Welcome to Los Altos

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Los Altos (pop. 29,704) real estate consistently ranks among the most expensive in California and in the country. Almost 100 percent of the workforce is employed in white-collar jobs, and 9.76 percent work from home. Residents are generally very well educated and have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel. The city has four commercial districts, with the largest being its six-block downtown, where there’s a vibrant mix of over 150 shops and restaurants. Los Altos is an excellent choice for families with children. Its excellent public-school district and large population of college-educated adults (almost 75 percent of its adults have a college or advanced degree) provide an environment conducive to academic success. Los Altos is an ethnically diverse city; approximately 23 percent of its residents were born outside of the United States. In addition to English, other languages commonly spoken in Los Altos include Chinese and Spanish.

Quick Facts

Population

30,288

Female

15,887

Male

14,401

  • White
    18,892
    61.4%
  • Hispanic
    998
    3.2%%
  • Asian alone
    8,705
    28.3%
  • Black
    69
    0.2%%
Median Home Price

$ 3,599,700

Average Income

$187,656

Median resident age

45.9 years

Los Altos Schools

SchoolGradesSchool LevelState Ranking/# of SchoolsStudent/Teacher Ratio
Almond ElementaryK-6Elementary2017: 219/569224.3
Ardis G. Egan Junior High7-8Middle2017: 20/250822.2
Bullis CharterK-8Elementary2017: 4/569219
Covington ElementaryK-6Elementary2017: 21/569222.3
Georgina P. Blach Junior High7-8Middle2017: 21/250820.4
Heritage AcademyPK-6Private–: –/–8.9
LASD Preschool–: –/–
Los Altos High9-12High2017: 109/202120.8
Loyola ElementaryK-6Elementary2017: 184/569222.9
Miramonte SchoolK-8Private–: –/–13.1
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