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Palo Alto, CA (California) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $2,000,001 (it was $776,000 in 2000)
Palo Alto:

$2,000,001
California:

$568,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $2,000,001 - Over $2,000,001

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $3,172,684
Here:

$3,172,684
State:

$765,845

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,634,098
Here:

$1,634,098
State:

$677,010

In 2-unit structures: $2,230,330
Here:

$2,230,330
State:

$1,050,336

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,256,837
Here:

$1,256,837
State:

$661,682

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $1,224,057
Here:

$1,224,057
State:

$672,204

Mobile homes: $96,190
Here:

$96,190
State:

$158,037

Palo Alto,CA index of house prices

Total population: 66,955 (Urban population: 58,464, Rural population: 319 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 28,541 (25,168 occupied: 13,950 owner occupied, 11,218 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

45%
State:

45%

Housing density: 1,206 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $6,841,643.

Median contract rent in 2019: over $2,000 (lower quartile is over $2,000, upper quartile is over $2,000)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2019: $4,481


Median gross rent in Palo Alto, CA in 2019: over $2,000

Housing units in Palo Alto with a mortgage: 7,456 (228 second mortgage, 1,044 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,494

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $229,684

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $137,681

Median monthly housing costs: $2,657

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Palo Alto, California Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1958

Median year apartment built: 1965

Household type by relationship:

Households: 65,365
  • Male householders: 13,509 (2,130 living alone), Female householders: 11,659 (4,109 living alone)
  • 14,437 spouses (14,285 opposite-sex spouses), 1,131 unmarried partners, (1,131 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 20,564 children (18,730 natural, 1,654 adopted, 180 stepchildren), 359 grandchildren, 183 brothers or sisters, 835 parents, 0 foster children, 161 other relatives, 1,937 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 590

Size of family households: 7,161 2-persons, 4,761 3-persons, 3,680 4-persons, 1,048 5-persons, 198 6-persons, 216 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,239 1-person, 1,716 2-persons, 132 3-persons, 17 4-persons.

12,228 married couples with children.
2,184 single-parent households (835 men, 1,349 women).

58.8% of residents of Palo Alto speak English at home.
4.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
12.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
22.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak other language at home (98% speak English very well, 1% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 24,789 (37.9%)
(60.9% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

3.6
State:

3.9

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Palo Alto, California
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Palo Alto, California
  • 115no bedroom
  • 1,0161 bedroom
  • 2,2072 bedrooms
  • 4,5623 bedrooms
  • 4,2804 bedrooms
  • 1,7705+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Palo Alto, California
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Palo Alto, California
  • 1,371no bedroom
  • 3,4351 bedroom
  • 3,8682 bedrooms
  • 2,0023 bedrooms
  • 3264 bedrooms
  • 2165+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Palo Alto in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Palo Alto in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 231no vehicle
  • 3,4901 vehicle
  • 7,0362 vehicles
  • 2,5133 vehicles
  • 5614 vehicles
  • 1195+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Palo Alto in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Palo Alto in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,192no vehicle
  • 6,1061 vehicle
  • 3,1382 vehicles
  • 6503 vehicles
  • 604 vehicles
  • 725+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Palo Alto, California
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Palo Alto, California
  • 1151 room
  • 2132 rooms
  • 6123 rooms
  • 1,4984 rooms
  • 2,3125 rooms
  • 3,1296 rooms
  • 2,1957 rooms
  • 1,8378 rooms
  • 2,0399+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Palo Alto, California
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Palo Alto, California
  • 1,3191 room
  • 1,5622 rooms
  • 2,4263 rooms
  • 2,4824 rooms
  • 2,0105 rooms
  • 5896 rooms
  • 3177 rooms
  • 3228 rooms
  • 1919+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2019 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Palo Alto, CA
  • Palo Alto, CA household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Palo Alto, CA in 2019
  • 549Less than $10,000
  • 799$10,000 to $19,999
  • 328$20,000 to $29,999
  • 784$30,000 to $39,999
  • 662$40,000 to $49,999
  • 764$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,804$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,743$75,000 to $99,999
  • 2,114$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,402$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,853$150,000 to $199,999
  • 10,366$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2019 in Palo Alto, CA

  • Distribution of house value in Palo Alto, CA in 2019
  • 154Less than $10,000
  • 7$10,000 to $14,999
  • 24$50,000 to $59,999
  • 14$100,000 to $124,999
  • 39$125,000 to $149,999
  • 85$150,000 to $174,999
  • 11$175,000 to $199,999
  • 50$200,000 to $249,999
  • 109$250,000 to $299,999
  • 57$300,000 to $399,999
  • 4$400,000 to $499,999
  • 171$500,000 to $749,999
  • 399$750,000 to $999,999
  • 2,050$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 2,028$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 12,041$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in Palo Alto, CA

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Palo Alto, CA in 2019
  • 46$100 to $149
  • 149$200 to $249
  • 245$250 to $299
  • 49$300 to $349
  • 261$350 to $399
  • 119$400 to $449
  • 13$450 to $499
  • 340$500 to $549
  • 5$550 to $599
  • 85$600 to $649
  • 58$650 to $699
  • 98$700 to $749
  • 94$750 to $799
  • 108$800 to $899
  • 101$900 to $999
  • 431$1,000 to $1,249
  • 287$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,171$1,500 to $1,999
  • 2,212$2,000 to $2,499
  • 2,400$2,500 to $2,999
  • 1,951$3,000 to $3,499
  • 2,407$3,500 or more
  • 284No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2019

Percentage of workers working in this county: 73.2%
Number of people working at home: 2,973 (9.7% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 262
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,465
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 3,773
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 5,556
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 6,604
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,990
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 3,471
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 350
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 854
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,429
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 815
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,157
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Palo Alto

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 69,791 (69.8%)
  • Carpooled: 11,247 (11.3%)
  • Bus: 2,966 (3.0%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 1,649 (1.7%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 4,546 (4.5%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 507 (0.5%)
  • Taxi: 1,653 (1.7%)
  • Bicycle: 3,166 (3.2%)
  • Walked: 1,418 (1.4%)
  • Worked at home: 2,973 (3.0%)
Class of Workers in 2019
  • Unemployment by race in 2019
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 2.2%Males
  • 1.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 9.0%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 0.7%Males
  • 2.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 12.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 6.4%Males
  • 4.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 2.4%Males
  • 5.8%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Palo Alto, California
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Palo Alto, California
  • 7,5922010 or later
  • 4,9182000 to 2009
  • 5,0551990 to 1999
  • 3,8181980 to 1989
  • 2,1841970 to 1979
  • 2,745Before 1970
Ancestries in Palo Alto, CA

First ancestries reported:

  • European: 1,663 (4.2%)
  • German: 1,518 (3.8%)
  • Russian: 1,342 (3.4%)
  • American: 1,160 (2.9%)
  • English: 976 (2.5%)
  • Italian: 900 (2.3%)
  • Irish: 803 (2.0%)
  • Polish: 722 (1.8%)
  • Israeli: 585 (1.5%)
  • Iranian: 576 (1.5%)
  • British: 497 (1.3%)
  • Swedish: 384 (1.0%)
  • Northern European: 333 (0.8%)
  • Eastern European: 316 (0.8%)
  • Turkish: 313 (0.8%)
  • Scottish: 261 (0.7%)
  • French: 260 (0.7%)
  • Swiss: 219 (0.6%)
  • Ukrainian: 207 (0.5%)
  • Canadian: 181 (0.5%)
  • Finnish: 172 (0.4%)
  • Greek: 169 (0.4%)
  • Romanian: 160 (0.4%)
  • Norwegian: 152 (0.4%)
  • Hungarian: 133 (0.3%)
  • Dutch: 113 (0.3%)
  • Danish: 108 (0.3%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 94 (0.2%)
  • Slovak: 89 (0.2%)
  • Portuguese: 80 (0.2%)
  • French Canadian: 67 (0.2%)
  • Ghanaian: 60 (0.2%)
  • Brazilian: 59 (0.1%)
  • Lithuanian: 56 (0.1%)
  • Serbian: 54 (0.1%)
  • Armenian: 49 (0.1%)
  • Czech: 44 (0.1%)
  • South African: 44 (0.1%)
  • Yugoslavian: 40 (0.1%)
  • Lebanese: 37 (0.09%)
  • Estonian: 37 (0.09%)
  • Austrian: 33 (0.08%)
  • Egyptian: 33 (0.08%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 32 (0.08%)
  • Welsh: 31 (0.08%)
  • Scandinavian: 29 (0.07%)
  • Bulgarian: 29 (0.07%)
  • Icelander: 26 (0.07%)
  • Belgian: 24 (0.06%)
  • Australian: 19 (0.05%)
  • Cajun: 16 (0.04%)
  • Croatian: 15 (0.04%)
  • African: 13 (0.03%)
  • Afghan: 12 (0.03%)
  • Iraqi: 11 (0.03%)
  • Guyanese: 10 (0.03%)
  • Celtic: 8 (0.02%)
  • Jamaican: 7 (0.02%)
  • Basque: 6 (0.02%)
  • Moroccan: 6 (0.02%)
  • Haitian: 6 (0.02%)
  • Assyrian: 4 (0.01%)
  • Slavic: 4 (0.01%)
  • Arab: 2 (0.01%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Palo Alto:

25.2% (6,090)
California:

6.3% (663,383)

India
Palo Alto:

10.3% (2,501)
California:

4.8% (505,205)

Taiwan
Palo Alto:

6.7% (1,618)
California:

1.7% (180,595)

Korea
Palo Alto:

6.1% (1,483)
California:

3.0% (317,966)

Russia
Palo Alto:

4.6% (1,115)
California:

0.6% (67,710)

Germany
Palo Alto:

3.8% (925)
California:

0.7% (76,353)

Israel
Palo Alto:

3.2% (781)
California:

0.3% (33,224)

Canada
Palo Alto:

3.0% (717)
California:

1.2% (129,491)

Hong Kong
Palo Alto:

2.4% (571)
California:

1.0% (103,152)

Mexico
Palo Alto:

2.2% (535)
California:

38.6% (4,076,121)

Philippines
Palo Alto:

2.0% (495)
California:

8.0% (844,794)

Iran
Palo Alto:

2.0% (492)
California:

2.0% (206,245)

Japan
Palo Alto:

2.0% (488)
California:

1.0% (106,436)

United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
Palo Alto:

1.7% (414)
California:

0.6% (61,585)

Ukraine
Palo Alto:

1.5% (375)
California:

0.5% (56,119)

France
Palo Alto:

1.5% (364)
California:

0.4% (41,041)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 24,171
  • Other state: 15,339
  • Northeast: 5,479
  • Midwest: 5,076
  • South: 2,465
  • West: 2,319

83.5% of Palo Alto residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35.2% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 51.1% lived in California.


Palo Alto:

83.5%
State average:

87.1%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 138
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 131
  • 5th and 6th grade: 133
  • 7th and 8th grade: 0
  • 9th grade: 8
  • 10th grade: 68
  • 11th grade: 2
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 91
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 434
  • Less than 1 year of college: 229
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 984
  • Associate degree: 266
  • Bachelor's degree: 5,730
  • Master's degree: 6,364
  • Professional school degree: 1,918
  • Doctorate degree: 4,894
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 55
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 188
  • 5th and 6th grade: 94
  • 7th and 8th grade: 50
  • 9th grade: 151
  • 10th grade: 60
  • 11th grade: 0
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 206
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 962
  • Less than 1 year of college: 423
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,534
  • Associate degree: 822
  • Bachelor's degree: 8,388
  • Master's degree: 7,077
  • Professional school degree: 1,471
  • Doctorate degree: 2,871
Educational Attainment for Females
Palo Alto marital status for males
Palo Alto marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 15,107
  • One, attached: 1,001
  • Two: 92
  • 3 or 4: 1,302
  • 5 to 9: 1,871
  • 10 to 19: 2,673
  • 20 to 49: 2,601
  • 50 or more: 3,634
  • Mobile homes: 260

Median worth of mobile homes: $81,241

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2019: 0.2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2019: 2.7%

House/condo owner moved in on average 17 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Palo Alto
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Palo Alto, CA
  • 81.0%Utility gas
  • 15.9%Electricity
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Solar energy
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Palo Alto, CA
  • 53.7%Utility gas
  • 42.5%Electricity
  • 2.7%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 681
Here:

10.2%
California:

8.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 453
Here:

12.0%
California:

8.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 447
Here:

27.9%
California:

14.4%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability