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Work and Jobs in Palo Alto, California (CA) Detailed Stats
Occupations, Industries, Unemployment, Workers, Commute


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Based on the data from 2000 / 2016 when the population of Palo Alto, California was 58,598 / 67,021

Most common industries

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)

Unemployment in Palo Alto

Unemployment by year (%)

Unemployment by year (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 1.9%Males
  • 8.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 4.7%Males
  • 2.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 8.0%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 2.6%Males
  • 1.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 6.3%Males
  • 10.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 10.6%Males
  • 0.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 4.4%Males
  • 5.1%Females
  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 2.1%Males
  • 1.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 13.2%Males
  • 2.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 0.9%Males
  • 1.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 3.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 0.5%Males
  • 1.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 1.2%Males
  • 5.5%Females
Unemployment in 2015:
Palo Alto:

2.5%
California:

5.5%
Unemployment in 2014:
Palo Alto:

3.6%
California:

7.5%
Unemployment in 2013:
Palo Alto:

4.5%
California:

8.9%
Unemployment in 2012:
Palo Alto:

5.5%
California:

10.4%
Unemployment in 2011:
Palo Alto:

6.5%
California:

11.7%
Unemployment in 2010:
Palo Alto:

7.3%
California:

12.2%
Unemployment in 2009:
Palo Alto:

5.7%
California:

11.2%
Unemployment in 2008:
Palo Alto:

3.2%
California:

7.3%
Unemployment in 2007:
Palo Alto:

2.5%
California:

5.4%
Unemployment in 2006:
Palo Alto:

2.3%
California:

4.9%
Unemployment in 2005:
Palo Alto:

2.8%
California:

5.4%
Unemployment in 2004:
Palo Alto:

3.4%
California:

6.2%
Unemployment in 2003:
Palo Alto:

4.4%
California:

6.8%
Unemployment in 2002:
Palo Alto:

4.4%
California:

6.7%
Unemployment in 2001:
Palo Alto:

2.7%
California:

5.4%
Unemployment in 2000:
Palo Alto:

1.6%
California:

4.9%
Unemployment in 1999:
Palo Alto:

1.5%
California:

5.2%
Unemployment in 1998:
Palo Alto:

1.6%
California:

5.9%
Unemployment in 1997:
Palo Alto:

1.5%
California:

6.4%
Unemployment in 1996:
Palo Alto:

1.9%
California:

7.3%
Unemployment in 1995:
Palo Alto:

2.5%
California:

7.9%
Unemployment in 1994:
Palo Alto:

3.2%
California:

8.6%
Unemployment in 1993:
Palo Alto:

3.6%
California:

9.5%
Unemployment in 1992:
Palo Alto:

3.5%
California:

9.3%
Unemployment in 1991:
Palo Alto:

2.9%
California:

7.7%
Unemployment in 1990:
Palo Alto:

2.0%
California:

5.8%

Time leaving home to go to work

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2016 (%)

12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

3.1% (882)
California:

6.0% (1,017,453)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

0.9% (272)
California:

4.5% (757,605)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

0.6% (168)
California:

4.8% (810,467)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

2.6% (745)
California:

8.7% (1,469,337)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

4.0% (1,147)
California:

8.2% (1,381,718)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

8.6% (2,486)
California:

13.5% (2,270,776)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

10.3% (2,986)
California:

10.6% (1,782,160)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

20.6% (5,957)
California:

11.8% (1,994,097)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

16.5% (4,754)
California:

5.8% (982,669)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

23.9% (6,890)
California:

8.3% (1,403,910)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

4.9% (1,423)
California:

3.7% (618,025)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

0.3% (78)
California:

1.5% (258,141)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.:
Palo Alto:

2.4% (689)
California:

6.7% (1,137,805)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
Palo Alto:

1.4% (409)
California:

5.9% (997,511)

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)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2016 (%) - Males

    12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    1.3% (211)
    California:

    7.9% (735,388)
    5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    1.1% (189)
    California:

    6.0% (552,605)
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    0.5% (85)
    California:

    5.8% (534,703)
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    1.8% (305)
    California:

    10.2% (947,274)
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    4.6% (768)
    California:

    8.3% (772,592)
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    7.9% (1,334)
    California:

    12.8% (1,185,149)
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    8.8% (1,470)
    California:

    8.5% (792,747)
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    18.8% (3,153)
    California:

    10.8% (1,000,036)
    8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    16.4% (2,755)
    California:

    5.0% (461,925)
    9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    28.1% (4,720)
    California:

    7.7% (714,347)
    10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    5.5% (923)
    California:

    3.2% (297,683)
    12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    3.1% (527)
    California:

    6.5% (605,290)
    4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    2.1% (353)
    California:

    5.9% (549,452)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2016 (%) - Females

    12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    5.5% (671)
    California:

    3.7% (282,065)
    5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    0.7% (83)
    California:

    2.7% (205,000)
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    0.7% (83)
    California:

    3.6% (275,764)
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    3.6% (440)
    California:

    6.9% (522,063)
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    3.1% (379)
    California:

    8.0% (609,126)
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    9.5% (1,152)
    California:

    14.3% (1,085,627)
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    12.5% (1,516)
    California:

    13.0% (989,413)
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    23.2% (2,804)
    California:

    13.1% (994,061)
    8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    16.5% (1,999)
    California:

    6.8% (520,744)
    9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    17.9% (2,170)
    California:

    9.1% (689,563)
    10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    4.1% (500)
    California:

    4.2% (320,342)
    11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    0.6% (78)
    California:

    1.8% (133,989)
    12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    1.3% (162)
    California:

    7.0% (532,515)
    4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    0.5% (56)
    California:

    5.9% (448,059)

Travel time to work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 74.3%
Number of people working at home: 2,966 (9.3% 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 to work (in minutes) 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)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016 (%)

Working at home in 2016 - Palo Alto

Working at home in 2016 - California

Less than 5 minutes:
Palo Alto:

0.8% (786)
California:

1.7% (294,042)
5 to 9 minutes:
Palo Alto:

2.7% (2,649)
California:

7.6% (1,290,447)
10 to 14 minutes:
Palo Alto:

7.9% (7,747)
California:

12.5% (2,119,013)
15 to 19 minutes:
Palo Alto:

9.8% (9,614)
California:

14.6% (2,469,586)
20 to 24 minutes:
Palo Alto:

12.1% (11,916)
California:

14.2% (2,392,137)
25 to 29 minutes:
Palo Alto:

6.5% (6,367)
California:

5.9% (990,541)
30 to 34 minutes:
Palo Alto:

14.5% (14,269)
California:

15.1% (2,551,288)
35 to 39 minutes:
Palo Alto:

4.5% (4,381)
California:

2.7% (462,142)
40 to 44 minutes:
Palo Alto:

7.0% (6,886)
California:

4.4% (736,908)
45 to 59 minutes:
Palo Alto:

12.4% (12,143)
California:

8.9% (1,496,093)
60 to 89 minutes:
Palo Alto:

16.0% (15,733)
California:

8.3% (1,404,017)
90 or more minutes:
Palo Alto:

5.7% (5,634)
California:

4.1% (687,817)

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

Working at home in 2000 - Palo Alto

Working at home in 2000 - California

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 (in minutes) to work in 2016 (%) - Males

    Less than 5 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    0.5% (267)
    California:

    1.6% (152,257)
    5 to 9 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    3.0% (1,561)
    California:

    6.9% (640,299)
    10 to 14 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    9.5% (4,851)
    California:

    11.7% (1,084,579)
    15 to 19 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    10.0% (5,102)
    California:

    13.9% (1,289,691)
    20 to 24 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    12.3% (6,294)
    California:

    14.0% (1,304,029)
    25 to 29 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    6.9% (3,532)
    California:

    5.8% (537,463)
    30 to 34 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    12.0% (6,173)
    California:

    15.6% (1,450,504)
    35 to 39 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    4.6% (2,358)
    California:

    2.8% (256,961)
    40 to 44 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    6.7% (3,447)
    California:

    4.6% (422,675)
    45 to 59 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    12.4% (6,350)
    California:

    9.3% (860,107)
    60 to 89 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    15.7% (8,021)
    California:

    9.1% (843,818)
    90 or more minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    6.4% (3,291)
    California:

    4.8% (443,407)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016 (%) - Females

    Less than 5 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    1.1% (519)
    California:

    1.9% (141,785)
    5 to 9 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    2.3% (1,088)
    California:

    8.5% (650,148)
    10 to 14 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    6.2% (2,896)
    California:

    13.6% (1,034,434)
    15 to 19 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    9.6% (4,512)
    California:

    15.5% (1,179,895)
    20 to 24 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    12.0% (5,622)
    California:

    14.3% (1,088,108)
    25 to 29 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    6.0% (2,835)
    California:

    6.0% (453,078)
    30 to 34 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    17.3% (8,096)
    California:

    14.5% (1,100,784)
    35 to 39 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    4.3% (2,023)
    California:

    2.7% (205,181)
    40 to 44 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    7.3% (3,439)
    California:

    4.1% (314,233)
    45 to 59 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    12.4% (5,793)
    California:

    8.4% (635,986)
    60 to 89 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    16.5% (7,712)
    California:

    7.4% (560,199)
    90 or more minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    5.0% (2,343)
    California:

    3.2% (244,410)

Means of transportation to work

Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Palo Alto

Means of transportation to work in 2016 - California

Drove car alone:
Palo Alto:

73.4% (74,196)
California:

73.6% (13,200,224)
Carpooled:
Palo Alto:

9.1% (9,166)
California:

10.3% (1,847,399)
Bus or trolley bus:
Palo Alto:

3.0% (2,988)
California:

3.3% (587,430)
Streetcar or trolley car:
Palo Alto:

0.1% (62)
California:

0.1% (21,511)
Subway or elevated:
Palo Alto:

0.4% (373)
California:

1.2% (209,481)
Railroad:
Palo Alto:

5.5% (5,553)
California:

0.5% (81,022)
Bicycle:
Palo Alto:

2.1% (2,128)
California:

1.0% (184,373)
Walked:
Palo Alto:

2.6% (2,669)
California:

2.7% (480,943)
Other means:
Palo Alto:

1.0% (990)
California:

1.5% (271,349)

Means of transportation to work in 2000 - Palo Alto

Means of transportation to work in 2000 - California

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)

Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Palo Alto (Males)

Means of transportation to work in 2016 - California (Males)

    Drove car alone - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    73.0% (38,215)
    California:

    74.3% (7,274,236)
    Carpooled - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    9.2% (4,798)
    California:

    10.2% (994,223)
    Bus or trolley bus - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    3.5% (1,825)
    California:

    3.0% (289,718)
    Streetcar or trolley car - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    0.1% (62)
    California:

    0.1% (13,019)
    Subway or elevated - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    0.3% (168)
    California:

    1.2% (112,673)
    Railroad - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    5.3% (2,749)
    California:

    0.5% (47,340)
    Bicycle - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    2.4% (1,247)
    California:

    1.3% (130,406)
    Walked - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    2.8% (1,456)
    California:

    2.6% (250,008)
    Other means - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    1.4% (727)
    California:

    1.7% (167,986)

Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Palo Alto (Females)

Means of transportation to work in 2016Travel time to work - California (Females)

    Drove car alone - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    73.8% (35,981)
    California:

    72.8% (5,925,988)
    Carpooled - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    9.0% (4,368)
    California:

    10.5% (853,176)
    Bus or trolley bus - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    2.4% (1,163)
    California:

    3.7% (297,712)
    Subway or elevated - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    0.4% (205)
    California:

    1.2% (96,808)
    Railroad - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    5.8% (2,804)
    California:

    0.4% (33,682)
    Bicycle - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    1.8% (881)
    California:

    0.7% (53,967)
    Walked - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    2.5% (1,213)
    California:

    2.8% (230,935)
    Other means - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    0.5% (263)
    California:

    1.3% (103,363)

Private vehicle occupancy

Private vehicle occupancy in 2016 (%)

Drove alone:
Palo Alto:

94.2% (20,875)
California:

87.7% (13,186,177)
In 2 person carpool:
Palo Alto:

3.5% (774)
California:

9.1% (1,366,789)
In 3 person carpool:
Palo Alto:

0.8% (183)
California:

1.8% (277,050)
In 4 person carpool:
Palo Alto:

0.2% (52)
California:

0.7% (109,717)
In 5-6 person carpool:
Palo Alto:

1.3% (280)
California:

0.4% (55,328)

Private vehicle occupancy in 2000 (%)

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 (%)

Employee of private company:
Palo Alto:

62.5% (19,590)
California:

68.0% (10,009,465)
Self-employed in own incorporated business:
Palo Alto:

3.5% (1,100)
California:

2.7% (402,392)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers:
Palo Alto:

14.3% (4,492)
California:

5.7% (845,536)
Local government workers:
Palo Alto:

5.8% (1,814)
California:

8.3% (1,218,764)
State government workers:
Palo Alto:

1.9% (595)
California:

4.0% (594,953)
Federal government workers:
Palo Alto:

1.9% (604)
California:

2.3% (344,354)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business:
Palo Alto:

10.0% (3,126)
California:

8.5% (1,249,530)
Unpaid family workers:
Palo Alto:

0.2% (48)
California:

0.4% (53,934)

Class of Workers (%) - Males

Employee of private company - Males:
Palo Alto:

68.7% (11,772)
California:

71.1% (5,716,697)
Self-employed in own incorporated business - Males:
Palo Alto:

4.5% (775)
California:

3.6% (290,657)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers - Males:
Palo Alto:

11.0% (1,887)
California:

3.8% (303,997)
Local government workers - Males:
Palo Alto:

3.5% (591)
California:

6.2% (495,927)
State government workers - Males:
Palo Alto:

1.4% (238)
California:

3.2% (255,434)
Federal government workers - Males:
Palo Alto:

1.7% (291)
California:

2.5% (198,555)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business - Males:
Palo Alto:

9.0% (1,541)
California:

9.5% (760,853)
Unpaid family workers - Males:
Palo Alto:

0.2% (30)
California:

0.3% (23,230)

Class of Workers (%) - Females

Employee of private company - Females:
Palo Alto:

54.9% (7,818)
California:

64.3% (4,292,768)
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 - Females:
Palo Alto:

18.3% (2,605)
California:

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

8.6% (1,223)
California:

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

2.5% (357)
California:

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

2.2% (313)
California:

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

11.1% (1,585)
California:

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

0.1% (18)
California:

0.5% (30,704)
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