Mountain View, California Population 2021

81,881
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Mountain View is a city located in Santa Clara County California. With a 2020 population of 81,881, it is the 105th largest city in California and the 428th largest city in the United States . Mountain View is currently declining at a rate of -0.52% annually but its population has increased by 10.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 74,066 in 2010. Mountain View reached it's highest population of 83,168 in 2018. Spanning over 12 miles, Mountain View has a population density of 6,829 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mountain View is $189,559 with a poverty rate of 6.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,456 per month, and the median house value is $1.41 Mn. The median age in Mountain View is 34.8 years, 33.8 years for males, and 36 years for females.

Mountain View Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mountain View was:

  • White: 54.49%
  • Asian: 31.82%
  • Other race: 6.81%
  • Two or more races: 4.60%
  • Black or African American: 1.56%
  • Native American: 0.40%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.31%
The current population of Mountain View, California is 81,881 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 83,168.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 74,066.

Mountain View, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White44,49854.49%
Asian25,98731.82%
Some Other Race5,5606.81%
Two or More Races3,7584.60%
Black or African American1,2731.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native3240.40%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2560.31%
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Mountain View Population by Race

Mountain View Population Pyramid $2021

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Mountain View Median Age

34.8


Total

33.8


Male

36


Female

Mountain View Adults

There are 65,627 adults, (8,955 of whom are seniors) in Mountain View.

Mountain View Age Dependency

44.1

Age Dependency Ratio

15.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Mountain View Sex Ratio

Female

38,904

47.64%

Male

42,752

52.36%

Mountain View Population by Age

Mountain View Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mountain View Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married52.9%47.1%
All41.6%58.4%
Female35.4%64.6%
Male34.2%65.8%
Non Family31.6%68.4%

41.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mountain View Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All33,7562.4141.6
Married15,2983.0952.9
Non Family14,6541.4631.6
Female2,4073.3935.4
Male1,3973.2734.2

3.05

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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Mountain View Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,5134.21%
9th to 12th Grade1,7122.87%
High School Graduate5,4509.14%
Some College5,7689.67%
Associates Degree2,7434.60%
Bachelors Degree17,55529.44%
Graduate Degree23,89240.07%
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Mountain View Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mountain View Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White27,83427,35121,230
Asian20,00619,18516,062
Hispanic9,2856,4132,566
Other Race3,2182,014457
2+ Races1,6601,6021,205
Black937893473
Islander186183
Native American16710441

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 98.39%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 80.29%.

Mountain View Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$91,152$115,024$64,893
Less Than 9th Grade$27,194$27,186$27,208
High School Graduate$32,658$40,366$23,427
Some College$48,049$56,385$40,214
Bachelors Degree$100,076$127,976$70,908
Graduate Degree$129,418$153,106$96,616

$91,152

Average Earnings

$115,024

Average Male

$64,893

Average Female

Mountain View Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mountain View Language by Age

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Mountain View Language

51.88% of Mountain View residents speak only English, while 48.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 18.72% of the population.

Mountain View Language

Mountain View Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic14,7571,82312.35%
White35,7671,7144.79%
Asian25,9581,6846.49%
Other5,41180014.78%
Multiple3,7541644.37%
Black1,26813410.57%
Native32410131.17%
Islander246124.88%

6.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.59%

Male Poverty Rate

8.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mountain View

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mountain View is Native, with 31.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mountain View is Multiple, with 4.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.59%.

Mountain View Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.90%
High School12.60%
Some College6.90%
Bachelors or Greater2.97%

Mountain View Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed22.71%
Female Unemployed14.77%
Female Employed4.02%
Male Employed2.14%

Mountain View Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mountain View Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$139,720$189,559
Families$166,287$226,793
Married Families$188,607$258,148
Non Families$106,563$136,966
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Income by Household Type

Mountain View Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.9%

Male Marriage Rate

51.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Mountain View Married by Age and Sex

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Mountain View Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Mountain View Marital Status by Race

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Mountain View Marital Status

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1,580

Number of Veterans

1,476

Male Veterans

104

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam582
First Gulf War324
Second Gulf War274
Korea206
World War II151

Mountain View Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74486
75+480
35 to 54341
55 to 64162
18 to 34111

Mountain View Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1443.16%
Asian2521.15%
Hispanic1791.69%
2+ Races1185.98%
Black433.99%
Other Race200.52%
Islander31.47%

Mountain View Veterans by Race

Mountain View Veterans by Education

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2.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mountain View Veterans by Education

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73.8%

Labor Force Participation

71.3%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Mountain View Employment by Age

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Mountain View Employment by Race

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Mountain View 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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34.66%

Born in Mountain View

57.81%

Native Born

42.19%

Foreign Born

26.54%

Non Citizen

15.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

57.81% of Mountain View residents were born in the United States, with 34.66% having been born in California. 26.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Mountain View Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202181,881-429-0.52%
202082,310-429-0.52%
201982,739-429-0.52%
201883,1681,9792.44%
201781,1893680.46%
201680,8214760.59%
201580,3451,1951.51%
201479,1501,1951.53%
201377,9551,4481.89%
201276,5071,3991.86%
201175,1088721.17%
201074,2363,5280.49%
200070,7083,2480.47%
199067,4608,8051.41%
198058,6554,5230.81%
197054,13223,2435.77%
196030,88924,32616.75%
19506,5632,6175.22%
19403,9466381.78%
19303,3081,4205.77%
19201,8887274.98%
19101,1612612.58%
19009006506.61%
18802500.00%

Mountain View Population by Year