Santa Clara County, CA Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Santa Clara County?

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There are 2,072,934 residents in Santa Clara County, with a median age of 37.8. Of this, 50.84% are males and 49.16% are females. US-born citizens make up 59.58% of the resident pool in Santa Clara County, while non-US-born citizens account for 22.23%. Additionally, 18.19% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 1,761,949 people in Santa Clara County currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 2,072,934 0.3%
Male Population 1,053,783 0.9%
Female Population 1,019,151 -0.2%
Male population 50.84%
Female population 49.16%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 37.8 -0.5%
Citizen US Born 1,235,009 -0.1%
Citizen not US Born 460,757 1.4%
Not Citizen 377,168 0.7%
Citizen US Born 59.58%
Citizen not US Born 22.23%
Not Citizen 18.19%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 28,804 -13.5%
Moved from Same County 178,574 4.0%
Moved from Same State 50,703 0.8%
Moved from Different State 31,968 -8.1%
Same House as Last Year 1,761,949 0.4%
Moved from Abroad 1.4%
Moved from Same County 8.7%
Moved from Same State 2.47%
Moved from Different State 1.56%
Same House as Last Year 85.87%

What are the employment statistics in Santa Clara County?

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White-collar workers make up 85.93% of the working population in Santa Clara County, while blue-collar employees account for 14.07%. There are also 92,803 entrepreneurs in Santa Clara County (8.6% of the workforce); 807,387 workers employed in private companies (74.78%); and 106,888 people working in governmental institutions (9.9%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 927,805 0.5%
Blue Collar 151,875 -0.6%
White Collar 85.93%
Blue Collar 14.07%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 92,803 1.8%
Private Companies 807,387 0.1%
Governmental Workers 106,888 1.6%
Not for Profit Companies 72,602 0.3%
Self Employees 8.6%
Private Companies 74.78%
Governmental Workers 9.9%
Not for Profit Companies 6.72%

How many households are there in Santa Clara County?

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There are a total of 691,021 households in Santa Clara County, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 71.53% of these Santa Clara County households, while non-family units account for the remaining 28.47%. Additionally, 35.51% of households have children and 64.49% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 691,021 1.7%
Average People Per Household 3 -1.4%
Family Households 494,305 1.2%
Non-family Households 196,716 2.9%
Family Households 71.53%
Non-family Households 28.47%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 245,364 0.0%
Households without Children 445,657 2.6%
Households with Children 35.51%
Households without Children 64.49%

What are the median and average incomes in Santa Clara County?

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The average annual household income in Santa Clara County is $191,569, while the median household income sits at $148,986 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $176,908, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $161,797. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $85,100 and $80,220, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $191,569 8.2%
Median Household Income $148,986 7.8%
People below Poverty Level 135,644 -6.8%
People above Poverty Level 1,885,899 0.9%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Santa Clara County?

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There are 730,201 housing units in Santa Clara County, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1974. Of the 691,021 occupied housing units in Santa Clara County, 56.86% are owner-occupied, while 43.14% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 69.69% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $1,161,500. In general, housing costs reach $2,720 per month in Santa Clara County.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 730,201 2.1%
Median Year Built 1974 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 35,764 0.7%
Built between 1940 and 1949 25,333 2.3%
Built between 1950 and 1959 102,947 2.0%
Built between 1960 and 1969 129,123 0.4%
Built between 1970 and 1979 155,109 0.5%
Built between 1980 and 1989 87,298 0.4%
Built between 1990 and 1999 73,021 -1.5%
Built between 2000 and 2009 67,204 3.7%
Built between 2010 and 2019 53,325 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 1,077 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 691,021 1.7%
Owner Occupied 392,918 1.3%
Renter Occupied 298,103 2.2%
Owner Occupied 56.86%
Renter Occupied 43.14%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 273,820 0.5%
Without Mortgage 119,098 3.2%
Median Value with Mortgage $1,161,500 9.0%
Median Value without Mortgage $1,101,500 5.9%
Median Housing Costs per Month $2,720 6.2%
With Mortgage 69.69%
Without Mortgage 30.31%

What is the level of education in Santa Clara County?

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Approximately 19.99% of the population in Santa Clara County holds a high school degree (that's 329,873 residents), while 19.06% have attained a college certificate (314,521 locals) and 25.85% have a bachelor's degree (426,507 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 94,590 -4.5%
Some High School 329,873 -1.8%
Some College 314,521 -0.2%
Associate Degree 108,487 1.5%
Bachelor's Degree 426,507 0.4%
Graduate Degree 375,914 4.4%
No High School 5.73%
Some High School 19.99%
Some College 19.06%
Associate Degree 6.58%
Bachelor's Degree 25.85%
Graduate Degree 22.78%

What is the marital status of Santa Clara County residents?

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A total of 582,817 people in Santa Clara County have never been married (which represents 33.91% of the total population), while 917,242 of them are wedded (53.37%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 23,222 (1.35%) and 124,997 (7.27%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 582,817 1.4%
Married 917,242 0.3%
Separated 23,222 1.1%
Widowed 70,499 -1.3%
Divorced 124,997 -0.8%
Never Married 33.91%
Married 53.37%
Separated 1.35%
Widowed 4.1%
Divorced 7.27%

What are the most common means of transportation in Santa Clara County?

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The top three means of transportation people in Santa Clara County use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 802,978 residents commute by car, 21,836 prefer going to work by walking and 18,918 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 802,978 -5.5%
Bus or TrolleyBus 18,918 -13.2%
Railroad 2,808 -1.2%
Ferryboat 88 4.8%
Bicycle 14,980 -6.4%
Motorcycle 2,606 -9.9%
TaxiCab 2,303 -13.4%
Walk 21,836 2.8%

What is the median and average household income in Santa Clara County by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
94301 17,243 7,145 $184,932.00 $295,618.00
94022 20,069 7,263 $250,001.00 $369,699.00
94024 24,203 8,036 $250,001.00 $366,809.00
94040 35,800 14,975 $153,275.00 $220,537.00
94041 14,862 6,310 $160,328.00 $208,184.00
94043 33,052 13,429 $159,898.00 $207,108.00
94085 23,805 8,795 $153,003.00 $195,649.00
94086 48,482 19,461 $162,017.00 $199,504.00
94087 59,771 20,576 $178,128.00 $236,743.00
94089 23,492 8,733 $136,983.00 $183,418.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 94022 94024 94040 94041 94043 94085 94086 94087 94089 94301 94303 94304 94305 94306 94550 95002 95008 95013 95014 95020 95023 95030 95032 95033 95035 95037 95046 95050 95051 95053 95054 95070 95110 95111 95112 95113 95116 95117 95118 95119 95120 95121 95122 95123 95124 95125 95126 95127 95128 95129 95130 95131 95132 95133 95134 95135 95136 95138 95139 95140 95148

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