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Overview

Introduction to East Palo Alto, California

East Palo Alto, California, in Santa Clara county, is 1 miles SE of Palo Alto, California and 13 miles NW of San Jose, California. The people of the city are in the San Francisco metropolitan area. 

East Palo Alto History

From 1500 to 1000 B.C., East Palo Alto was inhabited by the Ohlone tribe. In 1951, a tumulus was discovered in the area. Researchers concluded that the tribe used East Palo Alto as a camp and cemetery after discovering 3,000 artifacts and 60 graves in a year-long excavation. East Palo Alto experienced a number of changes between 1850s and 1940s. During the First World War, a military training ground was set up in the northern part of East Palo Alto. In the 1940s, a large number of Japanese resided in the East Palo Alto and it became a farming community. During the post World War era of 1960s, a number of African-American families settled in East Palo Alto. It was incorporated as a city in June, 1983.

East Palo Alto and nearby Attractions

  • Rinconada Park.
  • J Pearce Mitchell Park.
  • Children's Discovery Museum.
  • Winchester Mystery House.

Things To Do In East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto, with its rural-like setting, provides a number of scenic landscapes. The city also offers children's playgrounds, parks, a biking and hiking path, shopping areas and live music. You can also enjoy water sports in the city as it lies in a close proximity to San Francisco Bay.

East Palo Alto Transportation

Air transportation is available from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport.

East Palo Alto Higher Education

The nearest university is Sanford University.

Demographics

People

Total Population29,353
Male Share of the Population51.2%
Female Share of the Population48.8%
Senior Citizens6.1%
Employed Population 16+14,257
Age of the Population29

Families

% of people married40.5%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.9%
Median Earnings25+$30,090
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,410
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,952

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,953
% Above Poverty Level83.4%
% Below Poverty Level16.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.5%
% Using Public Transportation3.6%

Housing

People Living Alone16.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,510
Median House Value$515,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)83.5%
German2.1%
Irish1.4%
West Indian0.9%
African0.7%
English0.6%
French Except Basque0.6%
Italian0.5%
Afghan)0.4%
Haitian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Polish0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Scottish0.2%
Kenyan0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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East Palo Alto Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Mateo County
Standard Zip Codes94303
Phone Area Codes650
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.45
Approximate Longitude-122.1

East Palo Alto Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPALO ALTO
Distance1.9 miles
Jan Temp40 to 58 F
Apr Temp47 to 69 F
Jul Temp57 to 79 F
Oct Temp50 to 73 F
Annual Precip15.7 inches
StationNEWARK (OAKLAND)
Distance7.3 miles
Jan Temp42 to 58 F
Apr Temp50 to 68 F
Jul Temp58 to 78 F
Oct Temp54 to 74 F
Annual Precip14.8 inches
StationSAN JOSE
Distance12.3 miles
Jan Temp42 to 59 F
Apr Temp48 to 72 F
Jul Temp58 to 84 F
Oct Temp52 to 76 F
Annual Precip15 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Los Altos30,238$222,769
Los Altos Hills8,376$250
Menlo Park33,319$164,014
Mountain View78,827$127,900
Palo Alto66,649$176,797
Sunnyvale149,596$127,865

East Palo Alto Public Schools

Aspire East Palo Alto Charter
1286 Runnymede St.
ZIP: 94303
Other
Total Enrollment 759
Aspire East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy
1039 Garden St.
ZIP: 94303
Brentwood Academy
2086 Clarke St.
ZIP: 94303
Primary
Total Enrollment 532
Cesar Chavez Elementary
2450 Ralmar St.
ZIP: 94303
Middle
Total Enrollment 183
Costano Elementary
2695 Fordham St.
ZIP: 94303
Primary
Total Enrollment 564
East Palo Alto Academy
1050 Myrtle St.
ZIP: 94303
High
Total Enrollment 300
Green Oaks Academy
2450 Ralmar St.
ZIP: 94303
Primary
Total Enrollment 273
Los Robles Magnet Academy
2450 Ralmar Ave.
ZIP: 94303
Primary
Total Enrollment 380
Ronald Mcnair Academy
2033 Pulgas Ave.
ZIP: 94303
Middle
Total Enrollment 223
Sequoia Community Day
763 Green St.
ZIP: 94303

East Palo Alto Private Schools

Eastside College Preparatory School
1041 Myrtle St
ZIP: 94303
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 301
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