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Palo Alto is a city in Santa Clara County, in the San Jose-Sunnyvale metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish for "tall tree," for a giant redwood growing here.
The latitude of Palo Alto is 37.441N. The longitude is -122.141W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 30 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 57,233.
Downtown Palo Alto, with its many restaurants and book stores, serves as an entertainment hub for the university and the surrounding region.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Palo Alto demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Santa Clara County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, San Jose area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 94301 ZIP code.
12% of Palo Alto residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Palo Alto ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Palo Alto was $56,257, compared with $21,587 nationally.
74% of Palo Alto residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Palo Alto include Professorville Historic District, Ramona Street Architectural District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Palo Alto, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,308. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,684.
Libraries in Palo Alto include Children's Library, College Terrace Library, Downtown Branch, Main Library, Mitchell Park Branch, Terman Park Branch ... View libraries
Santa Clara County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Palo Alto political report.
Palo Alto restaurants taking online reservations include California Cafe Bar & Grill - Palo Alto, Evvia, Il Fornaio - Palo Alto, Junnoon, LAVANDA Restaurant and Wine Bar, Mantra Restaurant and Lounge, Nola - Palo Alto, Spago - Palo Alto, Straits Cafe - Palo Alto, Tai Pan ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Palo Alto workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Palo Alto between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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