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Mountain View, California - Basic Facts

The City of Mountain View had a population of 80,489 as of July 1, 2016. Mountain View ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mountain View is located at latitude 37.3997 and longitude -122.0793 in Santa Clara County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mountain View (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.28 sq. miles. Santa Clara County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 105 feet.

The City of Mountain View (GNIS ID: 2411186) 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 City of Mountain View is located within San Jose CCD of Santa Clara County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mountain View population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mountain View: Mountainview.

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Mountain View, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 80,489
Population in Households 80,225
Population in Familes 57,372
Population in Group Qrtrs 264
Population Density1 6,711
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 34,328
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 18,832
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 36,146 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,624 (37.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,704 (57.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,818 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $827,750
Average Home Value $823,216


Median Household Income $98,937
Average Household Income $133,987
Per Capita Income $57,322
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.34% 1.51%
Households 1.15% 1.46%
Families 1.17% 1.48%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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.

Mountain View, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mountain View to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 106 93rd
Population Density1 # 148 90th
Diversity Index2 # 475 69th
Median Household Income # 157 90th
Per Capita Income # 124 92nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.