Los Altos

Welcome to Los Altos

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

$ 1,000,000

Average Income

$200,000

Median resident age

45.9 years

Los Altos Schools

School Grades School Level State Ranking/# of Schools Student/Teacher Ratio
Almond Elementary K-6 Elementary 2017: 219/5692 24.3
Ardis G. Egan Junior High 7-8 Middle 2017: 20/2508 22.2
Bullis Charter K-8 Elementary 2017: 4/5692 19
Covington Elementary K-6 Elementary 2017: 21/5692 22.3
Georgina P. Blach Junior High 7-8 Middle 2017: 21/2508 20.4
Heritage Academy PK-6 Private –: –/– 8.9
LASD Preschool –: –/–
Los Altos High 9-12 High 2017: 109/2021 20.8
Loyola Elementary K-6 Elementary 2017: 184/5692 22.9
Miramonte School K-8 Private –: –/– 13.1
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