Statistic Palo Alto California National
Population 67,973 39,512,223 328,239,523
Population density (sq mi) 2,826 256 91
Median age 42.6 36.0 37.7
Male/Female ratio 0.9:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 63% 52% 55%
Families w/ Kids under 18 50% 46% 43%
Speak English 61% 56% 79%
Speak Spanish 4% 29% 13%
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Demographics Quick Facts

  • The population density in Palo Alto is 1004% higher than California
  • The median age in Palo Alto is 18% higher than California
  • In Palo Alto 56.33% of the population is White
  • In Palo Alto 1.90% of the population is Black
  • In Palo Alto 33.34% of the population is Asian

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      Palo Alto population breakdown by race

      Race Palo Alto California National
      White 56.33% 61.26% 73.35%
      Black 1.90% 5.85% 12.63%
      Asian 33.34% 13.85% 5.22%
      American Indian 0.41% 0.74% 0.82%
      Native Hawaiian 0.08% 0.39% 0.18%
      Mixed race 6.54% 4.62% 3.06%
      Other race 1.39% 13.28% 4.75%
      In Palo Alto, 5.7% 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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      Source: The Palo Alto, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).