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Mountain View, CA
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Living in Mountain View



Mountain View is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 81,059 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Mountain View is the 105th largest community in California.

Mountain View home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Mountain View real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Also of interest is that Mountain View has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Mountain View has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 20.29% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

One thing that you will notice about Mountain View is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Mountain View a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

Mountain View is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Mountain View use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Mountain View‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Mountain View. 72.05% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Mountain View in 2018 was $90,717, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $362,868 for a family of four.

Mountain View is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Mountain View home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mountain View residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Mountain View also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.99% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mountain View include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Russian.

Mountain View also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 42.64%.

The most common language spoken in Mountain View is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.