East Palo Alto (often abbreviated EPA) is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States.
As of the 2010 census, the population of East Palo Alto was 28,155. It is situated on the San Francisco Peninsula, roughly halfway between the cities of San Francisco and San Jose.
Despite being called "East" Palo Alto, this is a misnomer, as the city is precisely due north of Palo Alto. While widely assumed to be part of the city of Palo Alto, East Palo Alto has always been a separate entity, being located in a different county since its founding as an unincorporated community (Palo Alto is in Santa Clara County) and until recently having an entirely different demographic makeup.
About half of East Palo Alto's residents were African Americans in 1990, largely due to redlining practices in Palo Alto. Latinos now constitute about 65% of the total population, while the proportion of African Americans has decreased to about 15%. A small minority of Pacific Islander population also resides in East Palo Alto, mostly Tongans with some Samoans and Fijians. East Palo Alto has the largest concentration of Pacific Islanders of any U.S. city or town outside of Hawaii.
East Palo Alto was depicted in the 1995 film Dangerous Minds, which was based on the experiences of a Carlmont High School teacher and her experiences with bused-in students from East Palo Alto. East Palo Alto teens were also depicted in the movie.
The median income for a household in the city was $44,006, and the median income for a family was $42,342.
East Palo Alto is home to several rappers, including Sean T, Hefna Gwap, Da Banga, S.I.C, Mac & AK, The Youngen, Chunk, Buff & Law(Block Boys), Bigg Rigg, Band-Aide, Scoot Dogg, Ad Kapone, and Mac-10. Rapper Band-Aide of the Hoodstarz was arrested as of March 7, 2009 in a large-scale attempt to dismantle an East Palo Alto-based gang known as the Taliban. The raid to dismantle the Taliban consisted of more than 500 FBI agents and Bay Area Police.
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