See biography by H. P. Greene (1935).
See biography by C. C. Baldwin (1931, repr. 1971); P. Baker, Stanny (1990).
Stanford is an unincorporated area of Santa Clara County and is adjacent to the city of Palo Alto. Stanford, California is a valid postal address, and has its own post office and ZIP codes: 94305 (campus buildings) and 94309 (post-office boxes). A popular site to see/hike in Stanford is the Dish.
The CDP of Stanford is mostly made up of Stanford University. Its resident population consists of the inhabitants of on-campus housing, including graduate student villages and the "Faculty Ghetto" of single-family homes owned by their faculty inhabitants but located on leased Stanford land. A residential neighborhood adjacent to the Stanford campus, College Terrace, featuring streets named after universities and colleges, including Oxford, Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Princeton, Cornell, and Amherst, is not part of the Stanford CDP but of the city of Palo Alto.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.2 km²), of which, 2.8 square miles (7.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.44%) is water.
There were 3,207 households out of which 17.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.7% were married couples living together, 1.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 58.5% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.73.
The age distribution was 7.2% under the age of 18, 58.5% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 6.1% from 45 to 64, and 4.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 118.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 119.4 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,106, and the median income for a family was $88,596. Males had a median income of $67,250 versus $56,991 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $22,443. About 11.1% of families and 21.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.