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Los Altos is a city in Santa Clara County, in the San Jose-Sunnyvale metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish for "the heights"
The latitude of Los Altos is 37.385N. The longitude is -122.113W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 157 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 27,173.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Los Altos demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Santa Clara County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, San Jose area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 94040 ZIP code.
14% of Los Altos residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Los Altos ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Los Altos was $66,776, compared with $21,587 nationally.
71% of Los Altos residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Los Altos, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,673. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $3,371.
Libraries in Los Altos include Los Altos Library, Woodland Library ... View libraries
Santa Clara County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Los Altos political report.
Los Altos restaurants taking online reservations include Beausejour ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Los Altos workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Los Altos between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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