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About Palo Alto

U.S. Census Facts for Palo Alto

  • Total Population: 64,403
  • 27,789 housing units – 55.4% owner occupied
  • Median household income: $121,465
  • Bachelors degree or higher: 83.0%
  • Median age: 41.3

Median home price: $2,670,000

Palo Alto is home to the headquarters of a number of high-technology companies: Hewlett-Packard, VMware, Tesla Motors, PARC, Ning, IDEO, Skype, Palantir Technologies, etc. It has also been where many other companies were located early in their life: Apple, Google, Facebook, Logitech, Intuit, Sun Microsystems, Pinterest, and PayPal.

The public schools in Palo Alto are very highly rated, almost all having API scores over 900. Additionally Stanford University is within walking distance of downtown Palo Alto and many of the neighborhoods.

The 2010 census gives Palo Alto’s population as 64,403. It is listed by city-data as the top city in the United States for having the most people with advanced degrees.

Excellent job opportunities, excellent schools, great weather all attract people to the city making it one of the most expensive cities in the United States.

Palo Alto Real Estate Trends

Graph of Palo Alto house prices per sq. ft. from 1998 to the present
Between 2009 and 2015 Palo Alto Home prices doubled. The upward trend started in 2011 but there were signs at the beginning of 2010 that prices were getting ready to recover.
Graph of Palo Alto home sales price vs. list price from 1998 to the present
For a brief period from the middle of 2008 until the beginning of 2010 on average homes were selling under list price. Since the beginning of 2013 on average homes have been selling at about 10% over list price.

Palo Alto Schools

Map of Palo Alto Schools
Palo Alto schools are among the top in the country. The Palo Alto Unified School District serves students from Kindergarten until twelfth grade. Below you can find information on all of the public schools in Palo Alto.

Palo Alto Unified School District
25 Churchill Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Palo Alto school attendance boundaries

Palo Alto school finder
Support Palo Alto Schools

You can support Palo Alto Schools through the Palo Alto Partners in Education.

Office: 650-329-3990

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