Economic Profile

Los Gatos, incorporated in 1887, is one of Santa Clara County’s most historic communities. Located at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Los Gatos is approximately 60 miles South of San Francisco in the southwestern portion of Santa Clara County. It has a population of approximately 30,000 persons and encompasses about 14 square miles.

For More Information, Please Contact
Monica Renn, Economic Vitality Coordinator 
MRenn@losgatosca.gov
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Demographic Snapshot 2010
Population: 29,121
Current Households: 11,661
Average Household Income: $212,207*
Median Age: 43.1
Median Housing Value: $1,039,780*
Occupational Categories Age 16 and Over:
                    Management, Professional, and Related 61.5%
                    Sales and Office 24.2%
                     Services 7.0%
                     Construction, Extraction, Maintenance, and Repair 3.8%
                     Production, Transportation, and Material Moving 3.3%
                     Other 0.2%
Education Age 25 and Over:
                     Population Earned a Graduate or Professional Degree 27.6%
                     Population Earned a Bachelor's Degree 35.0%
Race Classification:
                     White/Caucasian 79.9%
                     Asian 9.8%
                     Latino/Hispanic 5.3%
                     Other/Mix 5.0%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2007-2009 American Community Survey
 
*The average household income and median housing value are based on adjusted figures provided by Claritas, Inc., 2009
 
Top 10 Major Employers of 2010
Organization Product / Services Employees
1. Columbia Health Care/Mission Oaks Hospital Health Industry 2,000
2. El Camino Hospital, Los Gatos Health Industry 700
3. Los Gatos union School District Education 300
4. LG-Saratoga High School District Education 300
5. Netflix Technology 280
6. Safeway (3 locations) Food Industry 250
7. Alain Pinel Realtors Real Estate 220
8. Courtside Tennis Club Leisure/Recreation 200
9. Town of Los Gatos Government 152
10.Monolithic Power Systems Technology 136
Source Data: Town of Los Gatos Business License Division, 2009
 
Top 25 Sales Tax Generators of 2010**
1.   Apple Store
2.   California Cafe
3.   Coast to Coast Hardware
4.   Chevron Service Stations
5.   Compugraphics USA
6.   CVS Pharmacy
7.   Dio Deka
8.   Forbes mill Steakhouse
9.   Los Gatos Acura
10. Los Gatos Bentley
11. Los Gatos Brewery
12. Los Gatos Luxury Cars
13. Lunardi's Supermarket
14. Moore Buick
15. Netflix
16. Office Depot
17. Rotten Robbie Service Stations
18. Safeway Grocery (3 locations)
19. Steamers Grill House
20. Trader Joe's
21. Walgreens Drug Stores
22. Whole Foods Market
23. Willow Street Pizza
24. Windows Express
25. Union 76 Service Stations

**Businesses are listed in alphabetical order
Source Data: Collected from MBIA Sales Tax Reports