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Palo Alto, CA

  • Population: 64,000
  • Median Household Income: $119,046.00
  • Median Age: 42.1
  • 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 63.0% American Community Survey
Married Couples 53.0% American Community Survey
Foreign-Born 31.0% American Community Survey
California-Born 37.0% American Community Survey
Language other than English spoken in the home 35.0% American Community Survey
College Educated 78.0% American Community Survey
Median Household Income $119,046.00 American Community Survey
Poverty Rate 6.0% American Community Survey
Population 64,000 American Community Survey
Median Age 42.1 American Community Survey
Senior Citizens 15.0% American Community Survey
White 71.0% American Community Survey
African-American 2.0% American Community Survey
Asian 24.0% American Community Survey
Hispanic 6.0% American Community Survey
Non-citizens 14.1% Association of Bay Area Governments
Local Government     Details Compare
Total Revenues 2006-07 $367,475,000.00 California State Controller's Office
Street lighting and landscaping 2006-07 $112,000.00 California State Controller's Office
Golf course expenditures 2006-07 $2,651,000.00 California State Controller's Office
Tax-Exempt Organizations 695 Internal Revenue Service
Library Expenditures 2006-07 $5,263,000.00 California State Controller's Office
Local Sales & Use Tax 9.25% California State Board of Equalization
Police Expenditures 2006-07 $22,388,000.00 California State Controller's Office
Government Management and Support Expenditures 2006-07 $38,472,000.00 California State Controller's Office
Fire Expenditures 2006-07 $18,533,000.00 California State Controller's Office
Legislative Expenditures 2006-07 $3,370,000.00 California State Controller's Office
Cemetery Expenditures 2006-07 $0.00 California State Controller's Office
Politics & Elections     Details Compare
Registered Voters 37,806 California Secretary of State
Democrats 53.34% California Secretary of State
Republicans 17.48% California Secretary of State
Green Party 0.94% California Secretary of State
Libertarians 0.46% California Secretary of State
Decline to state 26.46% California Secretary of State
Transportation & Energy     Details Compare
Power Plants 1 California Energy Commission
Average Commute (minutes) 20.6 American Community Survey
No household vehicle 7.0% American Community Survey
2 household vehicles 41.0% American Community Survey
3 or more household vehicles 20.0% American Community Survey
Crime     Details Compare
Violent Crime 65 Office of the Attorney General (California)
Car Theft 72 Office of the Attorney General (California)
Labor     Details Compare
Unemployment as of April '09 5.8% California Employment Development Department
Garment Manufacturers and Contractors 0 California Department of Industrial Relations
Self-Employed 9.5% Association of Bay Area Governments
Lifestyle     Details Compare
Veterinarians 26 California Department of Consumer Affairs
Car Wash/Detailing Businesses 9 California Department of Industrial Relations
Landscape Architects 16 California Department of Consumer Affairs
Retail & Grocery     Details Compare
Safeway 1 Safeway
Liquor Licenses 28 California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Whole Foods 1 Whole Foods
Target 0 Target
Wal-Mart 0 Wal-Mart
Education     Details Compare
Montessori Schools 4 American Montessori Society
Libraries with free Wi-Fi 4 California State Library
Charter Schools 0 California Department of Education
Private Schools 11 California Department of Education
Public Schools 13 California Department of Education
Health & Medicine     Details Compare
Federally-funded health centers 2 United States Department of Health and Human Services
Funeral Establishments 1 California Department of Consumer Affairs
Licensed Midwives 2 American Community Survey
Planned Parenthood Locations 0 Planned Parenthood
Housing     Details Compare
Housing Units 27,000 American Community Survey
Vacant Units 5.0% American Community Survey
Multi-Unit Structures 33.0% American Community Survey
Units built after 1990 11.0% American Community Survey
Renter-Occupied Units 40.0% American Community Survey
Median mortgage cost $3,422.00 American Community Survey
Median rental cost $1,579.00 American Community Survey
Median Home Price (May 2009) $1,400,000.00 California Association of Realtors
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YMCA Centers 2 YMCA Centers
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Local Newspapers 2 Nu-Designs Web Marketing

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