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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      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%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Ladera, CA1,514$250,001352%
      Atherton, CA7,127$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%
      Princeton, NJ30,168$118,467114%
      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).