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Los Altos Hills, California - Basic Facts

The Town of Los Altos Hills had a population of 8,462 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Los Altos Hills is located at latitude 37.3672 and longitude -122.1391 in Santa Clara County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Los Altos Hills (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Clara County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 289 feet.

The Town of Los Altos Hills (GNIS ID: 2412916) 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 Altos Hills is located within West Santa Clara CCD of Santa Clara County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Los Altos Hills 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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Los Altos Hills, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,462
Daytime Population: Workers 835
Daytime Population: Residents 5,049
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,884
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 8,387
Population in Familes 7,603
Population in Group Qrtrs 75
Population Density2 948
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $200,001
Average Household Income $302,737
Per Capita Income $106,904


Total Housing Units 3,139 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,694 (85.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 289 ( 9.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 156 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,235,728


Total Households 2,983
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 2,497
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 0.81% 0.86%
Households 0.61% 0.77%
Families 0.59% 0.79%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   1.09%

Los Altos Hills, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Los Altos Hills 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 # 527 65th
Population Density # 788 48th
Diversity Index # 950 37th
Median Household Income # 8 100th
Per Capita Income # 4 100th

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