Los Altos, California Population 2022

32,155
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Los Altos is a city located in Santa Clara County California. With a 2020 population of 32,155, it is the 257th largest city in California and the 1420th largest city in the United States. Los Altos is currently growing at a rate of 0.83% annually and its population has increased by 1.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 31,625 in 2020. Spanning over 6 miles, Los Altos has a population density of 4,962 people per square mile.

The average household income in Los Altos is $326,456 with a poverty rate of 2.85%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $3,375 per month, and the median house value is $2.00 Mn. The median age in Los Altos is 46.1 years, 46.4 years for males, and 45.7 years for females.

Los Altos Demographics

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

  • White: 59.57%
  • Asian: 32.40%
  • Two or more races: 5.83%
  • Other race: 1.44%
  • Black or African American: 0.65%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Los Altos, California is 32,155 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 31,625.

Los Altos, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,39359.57%
Black or African American2010.65%
American Indian and Alaska Native360.12%
Asian10,00432.40%
Some Other Race4451.44%
Two or More Races1,7995.83%
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Los Altos Population by Race

Los Altos Population Pyramid 2022

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Los Altos Median Age

45.7


Total

45.5


Male

45.8


Female

Los Altos Adults

There are 22,994 adults, (5,805 of whom are seniors) in Los Altos.

Los Altos Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Los Altos Sex Ratio

Female

15,662

50.72%

Male

15,216

49.28%

Los Altos Population by Age

Los Altos Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Los Altos Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female88%12%
Married83.3%16.7%
All79.8%20.2%
Male72.9%27.1%
Non Family62.4%37.6%

79.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Los Altos Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,5572.979.8
Married7,8463.2883.3
Male1182.8572.9
Female7283.2788
Non Family1,8651.1362.4

3.23

Average Family Size

2.9

Average Household Size

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Los Altos Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1110.52%
9th to 12th Grade1590.74%
High School Graduate8063.78%
Some College1,5427.22%
Associates Degree6723.15%
Bachelors Degree6,81331.92%
Graduate Degree11,24152.67%
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Los Altos Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Los Altos Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Native American212119
Asian6,9236,8826,262
2+ Races442442373
White12,93412,75410,659
Other Race250244188
Black145145105
Hispanic923874642

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 90.48%.

Los Altos Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$147,813$189,778$95,847
Less Than 9th Grade$$129,375$
High School Graduate$56,726$59,211$35,288
Some College$49,107$$50,500
Bachelors Degree$130,385$195,921$71,071
Graduate Degree$165,250$202,500$106,613

$147,813

Average Earnings

$189,778

Average Male

$95,847

Average Female

Los Altos Earnings by Educational Attainment

Los Altos Language by Age

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Los Altos Language

66.48% of Los Altos residents speak only English, while 33.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 15.30% of the population.

Los Altos Language

Los Altos Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native3625.56%
Multiple1,793884.91%
Asian9,9783393.40%
Black18252.75%
White17,1334242.47%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic1,683140.83%

2.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.13%

Male Poverty Rate

3.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Los Altos

The race most likely to be in poverty in Los Altos is Native, with 5.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Los Altos is Hispanic, with 0.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.58%.

Los Altos Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade5.98%
High School6.98%
Some College6.86%
Bachelors or Greater2.12%

Los Altos Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed1.24%
Male Unemployed4.23%
Female Employed0.75%
Female Unemployed3.59%

Los Altos Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Los Altos Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$240,094$339,262
Families$250,000$379,461
Married Families$250,000-
Non Families$100,662$143,496
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Income by Household Type

Los Altos Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

67.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

69.8%

Male Marriage Rate

65.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Los Altos Married by Age and Sex

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Los Altos Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Los Altos Marital Status by Race

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Los Altos Marital Status

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812

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War16
First Gulf War80
Vietnam292
Korea161
World War II49

Los Altos Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 5498
55 to 6458
65 to 74137
75+519

Los Altos Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7705.30%
Black21.00%
Asian150.21%
Other Race195.64%
2+ Races61.03%
Hispanic333.06%

Los Altos Veterans by Race

Los Altos Veterans by Education

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1.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Los Altos Veterans by Education

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59%

Labor Force Participation

56.7%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Los Altos Employment by Age

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Los Altos Employment by Race

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Los Altos Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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42.33%

Born in Los Altos

68.96%

Native Born

31.04%

Foreign Born

10.30%

Non Citizen

20.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

68.96% of Los Altos residents were born in the United States, with 42.33% having been born in California. 10.30% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
196019,6960.00%
197025,0625,3662.44%
198025,7697070.28%
199026,3035340.21%
200027,6931,3900.52%
201028,9761,2830.45%
201129,2412650.91%
201229,5062650.91%
201329,7712650.90%
201430,0362650.89%
201530,3012650.88%
201630,5662650.87%
201730,8312650.87%
201831,0962650.86%
201931,3612650.85%
202031,6252640.84%
202131,8902650.84%
202232,1552650.83%

Los Altos Population by Year