Loyola (also known as Loyola Corners) is a census-designated place and an unincorporated town in Santa Clara County, California, United States. The population was 3,261 at the 2010 census. The area is located between the cities of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. While Loyola is unfamiliar to locals, an adjoining business district in Los Altos is called Loyola Corners. Zip Code: 94024
The name comes from a 1904 plan by the Jesuits of Santa Clara University to build a new university named for their founder, St. Ignatius of Loyola, in the area. If the plan had come to fruition, the university would have been located in the area of the present-day golf course on Country Club Drive. The Los Altos project succumbed to delays and financing problems stemming from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
The 2010 United States Censusreported that Loyola had a population of 3,261. The population density was 2,220.8 people per square mile (857.4/km²). The racial makeup of Loyola was 2,291 (70.3%) White, 19 (0.6%) African American, 1 (0.0%) Native American, 760 (23.3%) Asian, 2 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 37 (1.1%) from other races, and 151 (4.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 114 persons (3.5%).
The Census reported that 100% of the population lived in households.
There were 1,163 households, out of which 446 (38.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 877 (75.4%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 52 (4.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 27 (2.3%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 30 (2.6%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 15 (1.3%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 160 households (13.8%) were made up of individuals and 95 (8.2%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80. There were 956 families (82.2% of all households); the average family size was 3.06.
The population was spread out with 811 people (24.9%) under the age of 18, 133 people (4.1%) aged 18 to 24, 560 people (17.2%) aged 25 to 44, 1,107 people (33.9%) aged 45 to 64, and 650 people (19.9%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47.5 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.
There were 1,208 housing units at an average density of 822.7 per square mile (317.6/km²), of which 1,055 (90.7%) were owner-occupied, and 108 (9.3%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.0%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.4%. 2,954 people (90.6% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 307 people (9.4%) lived in rental housing units.