Work and Jobs in Palo Alto, California (CA) Detailed Stats
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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)

Most common occupations

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 of 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 in Palo Alto

Unemployment by year (%)

Unemployment by year (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2012
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.2%Males
  • 8.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 25.7%Males
  • 8.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 37.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 14.1%Males
  • 5.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 13.1%Males
  • 21.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 11.1%Males
  • 17.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 11.2%Males
  • 12.2%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 2013:
Palo Alto:

3.6%
California:

8.9%
Unemployment in 2012:
Palo Alto:

4.5%
California:

10.4%
Unemployment in 2011:
Palo Alto:

5.3%
California:

11.8%
Unemployment in 2010:
Palo Alto:

6.0%
California:

12.4%
Unemployment in 2009:
Palo Alto:

2.8%
California:

7.3%
Unemployment in 2008:
Palo Alto:

3.1%
California:

7.2%
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:

4.5%
California:

6.8%
Unemployment in 2002:
Palo Alto:

4.5%
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:

5.3%
Unemployment in 1998:
Palo Alto:

1.6%
California:

6.0%
Unemployment in 1997:
Palo Alto:

1.6%
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:

3.6%
California:

9.4%
Unemployment in 1991:
Palo Alto:

2.9%
California:

7.8%
Unemployment in 1990:
Palo Alto:

2.0%
California:

5.8%

Means of transportation to work

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2009 (%)

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

0.6% (154)
California:

5.1% (787,677)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

0.7% (178)
California:

4.3% (669,397)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

1.3% (327)
California:

5.0% (776,860)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

3.5% (881)
California:

8.9% (1,378,016)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

3.4% (864)
California:

9.1% (1,395,889)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

11.4% (2,907)
California:

14.0% (2,154,241)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

13.6% (3,448)
California:

11.6% (1,785,739)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

20.7% (5,269)
California:

11.6% (1,785,017)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

14.9% (3,777)
California:

5.8% (896,966)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

18.0% (4,574)
California:

7.7% (1,193,221)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

5.1% (1,301)
California:

3.4% (524,084)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.:
Palo Alto:

1.4% (364)
California:

1.4% (222,188)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.:
Palo Alto:

3.6% (909)
California:

6.3% (969,115)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
Palo Alto:

2.5% (645)
California:

5.6% (862,896)

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 2009 (%) - Males

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

    0.8% (107)
    California:

    6.8% (584,730)
    5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    1.1% (154)
    California:

    5.8% (503,286)
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    0.9% (129)
    California:

    6.3% (543,030)
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    4.5% (642)
    California:

    10.8% (931,121)
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    4.5% (642)
    California:

    9.4% (813,621)
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    13.2% (1,869)
    California:

    13.4% (1,153,811)
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    11.3% (1,604)
    California:

    9.6% (827,768)
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    19.3% (2,735)
    California:

    10.4% (893,328)
    8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    16.6% (2,358)
    California:

    4.8% (415,902)
    9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    18.4% (2,607)
    California:

    6.9% (592,525)
    10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    4.6% (658)
    California:

    2.9% (252,268)
    11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    1.6% (225)
    California:

    1.2% (106,500)
    12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    2.6% (370)
    California:

    6.1% (522,234)
    4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    1.7% (235)
    California:

    5.6% (479,923)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2009 (%) - Females

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

    0.4% (47)
    California:

    3.0% (202,947)
    5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    0.1% (9)
    California:

    2.4% (166,111)
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    1.8% (202)
    California:

    3.4% (233,830)
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    2.1% (240)
    California:

    6.6% (446,895)
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    2.0% (224)
    California:

    8.6% (582,268)
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    9.2% (1,027)
    California:

    14.8% (1,000,430)
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    16.5% (1,848)
    California:

    14.1% (957,971)
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    22.6% (2,537)
    California:

    13.1% (891,689)
    8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    12.8% (1,435)
    California:

    7.1% (481,064)
    9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    17.6% (1,971)
    California:

    8.9% (600,696)
    10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    5.7% (642)
    California:

    4.0% (271,816)
    11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    1.3% (142)
    California:

    1.7% (115,688)
    12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    4.8% (543)
    California:

    6.6% (446,881)
    4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    3.7% (419)
    California:

    5.6% (382,973)

Travel time to work

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 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 2009 (%)

Working at home in 2009 - Palo Alto

Working at home in 2009 - California

Less than 5 minutes:
Palo Alto:

0.9% (674)
California:

2.5% (380,008)
5 to 9 minutes:
Palo Alto:

4.0% (3,111)
California:

9.1% (1,408,302)
10 to 14 minutes:
Palo Alto:

9.7% (7,446)
California:

13.6% (2,101,909)
15 to 19 minutes:
Palo Alto:

15.2% (11,746)
California:

15.5% (2,380,299)
20 to 24 minutes:
Palo Alto:

14.6% (11,293)
California:

14.5% (2,240,244)
25 to 29 minutes:
Palo Alto:

7.1% (5,485)
California:

5.6% (869,769)
30 to 34 minutes:
Palo Alto:

16.7% (12,873)
California:

14.6% (2,255,823)
35 to 39 minutes:
Palo Alto:

3.0% (2,312)
California:

2.6% (397,030)
40 to 44 minutes:
Palo Alto:

5.7% (4,406)
California:

3.9% (602,442)
45 to 59 minutes:
Palo Alto:

11.7% (9,024)
California:

7.9% (1,214,760)
60 to 89 minutes:
Palo Alto:

7.3% (5,631)
California:

7.0% (1,073,591)
90 or more minutes:
Palo Alto:

3.5% (2,726)
California:

3.1% (476,279)

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 2009 (%) - Males

    Less than 5 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    0.8% (311)
    California:

    2.3% (197,376)
    5 to 9 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    4.5% (1,797)
    California:

    8.1% (695,858)
    10 to 14 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    9.3% (3,695)
    California:

    12.7% (1,092,818)
    15 to 19 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    15.6% (6,195)
    California:

    14.8% (1,277,846)
    20 to 24 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    15.0% (5,945)
    California:

    14.5% (1,245,643)
    25 to 29 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    7.1% (2,799)
    California:

    5.7% (487,641)
    30 to 34 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    14.6% (5,780)
    California:

    15.2% (1,313,291)
    35 to 39 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    2.6% (1,036)
    California:

    2.7% (229,526)
    40 to 44 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    4.7% (1,879)
    California:

    4.2% (360,921)
    45 to 59 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    12.1% (4,813)
    California:

    8.4% (724,604)
    60 to 89 minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    8.6% (3,400)
    California:

    7.8% (673,004)
    90 or more minutes - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    4.9% (1,961)
    California:

    3.7% (320,444)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2009 (%) - Females

    Less than 5 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    1.0% (362)
    California:

    2.7% (182,632)
    5 to 9 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    3.5% (1,301)
    California:

    10.5% (712,444)
    10 to 14 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    10.1% (3,776)
    California:

    14.9% (1,009,091)
    15 to 19 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    14.8% (5,553)
    California:

    16.3% (1,102,453)
    20 to 24 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    14.2% (5,333)
    California:

    14.7% (994,601)
    25 to 29 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    7.2% (2,718)
    California:

    5.6% (382,128)
    30 to 34 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    19.4% (7,281)
    California:

    13.9% (942,532)
    35 to 39 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    3.4% (1,282)
    California:

    2.5% (167,504)
    40 to 44 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    6.9% (2,599)
    California:

    3.6% (241,521)
    45 to 59 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    11.1% (4,175)
    California:

    7.2% (490,156)
    60 to 89 minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    5.8% (2,190)
    California:

    5.9% (400,587)
    90 or more minutes - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    1.9% (721)
    California:

    2.3% (155,835)

Means of transportation to work

Means of transportation to work in 2009 - Palo Alto

Means of transportation to work in 2009 - California

Drove car alone:
Palo Alto:

75.3% (59,809)
California:

73.1% (11,816,727)
Carpooled:
Palo Alto:

9.4% (7,470)
California:

12.1% (1,948,876)
Bus or trolley bus:
Palo Alto:

2.7% (2,183)
California:

3.8% (621,578)
Streetcar or trolley car:
Palo Alto:

0.1% (40)
California:

0.1% (23,413)
Subway or elevated:
Palo Alto:

0.1% (72)
California:

0.8% (124,708)
Railroad:
Palo Alto:

2.5% (1,960)
California:

0.3% (53,495)
Bicycle:
Palo Alto:

3.1% (2,435)
California:

0.9% (144,730)
Walked:
Palo Alto:

2.3% (1,831)
California:

2.7% (443,479)
Other means:
Palo Alto:

1.7% (1,320)
California:

1.3% (217,783)

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 2009 - Palo Alto (Males)

Means of transportation to work in 2009 - California (Males)

    Drove car alone - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    74.2% (30,325)
    California:

    73.2% (6,594,183)
    Carpooled - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    8.6% (3,524)
    California:

    12.3% (1,107,528)
    Bus or trolley bus - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    2.9% (1,171)
    California:

    3.4% (309,778)
    Streetcar or trolley car - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    0.1% (23)
    California:

    0.1% (12,927)
    Subway or elevated - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    0.1% (34)
    California:

    0.7% (66,705)
    Railroad - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    3.0% (1,234)
    California:

    0.3% (31,277)
    Bicycle - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    4.2% (1,722)
    California:

    1.2% (109,991)
    Walked - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    2.5% (1,026)
    California:

    2.6% (237,139)
    Other means - Males:
    Palo Alto:

    2.0% (826)
    California:

    1.6% (146,164)

Means of transportation to work in 2009 - Palo Alto (Females)

Means of transportation to work in 2009Travel time to work - California (Females)

    Drove car alone - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    76.6% (29,673)
    California:

    72.9% (5,222,544)
    Carpooled - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    10.3% (4,002)
    California:

    11.7% (841,348)
    Bus or trolley bus - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    2.6% (990)
    California:

    4.4% (311,800)
    Streetcar or trolley car - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    0.0% (12)
    California:

    0.1% (10,486)
    Subway or elevated - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    0.1% (36)
    California:

    0.8% (58,003)
    Railroad - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    1.6% (620)
    California:

    0.3% (22,218)
    Bicycle - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    1.8% (703)
    California:

    0.5% (34,739)
    Walked - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    2.1% (806)
    California:

    2.9% (206,340)
    Other means - Females:
    Palo Alto:

    1.2% (470)
    California:

    1.0% (71,619)

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 (%)

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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