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  • Demographics

  •  Los Altos Los Altos

    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 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
  • Sources:
    (1) United States Census Bureau, American Fact Finder, 2010 Census
    (2) City-Data
    (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

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    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.

    Location
    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.

    Climate

    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

     

    Transportation
    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)
    1960  
    1970
    1980   
    1990 
      2000
      2010
    Los Altos
    19,696
    25,062 
    25,769
    26,599  
    27,722
    28,976
    Santa Clara County Population
    658,700  
    1,064,714 
    1,400,100 
    1,607,673
    1,729,900
    1,879,700

    (1) Bay Area Census, Association of Bay Area Governments

    Updated 11.15.2016