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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Los Altos is a suburb of San Jose with a population of 30,504. Los Altos is in Santa Clara County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Los Altos offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Los Altos there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Los Altos and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Los Altos are highly rated.

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About Los Altos...
Population
30,504

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$2,000,001
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$3,188
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    45.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    9.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    13
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    348.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    589.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    71.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    52%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    3%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    national  12%

Working in Los Altos

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$235,278
National
$62,843

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