Mountain View, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mountain View, California - Basic Facts

The Mountain View Census Designated Place had a population of 2,612 as of July 1, 2017. 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 38.0092 and longitude -122.1169 in Contra Costa County. The formal boundaries for the Mountain View Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Contra Costa County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 112 feet.

The Mountain View Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408884) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Mountain View Census Designated Place is located within Central Contra Costa CCD of Contra Costa 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, 2017.

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Mountain View, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,612
Daytime Population: Workers 189
Daytime Population: Residents 1,302
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,491
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.57
Population in Households 2,583
Population in Familes 1,971
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density2 9,013
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $73,966
Average Household Income $88,352
Per Capita Income $34,636


Total Housing Units 1,070 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 643 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 383 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $391,031
Average Home Value $408,867


Total Households 1,026
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 666
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.34% 1.21%
Households 1.23% 1.16%
Families 1.97% 1.14%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

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, 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 # 818 46th
Population Density # 84 95th
Diversity Index # 784 48th
Median Household Income # 429 72nd
Per Capita Income # 527 65th

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