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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 66,478
Median Age 41
Median Household Income $136,519
Median Home Price $1,564,600
Walkscore 54

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Palo Alto, CA Demographics

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%

Population By Gender

  Male 49.4%
  Female 50.6%

Language

  English Only 60.5%
  English Other 39.5%

Economics

  Median Household Income $136,519
  Median Home Price $1,564,600
  Homes Owned 45%
  Homes Rent 55%
  Median Property Rent $2,210

 
COMMUTE TIME: 23.1 MINUTES
in Palo Alto, CA

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, CA

 
Total Employed Armed Forces: 6
In Palo Alto, CA

 
4.5% CIVILIAN VETERANS
in Palo Alto, CA