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Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexLos AltosCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$117,255$31,458$29,829
Median household income$240,094$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$250,001$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$208,846$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$180,253$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$82,374$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate2.1%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level2.8%15.8%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Los Altos is 293% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Los Altos is 334% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Los Altos is 55% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Los Altos is 81% lower than the national average

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      $160,046 $240,094 $480,188
      $42,517 $63,783 $127,566
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Los Altos median earnings by income bracket

      Los Altos employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry2.2%2.2%
      Manufacturing sector18.7%18.7%
      Financial & insurance services5.6%5.6%
      Wholesale & retail services5.8%5.8%
      Public administration0.7%0.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.0%2.0%
      Education, health & social services11.2%11.2%

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      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Emerald Lake Hills, CA4,893$250,001351.9%
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      Loyola, CA3,404$250,001351.9%
      Hillsborough, CA11,608$250,001351.9%
      Los Altos, CA30,878$240,094334.0%

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      Los Altos, CA30,878$240,094334.0%
      Source: The Los Altos, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).