Palo Alto

The city’s rich history has been followed by an even richer present, for now Palo Alto commands some of the highest priced real estate in the nation.

Welcome to Palo Alto

Palo Alto offers an amazing combination of natural beauty, great weather, educated citizens, and excellent job opportunities that normally can only be found in large cities.
 
Palo Alto is named for an ancient redwood tree (“El Palo Alto,” meaning high tree) that Spanish explorers camped under in the late-1700s. Palo Alto was not much of a city until the formation of Stanford in 1891. Upon Stanford’s formation professors starting moving into North Palo Alto, and the downtown of University Avenue was created. The budding city was incorporated in 1894.
 
The city’s rich history has been followed by an even richer present, for now Palo Alto commands some of the highest priced real estate in the nation. However the reasons for these high prices, which will only continue to climb, are the many attributes that Palo Alto offers. These attributes create high demand for a very finite supply of homes. Even though Palo Alto is a city of only 60,000, it is world famous for many reasons. These include being home to Stanford University and many Silicon Valley companies. Stanford was recently ranked as the second best university in the world (behind Harvard) and has excellence in almost all fields. Palo Alto is located in the heart of Silicon Valley and is home to companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, Facebook and VMware and the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
 

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Overview for Palo Alto, CA

82,045 people live in Palo Alto, where the median age is 43.3 and the average individual income is $93,703.56. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

82,045

Total Population

43.3 years

Median Age

High

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

$93,703.56

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Palo Alto, CA

Palo Alto has 30,598 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Palo Alto do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 82,045 people call Palo Alto home. The population density is 1,329.46 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

82,045

Total Population

High

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

43.3

Median Age

48.96 / 51.04%

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
30,598

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$93,703.56

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 Palo Alto, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Palo Alto. 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
Casa Dei Bambini School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Herbert Hoover Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
El Carmelo Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
5/5
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
Casa Del Bambini School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Juana Briones Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Barron Park Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Ellen Fletcher Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Kehillah Jewish High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Living Wisdom School Of Palo Alto
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
Fairmeadow Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Palo Verde Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Cornerstone Learning Foundation
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
The Girls Middle School
PRIVATE
6th - 8th
No rating available
The Girls' Middle School
PRIVATE
6th - 8th
No rating available
Addison Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Walter Hays Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Stratford School - Palo Alto
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Duveneck Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
International School Of The Peninsula
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Elizabeth Seton School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
Packard Children's Hospital/Stanford
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Frank S. Greene Junior Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
Hope Technology School
PRIVATE
K - 10th
No rating available
Headsup Child Development Center Palo Alto
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5

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