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Overview

Introduction to Los Altos Hills, California

Los Altos Hills, California, in Santa Clara county, is 3 miles W of Mountain View, California and 13 miles W of San Jose, California

Los Altos Hills History

Los Altos Hills was named after the Mission Santa Clara. The land where the town is located was a part of Rancho la Purissima Concepcion, which was granted to Jose Gorgonio in 1840. Los Altos Hills was incorporated as a town on January 27, 1956.

Los Altos Hills and Nearby Attractions

  • Los Altos History Museum.
  • San Jose Museum of Art.
  • Ardenwood Historic Farm.
  • Penitencia Creek County Park.
  • Calero County Park.
  • Vasona Lake County Park.

Things To Do In Los Altos Hills

Local parks include the Big Basin Redwoods State Park, the Sunnyvale Baylands Park, Coyote Hills Regional Park and Burleigh Murray Ranch State Park. Local museums include the Hiller Aviation Museum, the Coyote Point Museum for Environmental Education and the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles.

Los Altos Hills Transportation

Flights are available from the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport.

Los Altos Hills Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Foothill College, De Anza College and Stanford University.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,376
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens25.2%
Employed Population 16+3,490
Age of the Population51

Families

% of people married72.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher84.6%
Median Earnings25+$122,153
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$16,000

Wealth

Median Family Income$250
% Above Poverty Level95.8%
% Below Poverty Level4.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home13.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone17.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,962
Median House Value$2

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38%
German13.3%
English11.4%
Irish8.5%
Italian6.2%
Russian3.9%
Iranian3.6%
French Except Basque3.2%
Scottish3.1%
Polish2.9%
Swedish1.8%
Dutch1.4%
Norwegian1.3%
Swiss1.3%
Israeli1.2%
US/American0.6%
Arab0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Czech0.4%
Belgian0.3%
Estonian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Greek0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Basque0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Brazilian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Australian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Los Altos Hills Almanac

CategoryValue
County Santa Clara County
Standard Zip Codes94022, 94024
Phone Area Codes650
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.36
Approximate Longitude-122.14

Los Altos Hills 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
Distance4.9 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)
Distance11 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
Distance13 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 Altos30,238$222,769
Mountain View78,827$127,900
Palo Alto66,649$176,797
Portola Valley4,550$250
Sunnyvale149,596$127,865

Los Altos Hills Public Schools

Gardner Bullis Elementary
25890 Fremont Rd.
ZIP: 94022
Primary
Total Enrollment 337

Los Altos Hills Private Schools

Pinewood School
26800 Fremont Rd
ZIP: 94022
Secondary
Total Enrollment 297
St Nicholas Elementary School
12816 El Monte Rd
ZIP: 94022
Elementary
Total Enrollment 247
Los Altos Christian School
625 Magdalena Ave
ZIP: 94024
Elementary
Total Enrollment 230
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