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Stanford University

Stanford is more than a prestigious university—it's also an unincorporated area of Santa Clara County.

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Welcome to Stanford University

The Stanford area is adjacent to the city of Palo Alto. Stanford University's iconic Hoover Tower is a local landmark, rising above the campus' Mission Revival buildings and red-tiled roofs. Global electronics firm HP was launched in a Palo Alto garage, and many of the university's alumni are world-leading business leaders, physicians, scientists, and government leaders. The streets surrounding the university are lined with charming homes, manicured lawns, and private estates. Single-family, townhouse, and condominium homes within Stanford proper are only available to eligible faculty.

The Stanford Shopping Center is a 1.4 million square foot outdoor shopping experience, hosting more than 140 renowned retailers such as Apple, Bloomingdale's, Brooks Brothers, Cartier, Hermes, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, a Tesla showroom, Tiffany & Co., Wilkes Bashford and many others—as well as coffee shops, restaurants, and bistros. Shops for active athletes include Barry's Boot Camp, Peloton cycle shop, North Face, Lululemon, and others. Unique shops and restaurants also abound in neighboring Palo Alto. Together, Stanford and Palo Alto offer an unmatched variety of art, culture, athletic, and intellectual riches.

Overview for Stanford University, CA

16,469 people live in Stanford University, where the median age is 22.1 and the average individual income is $39,996. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

22.1 years

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Around Stanford University, CA

There's plenty to do around Stanford University, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Paradise Shave Ice, Tailors’ Keep, and Soul Healing Studio.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.24 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.18 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.69 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.33 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.61 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.24 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Stanford University, CA

Stanford University has 3,545 households, with an average household size of 2.06. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Stanford University do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 16,469 people call Stanford University home. The population density is 3,445.71 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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50.97 / 49.03%

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Schools in Stanford University, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Stanford University. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Lucille M. Nixon Elementary
K - 5th
Escondido Elementary
K - 5th
Stanford Online High School
7th - 12th
No rating available

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