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Los Gatos, California - Basic Facts

The Town of Los Gatos had a population of 31,746 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Los Gatos is located at latitude 37.233 and longitude -121.9511 in Santa Clara County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Los Gatos (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Santa Clara County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 344 feet.

The Town of Los Gatos (GNIS ID: 2412917) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Los Gatos is located within San Jose CCD of Santa Clara County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Los Gatos population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Los Gatos: Forbes Mill, Forbestown.

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Los Gatos, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 31,746
Population in Households 31,439
Population in Familes 25,355
Population in Group Qrtrs 307
Population Density1 2,843
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 13,124
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 8,529
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,646 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,256 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,868 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 522 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,106,008


Median Household Income $134,267
Average Household Income $190,647
Per Capita Income $77,753
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.05% 1.07%
Households 0.83% 0.96%
Families 1.23% 1.01%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Los Gatos, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Los Gatos to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 257 83rd
Population Density1 # 490 68th
Diversity Index2 # 1066 30th
Median Household Income # 59 96th
Per Capita Income # 55 96th

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