About Palo Alto

Palo Alto is a vibrant community, home to world-class Stanford University a research park of innovative leaders in the scientific and tech industries, and both regional and neighborhood shopping centers. The community is diverse, educated, innovative and responsible. Palo Alto area schools consistently rank among California’s top in academics. Industries ranging from health care to the arts grow and thrive under the watch of Palo Alto citizens. In Palo Alto, culture, innovation, prosperity and a sense of community are equally important.

Palo Alto celebrates the cultural and intellectual diversity of our residents. Palo Alto is a welcoming city for both families and businesses. With a mean household income of over $150,000, Palo Alto maintains a healthy economy that features a synergistic mix of internationally recognized corporations, growing commercial districts for community shopping and recreation, and cutting edge human service non-profit organizations.


Chamber of Commerce

Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce

122 Hamilton Avenue

Palo Alto, CA 94301

650.324 3121

The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce provides directions, public transit options and visitor brochures.

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Population in July 2008: 59,395. Population change since 2000: +1.4%

Males: 29,060 (48.9%)

Females: 30,335 (51.1%)

Median resident age: 40.2 years

California median age: 33.3 years

Zip codes: 94301, 94302, 94303, 94304, 94306, 94307, 94308, 94309, 94310.

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Estimated median household income in 2008: $108,020 (it was $90,377 in 2000)

Palo Alto: $108,020

California: $61,021

Estimated per capita income in 2008: $69,907

Estimated median house or condo value in 2008: $1,338,628 (it was $776,000 in 2000)

Palo Alto: $1,338,628

California: $467,000

Mean prices in 2008: All housing units: $1,382,740; Detached houses: $1,497,602; Townhouses or other attached units: $934,419; In 2-unit structures: $729,823; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $594,973; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $731,179; Mobile homes: $161,250; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $12,500

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