Mountain View

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WELCOME TO MOUNTAIN VIEW

Nestled between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay, Mountain View is a diverse community, ideally located in the heart of the Silicon Valley (10 miles north of San Jose and 35 miles south of San Francisco). At just over 12 square miles, the City is home to approximately 75,000 residents, many nationally and internationally known corporations, and a thriving small business base.
 
Mountain View prides itself on providing excellent public services and facilities that meet the needs of a caring and diverse community in a financially responsible manner. While leading the region in innovation and ideas, the City remains committed to the traditional values of strong neighborhoods and citizen involvement. Mountain View boasts strong safety and public education records and is considered one of the best places to live in the Bay Area. Incorporated in 1902 and chartered on January 15, 1952, the City of Mountain View operates under a Council-Manager form of government. Today, the City covers 12 square miles and is home to over 75,000 residents. Located 10 miles north of San Jose and 35 miles south of San Francisco, Mountain View is perfectly situated between the Santa Cruz Mountains and the San Francisco Bay. San Jose International Airport is located 11 miles to the south, and San Francisco International Airport is located 25 miles to the north. All airports are easily accessible from Mountain View by Light Rail and CALTRANS.
 
Mountain View prides itself on having attractive and well-built residential communities served by neighborhood parks and playgrounds, recreational facilities, quality education, and convenient shopping. The housing includes a wide range of styles and sizes to suit all preferences. In addition to having ownership opportunities, there are a number of rental properties to suit divergent needs.
 
Mountain View recognizes the need for a robust local economy and Economic Development continues to be a high priority. We are proud to be one of only three cities in the State of California with an AAA credit rating which means the City has been formally recognized as having a solid and diversified tax base; a very strong financial operation; and a low debt burden. Mountain View is proud to have a solid small-business base as well as being home to many of the world’s most pioneering organizations in the fields of High-Tech, Biotech, and Telecommunications. We are also proud to have NASA Ames, one of the nation’s leading research laboratories, reside in our City.

Overview for Mountain View, CA

82,409 people live in Mountain View, where the median age is 35.4 and the average individual income is $90,717. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

82,409

Total Population

35.4 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$90,717

Average individual Income

Around Mountain View, CA

There's plenty to do around Mountain View, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Very Walkable
Walking Score
99
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
50
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Showstoppers 4 Kids, AYSO Region 44, and Tennis Lessons By Oleg Tumasov.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 3.49 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.38 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.03 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.18 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.91 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.6 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Mountain View, CA

Mountain View has 34,316 households, with an average household size of 2.39. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Mountain View do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 82,409 people call Mountain View home. The population density is 6,891.45 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

82,409

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

35.4

Median Age

52.24 / 47.76%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
34,316

Total Households

2.39

Average Household Size

$90,717

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Single
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Commute Time

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15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Mountain View, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Mountain View. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
Mountain View-Los Altos Montessori Childrens Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
St Paul Lutheran Child Development Center
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Gabriela Mistral Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Mariano Castro Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Monta Loma Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Yew Chung International School (Sv)
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
St Joseph Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
St Stephen Lutheran School
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Edith Landels Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Isaac Newton Graham Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Benjamin Bubb Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5

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