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Palo Alto city, California; Berkeley city, California; Alameda County, California; Santa Clara County, California; Scranton city, Pennsylvania

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Palo Alto city, California
Berkeley city, California
Alameda County, California
Santa Clara County, California
Scranton city, Pennsylvania
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-3.0%
-2.1%
-2.0%
-2.6%
-0.3%
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
66,680
117,145
1,648,556
1,885,508
75,874
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
68,724
119,693
1,682,353
1,936,259
76,110
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-3.0%
-2.1%
-2.0%
-2.6%
-0.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 68,572 124,321 1,682,353 1,936,259 76,328
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 64,403 112,580 1,510,271 1,781,642 76,089
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.9%
3.4%
5.3%
5.4%
5.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.8%
12.3%
20.1%
21.2%
21.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.3%
15.5%
14.9%
14.5%
17.3%
Female persons, percent
51.4%
51.1%
50.4%
49.1%
50.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
56.3%
58.1%
47.8%
50.5%
80.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.9%
8.0%
10.7%
2.9%
5.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.6%
1.1%
1.2%
0.1%
Asian alone, percent(a)
33.3%
20.9%
33.8%
40.6%
5.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.4%
1.0%
0.5%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
6.5%
8.3%
5.6%
4.3%
6.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.7%
10.9%
22.4%
25.0%
15.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
53.0%
53.4%
29.2%
28.9%
71.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 1,607 2,730 47,820 47,755 4,257
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 34.0% 21.2% 32.8% 39.7% 10.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) X X 629,118 693,240 X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 56.3% 42.9% 53.6% 56.4% 48.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $2,000,000+ $1,059,500 $825,300 $1,061,900 $106,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $4,000+ $3,468 $3,052 $3,548 $1,209
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $940 $914 $734 $834 $561
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $2,679 $1,767 $1,904 $2,386 $795
Building permits, 2021 X X 5,025 4,044 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 26,150 45,884 573,174 635,314 31,363
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.58 2.40 2.84 2.97 2.28
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 84.5% 73.1% 87.2% 85.6% 83.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 38.5% 29.2% 45.7% 53.4% 18.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 97.4% 96.7% 95.3% 96.6% 87.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 94.1% 92.8% 91.1% 93.0% 79.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 97.5% 96.5% 88.8% 88.7% 87.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 82.7% 73.1% 48.7% 53.5% 22.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 3.0% 6.7% 5.7% 4.5% 13.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
2.5%
3.6%
5.1%
5.5%
6.9%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 62.9% 61.2% 67.2% 67.6% 56.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 55.2% 58.4% 61.4% 60.5% 53.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 709,859 617,079 5,042,039 7,261,733 160,639
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 7,345,721 1,340,486 16,158,975 22,181,038 1,273,653
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 389,367 11,637 7,570,600 2,473,869 113,526
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,939,972 1,585,960 26,888,725 47,472,232 1,075,280
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $28,315 $12,885 $16,200 $24,568 $13,918
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 24.6 31.3 34.2 29.2 20.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $174,003 $91,259 $104,888 $130,890 $41,687
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $97,307 $53,181 $49,883 $59,297 $23,951
Persons in poverty, percent
5.5%
17.8%
8.6%
6.6%
21.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 X X 41,258 49,013 X
Total employment, 2020 X X 719,830 1,129,499 X
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) X X 57,973,184 165,113,675 X
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 X X 1.1% 2.5% X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 X X 145,962 143,404 X
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,167 3,363 33,577 39,504 1,475
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,721 1,846 18,403 22,107 902
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 573 490 6,931 7,946 203
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 804 735 13,462 16,156 S
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,734 2,086 15,922 18,884 1,156
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 52 S 1,408 1,353 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,550 2,705 28,395 33,911 1,077
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 2,845.8 11,917.3 2,281.3 1,499.7 3,016.0
Population per square mile, 2010 2,696.5 10,752.4 2,043.6 1,381.0 3,006.4
Land area in square miles, 2020 24.10 10.43 737.46 1,291.08 25.31
Land area in square miles, 2010 23.88 10.47 739.02 1,290.10 25.31
FIPS Code 0655282 0606000 06001 06085 4269000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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