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About Los Gatos

Los Gatos is a town in Santa Clara County, California. It covers 11 square miles. Los Gatos is one of the oldest communities in the county. The town was originally named La Rinconada de Los Gatos, which translates to “Cat’s Corner.” The name came from the mountain lions living in the area.

Los Gatos has 30,500 inhabitants. The racial composition of the Los Gatos population is 74% white, 15% Asian, 6% Hispanic, and 1% black. Roughly 66% of residents over age 25 have a bachelor’s degree.

An estimated 1,300 military veterans live in Los Gatos. Nineteen percent of the town’s residents are foreign-born. Over 20% of people in Los Gatos speak a foreign language at home. Los Gatos is home to 1,000 Spanish speakers, 900 Chinese speakers, and 500 Persian speakers.

People in Los Gatos have an average annual wage of $74,900. The median household income is $127,300. Sixty-six percent of families own their home. Around 5% of Los Gatos residents live in poverty.

Mental Health in Los Gatos

Opioid use is a concern in Santa Clara County. From 2009 to 2013, the number and age-adjusted rate of opioid overdose deaths increased among county residents. The death rate was higher among black residents than for any other ethnicity. The age group with the highest death rates was 55 to 64.

From 2009 to 2012, the number of opioid-related emergency department visits also increased. White residents and black residents had a similar rate of emergency department visits. Residents ages 15 to 24 were the most likely to visit the emergency department for opioid use.

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  4. QuickFacts: Los Gatos town, California. (n.d.). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/losgatostowncalifornia/PST045216