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 82,739 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Mountain View is the 107th 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 92.87% 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 (22.93%), management occupations (15.25%), and business and financial occupations (6.74%).
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.
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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Mountain View is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Mountain View area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
If knowledge is power, Mountain View is a pretty powerful place. 69.50% of the adults in Mountain View 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 Mountain View in 2018 was $79,839, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $319,356 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 18.31% 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 42.19% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Mountain View is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.