Mountain View, California

Mountain View is a city in Santa Clara County, California,[11] United States. Named for its views of the Santa Cruz Mountains,[12] It has a population of 82,739.[13]

Mountain View, California
City Hall & Performing Arts Center
Location within Santa Clara County
Mountain View city map, California, USA
Mountain View
Location within California
Mountain View
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 37°23′22″N 122°4′55″W
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountySanta Clara
IncorporatedNovember 7, 1902[1]
Government
  TypeCouncil–manager[2]
  MayorEllen Kamei[2]
  Vice mayorLucas Ramirez[2]
  City ManagerKimbra McCarthy[3]
  SupervisorJoe Simitian[4]
  State Assembly MemberMarc Berman[5]
Area
  Total12.24 sq mi (31.69 km2)
  Land11.96 sq mi (30.97 km2)
  Water0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)  2.26%
Elevation105 ft (32 m)
Population
  Total74,066
  Estimate 
(2019)[9]
82,739
  Density6,919.13/sq mi (2,671.54/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
  Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP codes[10]
94035, 94039–94043
Area code650
FIPS code06-49670
GNIS feature IDs277611, 2411186
Websitewww.mountainview.gov

Mountain View was integral to the early history and growth of Silicon Valley, and is the location of many high technology companies. In 1956, William Shockley established Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory in Mountain View, the first company to develop silicon semiconductor devices in Silicon Valley. Today, Mountain View houses the headquarters of many of the world's largest technology companies, including Google and Alphabet Inc., Mozilla Foundation, Unicode Consortium, Intuit, NASA Ames research center, and major headquarter offices for Microsoft, Symantec, 23andMe, LinkedIn, Samsung, and Synopsys.