This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Los Altos has a low population density. Los Altos is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.
Los Altos, CA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 10/10 and an overall value of 9/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Los Altos has a population density of 4,432, with 28,149 current residents.
Out of the 28,149 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 71% of the residents are married and 29% are single.
- 72% Sun
- 37% Rain
- 1% Snow
58°F average temperature
- 49 years Median home age
- $1,368,770 Median home price
- -18.32% Home appreciation rate
- 5.62% Annual property tax
As for living in Los Altos, the air quality is 12% and the weather, on average, is 72% sunny, 37% rainy, and 1% snowy. The average temperature is 58°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Los Altos, you should know that 82.3% of homes are owned while 14.3% of homes are rented, and 3.4% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $1,368,770, the median age of homes is 49 years, the annual home appreciation is -18.32% and the annual property tax is 5.62%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)2
When looking at the community of Los Altos, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Los Altos’s crime rate is 2 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Los Altos is 48 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 69.45% Democratic, 28.55% Republican, and 2.00% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:20
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
97%High school diploma
4%Some college or associates degree
36%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Los Altos, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 6.10% of residents are unemployed in Los Altos (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Los Altos residents: 33.2% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 41.41% are in the arts and sciences field, 4.2% are in the customer service field, 15.9% are in the sales field, 0.09% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 2.3% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 2.9% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:20. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 97.28%, 4.28% of residents have an associate’s degree, 35.48% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 35.84% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Los Altos, you should be aware that the average commute time is 25 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Los Altos have a few different options. 84% of commuters use their own cars, 4% of commuters carpool, 2% of commuters use the transit system, and 7% of residents work from home.