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 82,376 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.
Mountain View is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.50% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Mountain View is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mountain View who work in computer science and math (21.93%), management occupations (15.83%), and business and financial occupations (7.53%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Mountain View telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.06% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Another interesting thing about Mountain View, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
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.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Mountain View is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Mountain View, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Mountain View, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Mountain View is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 70.98% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Mountain View in 2018 was $82,216, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $328,864 for a family of four. However, Mountain View contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 18.08% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mountain View include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Russian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Mountain View's cultural character, accounting for 42.10% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Mountain View is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.