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Los Altos
  • Suburb of San Jose, CA

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade A+
  6. Diversity
    grade B
  7. Jobs
    grade A minus
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A+
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Los Altos is a suburb of San Jose with a population of 31,133. 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
31,133

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$2,000,001
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$3,501
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Los Altos Rankings

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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
    30.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    10.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    26.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    335
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    797.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    73.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    55%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    9%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    3%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    national  11%

Working in Los Altos

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$250,001
National
$75,149

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