Los Altos, CA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 10,730 housing units in Los Altos. This represents a 6.2% growth from 10,107 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 10,730 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Los Altos is about 86%. Los Altos's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 2.4%. Average household size is 2.6 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Los Altos were built after 1959.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type0.80%
One Bedroom5.50%
Two Bedrooms15.20%
Three Bedrooms35.90%
Four Bedrooms34.50%
Five Bedrooms or more8.10%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.67
Median year structure was built1958
Median Value of occupied units$983,000
Median Price asked for vacant units$1,000,001

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.13
Median year structure was built1964
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$1,710

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.70%
Second Mortgage6%
Home Equity Loan10.40%
Simple Mortgage49.80%
Debt Free33.10%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs17.5%