Los Gatos is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 30,222 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Los Gatos is the 247th largest community in California.
Los Gatos home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Los Gatos real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Los Gatos is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.56% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Los Gatos is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Los Gatos who work in management occupations (23.41%), sales jobs (10.02%), and business and financial occupations (9.69%).
Also of interest is that Los Gatos has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Los Gatos is also a town of artists. Los Gatos has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Los Gatos’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.89% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In Los Gatos, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.63 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
If knowledge is power, Los Gatos is a pretty powerful place. 69.83% of the adults in Los Gatos have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Los Gatos in 2018 was $87,111, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $348,444 for a family of four.
Los Gatos is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Los Gatos home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Los Gatos residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Los Gatos include German, Irish, English, European, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Los Gatos's cultural character, accounting for 21.85% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Los Gatos is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.