Los Altos Hills
Los Altos Hills, California, in Santa Clara County, is located 3 miles W of Mountain View, California and 13 miles W of San Jose, California.
Ohlone Indians were the first known inhabitants of Los Altos Hills. They were part of a group of Native Americans who once inhabited small villages in the Santa Clara Valley. Both Los Altos and Los Altos Hills have been substantiated as sites of early Ohlone villages. In 1955, Indian remains and artifacts such as mortars and pestles were found at the Peck Estate east of Moody Road. In 1964, developers on O’Keefe Lane unearthed more human remains and artifacts. Still later, in 1970, a village and cemetery in Ohlone of great significance came to light on Costello’s property on O’Keefe Lane, prompting archaeological investigations by Foothill College and others.Additional mounds and village sites have since been excavated along the creeks of Permanente and Matadero.
Two major Hispanic-Mexican land grants include Los Altos Hills: Rancho La Purissima Concepcion, 4,436 acres granted to Native Americans Jose Gorgonio and his son Jose Ramon in 1840 and sold to Juana Briones de Miranda in 1844 for a fee of $300; and Rancho San Antonio, 4,438 acres allotted to Juan Prado Mesa. Adobe Creek was the boundary line of the 2 ranchos. The Briones and Mesa families were friends and became related when two of the Mesa men married 2 of the Briones women.
Los Altos Hills is a city in California. With a population of 8,102 in 2020, it is the 391st largest city in California and the 3600th largest city in the United States. Los Altos Hills is currently declining at a rate of -1.30% per year, but its population has increased by 2.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,922 in 2010. Los Altos Hills spans over 9 miles and has a population density of 906 people per square mile.
The median household income in Los Altos Hills is $427,749 with a poverty rate of 3.64%. The median rental cost in recent years has been $2,674 per month and the median home value is $2.00 million. The median age in Los Altos Hills is 51.1 years, 51.7 years for men and 50.6 years for women.
Los Altos Hills, California gets an average of 20 inches of rain per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Los Altos Hills has an average of 0 centimeters of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 263 sunny days per year in Los Altos Hills. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Los Altos Hills has an unemployment rate of 5.1%. The US average is 6.0%.
Los Altos Hills saw the labor market increase by 2.5% last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is forecast at 39.5%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.
Tax Rates for Los Altos Hills
– The sales tax rate for Los Altos Hills is 9.3%. The US average is 7.3%.
– The income tax rate for Los Altos Hills is 9.3%. The US average is 4.6%.
– Tax rates can have a big impact when comparing the cost of living.
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