Palo Alto demographics profile

StatisticPalo AltoCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)2,79323291
Median age41.836.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)64%52%55%
Speak English60%56%79%
Speak Spanish6%29%13%
Palo Alto, CA has a population of 66,649 and is the 558th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,793 per sq mi which is 1102% higher than the California average and 2982% higher than the national average. The median age in Palo Alto is 42 which is approximately 16% higher than the California average of 36. In Palo Alto, 64% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 60% speak English and 6% speak Spanish. 35% of Palo Alto residents were born in California, 28% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 34% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Palo Alto is 1102% higher than California.
  • The median age in Palo Alto is 16% higher than California.
  • In Palo Alto 61.95% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Palo Alto 1.04% of the population is African American.
  • In Palo Alto 30.96% of the population is Asian.

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Palo Alto population breakdown by race

RacePalo AltoCaliforniaNational
African American1.04%5.85%12.63%
American Indian0.17%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.14%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race4.58%4.62%3.06%
Other race1.17%13.28%4.75%
In Palo Alto, 7.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Palo Alto age breakdown

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Source: The Palo Alto, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).