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Overview

Introduction to Los Gatos, California

Los Gatos, California, in Santa Clara county, is 7 miles SE of Cupertino, California (center to center) and 9 miles SW of San Jose, California. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the San Jose metropolitan area. 

Los Gatos History

This town was founded somewhere around the mid-1850s, when James Alexander Forbes built the Forbes Mill on the Los Gatos Creek. The area grew into a township, which adopted the name of the mill. The name was changed to Los Gatos after a land grant from the Spanish. Los Gatos was incorporated in 1887.

Los Gatos and Nearby Attractions

  • Forbes Mill.
  • Byington Winery and Vineyards.
  • Castle Rock State Park.
  • Castle Rock Falls.
  • Vasona Lake County Park.

Things To Do In Los Gatos

The area is surrounded by a number of bike trails running through the mountains. Biking is consequently a very popular activity. There are a number of parks and wineries which make for entertaining visits. The Castle Rock Falls are beautiful, home to some 50 foot waterfalls. The town also has some great restaurants and shopping areas.

Los Gatos Transportation

The closest major airport to Los Gatos is Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International.

Los Gatos Higher Education

The Foothill College serves the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population30,491
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens19%
Employed Population 16+14,343
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married56.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher65.5%
Median Earnings25+$86,494
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,537
Median Earnings With High School Degree$50,697

Wealth

Median Family Income$165,625
% Above Poverty Level94.8%
% Below Poverty Level5.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home9.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone26.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,910
Median House Value$1,338,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.2%
German14%
Irish12.7%
English10.9%
Italian7.4%
Polish3.4%
French Except Basque3.1%
Scottish2.7%
Russian2.3%
Norwegian2.2%
Swedish2%
Iranian1.6%
Welsh1.3%
Portuguese1.2%
Arab1.1%
Swiss1%
Dutch0.9%
Croatian0.8%
Czech0.6%
Greek0.6%
Danishn0.6%
African0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Syrian0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Nigerian0.4%
Serbian0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Palestinian0.3%
Brazilian0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
US/American0.2%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
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Los Gatos Almanac

CategoryValue
County Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County
Standard Zip Codes95032, 95033, 95030
P.O. Box Zip Codes95031
Phone Area Codes408, 669
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.12
Approximate Longitude-121.93

Los Gatos Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLOS GATOS
Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp39 to 59 F
Apr Temp44 to 71 F
Jul Temp55 to 85 F
Oct Temp49 to 76 F
Annual Precip22.6 inches
StationSAN JOSE
Distance10.5 miles
Jan Temp42 to 59 F
Apr Temp48 to 72 F
Jul Temp58 to 84 F
Oct Temp52 to 76 F
Annual Precip15 inches
StationPALO ALTO
Distance17.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Campbell40,788$122,381
Cupertino60,297$172,011
Monte Sereno3,514$239,500
San Jose1,009,363$99,608
Santa Clara122,725$118,840
Saratoga30,830$195,869

Los Gatos Public Libraries

Los Gatos Library
100 VILLA AVENUE
Los Gatos, California
(408) 354-6891

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Los Gatos Hospitals

El Camino Hospital Los Gatos
(Non-profit)
815 Pollard Road
Mission Oaks Hospital
(Proprietary)
15891 Los Gatos-almaden Road

Los Gatos Public Schools

Daves Avenue Elementary
17770 Daves Ave.
ZIP: 95030
Primary
Total Enrollment 580
Los Gatos High
20 High Sch Ct.
ZIP: 95030
High
Total Enrollment 1912
Rolling Hills Middle
1585 More Ave.
ZIP: 95030
Middle
Total Enrollment 985
Alta Vista Elementary
200 Blossom Valley Rd.
ZIP: 95032
Primary
Total Enrollment 619
Blossom Hill Elementary
16400 Blossom Hill Rd.
ZIP: 95032
Primary
Total Enrollment 669
Lexington Elementary
17010 Roberts Rd.
ZIP: 95032
Primary
Total Enrollment 157
Louise Van Meter Elementary
16445 Los Gatos Blvd.
ZIP: 95032
Primary
Total Enrollment 668
Raymond J. Fisher Middle
19195 Fisher Ave.
ZIP: 95032
Middle
Total Enrollment 1246
C. T. English Middle
23800 Summit Rd.
ZIP: 95033
Middle
Total Enrollment 196
Lakeside Elementary
19621 Black Rd.
ZIP: 95033
Primary
Total Enrollment 93
Loma Prieta Elementary
23800 Summit Rd.
ZIP: 95033
Primary
Total Enrollment 300

Los Gatos Private Schools

St Mary's Elementary School
30 Lyndon Ave
ZIP: 95030
Elementary
Total Enrollment 292
Hillbrook School
300 Marchmont Dr
ZIP: 95032
Elementary
Total Enrollment 313
Los Gatos Christian School
16845 Hicks Rd
ZIP: 95032
Elementary
Total Enrollment 338
Mulberry School
220 Belgatos Rd
ZIP: 95032
Elementary
Total Enrollment 121
Rainbow Of Knowledge Elementary School
15080 Los Gatos Blvd
ZIP: 95032
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Yavneh Day School
14855 Oka Rd Ste 100
ZIP: 95032
Elementary
Total Enrollment 172
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