Santa Clara, 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?

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There are 127,922 residents in Santa Clara, with a median age of 34. Of this, 52.18% are males and 47.82% are females. US-born citizens make up 54.32% of the resident pool in Santa Clara, while non-US-born citizens account for 18.85%. Additionally, 26.83% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 99,031 people in Santa Clara currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 127,922 0.9%
Male Population 66,748 0.9%
Female Population 61,174 0.9%
Male population 52.18%
Female population 47.82%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 34 0.0%
Citizen US Born 69,488 1.6%
Citizen not US Born 24,110 -6.0%
Not Citizen 34,324 4.9%
Citizen US Born 54.32%
Citizen not US Born 18.85%
Not Citizen 26.83%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 3,235 -15.8%
Moved from Same County 14,763 10.5%
Moved from Same State 4,845 1.7%
Moved from Different State 4,370 -11.8%
Same House as Last Year 99,031 0.8%
Moved from Abroad 2.56%
Moved from Same County 11.69%
Moved from Same State 3.84%
Moved from Different State 3.46%
Same House as Last Year 78.44%

What are the employment statistics in Santa Clara?

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White-collar workers make up 89.9% of the working population in Santa Clara, while blue-collar employees account for 10.1%. There are also 3,887 entrepreneurs in Santa Clara (5.36% of the workforce); 57,317 workers employed in private companies (79.07%); and 6,042 people working in governmental institutions (8.33%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 65,170 3.1%
Blue Collar 7,322 1.4%
White Collar 89.9%
Blue Collar 10.1%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 3,887 -7.2%
Private Companies 57,317 2.8%
Governmental Workers 6,042 6.3%
Not for Profit Companies 5,246 9.8%
Self Employees 5.36%
Private Companies 79.07%
Governmental Workers 8.33%
Not for Profit Companies 7.24%

How many households are there in Santa Clara?

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There are a total of 45,830 households in Santa Clara, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 65.58% of these Santa Clara households, while non-family units account for the remaining 34.42%. Additionally, 31.08% of households have children and 68.92% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 45,830 3.7%
Average People Per Household 3 -2.5%
Family Households 30,055 1.1%
Non-family Households 15,775 9.0%
Family Households 65.58%
Non-family Households 34.42%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 14,244 -0.7%
Households without Children 31,586 5.8%
Households with Children 31.08%
Households without Children 68.92%

What are the median and average incomes in Santa Clara?

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The average annual household income in Santa Clara is $184,760, while the median household income sits at $150,244 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $178,380, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $157,566. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $58,472 and $69,092, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $184,760 10.2%
Median Household Income $150,244 9.8%
People below Poverty Level 8,556 -0.6%
People above Poverty Level 113,024 1.2%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Santa Clara?

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There are 49,057 housing units in Santa Clara, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1972. Of the 45,830 occupied housing units in Santa Clara, 42.44% are owner-occupied, while 57.56% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 70.43% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $1,205,600. In general, housing costs reach $2,721 per month in Santa Clara.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 49,057 4.0%
Median Year Built 1972 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 1,813 6.7%
Built between 1940 and 1949 2,098 11.0%
Built between 1950 and 1959 10,409 3.4%
Built between 1960 and 1969 8,692 -0.9%
Built between 1970 and 1979 7,918 5.2%
Built between 1980 and 1989 5,043 -0.1%
Built between 1990 and 1999 3,084 -6.7%
Built between 2000 and 2009 5,307 3.9%
Built between 2010 and 2019 4,636 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 57 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 45,830 3.7%
Owner Occupied 19,451 1.3%
Renter Occupied 26,379 5.5%
Owner Occupied 42.44%
Renter Occupied 57.56%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 13,700 1.9%
Without Mortgage 5,751 -0.2%
Median Value with Mortgage $1,205,600 7.5%
Median Value without Mortgage $1,183,400 5.9%
Median Housing Costs per Month $2,721 5.4%
With Mortgage 70.43%
Without Mortgage 29.57%

What is the level of education in Santa Clara?

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Approximately 17.62% of the population in Santa Clara holds a high school degree (that's 18,219 residents), while 16.46% have attained a college certificate (16,634 locals) and 29.09% have a bachelor's degree (30,070 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 2,413 -12.8%
Some High School 18,219 -2.7%
Some College 16,634 -0.9%
Associate Degree 5,873 0.9%
Bachelor's Degree 30,070 2.6%
Graduate Degree 29,779 6.0%
No High School 2.33%
Some High School 17.62%
Some College 16.46%
Associate Degree 5.68%
Bachelor's Degree 29.09%
Graduate Degree 28.81%

What is the marital status of Santa Clara residents?

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A total of 39,614 people in Santa Clara have never been married (which represents 37.03% of the total population), while 57,061 of them are wedded (53.33%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 1,736 (1.62%) and 6,870 (6.42%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 39,614 3.9%
Married 57,061 -0.3%
Separated 1,736 4.6%
Widowed 3,445 4.8%
Divorced 6,870 -0.3%
Never Married 37.03%
Married 53.33%
Separated 1.62%
Widowed 3.22%
Divorced 6.42%

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

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The top three means of transportation people in Santa Clara use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 51,482 residents commute by car, 2,027 prefer going to work by walking and 1,220 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 51,482 -1.1%
Bus or TrolleyBus 1,220 -7.8%
Subway or Elevated 736 N/A
Railroad 77 285.0%
Bicycle 1,137 -7.0%
Motorcycle 137 -9.9%
TaxiCab 306 4.8%
Walk 2,027 -11.1%

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

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
95051 60,582 22,468 $160,979.00 $202,455.00
95053 3,627 0 $0.00 $0.00
95054 24,404 8,578 $171,799.00 $204,839.00
95050 39,269 14,764 $107,311.00 $146,238.00

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: 95050 95051 95053 95054

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