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Residential community

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.


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Median household income
Local
$126,740
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Los Altos demographic reports
Los Altos is in the Silicon Valley, south of San Francisco
Developers offered San Franciscans free rail excursions and complimentary picnics in Los Altos
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 17. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.6 per 1,000 people.
Local ZIP code 94022 was identified by American Demographics magazine as the 19th most affluent ZIP in the U.S. (April 2005)
Filming location for:
· 1978 movie, "Gates of Heaven"
Well-known residents have included:
· Steven Jobs, founder of Apple
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Peet's Coffee & Tea, Starbucks
Historic sites and museums: Los Altos History Museum
Colleges and universities: Golden Gate University - Los Altos

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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.

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71% of Los Altos residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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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.


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Libraries in Los Altos include Los Altos Library, Woodland Library ... View libraries

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Santa Clara County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Los Altos political report.

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Los Altos restaurants taking online reservations include Beausejour ... View restaurants

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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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Hotels in Los Altos include Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn.

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