|Number of Households||10,8202|
|Total Number of Businesses||1,3044|
|Number of Retail Businesses (Consumer Goods)||8364|
|School Enrollment (K-8)||4,2995|
|School Enrollment (9-12)||3,6905|
|Median Household Income||$140,1293|
|Persons per Household||2.773|
|Median Age||46.1 yrs.3|
|Population aged 65+||21%3|
|Median Single Family Home||$1,710,001|
California Association of Realtors1
California Department of Finance2
Easi Demographics; Census 2000 Reports and Analysis3
The HdL Companies; City of Los Altos Major Industry Groups4
Los Altos School District, Mtn. View/Los Altos High School District5
The Los Altos Chamber of Commerce makes no representation that this “Profile” is absolutely accurate or complete. Errors and omissions, typographical, clerical and otherwise, sometimes occur. Compiled July, 2008.
Los Altos, incorporated as a general law city in December of 1952, is located 37 miles south of San Francisco. Los Altos covers 7 square miles and is bordered by Los Altos Hills, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale and Cupertino.
The Town of Los Altos Hills, incorporated in January of 1956, is located adjacent to the City of Los Altos. The primarily residential community of Los Altos Hills is 8.4 square miles in area.
|Mean hour speed:||6 mph|
Average mean temperature
|Mean average yearly rainfall:||17.47 inches|
Freeways – U.S. 101 (Bayshore Freeway) and Interstate 280 (Junipero Serra Freeway) provide access to San Francisco to the north and San Jose to the south. El Camino Real (Highway 82) is the main thoroughfare between peninsula cities.
San Francisco International Airport, one of the world’s major air terminals, is just 27 miles north via Bayshore Freeway.
San Jose International Airport, also a terminal for major flights, is just 20 miles to the south.
Public transportation within the city is provided by Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, which also connects the Los Altos area with other cities in the Santa Clara Valley, as well as with BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit).
Economic Growth and Trends (U.S. Census)
|Los Altos Population||19,696||25,062||25,769||26,599||27,722|
|Santa Clara County Population||658,700||1,064,714||1,400,100||1,607,673||1,729,900|