Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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Population
209,010
0.693% 1-year growth
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kamala Harris
Democratic Party
Median Age
37.7

Poverty Rate
6.38%

Median Household Income
$147,860
8.27% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$2M
15.7% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
97,966
2.99% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA had a population of 209k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $147,860. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA grew from 207,571 to 209,010, a 0.693% increase and its median household income grew from $136,562 to $147,860, a 8.27% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (51.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (30.8%), White (Hispanic) (7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.39%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.79%). 41.1% of the people in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA speak a non-English language, and 81.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA are Stanford University (5,165 degrees awarded in 2017), Foothill College (2,054 degrees), and Palo Alto University (391 degrees).

The median property value in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA is $2M, and the homeownership rate is 54.1%. Most people in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in California, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in California (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of California across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 61.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (31.6%), followed by Gary Johnson (3.37%). The most partisan county was San Francisco County, CA with 85% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for California
61.7% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in California
  1. 85% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 78.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 78.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in California was San Francisco County, CA with 85% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in California colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from California

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Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California1
Assumed office on November 4, 1992
Kamala Harris
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA is home to a population of 209k people, from which 81.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 35.2% of Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA residents were born outside of the country (73.7k people).

In 2018, there were 1.67 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (108k people) in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 64.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 14.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA are Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (23,008 speakers), Spanish (16,840 speakers), and Russian (4,492 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    108k ± 1.78k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    64.4k ± 1.58k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    14.6k ± 1.56k
10.8%
Hispanic Population
22.7k people

In 2018, there were 1.67 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (108k people) in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 64.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 14.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.8% of the people in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA are hispanic (22.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    23,008 speakers (11.6%)
  2. Spanish
    16,840 speakers (8.49%)
  3. Russian
    4,492 speakers (2.26%)

41.1% of Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA was Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese). 11.6% of the overall population of Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA are native Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) speakers. 8.49% speak Spanish and 2.26% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese), the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

35.2%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
73.7k people
33.9%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
69.6k people

As of 2018, 35.2% of Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA residents (73.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA was 33.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Age by Nativity

31
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA was 37.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA residents was 38.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. China
    12,476 ± 2,659 people
  2. India
    8,547 ± 2,223 people
  3. Mexico
    5,768 ± 1,839 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA was China, the natal country of 12,476 Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA residents, followed by India with 8,547 and Mexico with 5,768.

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Citizenship

81.6%
2018 Citizenship
81.9%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 81.6% of Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA was 81.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,809 ± 232
  2. Korea
    899 ± 166
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    700 ± 185

Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA is $147,860. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA was Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA with a value of $181,965, followed by San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA and Inner Mission & Castro PUMA, CA, with respective values of $179,435 and $164,252.

Males in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $117,606. The income inequality in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.485, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA employs 98k people. The largest industries in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA are Computer Systems Design (12,382 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (9,308 people), and Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals (4,750 people), and the highest paying industries are Commercial & service industry machinery manufacturing ($245,975), Communications, & audio & video equipment manufacturing ($244,251), and Offices of physicians ($226,455).

Wages

Median Household Income

$147,860
2018 value
± $4,247
8.27%
1 Year Growth
± 3.48%

Households in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA have a median annual income of $147,860, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $136,562 in 2017, which represents a 8.27% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$162,502
Average Male Salary in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA
± $15,386
$117,606
Average Female Salary in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA
± $14,999

In 2017, full-time male employees in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA
  1. Asian
    $135,493 ± $17,027
  2. White
    $127,005 ± $13,452
  3. Two or More Races
    $103,707 ± $49,401

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.07 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA.

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Wage Distribution

0.485
2017 Wage GINI in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA
0.494
2016 Wage GINI in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA

In 2017, the income inequality in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA was 0.485 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.78% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA was Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA with a value of $181,965, followed by San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA and Inner Mission & Castro PUMA, CA, with respective values of $179,435 and $164,252.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.38% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA (12.7k out of 199k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    6,157 ± 575
  2. Asian
    4,401 ± 568
  3. Hispanic
    2,643 ± 417

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

98k
2017 Value
2.99%
1 Year growth
± 2.99%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA grew at a rate of 2.99%, from 95.1k employees to 98k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA, are Software developers, applications & systems software (11,555 people), Miscellaneous managers (5,434 people), and Postsecondary teachers (4,322 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA, by number of employees, are Software developers, applications & systems software (11,555 people), Miscellaneous managers (5,434 people), and Postsecondary teachers (4,322 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Biomedical & agricultural engineers (14.6 times higher than expected), Computer hardware engineers (14.5 times), and Software developers, applications & systems software (14.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA, by average salary, are Dentists ($345,430), Advertising sales agents ($276,356), and Architectural & engineering managers ($264,799).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

98k
2017 Value
2.99%
1 Year growth
± 2.99%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA grew at a rate of 2.99%, from 95.1k employees to 98k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA, are Computer Systems Design (12,382 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (9,308 people), and Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals (4,750 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA, though some of these residents may live in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA, by number of employees, are Computer Systems Design (12,382 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (9,308 people), and Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals (4,750 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA has an unusually high number of Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals (66.5 times higher than expected), Other information services, except libraries & archives, & internet publishing & broadcasting & web search portals (28.2 times), and Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing (19.7 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA, by average salary, are Commercial & service industry machinery manufacturing ($245,975), Communications, & audio & video equipment manufacturing ($244,251), and Offices of physicians ($226,455).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $196B
  2. $157B
  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight ($157B) and Gasoline ($127B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T
2015 Value in California
$2.48T
Projected 2045 Value in California
61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $63.1B
  2. $42.2B
  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Education

In 2017, universities in Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA awarded 7,641 degrees. The student population of Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA is skewed towards men, with 18,302 male students and 16,348 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA are White (2,777 and 45.8%), followed by Asian (1,398 and 23.1%), Hispanic or Latino (1,044 and 17.2%), and Two or More Races (447 and 7.38%).

The largest universities in Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA by number of degrees awarded are Stanford University (5,165 and 67.6%), Foothill College (2,054 and 26.9%), and Palo Alto University (391 and 5.12%).

The most popular majors in Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA are Computer Science (588 and 7.7%), General Business Administration & Management (505 and 6.61%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (363 and 4.75%).

The median tuition costs in Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA are $33,221 for private four year colleges, and $1,395 and $8,595 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 391 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 253 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 181 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA was General Business Administration & Management with 391 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Masters Degree from schools in Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,165 degrees awarded
  2. 2,054 degrees awarded
  3. 391 degrees awarded
$1,395
Median In-State Public
$33,221
Median Private

In 2017, the Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Stanford University with 5,165 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,041
Degrees Awarded to Men
3,600
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 4,041 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA, which is 1.12 times more than the 3,600 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,777 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    1,398 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,044 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA were to White students. These 2,777 degrees mean that there were 1.99 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 1,398 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA was $2M in 2018, which is 8.71 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $1.73M to $2M, a 15.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA is 54.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA have an average commute time of 21.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$2M
2018 Median
± $N/A
$1.73M
2017 Median
± $31,398

In 2018, the median property value in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA grew to to $2M from the previous year's value of $1.73M.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$147,860
Median Household Income
± $4,247
79.2k
Number of Households
± 1,593

In 2018, the median household income of the 79.2k households in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA grew to $147,860 from the previous year's value of $136,562.

The following chart displays the households in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

54.1%
2018 Homeownership
54.4%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 54.1% of the housing units in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 54.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA have a shorter commute time (21.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.98% of the workforce in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    66.7%
  2. Bicycle
    8.27%
  3. Worked At Home
    7.55%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA was Drove Alone (66.7%), followed by those who Bicycle (8.27%) and those who Worked At Home (7.55%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

96.6% of the population of Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA has health coverage, with 66% on employee plans, 5.5% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 0.511% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in California was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in California see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,281 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in California

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in California in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in California
$4,735
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$5,368
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,833
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

3.39%
Uninsured
66%
Employer Coverage
5.5%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
14%
Non-Group
0.511%
Military or VA

Between N/A and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA N/A by N/A from N/A% to 3.39%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 10.6% prevalence
  2. 10.5% prevalence
  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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