Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA

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2020 Population
210,040
0.114% 1-year growth
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
37.5
0.536% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
5.77%
7% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$164,769
5.54% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$2M
2020 Employed Population
99,963
0.422% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA had a population of 210k people with a median age of 37.5 and a median household income of $164,769. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA grew from 209,801 to 210,040, a 0.114% increase and its median household income grew from $156,116 to $164,769, a 5.54% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (49.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (31.9%), White (Hispanic) (5.71%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.85%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.9%).

41.2% of the households in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

81.6% of the residents in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA are Stanford University (5,193 degrees awarded in 2020), Foothill College (1,981 degrees), and Sofia University (814 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA was $2M, and the homeownership rate was 54%. Most people in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA is home to a population of 210k people, from which 81.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 35.9% of Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA residents were born outside of the country (75.5k people).

In 2020, there were 1.56 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (104k people) in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 66.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 12k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA are Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (24,479 households), Spanish (16,441 households), and Russian (4,331 households).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    104k ± 2.07k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    66.9k ± 1.92k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    12k ± 1.06k
11%
Hispanic Population
23.1k people

In 2020, there were 1.56 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (104k people) in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 66.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 12k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11% of the people in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA are hispanic (23.1k people).

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    24,479 households (12.3%)
  2. Spanish
    16,441 households (8.25%)
  3. Russian
    4,331 households (2.17%)

41.2% of the households in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA was Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese). 12.3% of the households in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA reported speaking Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

35.9%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
75.5k people
36.3%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
76.1k people

As of 2020, 35.9% of Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA residents (75.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA was 36.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

30
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
44
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.6

In 2020, the median age of all people in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA was 37.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. China
    14,846 ± 2,884 people
  2. India
    9,130 ± 2,294 people
  3. Mexico
    4,804 ± 1,682 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA was China, the natal country of 14,846 Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA residents, followed by India with 9,130 and Mexico with 4,804.

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Citizenship

81.6%
2020 Citizenship
81.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 81.6% of Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA was 81.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,509 ± 248
  2. Korea
    699 ± 135
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    638 ± 251

Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in California, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in California (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in California. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of California across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA is $164,769. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA was Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA with a value of $184,672, followed by San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA and Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA, with respective values of $170,304 and $164,769.

Males in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $142,695. The income inequality in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA employs 100k people. The largest industries in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA are Computer Systems Design (15,073 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (10,589 people), and Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals (7,176 people), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($262,590), Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals ($260,038), and Other information services, except libraries & archives, & internet publishing & broadcasting & web search portals ($248,862).

Wages

Median Household Income

$164,769
2020 value
± $5,813
5.54%
1 Year Growth
± 4.37%

Households in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA have a median annual income of $164,769, which is more than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $156,116 in 2019, which represents a 5.54% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$188,303
Average Male Salary in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA
± $17,783
$142,695
Average Female Salary in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA
± $18,369

In 2020, full-time male employees in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA made 1.32 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA
  1. Asian
    $161,317 ± $19,184
  2. White
    $149,981 ± $16,435
  3. Two or More Races
    $112,348 ± $47,743

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA.

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Wage Distribution

0.476
2020 Wage GINI in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA
0.484
2019 Wage GINI in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA

In 2020, the income inequality in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.56% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA was Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA with a value of $184,672, followed by San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA and Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA, with respective values of $170,304 and $164,769.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.77% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA (11.5k out of 200k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    5,376 ± 565
  2. Asian
    3,992 ± 504
  3. Hispanic
    2,616 ± 457

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

100k
2020 Value
0.422%
1 Year growth
± 0.422%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA grew at a rate of 0.422%, from 99.5k employees to 100k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA, are Software developers (12,387 people), Other managers (5,395 people), and Postsecondary teachers (4,947 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA, by number of employees, are Software developers (12,387 people), Other managers (5,395 people), and Postsecondary teachers (4,947 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer and information research scientists (20.6 times higher than expected), Computer hardware engineers (17.4 times), and Other Physical Scientists (13.9 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA, by average salary, are Surgeons ($312,049), Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes ($285,382), and Physicians ($283,341).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

100k
2020 Value
0.422%
1 Year growth
± 0.422%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA grew at a rate of 0.422%, from 99.5k employees to 100k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA, are Computer Systems Design (15,073 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (10,589 people), and Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals (7,176 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA, though some of these residents may live in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA, by number of employees, are Computer Systems Design (15,073 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (10,589 people), and Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals (7,176 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA has an unusually high number of Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals (60.9 times higher than expected), Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing (20.3 times), and Software publishing (14.3 times) industries.

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $407B
  2. $158B
  3. $149B

In 2020, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $407B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($158B) and Mixed freight ($149B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.26T
2020 Value in California
$4.61T
Projected 2050 Value in California
104% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $2.26T. This is expected to increase 104% to $4.61T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $83.5B
  2. $44.4B
  3. $43.3B

In 2020, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $83.5B, followed by Arizona with $44.4B and Ohio and $43.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%). The most partisan county was San Francisco County, CA with 85.3% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for California
63.5% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in California
  1. 85.3% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 82.3% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  3. 80.2% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in California was San Francisco County, CA with 85.3% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in California colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from California

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Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California1
Assumed office on November 10, 1992
Elected to the seat to succeed John Seymour (California politician)|John Seymour, who had been appointed to the seat after Pete Wilson was elected Governor of California.
Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2020, universities in Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA awarded 8,338 degrees. The student population of Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA is skewed towards men, with 17,060 male students and 16,175 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA are White (2,591 and 43.4%), followed by Asian (1,428 and 23.9%), Hispanic or Latino (1,071 and 17.9%), and Two or More Races (465 and 7.79%).

The largest universities in Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA by number of degrees awarded are Stanford University (5,193 and 62.3%), Foothill College (1,981 and 23.8%), and Sofia University (814 and 9.76%).

The most popular majors in Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA are General Business Administration & Management (889 and 10.7%), Computer Science (728 and 8.73%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (610 and 7.32%).

The median tuition costs in Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA are $36,550 for private four year colleges, and $1,395 and $10,080 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 754 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 460 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 327 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA was General Business Administration & Management with 754 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Masters Degree from schools in Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,193 degrees awarded
  2. 1,981 degrees awarded
  3. 814 degrees awarded
$1,395
Median In-State Public
$36,550
Median Private

In 2020, the Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Stanford University with 5,193 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

4,143
Degrees Awarded to Men
4,195
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 4,143 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA, which is 0.988 times less than the 4,195 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,591 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    1,428 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,071 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA was White students. These 2,591 degrees mean that there were 1.81 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 1,428 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA was $2M in 2020, which is 8.7 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $2M to $2M, a 0% change. The homeownership rate in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA is 54%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$2M
2020 Median
± N/A
$2M
2019 Median
± N/A

In 2020, the median property value in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA stayed at to $2M from the previous year's value of $2M.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $2M+ range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$164,769
Median Household Income
± $5,813
78.5k
Number of Households
± 1,759

In 2020, the median household income of the 78.5k households in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA grew to $164,769 from the previous year's value of $156,116.

The following chart displays the households in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

54%
2020 Homeownership
53.7%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 54% of the housing units in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.01% of the workforce in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (60.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.9%)
  3. Bicycle (7.62%)

In 2020, 60.2% of workers in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.9%) and those who used a bicycle to get to work (7.62%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

97.2% of the population of Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA has health coverage, with 66.9% on employee plans, 6.12% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 0.457% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in California was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in California see 1254 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.555% decrease from the previous year (1261 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1149 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 268 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Amador County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17%). Additionally, Colusa County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for California.
1,254 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in California

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,254 patients per year. This represents a 0.555% decrease from the previous year (1,261 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in California in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in California
$4,735
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$5,368
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,833
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

2.81%
Uninsured
66.9%
Employer Coverage
6.12%
Medicaid
10.7%
Medicare
13%
Non-Group
0.457%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA declined by 5.51% from 2.98% to 2.81%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 17% prevalence
  2. 16.9% prevalence
  3. 15.5% prevalence

Amador County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 17%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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