Mountain View, CA

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Population

80,076

1.58% growth

Median Age

35


Median Household Income

$120,351

10.2% growth

Poverty Rate

7.87%


Number of Employees

46,403

2.79% growth

Median Property Value

$1.08M

11% growth

About

In 2017, Mountain View, CA had a population of 80.1k people with a median age of 35 and a median household income of $120,351. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Mountain View, CA grew from 78,827 to 80,076, a 1.58% increase and its median household income grew from $109,249 to $120,351, a 10.2% increase.

The population of Mountain View, CA is 45.1% White Alone, 30.3% Asian Alone, and 18.2% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Mountain View, CA speak a non-English language, and 74.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Mountain View, CA is $1.08M, and the homeownership rate is 42%. Most people in Mountain View, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22 minutes. The average car ownership in Mountain View, CA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Mountain View, CA employs 46.4k people. The largest industries in Mountain View, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (10,520 people), Information (6,119 people), and Manufacturing (6,101 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($131,042), Information ($130,584), and Manufacturing ($121,002).

Median household income in Mountain View, CA is $120,351. Males in Mountain View, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Mountain View, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$120,351

2017 value

± $5,325

10.2%

1 Year Growth

± 4.86%

Households in Mountain View, CA have a median annual income of $120,351, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $109,249 in 2016, which represents a 10.2% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. 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 5104

  2. Census Tract 5100.01

  3. Census Tract 5108.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mountain View, CA was Census Tract 5104 with a value of $237,961, followed by Census Tract 5100.01 and Census Tract 5108.02, with respective values of $210,000 and $194,500.

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

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.87% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mountain View, CA (6.28k out of 79.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. 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

    3,326 ± 451

  2. Hispanic

    2,292 ± 409

  3. Asian

    1,838 ± 364

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

46.4k

2017 Value

± 1,563

2.79%

1 Year growth

± 4.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mountain View, CA grew at a rate of 2.79%, from 45.1k employees to 46.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mountain View, CA, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations (9,987 people), Management Occupations (6,773 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,237 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 (9,987 people), Management Occupations (6,773 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,237 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 (7.39 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.77 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (3.37 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 ($128,821), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($124,710), and Legal Occupations ($122,031).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

46.4k

2017 Value

± 1,563

2.79%

1 Year growth

± 4.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mountain View, CA grew at a rate of 2.79%, from 45.1k employees to 46.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mountain View, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (10,520 people), Information (6,119 people), and Manufacturing (6,101 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 (10,520 people), Information (6,119 people), and Manufacturing (6,101 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Mountain View, CA has an unusually high number of Information (6.17 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3.24 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.47 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Mountain View, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($131,042), Information ($130,584), and Manufacturing ($121,002).

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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

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

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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Health

93.5% of the population of Mountain View, CA has health coverage, with 66.8% on employee plans, 8.87% on Medicaid, 6.98% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 0.378% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Mountain View, CA 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

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).

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

6.53%

Uninsured

66.8%

Employer Coverage

8.87%

Medicaid

6.98%

Medicare

10.5%

Non-Group

0.378%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mountain View, CA declined by 13% from 7.5% to 6.53%.

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. 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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Diversity

Mountain View, CA is home to a population of 80.1k people, from which 74.5% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Mountain View, CA residents were born outside of the country (32.7k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Mountain View, CA is composed of 36.1k White Alone residents (45.1%), 24.3k Asian Alone residents (30.3%), 14.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (18.2%), 3.29k Two or More Races residents (4.1%), 1.32k Black or African American Alone residents (1.65%), 261 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.326%), 177 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.221%), and 101 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.126%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Mountain View, CA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Mountain View, CA was 35. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Mountain View, CA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Mountain View, CA residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    32.7k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Mountain View, CA residents (32.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Mountain View, CA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

74.5%

2017 Citizenship

76%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 74.5% of Mountain View, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Mountain View, CA was 76%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    36.1k ± 1.05k

  2. Asian Alone

    24.3k ± 1.05k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    14.6k ± 1.68k

In 2017, there were 1.49 times more White Alone residents (36.1k people) in Mountain View, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.3k Asian Alone and 14.6k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Mountain View, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Mountain View, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Mountain View, CA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Mountain View, CA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    687 ± 157

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    208 ± 110

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    206 ± 97

Mountain View, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mountain View, CA was $1.08M in 2017, which is 4.96 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $973,000 to $1.08M, a 11% increase. The homeownership rate in Mountain View, CA is 42%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Mountain View, CA have an average commute time of 22 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mountain View, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$120,351

Median Household Income

± $5,325

33.6k

Number of Households

± 1,135

In 2017, the median household income of the 33.6k households in Mountain View, CA grew to $120,351 from the previous year's value of $109,249.

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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Housing

Property Value

$1.08M

2017 Median

± $30,172

$973,000

2016 Median

± $28,103

In 2017, the median property value in Mountain View, CA grew to to $1.08M from the previous year's value of $973,000.

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 $1M - $1,499,999 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

42%

2017 Homeownership

40.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 42% of the housing units in Mountain View, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 40.8%.

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

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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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Commute Time

22 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mountain View, CA have a shorter commute time (22 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.18% of the workforce in Mountain View, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    70.9%

  2. Public Transit

    7.33%

  3. Carpooled

    6.85%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Mountain View, CA was Drove Alone (70.9%), followed by those who Public Transit (7.33%) and those who Carpooled (6.85%).

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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