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Overview

Introduction to Los Altos, California

Los Altos, California, in Santa Clara county, is 1 mile W of Mountain View, California (center to center) and 12 miles W of San Jose, California. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the San Jose metropolitan area. 

Los Altos History

Juan Bautista de Anza, the famous Spanish explorer, who led a voyage in the year 1776, discovered the region of Los Altos on his way to explore the Bay of San Francisco. The city of Los Altos was incorporated in the year 1952. The credit for the earlier development of Los Altos goes to Paul Shoup, an executive of the Southern Pacific railroad. By the year 1911, there were only 50 residential homes in Los Altos and a few office buildings and stores on the Main Street. Today, Los Altos is a thriving city with beautiful residential houses and business centers.

Los Altos and Nearby Attractions

  • Hillview Community Center and Park.
  • Marymeade Park.
  • Shoup Park.
  • Grant Park Center.
  • Heritage Oaks Park.
  • Lincoln Park.

Things To Do In Los Altos

The city of Los Altos provides various opportunities for recreation and fun. The city is dotted with scenic parks where people can enjoy various activities like picnicking, playing soccer, jogging and many more. History lovers can enjoy visiting the interesting museums in the city. The nightlife of the city is also exciting with the Friday night movies, festival of lights and various other events.

Los Altos Transportation

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International serves the city of Los Altos.

Los Altos Higher Education

The city is served by De Anza College.

Demographics

People

Total Population30,238
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens19.7%
Employed Population 16+12,828
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married68.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher80.9%
Median Earnings25+$123,206
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,821
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$222,769
% Above Poverty Level96.7%
% Below Poverty Level3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home8.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.3%
% Using Public Transportation2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone18.1%
Median Gross Rent$2,611
Median House Value$2

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.1%
English12.5%
German12.5%
Irish10.6%
Italian5.4%
French Except Basque3%
Scottish2.7%
Russian2.6%
Norwegian2.4%
Swedish2.2%
Iranian2%
Polish1.9%
Dutch1.5%
Canadian1.1%
Swiss0.9%
Arab0.9%
Hungarian0.8%
Israeli0.8%
Danishn0.8%
Greek0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Czech0.5%
Croatian0.5%
US/American0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Slovene0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Belgian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
African0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Australian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Los Altos Almanac

CategoryValue
County Santa Clara County
Standard Zip Codes94022, 94024
P.O. Box Zip Codes94023
Phone Area Codes650
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.37
Approximate Longitude-122.11

Los Altos 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
Distance4.6 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)
Distance10.1 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
Distance11.8 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
East Palo Alto29,353$55,953
Los Altos Hills8,376$250
Menlo Park33,319$164,014
Mountain View78,827$127,900
Palo Alto66,649$176,797
Sunnyvale149,596$127,865

Los Altos Public Schools

Los Altos High
201 Almond Ave.
ZIP: 94022
High
Total Enrollment 1920
Santa Rita Elementary
700 Los Altos Ave.
ZIP: 94022
Primary
Total Enrollment 568
Almond Elementary
550 Almond Ave.
ZIP: 94022
Primary
Total Enrollment 545
Ardis G. Egan Junior High
100 W. Portola Ave.
ZIP: 94022
Middle
Total Enrollment 619
Bullis Charter
102 W. Portola Ave.
ZIP: 94022
Primary
Total Enrollment 707
Covington Elementary
205 Covington Rd.
ZIP: 94024
Primary
Total Enrollment 553
Montclaire Elementary
1160 St. Joseph Ave.
ZIP: 94024
Primary
Total Enrollment 507
Georgina P. Blach Junior High
1120 Covington Rd.
ZIP: 94024
Middle
Total Enrollment 525
Oak Avenue Elementary
1501 Oak Ave.
ZIP: 94024
Primary
Total Enrollment 459
Loyola Elementary
770 Berry Ave.
ZIP: 94024
Primary
Total Enrollment 526
Lasd Preschool
201 Covington Rd.
ZIP: 94024

Los Altos Private Schools

School For Independent Learners
909 N San Antonio Rd
ZIP: 94022
Secondary
Total Enrollment 20
St Simon
1840 Grant Rd
ZIP: 94024
Elementary
Total Enrollment 497
Miramonte School
1175 Altamead Dr
ZIP: 94024
Elementary
Total Enrollment 159
Pinewood Private School Lower Camp
477 Fremont Ave
ZIP: 94024
Elementary
Total Enrollment 124
Waldorf School Of The Peninsula
11311 Mora Dr
ZIP: 94024
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 307
Heritage Academy
858 University Ave
ZIP: 94024
Elementary
Total Enrollment 61
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