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Palo Alto, California (CA) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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3.8% of Palo Alto, CA residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 208.0% less than the poverty level of 11.8% across the entire state of California. Taking into account residents not living in families, 8.2% of high school graduates and 45.2% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 6.7% among disabled males and 10.5% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 74.5%. For comparison, it was 41.6% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Palo Alto, CA

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Palo Alto:

3.8%
Whole state:

11.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Palo Alto:

1.7%
Whole state:

5.2%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Palo Alto:

6.7%
California:

16.2%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 11.0% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Palo Alto:

15.1%
California:

24.6%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Palo Alto:

10.5%
California:

18.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 13.0% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Palo Alto:

29.0%
California:

24.3%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

74.5%
Residents above poverty level:

41.6%

Poverty by age in Palo Alto, CA

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Palo Alto
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Palo Alto,CA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 0.7%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 3.8%6 to 11 years
  • 5.5%12 to 14 years
  • 0.8%15 years
  • 5.0%16 and 17 years
  • 8.2%18 to 24 years
  • 2.8%25 to 34 years
  • 2.2%35 to 44 years
  • 3.9%45 to 54 years
  • 4.5%55 to 64 years
  • 1.6%65 to 74 years
  • 7.4%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Palo Alto
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Palo Alto,CA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 0.6%Under 5 years
  • 12.4%5 years
  • 0.5%6 to 11 years
  • 6.2%12 to 14 years
  • 8.5%15 years
  • 3.4%16 and 17 years
  • 16.5%18 to 24 years
  • 6.9%25 to 34 years
  • 2.8%35 to 44 years
  • 7.5%45 to 54 years
  • 4.3%55 to 64 years
  • 5.0%65 to 74 years
  • 10.9%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Palo Alto, CA
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Palo Alto,CA (% below half of poverty level)
  • 1.2%Under 5 years
  • 2.0%5 years
  • 2.2%6 to 11 years
  • 2.9%12 to 14 years
  • 7.5%15 years
  • 5.4%16 and 17 years
  • 10.0%18 to 24 years
  • 2.7%25 to 34 years
  • 2.5%35 to 44 years
  • 2.6%45 to 54 years
  • 1.1%55 to 64 years
  • 2.5%65 to 74 years
  • 2.8%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Palo Alto, CA

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Palo Alto, CA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Palo Alto, CA (%)
  • 3.8%White
  • 4.8%Black
  • 13.5%American Indian
  • 6.9%Asian
  • 1.4%Native Hawaiian
  • 20.4%Other race
  • 3.0%2+ races
  • 11.9%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Palo Alto, CA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Palo Alto, CA (absolute numbers)
  • 1,333White
  • 57Black
  • 32American Indian
  • 1,532Asian
  • 1Native Hawaiian
  • 131Other race
  • 1042+ races
  • 411Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 2.8%Below poverty level
  • 97.2%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 5.4%Below poverty level
  • 94.6%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Palo Alto, CA

Children below poverty level:
Palo Alto, California:

3.2%
State:

15.3%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Palo Alto:

8.2%
California:

18.0%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Palo Alto:

45.2%
California:

43.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 44.3%Married-couple family
  • 7.7%Male, no wife present
  • 48.0%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Palo Alto not in families by work experience
  • 5.2%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 33.8%Worked part-time
  • 61.0%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 0.0%One full-time, other part-time
  • 11.1%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 8.8%Both worked part-time
  • 26.4%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 53.6%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 0.3%1995 to 1998
  • 2.0%1990 to 1994
  • 4.4%1980 to 1989
  • 6.0%1970 to 1979
  • 4.0%1960 to 1969
  • 40.3%1950 to 1959
  • 16.4%1940 to 1949
  • 26.5%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.6%1999 to 2000
  • 2.5%1995 to 1998
  • 3.1%1990 to 1994
  • 6.8%1980 to 1989
  • 6.7%1970 to 1979
  • 8.1%1960 to 1969
  • 37.4%1950 to 1959
  • 17.1%1940 to 1949
  • 17.7%1939 or earlier
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