Portola Valley, CA

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Portola Valley Profile


Overview

Portola Valley is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 4,611 people and just one neighborhood, Portola Valley is the 528th largest community in California.

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

Occupations and Workforce

Portola Valley is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.92% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Portola Valley is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Portola Valley who work in management occupations (25.65%), healthcare (10.88%), and teaching (9.43%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Portola Valley 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.

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 18.93% 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

In addition, Portola Valley is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Portola Valley is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Portola Valley a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Portola Valley has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Portola Valley’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Portola Valley, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.28 minutes every day commuting to work.

Portola Valley Demographics

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Portola Valley. 80.94% 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 Portola Valley in 2010 was $140,002, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $560,008 for a family of four.

Portola Valley is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Portola Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Portola Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Portola Valley include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Portola Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and German/Yiddish.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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AGE OF Portola Valley, CA HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

136 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Household Types

 

One person households

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Employment Industries in Portola Valley

 

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Average One-way Commute Time

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Migration & Mobility

 

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 

Diversity Index

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Ancestry (top 20)

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Violent Crime Index By Type

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Portola Valley 0.101011101001110
California 4.49

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Portola Valley VIOLENT CRIMES

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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
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property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Portola Valley 0.101011101001110
California 24.97

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

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Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Portola Valley 0.101011101001110
California 88

Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

65 Vital Statistics. 37 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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This neighborhood is served by 4 districts:

SEQUOIA UNION HIGH


Students Enrolled in This District


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Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to California

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Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Carlmont High School
1400 Alameda De Las Pulgas
Belmont, CA 94002
09-12
Menlo-Atherton High School
555 Midfield Rd.
Atherton, CA 94025
09-12
Redwood High School
1968 Old Co Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94063
09-12
Sequoia High School
1201 Brewster Ave.
Redwood City, CA 94062
09-12
Woodside High School
199 Churchill Ave.
Woodside, CA 94062
09-12
East Palo Alto Academy School
1050 Myrtle St.
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
09-12
Summit Preparatory Charter High School
890 B Rd.Way
Redwood City, CA 94063
09-12
Everest Public High School
455 Fifth Ave.
Redwood City, CA 94063
09-12

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 32.8% 57.8%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 27.3% 48.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 5.5% 9.0%

Educational Expenditures

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Total Expenditures

LAS LOMITAS ELEMENTARY


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to California

(10 is best)

Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
La Entrada Middle School
2200 Sharon Rd.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
04-08
Las Lomitas Elementary School
299 Alameda De Las Pulgas
Atherton, CA 94027
KG-03

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 4.2% 57.8%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 3.8% 48.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.4% 9.0%

Educational Expenditures

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PORTOLA VALLEY ELEMENTARY


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to California

(10 is best)

Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Corte Madera School
4575 Alpine Rd.
Portola Valley, CA 94028
04-08
Ormondale Elementary School
200 Shawnee Pass
Portola Valley, CA 94028
KG-03

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 8.5% 57.8%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 5.1% 48.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 3.3% 9.0%

Educational Expenditures

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LA HONDA-PESCADERO UNIFIED


Students Enrolled in This District


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Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to California

(10 is best)

Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
La Honda Elementary School
450 Sears Ranch Rd.
La Honda, CA 94020
KG-05
Pescadero Elementary And Middle School
620 N. St.
Pescadero, CA 94060
KG-08
Pescadero High School
350 Butano Cut Off
Pescadero, CA 94060
09-12

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 52.8% 57.8%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 40.9% 48.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 11.9% 9.0%

Educational Expenditures

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