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Los Altos, CA

  • Population: 29,000
  • Median Household Income: $158,745.00
  • Median Age: 45.2
  • County: Santa Clara
  • Patchwork Nation Classification: Monied 'Burb

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City Facts

Data Type Number Source Data Details Compare
Demographics     Details Compare
Families 76.0% American Community Survey
Married Couples 71.0% American Community Survey
Foreign-Born 23.0% American Community Survey
California-Born 44.0% American Community Survey
Language other than English spoken in the home 25.0% American Community Survey
College Educated 81.0% American Community Survey
Median Household Income $158,745.00 American Community Survey
Population 29,000 American Community Survey
Median Age 45.2 American Community Survey
Senior Citizens 18.0% American Community Survey
White 77.0% American Community Survey
African-American 0.5% American Community Survey
Asian 21.0% American Community Survey
Hispanic 4.0% American Community Survey
Non-citizens 8.8% Association of Bay Area Governments
Local Government     Details Compare
Total Revenues 2006-07 $35,396,719.00 California State Controller's Office
Street lighting and landscaping 2006-07 $735,404.00 California State Controller's Office
Tax-Exempt Organizations 285 Internal Revenue Service
Local Sales & Use Tax 9.25% California State Board of Equalization
Police Expenditures 2006-07 $7,927,802.00 California State Controller's Office
Government Management and Support Expenditures 2006-07 $3,170,142.00 California State Controller's Office
Fire Expenditures 2006-07 $3,899,141.00 California State Controller's Office
Legislative Expenditures 2006-07 $315,223.00 California State Controller's Office
Cemetery Expenditures 2006-07 $0.00 California State Controller's Office
Politics & Elections     Details Compare
Democrats 41.54% California Secretary of State
Registered Voters 19,309 California Secretary of State
Republicans 33.45% California Secretary of State
Green Party 0.54% California Secretary of State
Libertarians 0.42% California Secretary of State
Decline to state 22.41% California Secretary of State
Transportation & Energy     Details Compare
Average Commute (minutes) 20.8 American Community Survey
No household vehicle 2.0% American Community Survey
2 household vehicles 52.0% American Community Survey
3 or more household vehicles 28.0% American Community Survey
Crime     Details Compare
Violent Crime 18 Office of the Attorney General (California)
Car Theft 8 Office of the Attorney General (California)
Labor     Details Compare
Unemployment as of April '09 5.6% California Employment Development Department
Self-Employed 11.7% Association of Bay Area Governments
Garment Manufacturers and Contractors 0 California Department of Industrial Relations
Lifestyle     Details Compare
Car Wash/Detailing Businesses 1 California Department of Industrial Relations
Veterinarians 25 California Department of Consumer Affairs
Landscape Architects 6 California Department of Consumer Affairs
Retail & Grocery     Details Compare
Liquor Licenses 18 California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Trader Joe's 1 Trader Joe's
Safeway 1 Safeway
Whole Foods 1 Whole Foods
Target 0 Target
Wal-Mart 0 Wal-Mart
Education     Details Compare
Libraries with free Wi-Fi 1 California State Library
Charter Schools 1 California Department of Education
Private Schools 8 California Department of Education
Public Schools 8 California Department of Education
Health & Medicine     Details Compare
Funeral Establishments 1 California Department of Consumer Affairs
Planned Parenthood Locations 0 Planned Parenthood
Housing     Details Compare
Housing Units 11,000 American Community Survey
Vacant Units 5.0% American Community Survey
Multi-Unit Structures 11.0% American Community Survey
Units built after 1990 9.0% American Community Survey
Renter-Occupied Units 15.0% American Community Survey
Median Home Price (May 2009) $1,484,000.00 California Association of Realtors
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YMCA Centers 0 YMCA Centers
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Local Newspapers 1 Nu-Designs Web Marketing

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