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Palo Alto
  • Town in California

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

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Palo Alto is a town in California with a population of 67,973. Palo Alto is in Santa Clara County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Palo Alto offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Palo Alto there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Palo Alto and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Palo Alto are highly rated.

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About Palo Alto...
Population
67,973

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$2,000,001
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$2,679
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Palo Alto Rankings

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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
    44.3
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    1.5
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    18.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    59.6
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    369.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,398.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    181.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    55%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  11%

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