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Mountain View is a city in Santa Clara County, in the San Jose-Sunnyvale metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in California named Mountain View. For links to other places called Mountain View, CA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Mountain View is 37.386N. The longitude is -122.082W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 105 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 69,366.


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Median household income
Local
$69,362
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mountain View demographic reports
The community was founded as a stagecoach stop and agricultural center.

Mountain View grew dramatically after World War II with the growth of the electronic and aerospace industries.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 291. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 4.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Brian Boitano, figure skater, Olympic medallist
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • A La Carte and Art Festival - May 19-20, 2007
Dates often change. Check Mountain View web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Rengstorff House, NASA/Ames Research Center
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: 143

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Mountain View 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 94041 ZIP code.

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11% of Mountain View residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mountain View ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mountain View was $39,693, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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55% of Mountain View residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Mountain View, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,165.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,302.


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Libraries in Mountain View include Mountain View Public Library ... View libraries

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

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Mountain View restaurants taking online reservations include Cascal, Chez TJ, Shiva's, The Cantankerous Fish ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Mountain View workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Mountain View between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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