Palo Alto, CA
Community & Region
-- Demographic Economic Characteristics & Patterns
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Palo Alto CA General Demographic-Economic-Geographic Characteristics -- scroll section
|Population, 2013 estimate ||66,642||38,332,521|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base ||64,409||37,253,959|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 ||3.5%||2.9%|
|Population, 2010 ||64,403||37,253,956|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 ||5.4%||6.8%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 ||23.4%||25.0%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 ||17.1%||11.4%|
|Female persons, percent, 2010 ||51.1%||50.3% |
|White alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||64.2%||57.6%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||1.9%||6.2%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||0.2%||1.0%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||27.1%||13.0%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||0.2%||0.4%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2010 ||4.2%||4.9%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b) ||6.2%||37.6%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 ||60.6%||40.1% |
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013 ||82.8%||84.2%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 ||31.0%||27.0%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 ||38.3%||43.7%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||97.5%||81.2%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||79.8%||30.7%|
|Veterans, 2009-2013 ||2,742||1,893,539|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 ||22.1||27.2|
|Housing units, 2010 ||28,216||13,680,081|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013 ||55.4%||55.3%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013 ||38.5%||31.0%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013 ||$0||$366,400|
|Households, 2009-2013 ||26,229||12,542,460|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013 ||2.47||2.94|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 ||$73,329||$29,527|
|Median household income, 2009-2013 ||$121,465||$61,094|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013 ||5.7%||15.9%|
|Business Attributes||Palo Alto||California|
|Total number of firms, 2007 ||10,175||3,425,510|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||0.6%||4.0%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||S||1.3%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||16.8%||14.9%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||0.3%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||S||16.5%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||30.3%||30.3% |
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) ||2,767,685||491,372,092|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) ||1,584,927||598,456,486|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) ||1,535,656||455,032,270|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007 ||$26,751||$12,561|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) ||348,635||80,852,787|
|Geographic Attributes||Palo Alto||California|
|Land area in square miles, 2010 ||23.88||155,779.22|
|Persons per square mile, 2010 ||2,696.5||239.1|
|FIPS Code ||55282||06|
|Counties ||Santa Clara County|
|(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.|
|(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.|
|FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data|
|NA: Not available|
|D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information|
|X: Not applicable|
|S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards|
|Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown|
|F: Fewer than 100 firms|
|Source: ProximityOne; Census Bureau; BLS|
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