Palo Alto, California
City in California
City of Palo Alto
Downtown Palo Alto in 2005
Downtown Palo Alto in 2005
Flag of Palo Alto, California
Flag
Official seal of Palo Alto, California
Seal
Official logo of Palo Alto, California
Logo
Location in Santa Clara County and the U.S. state of California
Location in Santa Clara County and the U.S. state ofCalifornia
Palo Alto, California is located in the US
Palo Alto, California
Palo Alto, California
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 37°25′45″N 122°8′17″W
Country United States
State California
County Santa Clara
Incorporated

April 23, 1894

[1]
Named forEl Palo Alto
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • BodyCity council
members:[2][show]
Area[3]
 • Total25.77 sq mi (66.75 km2)
 • Land23.86 sq mi (61.81 km2)
 • Water1.91 sq mi (4.94 km2)  7.38%
Elevation[4]30 ft (9 m)
Population (2010)[5]
 • Total64,403
 • Estimate (2016)[6]67,024
 • Density2,808.46/sq mi (1,084.35/km2)
Time zonePacific (UTC−8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC−7)
ZIP codes94301, 94303, 94304, 94306
Area code650
FIPS code06-55282
GNIS feature IDs2775722411362
Websitewww.cityofpaloalto.org