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Los Altos, California

Los Altos is a city at the southern end of the San Francisco Peninsula (part of the Silicon Valley), home to Foothill College. The city is located in Santa Clara County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 27,693.

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According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.4 km² (6.3 mi²). 16.4 km² (6.3 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 27,693 people, 10,462 households, and 8,024 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,683.8/km² (4,360.7/mi²). There are 10,727 housing units at an average density of 652.2/km² (1,689.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 80.35% White, 0.47% African American, 0.17% Native American, 15.42% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 0.66% from other races, and 2.77% from two or more races. 2.97% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 10,462 households out of which 33.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.4% are married couples living together, 5.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 23.3% are non-families. 18.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.61 and the average family size is 2.98.

In the city the population is spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 29.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 44 years. For every 100 females there are 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $126,740, and the median income for a family is $148,201. Males have a median income of $100000+ versus $67,332 for females. The per capita income for the city is $66,776. 2.4% of the population and 1.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 2.2% are under the age of 18 and 1.5% are 65 or older.