MOUNTAIN VIEW is a city located in
Santa Clara County, California
Situated in the southern end of the
San Francisco Peninsula in the
San Francisco Bay
* 1 History
* 2 Geography
* 2.1 Climate
* 3 Economy
* 3.1 Top employers * 3.2 Economic past
* 4 Demographics
* 4.1 2010 * 4.2 2000
* 5 Government
* 5.1 State and federal representatives * 5.2 City Council
* 6 Education
* 6.1 Public * 6.2 Private * 6.3 Library
* 7 Infrastructure
* 7.1 Transportation * 7.2 Utilities
* 8 Points of interest
* 8.1 Downtown * 8.2 Parks * 8.3 Other
* 9 Sister cities * 10 See also * 11 Notable people * 12 References * 13 Bibliography
* 14 External links
* 14.1 Other points of interest
See also: Timeline of Mountain View,
The Mexican land grant of
Rancho Pastoria de las Borregas was given
in 1842 by Alta
First known as the major center of Fremont Twp. before the first
AVERAGE HIGH °F (°C) 58.6 (14.8) 61.9 (16.6) 64.9 (18.3) 68.7 (20.4) 72.1 (22.3) 76.3 (24.6) 77.2 (25.1) 77.4 (25.2) 77.5 (25.3) 73.4 (23.0) 65.1 (18.4) 58.8 (14.9) 69.4 (20.8)
DAILY MEAN °F (°C) 50.7 (10.4) 53.6 (12.0) 56.1 (13.4) 59 (15.0) 62.8 (17.1) 66.4 (19.1) 68.2 (20.1) 68.4 (20.2) 67.6 (19.8) 63.7 (17.6) 56.1 (13.4) 50.9 (10.5) 60.3 (15.7)
AVERAGE LOW °F (°C) 43 (6.1) 45.3 (7.4) 47.3 (8.5) 49.5 (9.7) 53.2 (11.8) 56.7 (13.7) 59.2 (15.1) 59.2 (15.1) 57.7 (14.3) 53.8 (12.1) 47.3 (8.5) 43 (6.1) 51.3 (10.7)
RECORD LOW °F (°C) 21 (−6) 27 (−3) 30 (−1) 32 (0) 37 (3) 43 (6) 45 (7) 46 (8) 41 (5) 32 (0) 30 (−1) 23 (−5) 21 (−6)
AVERAGE PRECIPITATION INCHES (MM) 2.799 (71.1) 3.098 (78.7) 2.299 (58.4) 1 (25.4) 0.5 (12.7) 0.098 (2.5) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.201 (5.1) 0.598 (15.2) 1.598 (40.6) 2.598 (66.0) 14.701 (373.4)
AVERAGE PRECIPITATION DAYS 10 10.5 9.6 5.2 2.6 0.7 0.2 0.2 1.5 4.1 8.3 11.1 63.9
Mountain View is one of the major cities that make up Silicon Valley
, and has many notable
According to the City's 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the main employers in the city are:
# EMPLOYER # OF EMPLOYEES
4 Intuit 1,287
5 El Camino Hospital 1,273
7 Synopsys 1,031
8 Pure Storage 900
9 Veritas Technologies 801
10 City of Mountain View 596
Due to its history as a center for semiconductor manufacturing,
Mountain View has seven sites on the Environmental Protection Agency
National Priorities List (NPL), a list of hazardous waste
sites in the
EST. 2016 80,447
The census reported that 73,801 people (99.6% of the population) lived in households, 145 (0.2%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 120 (0.2%) were institutionalized.
There were 31,957 households, out of which 8,731 (27.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 13,806 (43.2%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 2,456 (7.7%) had a female householder with no husband present, 1,253 (3.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 1,928 (6.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships , and 280 (0.9%) same-sex married couples or partnerships . 10,961 households (34.3%) were made up of individuals and 2,471 (7.7%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31. There were 17,515 families (54.8% of all households); the average family size was 3.01.
The population was spread out with 14,594 people (19.7%) under the age of 18, 5,401 people (7.3%) aged 18 to 24, 28,577 people (38.6%) aged 25 to 44, 17,647 people (23.8%) aged 45 to 64, and 7,846 people (10.6%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.9 years. For every 100 females there were 103.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.5 males.
There were 33,881 housing units at an average density of 2,760.6 per square mile (1,065.9/km²), of which 13,332 (41.7%) were owner-occupied, and 18,625 (58.3%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.4%. 32,002 people (43.2% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 41,799 people (56.4%) lived in rental housing units.
DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE 2010
Total Population 74,066 - 100.0%
One Race 70,305 - 94.9%
White alone 34,052 - 46.0%
Asian alone 19,064 - 25.7%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 16,071 - 21.7%
Black or African American alone 1,468 - 2.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 372 - 0.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 116 - 0.2%
One other race alone 241 - 0.3%
Two or more races alone 2,682 - 3.6%
As of the census of 2000, there were 70,708 people, 31,242 households, and 15,902 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,263.7/km² (5,861.4/mi²). There were 32,432 housing units at an average density of 1,038.3/km² (2,688.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 63.77% White , 20.67% Asian , 18.26% Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 2.53% African American , 0.39% Native American , 0.26% Pacific Islander , 8.32% from other races , and 4.07% from two or more races.
There were 31,242 households out of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 49.1% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the city, the population was spread out with 18.0% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 43.4% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 106.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.9 males.
According to a 2007 estimate the median income for a household in the city was $82,648, and the median income for a family was $105,079. Males had a median income of $64,585 versus $44,358 for females. The per capita income for the city was $39,693. About 3.6% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line , including 7.2% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.
Mountain View City Hall Mountain View Fire Station Number 1
Mountain View has a council-manager government system. An executive city manager is in charge of several departments, while the city council, supported by several boards, commissions, and committees, is the legislature responsible for the ordinances of the city code. The executive in turn enforces the code and promulgates administrative regulations to execute it. The city clerk and attorney perform supporting roles. The Community Development Department is the agency responsible for planning and zoning.
STATE AND FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVES
In the state legislature , Mountain View is in the 13th Senate District , represented by Democrat Jerry Hill , and in the 24th Assembly District , represented by Democrat Marc Berman .
Mountain View is represented by a 7 member council elected at-large. The mayor is a council member appointed by their peers each year.
Mountain View has both public and private schools.
The public elementary (Bubb, Castro, Huff, Landels, Mistral , Monta Loma, Stevenson, and Theuerkauf) and middle schools (Crittenden and Graham) are governed by the Mountain View-Whisman School District . Springer Elementary, although located within the borders of Mountain View, is governed by the Los Altos School District . The public high schools are governed by the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District and consist of Alta Vista High School , Mountain View High School , and Los Altos High School . Mountain View High and Los Altos High each contain approximately 50% Los Altos residents and 50% Mountain View residents. Some Mountain View residents attend Almond Elementary and Egan Junior High in the Los Altos School District.
Mountain View taxed a large portion of its most valuable commercial and industrial properties in the Shoreline Regional Park Community at very low relative levels, and until the creation of a joint-powers agreement (JPA) in 2006, none of those property taxes reached the local schools. After the creation of the JPA, the Shoreline Regional Park Community shared less than $1 million per year with the elementary and high school districts.
A citizen-supported parcel tax, largely aimed at reducing class size, was recently renewed with an overwhelming positive vote. The current ratio of students to full-time-equivalent teachers in the Mountain View public elementary schools is 20.4 to one.
Notable private schools in Mountain View include:
Khan Lab School , a
laboratory school associated with
Khan Academy ; Saint Francis High
School , a
Library exterior and sign
Mountain View has one central public library, the Mountain View Public Library, offering video, music, books, self-check out, and access to the Internet. During the 2006-2007 fiscal year, 810,589 customers visited the Library. Circulation was more than 1.4 million, 105,870 reference and information questions were answered, 36,693 children listened to stories and participated in children's programs and 27,342 new books and media items were added to the collection which includes holdings of 300,000, including 210,000 books and 423 periodical subscriptions. The library also provides valuable outreach services through the bookmobile and S.O.S. volunteer program to those in Mountain View, who are unable to come to the main branch. The building was built in 1997. The second floor of the library has a special collection in a room devoted to the history of Mountain View, which features a portrait of Crisanto Castro , for whom the downtown main street is named. The library hosts the Mountain View Reads Together program. Outside the library one can find a piece of the torn down Berlin Wall on display.
Downtown Mountain View Station is the transit center for the
city, connecting the public commuter rail, light rail, bus, and
private shuttle systems. Mountain View is served by the Caltrain
commuter rail system, which runs from
The nearest major airports are
San Jose International Airport
On August 16, 2006, after over a year of test deployments, Google announced that its implementation for free IEEE 802.11g wireless service for all of the City was fully operational.
POINTS OF INTEREST
Centennial Plaza at the Downtown Mountain View Station
Mountain View has a pedestrian-friendly downtown centered on Castro
Street. The downtown area consists of the seven blocks of Castro
Street from the
Downtown Mountain View Station transit center in the
north to the intersection with El Camino Real in the south. The
transit center links the
Four blocks with a concentration of restaurants, cafes, and shops extend south from the downtown station. Chez TJ, one of the few restaurants rated by the Michelin Guide in the Bay Area, is located a block from Castro Street on Villa Street. Tied House, located next door, was one of the first brewpubs in the Bay Area, and is a popular stop in downtown. Sidewalk along Castro Street in downtown Mountain View
The core of downtown is the plaza shared by City Hall, the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts (MVCPA) and the Mountain View Public Library. The plaza is used for many community gatherings and events, and features a collection of public art. Peninsula Youth Theatre and TheatreWorks are among the home companies of the MVCPA. The City Hall and MVCPA complex, designed by William Turnbull of San Francisco, opened in 1991. Behind those buildings is Pioneer Park, formerly the site of Mountain View's first cemetery.
The Mountain View Police Department is located two blocks away from Castro Street on Villa Street.
Since 1971, the city has held the annual Mountain View Art ">
The Mountain View Farmer's Market is held every Sunday in the Downtown Mountain View Station parking lot.
The largest park in the city is Shoreline Park , which was built on a
landfill and runs along the Bay north of U.S. Route 101 . It includes
Stevens Creek runs through Mountain View from the south and empties into the Bay in Shoreline Park. A paved pedestrian and bicycle path, the Stevens Creek Trail, runs alongside the creek for nearly its entire distance in Mountain View.
Other parks include:
* Eagle Park, which holds a public swimming pool, dog-friendly lawn,
World War II
* Media related to Parks of Mountain View,
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Computer History Museum
The Mountain View Sister City Affiliation was incorporated in 1974 as an independent non-profit governed by a Board of Directors. Mountain View is affiliated with the cities of
The rock garden in Pioneer Park was a gift from the sister city of Iwata to celebrate the completion of Mountain View's City Hall building.
San Francisco Bay
* St. Joseph\'s Seminary (Mountain View, California)
See also: Category:People from Mountain View,
* ^ "Celebrating our Hundredth Birthday: 1902-2002". City of
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* ^ "Mountain View Whisman School District - School Info".
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* ^ "MVLA High School District". Retrieved October 25, 2014.
* ^ "Flush times at high school district," Mountain View Voice,
June 30, 2006
* ^ "Mountain View Shoreline Regional Park Community Act,"
uncodified Act of the
See also: Bibliography of the history of Mountain View,
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