Population 30,1772 Total Households 11,2041 Median Family Income $188,2632 Average Household Size 2.681 Median Age 47.72 Population aged 65+ 19.96%1 Number of Businesses Reporting Sales Tax 1,3833 School Enrollment (K-8) 4,5174 School Enrollment (9-12) 4,0285
Los Altos Hills
Population 8,6582 Total Households 2,8291 Median Family Income $224,2712 Average Household Size 2.781 Median Age 502 Population aged 65+ 23.21 Average Single Family Home Sales Price (sales from 08/15-07/16)6 • Los Altos $3,034,481 • Los Altos Hills $4,081,562
(1) United States Census Bureau, American Fact Finder, 2010 Census
(3) City of Los Altos
(4) Los Altos Unified School District
(5) Mountain View Los Altos Unified High School District
(6) Sales as reported by MLS
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 August 2015.
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.
Prevailing winds: N/W Mean hour speed: 6 mph Elevation: 200 feet
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE
January High 56 Low 37.5 July High 83.9 Low 53.1 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)
Population (1)196019701980199020002010 Los Altos19,69625,06225,76926,59927,72228,976 Santa Clara County Population658,7001,064,7141,400,1001,607,6731,729,9001,879,700
(1) Bay Area Census, Association of Bay Area Governments