Palo Alto, CA : What you need to know

Located 35 miles south of San Francisco and 14 miles north of San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Palo Alto is a charming mix of old and new. The city is home to many prominent, cutting-edge technology companies and benefits from its proximity to Stanford University, one of the world’s leading research and teaching institutions. With historic neighborhoods, a vibrant shopping district and diverse cultural attractions, Palo Alto is an exciting destination – for business or pleasure, making it an obvious choice for a spot our Top 100 Best Places Live lists.


Palo Alto, CA City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 66478
Latest Population Increase 77.80
Median age 41.1
Median Household Income $136519
Median Home Price $1564600
GreatSchools Rating
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Palo Alto
3.2 °C
Humidity : 98%
Wind : 0 km/h
13 °C
Monday
14 °C
Tuesday
17 °C
Wednesday

Palo Alto, CA Rankings

Palo Alto, CA Demographics

Population By Gender

  Population Men 49.4%
  Population Women 50.6%

 
6% CIVILIAN VETERANS
In Palo Alto

Median Population

Median age 41.1
Age 18 Over 76.9
Age 21 Over 74.3
Age 62 Over 19.9
Age 65 Over 17.3

Race

  Ethnicity White 62.2%
  Ethnicity Black 1.6%
  Ethnicity Asian 30%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 7.3%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Other 1.4%

Economics

  Median Household Income 136519
  Median Home Price 1564600
  Homes Owned 45
  Homes Rent 55
  Median Property Rent 2210

Language

  English Only 60.5
  English Other 39.5
  English Poor 1600000

 
COMMUTE TIME : 23.1 MINUTES
in Palo Alto

 
CLOSEST AIRPORT
within 60 miles of Palo Alto

Commute Types

  Walked 5.2
  Worked at Home 7.8
  Public Transportation 5.8
  Other Means 10.1
  Drove Alone 64.6
  Carpooled 6.6

54/100
WALK SCORE
for Palo Alto