Los Altos

Known for its excellent schools and neighborhoods replete with mature trees, Los Altos supports seven commercial areas serving its close to 30,000 residents.

Welcome to Los Altos 

Set at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Los Altos was originally a destination for wealthy San Franciscans who built their weekend homes in this area of the ”Valley of the Hearty Delights”. These summertime residents would arrive via railway and embark at what is now First and Main Streets, the main streets into the downtown area.
 
Known for its excellent schools and neighborhoods replete with mature trees, Los Altos supports seven commercial areas serving its close to 30,000 residents. It is among the most expensive cities to live in, but to most who live there the tranquil, charming neighborhoods are well worth it. Los Altos is an extraordinary blending of charming and historic buildings with a welcoming, small town atmosphere. The Downtown Community Plaza hosts goings-on throughout the year and lovely flowers can be found all over the village. A six-block triangle forms the core of the business district.
 
More than 140 stores and specialty shops offer an remarkable variety of merchandise. Recognized for its antiques, art galleries, home accouterments, gifts and items for kids, Los Altos is the perfect place for walking along streets adorned with Chinese Pastiche trees.
 
You can sense the aroma of fresh baked pastries and freshly ground coffees in the coffee shops and coffee houses. Delicatessens present sandwiches, wholesome salads and takeout food. Well liked restaurants offering a variety of cuisines that are scattered among the downtown area. Downtown Los Altos has many exceptional service businesses such as beauty and health centers, hair salons, barbershops, manicurists, travel agents and veterinary health services. Two grocery stores downtown provide an assortment of products. The small town feel of Los Altos is never more apparent than at downtown parades such as the very cute Los Altos pet parade, where everyone’s pets are dressed up in silly costumes.
 
The Los Altos Farmers Market is occurs every Thursday afternoon between 4:00 – 8:00 PM between the months of May and September. The recently expanded market boasts locally grown, organic vegetables and fruits, specialty foods, chef demonstrations, activities for the young ones and live entertainment. All returns from this event are applied to the betterment of downtown maintenance and beautification.
 

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Overview for Los Altos, CA

51,221 people live in Los Altos, where the median age is 45.5 and the average individual income is $110,265.57. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

51,221

Total Population

45.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$110,265.57

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Los Altos, CA

Los Altos has 18,533 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Los Altos do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 51,221 people call Los Altos home. The population density is 2,841.25 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

51,221

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

45.5

Median Age

49.26 / 50.74%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
18,533

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$110,265.57

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Los Altos, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Los Altos. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Santa Rita Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Los Altos Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Covington Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
Ardis G. Egan Junior High
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
School For Independent Learners
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Green Chinese School
PRIVATE
K - 4th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Georgina P. Blach Junior High
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
Oak Avenue Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Montclaire Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
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