Santa Clara, CA

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2022 Population
128,058
0.106% 1-year growth
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
34.5
1.47% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.03%
15.2% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$165,352
10.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$1.44M
20.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
73,274
1.08% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Santa Clara, CA had a population of 128k people with a median age of 34.5 and a median household income of $165,352. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Santa Clara, CA grew from 127,922 to 128,058, a 0.106% increase and its median household income grew from $150,244 to $165,352, a 10.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Santa Clara, CA are Asian (Non-Hispanic) (47%), White (Non-Hispanic) (30.1%), Other (Hispanic) (6.44%), White (Hispanic) (4.64%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.95%).

None of the households in Santa Clara, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

72.8% of the residents in Santa Clara, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Santa Clara, CA are Santa Clara University (2,740 degrees awarded in 2022), Mission College (1,881 degrees), and Institute for Business and Technology (555 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Santa Clara, CA was $1.44M, and the homeownership rate was 41.9%.

Most people in Santa Clara, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Santa Clara, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Santa Clara, CA is home to a population of 128k people, from which 72.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 45.2% of Santa Clara, CA residents were born outside of the country (57.8k people).

In 2022, there were 1.56 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (60.3k people) in Santa Clara, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 38.6k White (Non-Hispanic) and 8.24k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

72.8%
2022 Citizenship
73.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 72.8% of Santa Clara, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Santa Clara, CA was 73.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Santa Clara, CA
  1. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    60.3k ± 2.33k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    38.6k ± 1.67k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    8.24k ± 1.42k
15.3%
Hispanic Population
19.5k people

In 2022, there were 1.56 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (60.3k people) in Santa Clara, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 38.6k White (Non-Hispanic) and 8.24k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.3% of the people in Santa Clara, CA are hispanic (19.5k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,899,021 ± 46,015 people
  2. Philippines
    824,230 ± 22,055 people
  3. China
    685,370 ± 20,148 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 3,899,021 California residents, followed by Philippines with 824,230 and China with 685,370.

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Foreign-Born Population

45.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
57.8k people
44.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
56.6k people

As of 2022, 45.2% of Santa Clara, CA residents (57.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Santa Clara, CA was 44.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    599 ± 159
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    439 ± 161
  3. Korea
    425 ± 172

Santa Clara, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Santa Clara, CA employs 73.3k people. The largest industries in Santa Clara, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (16,622 people), Manufacturing (12,321 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (7,237 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($250,001), Information ($194,310), and Manufacturing ($145,214).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $75,777. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

73.3k
2022 Value
± 2,288
1.08%
1 Year growth
± 4.32%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Santa Clara, CA grew at a rate of 1.08%, from 72.5k employees to 73.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Santa Clara, CA, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations (16,453 people), Management Occupations (8,893 people), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (6,157 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Santa Clara, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

73.3k
2022 Value
± 2,288
1.08%
1 Year growth
± 4.32%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Santa Clara, CA grew at a rate of 1.08%, from 72.5k employees to 73.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Santa Clara, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (16,622 people), Manufacturing (12,321 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (7,237 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Santa Clara, CA, though some of these residents may live in Santa Clara, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$114,921
Median earning men ± $4,058
$71,426
Median earning women ± $4,714

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($209,848), Manufacturing ($159,934), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($149,528).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($173,401), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($112,659), and Manufacturing ($107,656).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Santa Clara, CA awarded 5,176 degrees. The student population of Santa Clara, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 7,591 male students and 7,948 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Santa Clara, CA are Hispanic or Latino (1,450 and 30.6%), followed by Asian (1,421 and 30%), White (1,291 and 27.2%), and Two or More Races (276 and 5.82%).

The largest universities in Santa Clara, CA by number of degrees awarded are Santa Clara University (2,740 and 52.9%), Mission College (1,881 and 36.3%), and Institute for Business and Technology (555 and 10.7%).

The most popular majors in Santa Clara, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (694 and 13.4%), General Business Administration & Management (339 and 6.55%), and Electrician (239 and 4.62%).

The median tuition cost in Santa Clara, CA for private four year colleges is $56,880.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Santa Clara, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 52.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 15,539 (48.9% men and 51.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 15,539 students enrolled in Santa Clara, CA, 48.9% men and 51.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Asian with 4,111 records, of which 54% were women and 46% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 108 degrees awarded
  2. 160 degrees awarded
  3. 122 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Santa Clara, CA was General Economics with 108 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Santa Clara, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,740 degrees awarded
  2. 1,881 degrees awarded
  3. 555 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Santa Clara University with 2,740 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,375 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Santa Clara, CA, which is 0.848 times less than the 2,801 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 1,450 degrees mean that there were 1.02 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 1,421 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($56,880) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($654) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,971) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Santa Clara, CA was $1.44M in 2022, which is 5.11 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $1.2M to $1.44M, a 20.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Santa Clara, CA is 41.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Santa Clara, CA have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Santa Clara, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Santa Clara, CA is $165,352. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Santa Clara, CA was Census Tract 5053.04 with a value of $224,435, followed by Census Tract 5061.03 and Census Tract 5054.03, with respective values of $188,946 and $175,735.

Property

$1.44M
Median Property Value 2022
±$31,864
$19,872
Median Property Taxes
±$1,019

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Santa Clara, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

41.9%
Homeownership
2022
70.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 41.9% of the housing units in Santa Clara, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 42.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5053.04
  2. Census Tract 5061.03
  3. Census Tract 5054.03

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Santa Clara, CA was Census Tract 5053.04 with a value of $224,435, followed by Census Tract 5061.03 and Census Tract 5054.03, with respective values of $188,946 and $175,735.

The following map shows all of the places in Santa Clara, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$165,352
Median Household Income
± $6,965
47.4k
Number of Households
± 1,681

In 2022, the median household income of the 47.4k households in Santa Clara, CA grew to $165,352 from the previous year's value of $150,244.

The following chart displays the households in Santa Clara, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Santa Clara, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (62.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (21.9%)
  3. Carpooled (7.14%)

In 2022, 62.1% of workers in Santa Clara, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (21.9%) and those who carpooled to work (7.14%).

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Santa Clara, CA have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.28% of the workforce in Santa Clara, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Santa Clara, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Santa Clara, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.03% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Santa Clara, CA (9.95k out of 124k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Santa Clara, CA is Asian, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.7% of the population of Santa Clara, CA has health coverage, with 69.6% on employee plans, 8.34% on Medicaid, 7.74% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 0.311% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Santa Clara County, CA see 947 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.56% decrease from the previous year (962 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 827 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 251 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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947 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Santa Clara County, CA

Primary care physicians in Santa Clara County, CA see an average of 947 patients per year. This represents a 1.56% decrease from the previous year (962 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Santa Clara County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.5% under 18 years, 31.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.3% were men and 47.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.27%
Uninsured
69.6%
Employer Coverage
8.34%
Medicaid
7.74%
Medicare
10.7%
Non-Group
0.311%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Santa Clara, CA grew by 5.9% from 3.08% to 3.27%.

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