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Mountain View

Mountain View began as a stagecoach stop and an agricultural center for the lush Santa Clara Valley.

Welcome to Mountain View

Once covered in orchards and vineyards, Mountain View began as a stagecoach stop and an agricultural center for the lush Santa Clara Valley. The City is home to approximately 70,000 residents and to many nationally and internationally known corporations such as Google, LinkedIn, Symantec, and Intuit. In recent years, the City of Mountain View has developed some of the finest recreation facilities the Bay Area has to offer including an innovative regional park from reclaimed landfill.
 
Mountain View's downtown Castro Street has become one of the most vibrant downtowns on the peninsula with many startups calling it home. The local restaurants and shops have benefitted from the virtuous cycle of increased lunch, dinner, and happy hour traffic.  The proximity to the Caltrain station and connection to VTA makes Mountain View an ideal spot for employees who don't want to drive to work. Caltrain's baby bullet service stops in Mountain View and provides a short 45-minute trip to and from San Francisco during peak hours.
 
Mountain View is home to the Computer History Museum, Moffett Field, and the Nasa Ames Research Center. These are symbols of the past, present, and future technology within the area. Mountain View has had a long history as the center of semiconductor manufacturing but the manufacturing has since left the area and multi-family housing has filled its place. For those looking for the arts, the Mountain View Performing Arts Center is an incredible venue to view a show.  The city closes off Castro Street for art and wine festivals throughout summer for a Thursday night concert series.
 
The schools in Mountain View have been steadily improving over the last 10-15 years. Google's continued support of technology initiatives in the community and local schools has helped with this improvement. The schools located in the 94040 and 94041 zip codes are typically considered the best schools in the area, but the northern schools within the Mountain View Whisman School District are quickly catching up.
 
At the high school level, students are assigned to the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District and attend either Mountain View or Los Altos High School based on their residence address. There are some areas in the 94040 zip code that are assigned to the Los Altos school district, and homes in this area typically command a premium.
 

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 Meat House, Big Trees, and Integrate Performance Fitness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.45 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.04 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.78 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.78 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.3 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.57 miles 14 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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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
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34,316

Total Households

2.39

Average Household Size

$90,717

Average individual Income

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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.
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