Portola Valley, California Population 2024

4,140

Portola Valley is a city located in San Mateo County California. Portola Valley has a 2024 population of 4,140. Portola Valley is currently declining at a rate of -1.24% annually and its population has decreased by -6.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,441 in 2020.

The average household income in Portola Valley is $462,935 with a poverty rate of 4.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Portola Valley is 57.8 years, 56.3 years for males, and 60.1 years for females.

Portola Valley Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Portola Valley was:

  • White: 80.24%
  • Two or more races: 9.92%
  • Asian: 7.53%
  • Other race: 2%
  • Native American: 0.23%
  • Black or African American: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
9.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
455.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.78% (-301)
The current population of Portola Valley, California is 4,140 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,441.

Portola Valley, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,52880.24%
Two or more races4369.92%
Asian3317.53%
Other race882%
Native American100.23%
Black or African American40.09%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Portola Valley Population by Race

Portola Valley Population Pyramid 2024

Portola Valley Median Age

57.8

Total

56.3

Male

60.1

Female

Portola Valley Adults

There are 3,583 adults, (1,731 of whom are seniors) in Portola Valley.

Portola Valley Age Dependency

137.4

Age Dependency Ratio

93.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44

Child Dependency Ratio

Portola Valley Sex Ratio

Female2,44355.56%
Male1,95444.44%

Portola Valley Population by Age

Portola Valley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,6922.5781.918.1
Married1,1513.0793.76.3
Non Family5131.1255.844.2
Female1910.5357.942.1
Male95.561000
showing: 5 rows

2.96

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

81.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Portola Valley 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

Portola Valley Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Portola Valley 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 other race people with a rate of 100%.

Portola Valley Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$203,444

Average Earnings

$249,231

Average Male

$117,568

Average Female

Portola Valley Earnings by Educational Attainment

Portola Valley Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Portola Valley Language

86.22% of Portola Valley residents speak only English, while 13.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 8.44% of the population.

Portola Valley Language

Portola Valley Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Asian33113741.39%
White3,244290.89%
Other881517.05%
Native1010100%
Multiple43620.46%
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4.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.54%

Male Poverty Rate

6.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Portola Valley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Portola Valley is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Portola Valley is Multiple, with 0.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was , and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.67%.

Portola Valley Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College35.57%
Bachelors or Greater1.07%
Less Than 9th Grade
High School
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Portola Valley Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed38.46%
Male Employed
Male Unemployed
Female Employed
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Portola Valley Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Portola Valley Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Portola Valley Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

65.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

74.5%

Male Marriage Rate

57.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Portola Valley Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Portola Valley 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.

Portola Valley Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Portola Valley Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

183

Number of Veterans

183

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Portola Valley Veterans by War

count

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Portola Valley Veterans by Age

count

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Portola Valley Veterans by Race

Portola Valley Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

7.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Portola Valley Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

42%

Labor Force Participation

40.8%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Portola Valley Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Portola Valley Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Portola Valley 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

51.22%

Born in Portola Valley

86.79%

Native Born

13.21%

Foreign Born

5.78%

Non Citizen

7.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.79% of Portola Valley residents were born in the United States, with 51.22% having been born in California. 5.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Portola Valley Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,880-52-1.32%
20283,932-52-1.31%
20273,984-52-1.29%
20264,036-52-1.27%
20254,088-52-1.26%
20244,140-52-1.24%
20234,192-52-1.23%
20224,244-52-1.21%
20214,296-145-3.27%
20204,441-114-2.5%
20194,555-31-0.68%
20184,586-12-0.26%
20174,598-7-0.15%
20164,60550.11%
20154,600440.97%
20144,556390.86%
20134,517430.96%
20124,474621.41%
20114,412451.03%
20104,367-95-2.13%
20004,4622686.39%
19904,1942556.47%
19803,939-1,057-21.16%
19704,996
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Portola Valley Population by Year