Palo Alto

Welcome to Palo Alto

Palo Alto (pop. 61,200) is located 35 miles south of San Francisco and 14 miles north of San Jose. Its blend of business and residential areas anchored by a vibrant downtown defines Palo Alto’s unique character. Its tree-lined streets and historic buildings reflect the city’s California heritage; at the same time, it is recognized worldwide as a leader in cutting-edge technological development. As the “Birthplace of the Silicon Valley,” the Palo Alto area is home to Nobel Prize winners, Silicon Valley CEOs, venture-capital firms, HP, Facebook and Stanford University, one of the most renowned universities and medical centers in the world. Palo Alto’s residents are highly educated, politically aware and culturally sophisticated.

Quick Facts

Population

67,021

Female

33,572

Male

33,449

  • White
    37,012
    54.5%
  • Hispanic
    4,764
    7.0%
  • Asian alone
    21,713
    32.0%
  • Black
    680
    1.0%
Median Home Price

$ 1,000,000

Average Income

$132,673

Median resident age

45.3 years

Palo Alto Schools

School Grades School Level State Ranking/# of Schools Student/Teacher Ratio
Addison Elementary K-5 Elementary 2017: 263/5692 21.5
Athena Academy 1-8 Private –: –/– 4.2
Barron Park Elementary K-5 Elementary 2017: 1582/5692 16
Bowman International School K-8 Private –: –/– 5.3
Casa Dei Bambini School PK-K Private –: –/– 6
Casa Del Bambini PK-K Private –: –/– 3.5
David Starr Jordan Middle 6-8 Middle 2017: 55/2508 16.3
Duveneck Elementary K-5 Elementary 2017: 175/5692 19.9
El Carmelo Elementary K-5 Elementary 2017: 307/5692 20.7
Emerson School 1-5 Private –: –/– 4.2
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