Monte Sereno, CaliforniaMonte Sereno is a city located in Santa Clara County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 3,483. The city is located in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, about 10 miles southwest of San Jose and is immediately northwest of Los Gatos. The city incorporated in 1957 to protect its semi-rural atmosphere and is today an upscale bedroom community in Silicon Valley. The community is almost entirely residential, with no commercial zoning and very little multi-family housing.
As of the census of 2000, there are 3,483 people, 1,211 households, and 1,024 families residing in the city. The population density is 835.3/km² (2,158.7/mi²). There are 1,237 housing units at an average density of 296.7/km² (766.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 83.61% White, 0.17% African American, 0.06% Native American, 12.29% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.06% from other races, and 2.78% from two or more races. 3.59% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 1,211 households out of which 39.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.0% are married couples living together, 4.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 15.4% are non-families. 12.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.88 and the average family size is 3.13.
In the city the population is spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 3.7% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 32.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 99.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $154,268, and the median income for a family is $156,706. Males have a median income of $0 versus $41,875 for females. The per capita income for the city is $76,577. 4.2% of the population and 3.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 3.9% are under the age of 18 and 4.8% are 65 or older.