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Palo Alto Apartments
Last updated March 2 2024 at 2:41 AM

Palo Alto, CA
169 Apartments for Rent

Palo Alto Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 65,364
Population Density: 2,740.2 people/sq mile
Median Age: 41
Percentage of Family Households: 71%
Median Annual Income: $195,781 / year
Median Rent: $3,063 / month

What locals are saying

"A remarkable thing about the Silicon Valley culture is that its status structure is so based on technical accomplishment and prowess." (-Jaron Lanier)

Once a sleepy college town, Palo Alto has transformed itself into the tech capital of the country. Stanford University is still here, but the big names attracting most people to this city are Facebook, Apple and Paypal. You might have been the smartest person in your class growing up, but in the middle of Silicon Valley you'll probably just blend into the crowd. This city is home to the most educated population of any United States city, and it certainly shows.

Each workday, the population of Palo Alto doubles as commuters come to the city to work

Palo Alto Demographics


How diverse is Palo Alto?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Palo Alto is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Palo Alto are White (45.8%), Asian (33.5%), Hispanic Or Latino (12.9%), Two Or More (5.2%), Black Or African American (1.8%), Other (0.5%), Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.2%), and American Indian Or Alaska Native (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Palo Alto residents?

The median age in Palo Alto is 41 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is Palo Alto?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Palo Alto is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Palo Alto are White (45.8%), Asian (33.5%), Hispanic Or Latino (12.9%), Two Or More (5.2%), Black Or African American (1.8%), Other (0.5%), Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.2%), and American Indian Or Alaska Native (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Palo Alto residents?

The median age in Palo Alto is 41 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

Palo Alto Crime


Overall Crime

Below Average
Overall crime in Palo Alto is below average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Below Average
The level of violent crime in Palo Alto is below average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Above Average
The level of property crime in Palo Alto is above average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Palo Alto


Elementary Schools

9 /10
Fairmeadow Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
445 Students
8 Reviews
445
Students
8 Reviews
9 /10
Herbert Hoover Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
395 Students
19 Reviews
395
Students
19 Reviews
9 /10
Ohlone Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
560 Students
5 Reviews
560
Students
5 Reviews

Middle Schools

9 /10
Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
1,137 Students
5 Reviews
1,137
Students
5 Reviews
7 /10
Frank S. Greene Jr. Middle
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
1,050 Students
12 Reviews
1,050
Students
12 Reviews
7 /10
Terman Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
668 Students
13 Reviews
668
Students
13 Reviews

High Schools

9 /10
Henry M. Gunn High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
2,006 Students
10 Reviews
2,006
Students
10 Reviews
9 /10
Palo Alto High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
2,124 Students
12 Reviews
2,124
Students
12 Reviews
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Average rent in Palo Alto, California

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Palo Alto is $3,462, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $4,420. Rent rates updated 2 days ago
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Find an apartment for rent in Palo Alto, CA


Searching for an apartment for rent in Palo Alto, CA? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 169 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Palo Alto. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Palo Alto is $3,438 for a studio, $3,462 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $4,420 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of Palo Alto apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next Palo Alto, CA apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Palo Alto?

In Palo Alto, the average rent is $3,438 for a studio, $3,462 for a 1-bedroom, $4,420 for a 2-bedroom, and $5,005 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Palo Alto, check out our monthly Palo Alto Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Palo Alto?

You can filter cheap apartments in Palo Alto by price: under $2,500.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Palo Alto?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Palo Alto apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in Palo Alto?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Palo Alto.

How can I find off-campus housing in Palo Alto?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Palo Alto. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of California-Hastings College of Law, California Institute of Integral Studies, Golden Gate University-San Francisco, California College of the Arts, and University of San Francisco.