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Based on the data from 2000 / 2009 when the population of Palo Alto, California was 58,596 / 60,171

Most common industries (%)

Most common industries for males (%)

Most common industries for females (%)

Most Common Industries

Industry

All

Males

Females

Professional, scientific, and technical services22.4% (7,018)25.3% (4,333)18.9% (2,685)
Educational services15.7% (4,936)11.7% (2,009)20.5% (2,927)
Computer and electronic products12.9% (4,060)16.5% (2,822)8.7% (1,238)
Health care8.6% (2,694)5.5% (941)12.3% (1,753)
Data processing, libraries, and other information services3.8% (1,189)4.1% (700)3.4% (489)
Finance and insurance3.3% (1,048)3.6% (616)3.0% (432)
Public administration2.3% (725)1.8% (316)2.9% (409)
Accommodation and food services2.2% (681)2.3% (402)2.0% (279)
Construction2.1% (653)3.1% (534)0.8% (119)
Radio, TV, and computer stores2.0% (642)2.3% (390)1.8% (252)
Miscellaneous manufacturing2.0% (630)2.4% (405)1.6% (225)
Administrative and support and waste management services1.9% (587)1.9% (318)1.9% (269)
Real estate and rental and leasing1.7% (526)1.5% (253)1.9% (273)
Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries1.6% (502)1.5% (260)1.7% (242)
Social assistance1.6% (495)0.5% (90)2.8% (405)
Arts, entertainment, and recreation1.5% (484)0.7% (122)2.5% (362)
Broadcasting and telecommunications1.2% (391)1.6% (280)0.8% (111)
Chemicals1.2% (361)1.1% (187)1.2% (174)
Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations1.1% (358)0.9% (146)1.5% (212)
Transportation equipment0.7% (216)0.9% (162)0.4% (54)
Electronic shopping and mail-order houses0.7% (213)0.8% (131)0.6% (82)
Food and beverage stores0.6% (197)0.9% (151)0.3% (46)
Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers0.6% (188)0.6% (109)0.6% (79)
Personal and laundry services0.5% (161)0.3% (52)0.8% (109)
Department and other general merchandise stores0.5% (154)0.3% (43)0.8% (111)
Printing and related support activities0.5% (152)0.6% (97)0.4% (55)
Repair and maintenance0.4% (141)0.6% (101)0.3% (40)
Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers0.4% (125)0.6% (96)0.2% (29)
Private households0.4% (120)0.0% (7)0.8% (113)
Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores0.4% (114)0.3% (46)0.5% (68)
Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores0.3% (105)0.1% (24)0.6% (81)
Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores0.3% (91)0.3% (58)0.2% (33)
Metal and metal products0.3% (88)0.4% (63)0.2% (25)
Machinery0.3% (87)0.5% (78)0.1% (9)
Book stores and news dealers0.3% (84)0.2% (39)0.3% (45)
Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores0.3% (79)0.2% (39)0.3% (40)
Food0.2% (74)0.3% (54)0.1% (20)
Pharmacies and drug stores0.2% (67)0.3% (43)0.2% (24)
Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers0.2% (62)0.2% (34)0.2% (28)
Air transportation0.2% (62)0.2% (34)0.2% (28)
Motor vehicle and parts dealers0.2% (60)0.3% (45)0.1% (15)
Nonmetallic mineral products0.2% (60)0.3% (50)0.1% (10)
Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers0.2% (56)0.3% (49)0.0% (7)
Other direct selling establishments0.2% (56)0.2% (39)0.1% (17)
U. S. Postal service0.1% (40)0.2% (29)0.1% (11)
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers0.1% (40)0.2% (40)0.0% (0)
Retail florists0.1% (39)0.2% (30)0.1% (9)
Utilities0.1% (37)0.1% (24)0.1% (13)
Drugs, sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers0.1% (36)0.1% (25)0.1% (11)
Furniture and related product manufacturing0.1% (34)0.2% (29)0.0% (5)

Most common occupations (%)

Most common occupations for males (%)

Most common occupations for females (%)

Most common occupations

Occupation

All

Males

Females

Computer specialists9.9% (3,112)12.7% (2,182)6.5% (930)
Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers8.6% (2,693)8.8% (1,513)8.3% (1,180)
Engineers5.3% (1,660)8.5% (1,451)1.5% (209)
Life and physical scientists5.2% (1,621)6.1% (1,041)4.1% (580)
Top executives4.6% (1,436)6.6% (1,134)2.1% (302)
Business operations specialists4.4% (1,372)3.6% (620)5.3% (752)
Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers3.5% (1,104)3.4% (574)3.7% (530)
Postsecondary teachers3.3% (1,034)3.4% (574)3.2% (460)
Other sales and related workers including supervisors3.2% (1,000)3.0% (511)3.4% (489)
Lawyers3.0% (931)3.6% (613)2.2% (318)
Physicians and surgeons3.0% (928)3.7% (626)2.1% (302)
Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers2.8% (874)1.3% (217)4.6% (657)
Media and communication equipment workers2.6% (822)2.0% (351)3.3% (471)
Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing2.4% (750)2.6% (450)2.1% (300)
Operations specialties managers except financial managers2.2% (696)2.4% (418)2.0% (278)
Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations2.1% (671)0.8% (137)3.7% (534)
Art and design workers1.8% (549)1.5% (254)2.1% (295)
Retail sales workers except cashiers1.7% (537)1.5% (263)1.9% (274)
Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors1.7% (536)1.0% (166)2.6% (370)
Accountants and auditors1.6% (516)0.9% (159)2.5% (357)
Social scientists and related workers1.6% (512)1.4% (237)1.9% (275)
Secretaries and administrative assistants1.6% (493)0.2% (42)3.2% (451)
Registered nurses1.4% (424)0.2% (28)2.8% (396)
Information and record clerks except customer service representatives1.1% (341)0.6% (105)1.7% (236)
Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists1.1% (332)0.4% (70)1.8% (262)
Other financial specialists1.0% (326)1.2% (214)0.8% (112)
Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers1.0% (317)1.3% (215)0.7% (102)
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations1.0% (305)1.0% (172)0.9% (133)
Other production occupations including supervisors0.9% (292)1.2% (197)0.7% (95)
Secondary school teachers0.9% (291)0.4% (71)1.5% (220)
Health technologists and technicians0.8% (266)0.4% (72)1.4% (194)
Financial managers0.8% (265)1.0% (167)0.7% (98)
Customer service representatives0.8% (254)0.7% (122)0.9% (132)
Child care workers0.8% (239)0.1% (13)1.6% (226)
Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations0.7% (232)0.6% (97)0.9% (135)
Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors0.6% (197)0.9% (154)0.3% (43)
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks0.6% (177)0.2% (38)1.0% (139)
Life, physical, and social science technicians0.5% (167)0.7% (119)0.3% (48)
Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers0.5% (163)0.5% (83)0.6% (80)
Architects, surveyors, and cartographers0.5% (160)0.6% (104)0.4% (56)
Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers0.5% (148)0.2% (41)0.8% (107)
Waiters and waitresses0.5% (147)0.5% (88)0.4% (59)
Assemblers and fabricators0.5% (142)0.5% (91)0.4% (51)
Legal support workers0.4% (132)0.2% (30)0.7% (102)
Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses0.4% (132)0.5% (81)0.4% (51)
Cooks and food preparation workers0.4% (128)0.5% (90)0.3% (38)
Cashiers0.4% (123)0.2% (42)0.6% (81)
Therapists0.4% (120)0.1% (17)0.7% (103)
Librarians, curators, and archivists0.4% (118)0.1% (18)0.7% (100)
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers0.3% (107)0.6% (99)0.1% (8)
Religious workers0.3% (97)0.3% (54)0.3% (43)
Carpenters0.3% (96)0.6% (96)0.0% (0)
Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers0.3% (88)0.5% (88)0.0% (0)
Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks0.3% (88)0.2% (32)0.4% (56)
Personal appearance workers0.3% (85)0.1% (19)0.5% (66)
Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians0.3% (82)0.3% (48)0.2% (34)
Metal workers and plastic workers0.3% (82)0.4% (68)0.1% (14)
Mathematical science occupations0.3% (82)0.2% (32)0.4% (50)
Supervisors, construction and extraction workers0.2% (78)0.4% (64)0.1% (14)
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides0.2% (74)0.1% (14)0.4% (60)
Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors0.2% (70)0.2% (31)0.3% (39)
Construction laborers0.2% (58)0.3% (58)0.0% (0)
Other protective service workers including supervisors0.2% (49)0.2% (28)0.1% (21)
Other healthcare support occupations0.2% (48)0.2% (32)0.1% (16)
Special education teachers0.1% (47)0.1% (20)0.2% (27)
Law enforcement workers including supervisors0.1% (44)0.2% (38)0.0% (6)
Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers0.1% (38)0.2% (31)0.0% (7)
Electricians0.1% (38)0.2% (31)0.0% (7)
Laborers and material movers, hand0.1% (34)0.2% (34)0.0% (0)
Bus drivers0.1% (18)0.1% (18)0.0% (0)
Unemployment by race in 2000:

Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic males: 2.1%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 1.7%


Unemployment rate for Black males: 13.2%
Unemployment rate for Black females: 2.9%


Unemployment rate for Asian males: 0.9%
Unemployment rate for Asian females: 1.0%


Unemployment rate for other race females: 3.4%


Unemployment rate for two or more race males: 0.5%
Unemployment rate for two or more race females: 1.8%


Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino males: 1.2%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino females: 5.5%

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2008 (%)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2008 (%) - Males

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2008 (%) - Females

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2000 (%)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2008:
12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

0.6% (150)
California:

5.1% (786,551)
    12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    0.7% (101)
    California:

    6.8% (576,632)
    12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    0.5% (49)
    California:

    3.1% (209,919)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

0.8% (207)
California:

4.2% (641,948)
    5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    1.4% (199)
    California:

    5.7% (479,301)
    5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    0.1% (8)
    California:

    2.4% (162,647)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

1.4% (356)
California:

4.9% (750,588)
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    1.0% (142)
    California:

    6.2% (522,237)
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    2.0% (214)
    California:

    3.3% (228,351)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

3.4% (857)
California:

8.5% (1,299,102)
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    4.3% (617)
    California:

    10.2% (862,269)
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    2.2% (240)
    California:

    6.4% (436,833)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

3.8% (950)
California:

8.8% (1,346,531)
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    4.9% (699)
    California:

    9.0% (761,963)
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    2.3% (251)
    California:

    8.5% (584,568)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

10.7% (2,680)
California:

13.7% (2,100,124)
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    12.4% (1,755)
    California:

    13.2% (1,114,197)
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    8.5% (925)
    California:

    14.4% (985,927)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

13.5% (3,390)
California:

11.6% (1,778,184)
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    11.2% (1,596)
    California:

    9.7% (818,023)
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    16.5% (1,794)
    California:

    14.0% (960,161)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

20.8% (5,200)
California:

11.7% (1,796,811)
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    20.0% (2,843)
    California:

    10.6% (892,263)
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    21.7% (2,357)
    California:

    13.2% (904,548)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

15.4% (3,863)
California:

5.9% (903,541)
    8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    16.4% (2,324)
    California:

    4.9% (413,641)
    8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    14.2% (1,539)
    California:

    7.1% (489,900)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

17.1% (4,272)
California:

8.0% (1,229,588)
    9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    17.4% (2,469)
    California:

    7.1% (596,300)
    9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    16.6% (1,803)
    California:

    9.2% (633,288)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

4.8% (1,204)
California:

3.5% (536,546)
    10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    4.3% (608)
    California:

    3.0% (250,520)
    10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    5.5% (596)
    California:

    4.2% (286,026)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

1.5% (373)
California:

1.6% (237,662)
    11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    1.5% (219)
    California:

    1.4% (117,708)
    11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    1.4% (154)
    California:

    1.7% (119,954)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.:
Palo Alto:

3.4% (853)
California:

6.6% (1,005,267)
    12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    2.5% (353)
    California:

    6.5% (545,184)
    12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    4.6% (500)
    California:

    6.7% (460,083)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
Palo Alto:

2.8% (693)
California:

5.9% (901,012)
    4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    1.9% (264)
    California:

    5.9% (495,691)
    4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    4.0% (429)
    California:

    5.9% (405,321)
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2000:
12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

0.8% (259)
California:

4.2% (606,086)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

0.3% (108)
California:

3.6% (523,209)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

0.9% (269)
California:

4.8% (692,256)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

3.2% (979)
California:

8.4% (1,216,867)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

3.2% (997)
California:

9.4% (1,362,830)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

10.1% (3,122)
California:

13.8% (2,006,950)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

17.8% (5,523)
California:

13.7% (1,986,831)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

20.1% (6,219)
California:

10.9% (1,577,815)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

13.0% (4,028)
California:

5.4% (778,152)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

13.7% (4,248)
California:

6.7% (972,355)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

3.6% (1,128)
California:

2.9% (414,479)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

1.4% (423)
California:

1.3% (189,005)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.:
Palo Alto:

3.1% (974)
California:

6.0% (865,284)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
Palo Alto:

2.1% (639)
California:

5.3% (776,167)

Percentage of workers working in this county: 76.9%
Number of people working at home: 2,034 (6.6% of all workers)

Daytime population change due to commuting: +47,707 (+81.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 11,049 (35.7%)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2008 (%)

Working at home in 2008 - Palo Alto

Working at home in 2008 - California

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2008 (%) - Males

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2008 (%) - Females

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2000 (%)

Working at home in 2000 - Palo Alto

Working at home in 2000 - California

Travel time to work in 2008:
Less than 5 minutes:
Palo Alto:

0.9% (664)
California:

2.3% (348,095)
    Less than 5 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    0.8% (303)
    California:

    2.1% (181,211)
    Less than 5 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    1.0% (361)
    California:

    2.4% (166,884)
5 to 9 minutes:
Palo Alto:

4.1% (3,122)
California:

9.1% (1,387,039)
    5 to 9 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    4.7% (1,849)
    California:

    7.9% (669,196)
    5 to 9 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    3.5% (1,273)
    California:

    10.5% (717,843)
10 to 14 minutes:
Palo Alto:

9.7% (7,327)
California:

13.8% (2,118,497)
    10 to 14 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    9.7% (3,822)
    California:

    12.8% (1,079,403)
    10 to 14 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    9.7% (3,505)
    California:

    15.1% (1,039,094)
15 to 19 minutes:
Palo Alto:

14.7% (11,098)
California:

15.8% (2,412,566)
    15 to 19 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    14.9% (5,864)
    California:

    15.1% (1,273,150)
    15 to 19 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    14.4% (5,234)
    California:

    16.6% (1,139,416)
20 to 24 minutes:
Palo Alto:

14.4% (10,865)
California:

14.8% (2,261,682)
    20 to 24 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    14.4% (5,671)
    California:

    14.8% (1,246,159)
    20 to 24 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    14.3% (5,194)
    California:

    14.8% (1,015,523)
25 to 29 minutes:
Palo Alto:

6.7% (5,039)
California:

5.8% (890,865)
    25 to 29 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    6.8% (2,673)
    California:

    5.8% (491,979)
    25 to 29 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    6.5% (2,366)
    California:

    5.8% (398,886)
30 to 34 minutes:
Palo Alto:

16.7% (12,604)
California:

14.8% (2,264,796)
    30 to 34 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    15.1% (5,952)
    California:

    15.3% (1,295,082)
    30 to 34 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    18.3% (6,652)
    California:

    14.1% (969,714)
35 to 39 minutes:
Palo Alto:

3.2% (2,426)
California:

2.5% (384,737)
    35 to 39 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    2.8% (1,093)
    California:

    2.6% (221,702)
    35 to 39 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    3.7% (1,333)
    California:

    2.4% (163,035)
40 to 44 minutes:
Palo Alto:

6.3% (4,750)
California:

3.9% (594,403)
    40 to 44 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    5.3% (2,101)
    California:

    4.1% (348,111)
    40 to 44 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    7.3% (2,649)
    California:

    3.6% (246,292)
45 to 59 minutes:
Palo Alto:

12.0% (9,060)
California:

7.8% (1,198,857)
    45 to 59 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    12.1% (4,756)
    California:

    8.4% (711,763)
    45 to 59 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    11.9% (4,304)
    California:

    7.1% (487,094)
60 to 89 minutes:
Palo Alto:

7.5% (5,706)
California:

6.5% (998,180)
    60 to 89 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    8.5% (3,352)
    California:

    7.4% (621,037)
    60 to 89 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    6.5% (2,354)
    California:

    5.5% (377,143)
90 or more minutes:
Palo Alto:

3.9% (2,977)
California:

2.9% (447,836)
    90 or more minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    4.9% (1,943)
    California:

    3.6% (302,222)
    90 or more minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    2.9% (1,034)
    California:

    2.1% (145,614)
Travel time to work in 2000:
Less than 5 minutes:
Palo Alto:

1.4% (430)
California:

2.2% (324,703)
5 to 9 minutes:
Palo Alto:

9.9% (3,079)
California:

8.8% (1,280,443)
10 to 14 minutes:
Palo Alto:

18.7% (5,780)
California:

13.3% (1,930,263)
15 to 19 minutes:
Palo Alto:

18.5% (5,728)
California:

14.9% (2,157,970)
20 to 24 minutes:
Palo Alto:

15.6% (4,835)
California:

13.8% (2,004,060)
25 to 29 minutes:
Palo Alto:

6.4% (1,994)
California:

5.4% (782,241)
30 to 34 minutes:
Palo Alto:

11.1% (3,422)
California:

13.9% (2,025,657)
35 to 39 minutes:
Palo Alto:

2.3% (725)
California:

2.5% (366,487)
40 to 44 minutes:
Palo Alto:

2.3% (698)
California:

3.6% (528,043)
45 to 59 minutes:
Palo Alto:

3.3% (1,015)
California:

7.9% (1,151,598)
60 to 89 minutes:
Palo Alto:

3.1% (960)
California:

6.4% (933,123)
90 or more minutes:
Palo Alto:

0.8% (250)
California:

3.3% (483,698)

Travel time to work (in minutes) by means of transportation (%)

Travel time to work by means of transportation:
Less than 30 minutes - public transportation:
Palo Alto:

19.4% (206)
California:

22.5% (165,465)
Less than 30 minutes - other means:
Palo Alto:

77.7% (21,640)
California:

62.8% (8,314,215)
30 to 44 minutes - public transportation:
Palo Alto:

28.0% (298)
California:

28.4% (209,003)
30 to 44 minutes - other means:
Palo Alto:

16.3% (4,547)
California:

20.5% (2,711,184)
45 to 59 minutes - public transportation:
Palo Alto:

17.2% (183)
California:

16.0% (117,783)
45 to 59 minutes - other means:
Palo Alto:

3.0% (832)
California:

7.8% (1,033,815)
60 or more minutes - public transportation:
Palo Alto:

35.4% (377)
California:

33.1% (243,786)
60 or more minutes - other means:
Palo Alto:

3.0% (833)
California:

8.9% (1,173,035)

Means of transportation to work in 2008 - Palo Alto

Means of transportation to work in 2008 - Palo Alto (Males)

Means of transportation to work in 2008 - Palo Alto (Females)

Means of transportation to work in 2008 - California

Means of transportation to work in 2008 - California (Males)

Means of transportation to work in 2008 - California (Females)

Means of transportation to work in 2000 - Palo Alto

Means of transportation to work in 2000 - California

Means of transportation to work in 2008:
Drove car alone:
Palo Alto:

76.1% (59,189)
California:

73.0% (11,783,251)
    Drove car alone - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    75.4% (30,547)
    California:

    73.1% (6,474,852)
    Drove car alone - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    76.8% (28,642)
    California:

    72.9% (5,308,399)
Carpooled:
Palo Alto:

9.1% (7,089)
California:

11.6% (1,870,263)
    Carpooled - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    8.6% (3,491)
    California:

    11.7% (1,036,611)
    Carpooled - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    9.7% (3,598)
    California:

    11.4% (833,652)
Bus or trolley bus:
Palo Alto:

2.8% (2,206)
California:

3.9% (624,224)
    Bus or trolley bus - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    2.7% (1,090)
    California:

    3.5% (309,860)
    Bus or trolley bus - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    3.0% (1,116)
    California:

    4.3% (314,364)
Streetcar or trolley car:
Palo Alto:

0.1% (67)
California:

0.1% (22,431)
    Streetcar or trolley car - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    0.1% (32)
    California:

    0.2% (14,204)
    Streetcar or trolley car - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    0.1% (35)
    California:

    0.1% (8,227)
Subway or elevated:
Palo Alto:

0.2% (125)
California:

0.8% (130,797)
    Subway or elevated - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    0.1% (56)
    California:

    0.8% (70,299)
    Subway or elevated - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    0.2% (69)
    California:

    0.8% (60,498)
Railroad:
Palo Alto:

2.3% (1,805)
California:

0.3% (54,839)
    Railroad - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    2.3% (946)
    California:

    0.4% (34,444)
    Railroad - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    2.3% (859)
    California:

    0.3% (20,395)
Bicycle:
Palo Alto:

2.9% (2,257)
California:

1.0% (158,046)
    Bicycle - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    3.9% (1,568)
    California:

    1.3% (117,175)
    Bicycle - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    1.8% (689)
    California:

    0.6% (40,871)
Walked:
Palo Alto:

2.4% (1,882)
California:

2.8% (446,576)
    Walked - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    2.6% (1,047)
    California:

    2.7% (236,790)
    Walked - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    2.2% (835)
    California:

    2.9% (209,786)
Other means:
Palo Alto:

1.3% (1,018)
California:

1.3% (211,362)
    Other means - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    1.5% (602)
    California:

    1.6% (143,368)
    Other means - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    1.1% (416)
    California:

    0.9% (67,994)
Means of transportation to work in 2000:
Drove car alone:
Palo Alto:

74.5% (23,073)
California:

71.8% (10,432,462)
Carpooled:
Palo Alto:

6.1% (1,886)
California:

14.5% (2,113,313)
Bus or trolley bus:
Palo Alto:

1.3% (415)
California:

3.8% (549,425)
Streetcar or trolley car:
Palo Alto:

0.1% (23)
California:

0.1% (21,158)
Subway or elevated:
Palo Alto:

0.1% (37)
California:

0.7% (107,711)
Railroad:
Palo Alto:

1.8% (572)
California:

0.3% (41,022)
Taxicab:
Palo Alto:

0.1% (17)
California:

0.1% (9,890)
Motorcycle:
Palo Alto:

0.2% (76)
California:

0.2% (36,262)
Bicycle:
Palo Alto:

5.6% (1,742)
California:

0.8% (120,567)
Walked:
Palo Alto:

3.2% (997)
California:

2.9% (414,581)
Other means:
Palo Alto:

0.3% (78)
California:

0.8% (115,064)

Private vehicle occupancy (%)

Private vehicle occupancy:
Drove alone:
Palo Alto:

92.4% (23,073)
California:

83.2% (10,432,462)
In 2 person carpool:
Palo Alto:

6.5% (1,634)
California:

12.5% (1,564,905)
In 3 person carpool:
Palo Alto:

0.7% (179)
California:

2.6% (330,732)
In 4 person carpool:
Palo Alto:

0.2% (38)
California:

1.0% (119,364)
In 5-6 person carpool:
Palo Alto:

0.1% (27)
California:

0.5% (57,036)
In 7+ person carpool:
Palo Alto:

0.0% (8)
California:

0.3% (41,276)

Class of Workers (%)

Class of Workers (%) - Males

Class of Workers (%) - Females

Class of Workers:
Employee of private company:
Palo Alto:

62.5% (19,590)
California:

68.0% (10,009,465)
    Employee of private company - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    68.7% (11,772)
    California:

    71.1% (5,716,697)
    Employee of private company - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    54.9% (7,818)
    California:

    64.3% (4,292,768)
Self-employed in own incorporated business:
Palo Alto:

3.5% (1,100)
California:

2.7% (402,392)
    Self-employed in own incorporated business - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    4.5% (775)
    California:

    3.6% (290,657)
    Self-employed in own incorporated business - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    2.3% (325)
    California:

    1.7% (111,735)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers:
Palo Alto:

14.3% (4,492)
California:

5.7% (845,536)
    Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    11.0% (1,887)
    California:

    3.8% (303,997)
    Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    18.3% (2,605)
    California:

    8.1% (541,539)
Local government workers:
Palo Alto:

5.8% (1,814)
California:

8.3% (1,218,764)
    Local government workers - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    3.5% (591)
    California:

    6.2% (495,927)
    Local government workers - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    8.6% (1,223)
    California:

    10.8% (722,837)
State government workers:
Palo Alto:

1.9% (595)
California:

4.0% (594,953)
    State government workers - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    1.4% (238)
    California:

    3.2% (255,434)
    State government workers - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    2.5% (357)
    California:

    5.1% (339,519)
Federal government workers:
Palo Alto:

1.9% (604)
California:

2.3% (344,354)
    Federal government workers - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    1.7% (291)
    California:

    2.5% (198,555)
    Federal government workers - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    2.2% (313)
    California:

    2.2% (145,799)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business:
Palo Alto:

10.0% (3,126)
California:

8.5% (1,249,530)
    Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    9.0% (1,541)
    California:

    9.5% (760,853)
    Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    11.1% (1,585)
    California:

    7.3% (488,677)
Unpaid family workers:
Palo Alto:

0.2% (48)
California:

0.4% (53,934)
    Unpaid family workers - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    0.2% (30)
    California:

    0.3% (23,230)
    Unpaid family workers - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    0.1% (18)
    California:

    0.5% (30,704)


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