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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    grade B+
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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Los Gatos is a suburb of San Jose with a population of 30,729. Los Gatos is in Santa Clara County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Los Gatos offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Los Gatos there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Los Gatos and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Los Gatos are highly rated.

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About Los Gatos...
Population
30,729

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,694,000
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$2,341
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Los Gatos 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
    19.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    6.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    19.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    185.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,078.2
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    97.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  12%

Working in Los Gatos

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$155,863
National
$62,843

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