Mountain View, CA

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2019 Population
81,656
0.819% 1-year growth
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
34.8
0.287% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
6.74%
3.88% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$139,720
8.94% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$1.41M
16.4% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
47,657
0.857% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Mountain View, CA had a population of 81.7k people with a median age of 34.8 and a median household income of $139,720. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Mountain View, CA grew from 80,993 to 81,656, a 0.819% increase and its median household income grew from $128,252 to $139,720, a 8.94% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mountain View, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (43.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (31.7%), White (Hispanic) (10.6%), Other (Hispanic) (6.42%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.79%). 0% of the households in Mountain View, CA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 73.5% of the residents in Mountain View, CA are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Mountain View, CA was $1.41M, and the homeownership rate was 41.6%. Most people in Mountain View, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Mountain View, CA was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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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.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in California. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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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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Diversity

Mountain View, CA is home to a population of 81.7k people, from which 73.5% are citizens. As of 2019, 72.1% of Mountain View, CA residents were born outside of the country (58.9k people).

In 2019, there were 1.39 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (35.9k people) in Mountain View, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 8.62k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mountain View, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    35.9k ± 1.26k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    25.9k ± 1.21k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    8.62k ± 1.2k
18.3%
Hispanic Population
15k people

In 2019, there were 1.39 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (35.9k people) in Mountain View, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 8.62k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

18.3% of the people in Mountain View, CA are hispanic (15k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Mountain View, CA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

72.1%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
58.9k people
41.2%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
33.4k people

As of 2019, 72.1% of Mountain View, CA residents (58.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Mountain View, CA was 41.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

31
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
38
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.9

In 2019, the median age of all people in Mountain View, CA was 34.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Mountain View, CA are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Mountain View, CA residents was 35.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    4,083,367 ± 46,962 people
  2. Philippines
    839,299 ± 22,251 people
  3. China
    667,994 ± 19,895 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,083,367 California residents, followed by Philippines with 839,299 and China with 667,994.

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Citizenship

73.5%
2019 Citizenship
74.1%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 73.5% of Mountain View, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Mountain View, CA was 74.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    550 ± 125
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    274 ± 126
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    220 ± 87

Mountain View, 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, CA is $139,720. In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Mountain View, CA was Census Tract 5100.01 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 5104 and Census Tract 5098.02, with respective values of $248,333 and $210,529.

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,156. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Mountain View, CA employs 47.7k people. The largest industries in Mountain View, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (11,735 people), Information (6,550 people), and Manufacturing (5,630 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($149,402), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($135,469), and Manufacturing ($133,645).

Wages

Median Household Income

$139,720
2019 value
± $4,755
8.94%
1 Year Growth
± 4.48%

Households in Mountain View, CA have a median annual income of $139,720, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $128,252 in 2018, which represents a 8.94% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$78,556
Average Male Salary in California
± $756
$62,156
Average Female Salary in California
± $629

In 2019, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in California
  1. Asian
    $73,480 ± $1,183
  2. White
    $65,253 ± $608
  3. Two or More Races
    $54,888 ± $1,917

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in California.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Mountain View, CA is from California.
0.499
2019 Wage GINI in California
0.5
2018 Wage GINI in California

In 2019, the income inequality in California was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.144% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5100.01
  2. Census Tract 5104
  3. Census Tract 5098.02

In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mountain View, CA was Census Tract 5100.01 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 5104 and Census Tract 5098.02, with respective values of $248,333 and $210,529.

The following map shows all of the places in Mountain View, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.74% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mountain View, CA (5.48k out of 81.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 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
    2,583 ± 428
  2. Hispanic
    1,823 ± 416
  3. Asian
    1,684 ± 371

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mountain View, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

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

47.7k
2019 Value
± 1,520
0.857%
1 Year growth
± 4.48%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Mountain View, CA grew at a rate of 0.857%, from 47.3k employees to 47.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mountain View, CA, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations (10,930 people), Management Occupations (7,270 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (3,211 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mountain View, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Mountain View, CA, by number of employees, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations (10,930 people), Management Occupations (7,270 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (3,211 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Mountain View, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (7.27 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (4.37 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (3.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Mountain View, CA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($144,817), Legal Occupations ($141,250), and Management Occupations ($138,384).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

47.7k
2019 Value
± 1,520
0.857%
1 Year growth
± 4.48%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Mountain View, CA grew at a rate of 0.857%, from 47.3k employees to 47.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mountain View, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (11,735 people), Information (6,550 people), and Manufacturing (5,630 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mountain View, CA, though some of these residents may live in Mountain View, 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, CA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (11,735 people), Information (6,550 people), and Manufacturing (5,630 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Mountain View, CA has an unusually high number of Information (6.77 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3.39 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.62 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Mountain View, CA, by median earnings, are Information ($149,402), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($135,469), and Manufacturing ($133,645).

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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. $379B
  2. $199B
  3. $157B

In 2018, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $379B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($199B) and Mixed freight ($157B).

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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$2.18T
2018 Value in California
$5.17T
Projected 2045 Value in California
137% growth

In 2018, total outbound California trade was $2.18T. This is expected to increase 137% to $5.17T 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. $86.9B
  2. $47.9B
  3. $39.1B

In 2018, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $86.9B, followed by Arizona with $47.9B and Washington and $39.1B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Santa Clara County, CA went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 72.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (20.6%), followed by Other (6.71%). 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 Alex Padilla 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.

California 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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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Santa Clara County, CA
72.7% 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 10, 1992
Elected to the seat to succeed John Seymour (California politician)|John Seymour, who had been appointed to the seat after Pete Wilson elected Governor of California.
Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla 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, excluding special elections, 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 California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mountain View, CA was $1.41M in 2019, which is 5.88 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $1.21M to $1.41M, a 16.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Mountain View, CA is 41.6%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Mountain View, CA have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Mountain View, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$1.41M
2019 Median
± $84,538
$1.21M
2018 Median
± $37,793

In 2019, the median property value in Mountain View, CA grew to to $1.41M from the previous year's value of $1.21M.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Mountain View, 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, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $2M+ range.

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Household Income

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$139,720
Median Household Income
± $4,755
33.8k
Number of Households
± 1,150

In 2019, the median household income of the 33.8k households in Mountain View, CA grew to $139,720 from the previous year's value of $128,252.

The following chart displays the households in Mountain View, 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, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Mountain View, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

41.6%
2019 Homeownership
41.6%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 41.6% of the housing units in Mountain View, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 41.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Mountain View, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mountain View, CA have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.97% of the workforce in Mountain View, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (69.1%)
  2. Carpooled (7.3%)
  3. Public Transit (7.27%)

In 2019, 69.1% of workers in Mountain View, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.3%) and those who used public transit to get to work (7.27%).

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, 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, CA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

95% of the population of Mountain View, CA has health coverage, with 68.3% on employee plans, 9.18% on Medicaid, 7.34% on Medicare, 9.79% on non-group plans, and 0.453% 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 Santa Clara County, CA see 962 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.207% decrease from the previous year (964 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 845 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 274 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Amador County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17%). Additionally, Colusa County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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962 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Santa Clara County, CA

Primary care physicians in Santa Clara County, CA see an average of 962 patients per year. This represents a 0.207% decrease from the previous year (964 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Santa Clara County, CA 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

4.95%
Uninsured
68.3%
Employer Coverage
9.18%
Medicaid
7.34%
Medicare
9.79%
Non-Group
0.453%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mountain View, CA declined by 11% from 5.57% to 4.95%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Mountain View, 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. 17% prevalence
  2. 16.9% prevalence
  3. 15.5% prevalence

Amador County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 17%.

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

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