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Los Altos, California

Los Altos, California
Full nameCity of Los Altos
Official nameCity of Los Altos
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
CountySanta Clara
IncorporatedDecember 1, 1952
MayorRon Packard
City ManagerDoug Schmitz
Total Area6.487 sq mi (16.8 km2)
Land Area6.487 sq mi (16.8 km2)
Elevation157 ft (47.9 m)
Total Population28976 (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC−8)
- Summer (DST)PDT (UTC−7)
ZIP codes94022-94024
Area code650 650
FIPS code06-43280
GNIS feature ID1659745

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Los Altos c-enaudio=Los Altos.ogglɔːs_ˈæltoʊs is a city at the southern end of the San Francisco Peninsula, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The city is in Santa Clara County, California, United States. The population was 28,976 according to the 2010 census.

Most of the city's growth occurred between 1950 and 1980. Originally an agricultural town with many summer cottages, Los Altos is now an affluent bedroom community. Los Altos has several distinctive features. Commercial zones are strictly limited to the downtown area and small shopping and office parks lining Foothill Expressway and El Camino Real.

Los Altos means "the heights" or "foothill" in Spanish.

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