StatisticPalo AltoCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)2,79325691
Median age41.836.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)64%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1851%46%43%
Speak English60%56%79%
Speak Spanish6%29%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Palo Alto is 991% higher than California
  • The median age in Palo Alto is 16% higher than California
  • In Palo Alto 61.95% of the population is White
  • In Palo Alto 1.04% of the population is Black
  • In Palo Alto 30.96% of the population is Asian

Compare Palo Alto, CA Demographics


      Palo Alto population breakdown by race

      RacePalo AltoCaliforniaNational
      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Palo Alto age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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