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Mountain View is a town in California with a population of 81,656. Mountain View is in Santa Clara County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Mountain View offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Mountain View there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Mountain View and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Mountain View are highly rated.

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About Mountain View...
Population
81,656

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,413,500
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$2,456
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    113.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    23.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    57.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    379.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,399.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    132.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    24%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  12%

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