Living in East Palo Alto, CA

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Updated: 2020-03-11

East Palo Alto SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
3
Diversity
9
Safety
5
Amenities
9.5
Education
4
Commute
8

East Palo Alto, CA Crime Report

708
Total Crimes
2,360.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
-8.09%
Below National Average

East Palo Alto, CA Cost Of Living

163
East Palo Alto's Overall Cost Of Living
1.6x
Higher Than The National Average

East Palo Alto, California Info Snack

East Palo Alto (abbreviated E.P.A.) is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of East Palo Alto was 28,155. It is situated on the San Francisco Peninsula, roughly halfway between the cities of San Francisco and San Jose. To the north and east is the San Francisco Bay, to the west is the city of Menlo Park, and to the south the city of Palo Alto. Despite being called "East" Palo Alto, this is a misnomer, as the city is precisely due north of Palo Alto. While often incorrectly assumed to be part of the city of Palo Alto, East Palo Alto has always been a separate entity since its founding as an unincorporated community. It is also in San Mateo County, while Palo Alto is in Santa Clara County. The two cities are separated only by San Francisquito Creek and, largely, the Bayshore Freeway (the vast majority of East Palo Alto is northeast of the freeway, while all of the residential part of Palo Alto is southwest of the freeway). The revitalization projects in 2000, and high income high-tech professionals moving into new developments, including employees from Google and Facebook, have begun to eliminate the cultural and economic differences between the two cities. East Palo Alto and Palo Alto share both telephone area codes and postal ZIP codes.
Population
29,633
Unemployment
5.0%
Poverty
12.6%
Median Home
$704,500
Median Income
$64,794
Median Rent
$1,684

East Palo Alto, CA Photos

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Rankings for East Palo Alto in California

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Map Of East Palo Alto, CA

Population over time in East Palo Alto

Year Population % Change
2017 29,633 -0.0%
2016 29,646 1.0%
2015 29,353 0.5%
2014 29,198 1.0%
2013 28,920 1.1%
2012 28,597 0.9%
2011 28,332 0.9%
2010 28,077 0.7%
2009 27,894 -
Crime/100k East Palo Alto CA USA
Violent Crime 470.1 447.4 368.9
Murder 10.0 4.4 5.0
Robbery 183.4 137.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 233.4 266.5 246.8
Property Crime 1890.6 2380.4 2199.5
Burglary 280.1 416.2 376.0
Larceny 1000.3 1571.8 1594.6
Car Theft 610.2 392.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in East Palo Alto

White
8.1% (2,408)
African American
11.3% (3,335)
American Indian
0.0% (11)
Asian
4.8% (1,416)
Hawaiian
10.5% (3,100)
Other
0.3% (81)
Two Or More
2.9% (873)
Hispanic
62.1% (18,409)
Race East Palo Alto CA USA
White 8.1% 37.5% 61.1%
African American 11.3% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 4.8% 14.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 10.5% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.9% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 62.1% 38.9% 17.8%

Household Income For East Palo Alto, California

Less than $10,000
6.6% (194,964)
$10,000 to $14,999
3.7% (108,577)
$15,000 to $24,999
5.8% (171,980)
$25,000 to $34,999
6.9% (204,871)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.1% (359,416)
$50,000 to $74,999
19.7% (582,911)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.5% (341,980)
$100,000 to $149,999
18.8% (556,361)
$150,000 to $199,999
7.6% (223,892)
$200,000 or more
7.4% (218,344)
Income East Palo Alto CA USA
Less than $10,000 6.6% 5.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.7% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 5.8% 8.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 6.9% 7.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.1% 10.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 19.7% 15.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.5% 12.3% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 18.8% 16.2% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 7.6% 8.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 7.4% 11.0% 7.0%

Gender in East Palo Alto

Female
49.2% (14,567)
Male
50.8% (15,066)
Gender East Palo Alto CA USA
Female 49.2% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 50.8% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in East Palo Alto for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
25.0% (7,408)
9-12th Grade
10.0% (2,963)
High School / GED
24.0% (7,111)
Some College
19.0% (5,630)
Associate's Degree
4.0% (1,185)
Bachelor's Degree
11.0% (3,259)
Master's Degree
5.0% (1,481)
Professional Degree
1.0% (296)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (296)
Education East Palo Alto CA USA
< 9th Grade 25.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 10.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 24.0% 21.0% 27.0%
Some College 19.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 4.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 11.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

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