MOST DIVERSE ... Census tract 5107 can claim the title of being Palo Alto's most diverse area. The tract, a thin rectangle, stretches from Oregon Expressway past Charleston Road and is bounded by Alma Street and El Camino Real. The 0.56-square-mile tract includes both the Ventura and Charleston Meadows neighborhoods, the latter of which contains the new Arbor Real and Redwood Gate developments. The tract's population is 50.3 percent white; 37.4 percent Asian; 3.7 percent black; 0.4 percent Hawaiian/Pacific Islander; 0.2 percent American Indian/Alaskan; and 5.2 percent "other." About 10 percent also identified themselves as ethnically Hispanic or Latino.
MOST REPRESENTATIVE ... To find the census tract with a population most similar to Palo Alto's overall racial profile, look no further than the middle of the city. In Midtown, tract 5109 — bounded by Oregon Expressway, Middlefield Road, Alma Street and Barron Creek — is 61.8 percent white; 28.8 percent Asian; 1.7 percent black; 0.3 percent American Indian/Alaskan; 0.2 percent Hawaiian/Pacific Islander; and 2.2 percent "other." About 7 percent identified themselves as ethnically Hispanic or Latino.