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People

Total Population 4,515
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 32.2%
Employed Population 16+ 1,800
Age of the Population 55

Families

% of people married 64.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 78.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $250
% Above Poverty Level 96.3%
% Below Poverty Level 3.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 14.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 3%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.7%
Median Gross Rent $2,330
Median House Value $2

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.8%
US/American 0.4%
English 13.8%
Irish 10.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Portola Valley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SW of Palo Alto, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 19 miles W of San Jose, California
County San Mateo
Standard Zip Codes 94028
Phone Area Codes 650
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.384
Longitude -122.234

Portola Valley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WOODSIDE FIRE STN 1
Distance 3.5 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 60 F
Apr Temp 42 to 73 F
Jul Temp 51 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 79 F
Annual Precip 28.7 inches
Station PALO ALTO
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 58 F
Apr Temp 47 to 69 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 50 to 73 F
Annual Precip 15.7 inches
Station NEWARK (OAKLAND)
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 58 F
Apr Temp 50 to 68 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 54 to 74 F
Annual Precip 14.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Portola Valley, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Portola Vally (94028)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Atherton 7,081 $250
Los Altos 30,075 $208,586
Los Altos Hills 8,314 $250
Menlo Park 33,064 $160,378
Palo Alto 66,478 $175,336
Woodside 5,479 $250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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