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Mountain View, California - Basic Facts

The City of Mountain View had a population of 82,179 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 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mountain View: Mountainview.

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


Total Population 82,179
Daytime Population: Workers 64,318
Daytime Population: Residents 36,869
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 101,187
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 81,915
Population in Familes 58,650
Population in Group Qrtrs 264
Population Density2 6,852
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $102,329
Average Household Income $141,778
Per Capita Income $60,490


Total Housing Units 36,552 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,919 (38.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 21,036 (57.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,597 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $869,904
Average Home Value $865,011


Total Households 34,955
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 19,226
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 1.44% 1.31%
Households 1.24% 1.24%
Families 1.29% 1.27%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

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 # 106 93rd
Population Density # 147 90th
Diversity Index # 482 68th
Median Household Income # 166 89th
Per Capita Income # 128 92nd

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