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 DEMOGRAPHICS

 Los Altos
 Population
28,9761
 Total Households
11,2041
 Median Family Income
$154,8212
 Average Household Size
2.681
 Median Age
46.21
 Population aged 65+
19.96%1
 Number of Businesses  Reporting Sales Tax
1,2822
 School Enrollment (K-8)
4,7003
 School Enrollment (9-12)
3,9004
 Los Altos Hills
 Population
7,9221
 Total Households
2,8291
 Median Family Income
$173,570 1
 Average Household Size
2.781
 Median Age
50.11
 Population aged 65+
23.2%1
Average Single Family Home Sales Price (sales from 08/13-07/14)5
      • Los Altos
$2,448,003
      • Los Altos Hills $3,556,183

Sources:
(1) United States Census Bureau, American Fact Finder, 2010 Census
(2) City of Los Altos
(3) Los Altos Unified School District
(4) Mountain View Los Altos Unified High School District
(5) 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 July 2014.

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 12.04.2014

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