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Mountain View, Santa Clara County, California

For the community near Martinez, California, see Mountain View, Contra Costa County, California.

Mountain View is a city located in Santa Clara County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 70,708. It is one of the major cities that make up Silicon Valley.

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1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Notable features
4 External links


Mountain View is located at 37°23'34" North, 122°4'55" West (37.392640, -122.082023)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 31.7 km² (12.2 mi²). 31.2 km² (12.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.39% water.

Mountain View is located at the north end of Highway 85, where it meets Highway 101. (In 2003 construction began to rebuild this interchange - which was constructed in the 1960s. It is planned to be complete in 2006.) El Camino Real also runs through Mountain View.

Mountain View is bounded to the northwest by Palo Alto, to the southwest by Los Altos, to the southeast by Sunnyvale, and to the northeast by the San Francisco Bay.


As of the census of 2000, there are 70,708 people, 31,242 households, and 15,902 families residing in the city. The population density is 2,263.7/km² (5,861.4/mi²). There are 32,432 housing units at an average density of 1,038.3/km² (2,688.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 63.77% White, 2.53% African American, 0.39% Native American, 20.67% Asian, 0.26% Pacific Islander, 8.32% from other races, and 4.07% from two or more races. 18.26% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 31,242 households out of which 21.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% are married couples living together, 7.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 49.1% are non-families. 35.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.25 and the average family size is 2.97.

In the city the population is spread out with 18.0% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 43.4% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 106.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 106.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $69,362, and the median income for a family is $80,379. Males have a median income of $64,585 versus $44,358 for females. The per capita income for the city is $39,693. 6.8% of the population and 3.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.2% are under the age of 18 and 5.9% are 65 or older.

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