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Income/capita 223%
Household income 239%
Unemployment 59%
IndexLos AltosCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$96,464$31,458$29,829
Median household income$187,656$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$203,676$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$126,179$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$157,576$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$64,280$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate1.9%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level3.3%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Los Altos is 223% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Los Altos is 239% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Los Altos is 59% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Los Altos is 78% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $125,091$187,656$375,312
      City
      $42,517$63,783$127,566
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Los Altos median earnings by income bracket

      Los Altos employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry2.3%0.8%
      Manufacturing sector27.4%0.7%
      Financial & insurance services5.1%4.6%
      Wholesale & retail services5.8%7.2%
      Public administration0.5%2.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.3%0.9%
      Education, health & social services8.7%29.0%
      Other40.9%35.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Atherton, CA7,127$250,001352%
      Ladera, CA1,514$250,001352%
      Los Altos Hills, CA8,376$243,701341%
      Portola Valley, CA4,550$232,981321%
      Woodside, CA5,496$223,934305%
      Los Altos, CA30,238$187,656239%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Liberty, MO30,239$68,48024%
      Sherwood, AR30,251$59,3307%
      Santa Paula, CA30,283$51,5497%
      North Royalton, OH30,302$66,18920%
      Madison Heights, MI30,168$43,15822%
      Los Altos, CA30,238$187,656239%
      Source: The Los Altos, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).