Los Altos, California Population 2024

30,164

Los Altos is a city located in Santa Clara County California. Los Altos has a 2024 population of 30,164. Los Altos is currently declining at a rate of -0.43% annually and its population has decreased by -3.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 31,353 in 2020.

The average household income in Los Altos is $400,817 with a poverty rate of 3.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Los Altos is 46.6 years, 45.8 years for males, and 47.1 years for females.

Los Altos Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Los Altos was:

  • White: 54.55%
  • Asian: 36.76%
  • Two or more races: 6.02%
  • Other race: 1.93%
  • Black or African American: 0.68%
  • Native American: 0.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
6.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,654.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.79% (-1,189)
The current population of Los Altos, California is 30,164 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 31,353.

Los Altos, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White16,98254.55%
Asian11,44436.76%
Two or more races1,8746.02%
Other race6021.93%
Black or African American2130.68%
Native American180.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Los Altos Population by Race

Los Altos Population Pyramid 2024

Los Altos Median Age

46.6

Total

45.8

Male

47.1

Female

Los Altos Adults

There are 23,552 adults, (6,375 of whom are seniors) in Los Altos.

Los Altos Age Dependency

81.2

Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Los Altos Sex Ratio

Female15,44849.62%
Male15,68550.38%

Los Altos Population by Age

Los Altos Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All10,8872.8381.518.5
Married8,1113.228515
Non Family2,0631.1965.734.3
Female5363.2193.86.2
Male177371.228.8
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3.18

Average Family Size

2.83

Average Household Size

81.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Los Altos Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Los Altos Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Los Altos Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 92.88%.

Los Altos Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$180,292

Average Earnings

$235,159

Average Male

$112,694

Average Female

Los Altos Earnings by Educational Attainment

Los Altos Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Los Altos Language

65.74% of Los Altos residents speak only English, while 34.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 17.62% of the population.

Los Altos Language

Los Altos Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White16,3475373.29%
Asian11,4223683.22%
Hispanic1,382292.1%
Other578142.42%
Multiple1,866140.75%
Black18963.17%
Native18316.67%
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3.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.55%

Male Poverty Rate

3.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Los Altos

The race most likely to be in poverty in Los Altos is Native, with 16.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Los Altos is Multiple, with 0.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 1.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.62%.

Los Altos Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College8.73%
High School7.02%
Less Than 9th Grade5%
Bachelors or Greater2.01%
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Los Altos Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed10.2%
Male Employed1.54%
Female Employed1.04%
Male Unemployed
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Los Altos Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Los Altos Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Los Altos Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

68.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

70.4%

Male Marriage Rate

65.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Los Altos Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Los Altos Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Los Altos Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Los Altos Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

654

Number of Veterans

626

Male Veterans

28

Female Veterans

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Los Altos Veterans by War

count

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Los Altos Veterans by Age

count

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Los Altos Veterans by Race

Los Altos Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Los Altos Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.1%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Los Altos Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Los Altos Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Los Altos Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

41.47%

Born in Los Altos

66.51%

Native Born

33.49%

Foreign Born

10.74%

Non Citizen

22.75%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

66.51% of Los Altos residents were born in the United States, with 41.47% having been born in California. 10.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Los Altos Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202929,514-130-0.44%
202829,644-130-0.44%
202729,774-130-0.43%
202629,904-130-0.43%
202530,034-130-0.43%
202430,164-130-0.43%
202330,294-130-0.43%
202230,424-130-0.43%
202130,554-799-2.55%
202031,3536742.2%
201930,679-280-0.9%
201830,959-218-0.7%
201731,177-105-0.34%
201631,2823891.26%
201530,8935331.76%
201430,3601990.66%
201330,1612930.98%
201229,8683581.21%
201129,5103781.3%
201029,1321,4395.2%
200027,6931,3905.28%
199026,3035342.07%
198025,7697072.82%
197025,0625,36627.24%
196019,696
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Los Altos Population by Year