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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Downtown North is a neighborhood in Palo Alto, California with a population of 9,119. Downtown North is in Santa Clara County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Downtown North offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Downtown North there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Downtown North and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Downtown North are highly rated.
About Downtown North...
Population
9,119

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,671,773
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,291
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    78%
  • Own
    22%
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Downtown North Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$110,484
National
$55,322
Families with Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    53%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    8%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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