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Wealthy enclave of the Silicon Valley

Los Gatos is a town in Santa Clara County, in the San Jose-Sunnyvale metro area.

The community name derives from Spanish for "cat"

The latitude of Los Gatos is 37.226N. The longitude is -121.973W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 344 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 27,976.


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Median household income
Local
$94,319
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Los Gatos demographic reports
Los Gatos is in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains
Once a logging town
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 36. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Ross MacDonald, mystery writer
· Juice Newton, singer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Peet's Coffee & Tea, Starbucks
Historic sites and museums: Forbes Mill Museum, Los Gatos Museum
Colleges and universities: Western Seminary-San Jose
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 102

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Los Gatos residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Los Gatos ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Los Gatos was $56,094, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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59% of Los Gatos residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Los Gatos include Los Gatos Historic Commercial District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Los Gatos, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,225.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,785.


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Libraries in Los Gatos include Los Gatos Public Library ... View libraries

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

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Los Gatos restaurants taking online reservations include California Cafe - Los Gatos, Crimson, Forbes Mill Steakhouse, Los Gatos Brewing Company, Manresa - Los Gatos, Three Degrees - Los Gatos, Viva! Neighborhood Eatery of Los Gatos ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Los Gatos workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Los Gatos 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 Gatos include Garden Inn Hotel, Hotel Los Gatos, Los Gatos Lodge, Toll House Hotel.

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