specialists (5.0%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4.8%)
  • Lawyers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.2%)
  • Top executives (10.1%)
  • Engineers (8.8%)
  • Computer specialists (7.7%)
  • Other financial specialists (7.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (5.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Top executives (4.7%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4.2%)

Average climate in Portola Valley, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Portola Valley, California environmental map by EPA

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

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

City:

92.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.419. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.419
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.4
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 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.209
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 22.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
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 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00611
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Portola Valley-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 750% 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 the city center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 182.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 243.4 miles away from Portola Valley center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 291.5 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 228.6 miles away from Portola Valley 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 San Mateo County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Portola Valley:

  • SEQUOIAS, THE (501 PORTOLA ROAD)

Other hospitals and 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, about 5 miles away; PALO ALTO, CA)
  • STANFORD HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; STANFORD, CA)
  • STANFORD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL D/P SNF (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; STANFORD, CA)
  • LUCILE SALTER PACKARD CHILDREN'S HSP AT STANFORD (Hospital, Childrens, about 5 miles away; PALO ALTO, CA)
  • BAY HEALTHCARE - PALO ALTO (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PALO ALTO, 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.

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

  • Stanford University (about 5 miles; Stanford, CA; Full-time enrollment: 14,410)
  • Foothill College (about 6 miles; Los Altos Hills, CA; FT enrollment: 9,635)
  • Canada College (about 6 miles; Redwood City, CA; FT enrollment: 3,446)
  • De Anza College (about 11 miles; Cupertino, CA; FT enrollment: 16,729)
  • College of San Mateo (about 13 miles; San Mateo, CA; FT enrollment: 5,398)
  • Mission College (about 14 miles; Santa Clara, CA; FT enrollment: 5,625)
  • West Valley College (about 14 miles; Saratoga, CA; FT enrollment: 6,128)

Public elementary/middle schools in Portola Valley:

Private elementary/middle school in Portola Valley:

  • WOODLAND SCHOOL (Students: 243, Location: 360 LA CUESTA DR, Grades: PK-8)
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Points of interest:

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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

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

FLL MUTUAL (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (AUG-31-2007), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-31-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2007), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-31-2007)
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
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Portola Valley:

Marital status in Portola Valley, CA
  • Never married: 19.0%
  • Now married: 64.5%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

For population 25 years and over in Portola Valley:

  • High school or higher: 97.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 80.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 50.4%
  • Unemployed: 1.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
California average:

15.0

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

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic243,63422
Other31,69778
Evangelical Protestant24,771166
Mainline Protestant23,84074
Orthodox5,3505
Black Protestant2,04612
None387,113-
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: 171
San Mateo County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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
This county:

1.62 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 703
San Mateo County:

10.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
San Mateo County:

7.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Mateo County:

16.9%
State:

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

18.0%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

59.3%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

58.5%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.4
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Portola Valley:

17.3%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

7.0%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.1
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Portola Valley:

34.4%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Portola Valley:

62.3%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Portola Valley:

78.8%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Portola Valley, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 7$52,526$90,0451$2,044
Streets and Highways 3$21,676$86,7040$0
Parks and Recreation 2$9,408$56,4480$0
Other and Unallocable 1$5,860$70,3200$0
Financial Administration 0$0 1$6,184
Totals for Government 13$89,470$82,5882$8,228

Portola Valley government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $1,103,000 ($239.21)
    Regular Highways: $585,000 ($126.87)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $2,629,000 ($570.16)
    Police Protection: $839,000 ($181.96)
    Regular Highways: $375,000 ($81.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $199,000 ($43.16)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $185,000 ($40.12)
    Financial Administration: $107,000 ($23.21)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $93,000 ($20.17)
    General - Other: $88,000 ($19.08)
    Housing and Community Development: $81,000 ($17.57)
    Health - Other: $36,000 ($7.81)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($0.65)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $12,000 ($2.60)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,150,000 ($249.40)

Portola Valley government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $442,000 ($95.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $264,000 ($57.25)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $1,205,000 ($261.33)
    Interest Earnings: $357,000 ($77.42)
    Rents: $79,000 ($17.13)
    Fines and Forfeits: $11,000 ($2.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,106,000 ($239.86)
    Highways: $83,000 ($18.00)
    General Local Government Support: $8,000 ($1.73)
  • Tax - Property: $2,210,000 ($479.29)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,027,000 ($222.73)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $361,000 ($78.29)
    Other License: $260,000 ($56.39)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $85,000 ($18.43)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $72,000 ($15.61)

Portola Valley government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $248,000 ($53.78)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,907,000 ($1497.94)

6.90% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($153,556 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.90%
California average:

5.03%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,088 average AGI)
San Mateo County:

0.07%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from San Francisco County, CA  1.54% ($139,745 average AGI)
from Santa Clara County, CA  1.32% ($219,350)
from Alameda County, CA  0.61% ($99,304)


7.51% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($143,515 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.51%
California average:

5.21%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,865 average AGI)
San Mateo County:

0.12%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to San Francisco County, CA  1.20% ($169,587 average AGI)
to Santa Clara County, CA  1.10% ($154,202)
to Alameda County, CA  1.04% ($98,442)

Businesses in Portola Valley, CA

  • FedEx: 1
  • UPS: 1

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.)
Portola Valley fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Portola Valley fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 13ft / 4.5mTotal length
  • $81,000Total costs
  • 15,925Total average daily traffic
  • 309Total average daily truck traffic
  • 22,082Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 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: 08/18/2016, Expiration Date: 09/08/2026, Certifier: Tim Molak, Registrant: Woodside Priory School, 302 Portola Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028, Phone: (650) 851-8221, 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
  • Lat: 37.373556 Lon: -122.211639, Call Sign: WQTQ962,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.350 MHz, 452.100 MHz, Grant Date: 03/26/2014, Expiration Date: 03/26/2024, Certifier: John Langford, Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

28 (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 in Portola Valley, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Portola Valley, CA - Value

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 9. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 18 took place in 2017, and the least - 0 in 2012. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Portola Valley, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (45.7%), and Structure Fires (36.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Portola Valley, CA
    • 5945.7%Outside Fires
    • 4736.4%Structure Fires
    • 1814.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 53.9%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Portola Valley, CA
  • 86.0%Utility gas
  • 9.7%Electricity
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Portola Valley, CA
  • 72.3%Utility gas
  • 17.4%Electricity
  • 5.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.7%Other fuel


Portola Valley compared to California state average:

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

Portola Valley on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median house value"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Israel (population 500+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Doctorate degrees (population 500+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in religious group quarters (population 1,000+)"
  • #2 (94028) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 5,000+)"
  • #3 (94028) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #6 (94028) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #6 (94028) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest average reported salary/wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #9 (94028) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average net capital gain/loss (pop 5,000+)"
  • #11 (94028) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable interest in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #11 (94028) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #45 (94028) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average taxable interest for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #76 (94028) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
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