How do the various zip code areas covering Los Gatos compare to one another?
A few years back, the US Post Office rearranged the boundaries for the zip codes a bit (see map of Los Gatos zip code boundaries), but 95030 tends to be the downtown Los Gatos area and 95032 flanks it east, north and northwest, and 95033 is the area of the Los Gatos Mountains.
Any of them, by the way, might be in the Los Gatos Union School District (or not).
When this post was written, I used a source called ZipSkinny, which unfortunately is now defunct. There are other zip codes and demographics sites around, but they don’t compare multiple zip codes like ZipSkinny did. Numbers below were taken from that site.
The mountain area has far less population density than the “in town areas” (89 people per square mile in 95033 vs. 1089 in 95030 and 2575 in 95032). So the largest lots are in 95033, followed by 95030 and the most crowded is 95032.
What about education? All three areas enjoy a highly educated population. For those completing a 4 year college degree, the percentage is as follows:
95033 = 30.6%; 95032 = 33.3%; 95030 = 35.7%. That might seem lower than you’d think until you bump it up a level and ask how many have a graduate or professional degree (MA, MS, MBA etc.). 95033 = 24.9%; 95032 = 23.4%; 95030 = 31.6%. It is pretty stunning to see that everywhere in the greater Los Gatos area, more than half the population has either a bachelor’s or master’s degree or more. (I recall reading elsewhere that Monte Sereno had the highest percentage of PhDs in the area.)
Check it out – it’s a free site and is an interesting set of data to see.