Los Altos

Nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley, the charming city of Los Altos exudes a small-town ambiance while offering proximity to major tech hubs and renowned educational institutions. Situated at the base of the picturesque Santa Cruz Mountains in Santa Clara County, Los Altos shares its borders with neighboring Los Altos Hills, Palo Alto, and Sunnyvale. With its rich history and scenic surroundings, Los Altos has become a sought-after destination for families and professionals seeking a blend of tranquility and convenience. One of the notable features of Los Altos is its accessibility, with convenient access to major highways and an intricate network of roads that effortlessly connect residents to surrounding areas. 

 

Los Altos boasts a top-rated educational system. The Los Altos School District oversees the public schools, while some students also attend schools in neighboring districts like Cupertino Union and Mountain View. Los Altos is also home to prestigious private academic institutions such as the Pinewood School and the Waldorf School of the Peninsula. Real estate in Los Altos is highly desirable, with a variety of neighborhoods. Single-family homes set on generous lots of a quarter of an acre or more are prevalent in the area. California ranch-style homes, turn-of-the-century architectural styles, and contemporary designs can be found throughout the city, adding to its architectural diversity. North Los Altos, Country Club, South of El Monte, and the Highlands/Woodland Acres are among the well-established neighborhoods that contribute to the city's allure. Residents of Los Altos enjoy access to an extensive network of hiking and biking trails, providing opportunities for outdoor recreation.

 

Spanning seven square miles, Los Altos offers a balanced blend of residential charm and commercial convenience. While it primarily consists of single-family homes, the city also features commercial areas that cater to its diverse community. For those seeking a taste of community spirit, the charming downtown provides restaurants, cafes and shops. The weekly farmers market provides an opportunity to connect with neighbors, and support local farmers and artisans. With its idyllic setting, outstanding schools, desirable neighborhoods, and convenient access to major tech hubs, Los Altos offers a truly exceptional living experience for its residents.

Overview for Los Altos, CA

31,562 people live in Los Altos, where the median age is 45.8 and the average individual income is $124,369. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

31,562

Total Population

45.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$124,369

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Los Altos, CA

Los Altos has 10,805 households, with an average household size of 2.9. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Los Altos do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 31,562 people call Los Altos home. The population density is 4,826.14 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

31,562

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

45.8

Median Age

50.33 / 49.67%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
10,805

Total Households

2.9

Average Household Size

$124,369

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

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Single
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Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Los Altos, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Los Altos. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Santa Rita Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Los Altos Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Covington Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
Ardis G. Egan Junior High
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
School For Independent Learners
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Green Chinese School
PRIVATE
K - 4th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Georgina P. Blach Junior High
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
Oak Avenue Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Montclaire Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5

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