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Mountain View, California - Basic Facts

The City of Mountain View had a population of 83,777 as of July 1, 2018. 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 37.3861 and longitude -122.0839 in Santa Clara County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mountain View 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mountain View: Mountainview.

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Mountain View, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 83,777
Population in Households 83,518
Population in Familes 60,427
Population in Group Qrtrs 259
Population Density2 6,985
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $107,050
Average Household Income $149,244
Per Capita Income $63,576


Total Housing Units 37,280 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,403 (38.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 21,180 (56.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,697 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $927,870
Average Home Value $1,039,131


Total Households 35,583
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 19,554
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.5% 1.65%
Households 1.31% 1.55%
Families 1.34% 1.57%
Median Household Income   3.06%
Per Capita Income   3.16%

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, 2018 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 # 103 93rd
Population Density # 142 91st
Diversity Index # 477 69th
Median Household Income # 169 89th
Per Capita Income # 128 92nd

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