PALO ALTO

The city is well known for its tree-lined streets and variety of historic architecture.

Overview for Palo Alto

Even on the surface, it’s easy to understand why Palo Alto is such a sought-after place to live. The city is well known for its tree-lined streets and variety of historic architecture, and certainly, it’s an understatement to say that word has gotten out about its many high-performing schools and overall great quality of life. But Palo Alto is so much more than its (admittedly well-deserved) reputation as an enclave of desirable real estate. Often residents’ sentiments are similar, and undeniably appealing, as they describe welcoming communities that are “close-knit” and “family-friendly,” but how that’s defined is truly unique to each neighborhood.
 
A close-knit neighborhood might mean that residents check in on each other when they’re sick or share dog-walking duties or that neighbors are united by a strong emergency preparedness effort. Residents might get to know each other and build lasting friendships at regular block parties or gatherings for Halloween or the Fourth of July. “Family-friendly” might mean close to amenities like a library or the zoo and it might also mean a safe place for kids to meet up and ride their bikes, sometimes it’s all of the above.
 
Palo Alto Neighborhoods
2. Crescent Park
3. University South
11. Old Palo Alto
21. Adobe Meadow
22. Meadow Park
 
So which community is good for first-time home buyers? Where can you get around without a car? And what neighborhoods are the most family-friendly? Our 2022 guide to local neighborhoods provides an insider’s perspective on what subtle differences set the city’s neighborhoods apart from the others. Maps of the city show the location of each neighborhood. Fact boxes provide information about schools, shopping, parks, and other nearby amenities. You can download neighborhood maps or learn about other Midpeninsula neighborhoods not in this book by visiting paloaltoonline.com/real_estate.
 
Neighborhoods in Atherton, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, and Woodside are profiled there. If your area has been overlooked, or you’ve found something just plain wrong, please contact Linda Taaffe, who edited this publication, at [email protected]. We’d love to hear from you.
 
 
 

Overview for PALO ALTO, CA

68,624 people live in PALO ALTO, where the median age is 41.8 and the average individual income is $105,070. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

68,624

Total Population

41.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$105,070

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for PALO ALTO, CA

PALO ALTO has 26,007 households, with an average household size of 2.62. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in PALO ALTO do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 68,624 people call PALO ALTO home. The population density is 2,853.26 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

68,624

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

41.8

Median Age

48.41 / 51.59%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
26,007

Total Households

2.62

Average Household Size

$105,070

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in PALO ALTO, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby PALO ALTO. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Casa Dei Bambini School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Herbert Hoover Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
El Carmelo Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
5/5
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
Casa Del Bambini School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Juana Briones Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Barron Park Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Ellen Fletcher Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Kehillah Jewish High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Living Wisdom School Of Palo Alto
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
Fairmeadow Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Palo Verde Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Cornerstone Learning Foundation
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
The Girls Middle School
PRIVATE
6th - 8th
No rating available
The Girls' Middle School
PRIVATE
6th - 8th
No rating available
Addison Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Walter Hays Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Stratford School - Palo Alto
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Duveneck Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
International School Of The Peninsula
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Elizabeth Seton School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
Packard Children's Hospital/Stanford
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Frank S. Greene Junior Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
Hope Technology School
PRIVATE
K - 10th
No rating available
Headsup Child Development Center Palo Alto
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5

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