Saratoga, California

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Population in 2017: 30,905 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.6%
 
Males: 15,301  (49.5%)
Females: 15,604  (50.5%)
Median resident age:

49.2 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 95070.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $193,041 (it was $139,895 in 2000)
Saratoga:

$193,041
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $88,744 (it was $65,400 in 2000)

Saratoga city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: over $1,000,000 (it was over $1,000,000 in 2000)
Saratoga:

over $1,000,000
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: over $1,000,000; detached houses: over $1,000,000; townhouses or other attached units: over $1,000,000; in 2-unit structures: $926,287; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $993,785; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $884,733; mobile homes: $170,181

Median gross rent in 2017: $2,732.

March 2019 cost of living index in Saratoga: 168.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.8%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.6% for Black residents, 9.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.3% for other race residents, 4.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Saratoga, CA (2017)
    • 15,29248.6%Asian alone
    • 13,52643.0%White alone
    • 1,2333.9%Hispanic
    • 1,0043.2%Two or more races
    • 2250.7%Black alone
    • 1920.6%American Indian alone
    • 1140.4%Other race alone
    • 90.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Saratoga detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Saratoga, California as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Saratoga is 3,924 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Saratoga by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(3.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(6.5)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(10.1)
2
(6.7)
2
(6.7)
1
(3.3)
1
(3.3)
1
(3.3)
1
(3.3)
1
(3.3)
3
(9.7)
11
(35.3)
6
(19.2)
4
(12.8)
3
(9.7)
7
(22.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(6.7)
2
(6.7)
3
(10.0)
2
(6.6)
3
(9.8)
9
(29.3)
2
(6.6)
2
(6.5)
4
(12.9)
2
(6.4)
2
(6.4)
6
(19.3)
6
(19.4)
6
(19.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
15
(50.3)
22
(73.5)
24
(79.8)
10
(33.0)
12
(39.4)
12
(39.1)
12
(39.6)
6
(19.6)
7
(22.7)
6
(19.3)
9
(28.8)
18
(57.8)
22
(71.2)
9
(29.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
115
(385.5)
161
(537.9)
87
(289.4)
93
(306.5)
97
(318.2)
92
(299.8)
62
(204.8)
69
(224.9)
89
(288.1)
136
(437.0)
155
(496.2)
159
(510.4)
94
(304.3)
97
(312.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
249
(834.7)
345
(1,153)
199
(661.9)
204
(672.2)
156
(511.7)
164
(534.3)
139
(459.1)
155
(505.2)
123
(398.1)
140
(449.8)
170
(544.2)
120
(385.2)
81
(262.3)
127
(409.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
13
(43.6)
19
(63.5)
14
(46.6)
12
(39.5)
10
(32.8)
9
(29.3)
13
(42.9)
7
(22.8)
10
(32.4)
12
(38.6)
11
(35.2)
7
(22.5)
17
(55.0)
13
(41.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(3.4)
3
(10.0)
5
(16.6)
7
(23.1)
8
(26.2)
6
(19.5)
9
(29.7)
2
(6.5)
2
(6.5)
5
(16.1)
6
(19.2)
3
(9.6)
4
(13.0)
1
(3.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)90.7110.974.762.765.463.955.346.254.985.788.880.577.071.3

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Crime rate in Saratoga detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
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Ancestries: Iranian (3.8%), Italian (3.3%), English (2.9%), German (2.7%), European (2.6%), Irish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 412 feet

Land area: 12.1 square miles.

Population density: 2,553 people per square mile   (average).

Saratoga, California map

12,414 residents are foreign born (17.7% Asia, 4.6% Europe).

This city:

39.5%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $11,713 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $8,905 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cupertino, CA (3.4 miles , pop. 50,546).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Jose, CA (8.4 miles , pop. 894,943).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (300.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Monte Sereno, CA (1.7 miles ),
Cupertino, CA (1.8 miles ),
Campbell, CA (1.9 miles ),
Los Gatos, CA (2.0 miles ),
Cambrian Park, CA (2.3 miles ),
Fruitdale, CA (2.3 miles ),
Santa Clara, CA (2.5 miles ),
Buena Vista, CA (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 37.27 N, Longitude: 122.02 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,959 (-15.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,206 (16.0%)

Area code: 408

Distribution of median household income in Saratoga, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Saratoga, CA in 2017
Saratoga satellite photo by USGS

Saratoga tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.9%
California:

4.6%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Saratoga, CA
Historical housing units in Saratoga, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +1,760 (+6.3%).
Most common industries in Saratoga, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Computer & electronic products (24.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (16.4%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Health care (6.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.0%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (3.3%)
  • Construction (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Computer & electronic products (30.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (16.8%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
  • Health care (4.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
  • Educational services (3.5%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (15.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (15.6%)
  • Educational services (12.8%)
  • Health care (9.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Saratoga, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.9%)
  • Computer specialists (9.7%)
  • Engineers (8.0%)
  • Top executives (7.5%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (12.2%)
  • Engineers (11.2%)
  • Top executives (10.8%)
  • Computer specialists (9.9%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Computer specialists (9.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.2%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (3.7%)

Average climate in Saratoga, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Saratoga, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 94.0. This is worse than average.

City:

94.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.456. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.456
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 13.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.6
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.209. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.209
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 11.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.3
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00611. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00611
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Saratoga-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 761% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 73.6 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 17.8 miles away from the city center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 172.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 230.5 miles away from Saratoga center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 303.7 miles away from Saratoga center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 231.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Santa Clara County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Fires: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Saratoga topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Saratoga:

  • CORINTHIAN CARE CENTER (18460 ALLENDALE AVENUE)
  • TUPAZ HOME #12 (18241 VANDERBILT DRIVE)
  • ODD FELLOWS HOME OF CA INFIRMARY (14500 FRUITVALE AVE)
  • OUR LADY OF FATIMA VILLA (20400 SARATOGA-LOS GATOS RD)
  • SARATOGA PLACE SNF (18611 SOUSA LANE)
  • SARATOGA RETIREMENT COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER (14500 FRUITVALE AVENUE)
  • SUBACUTE/SARATOGA (13425 SOUSA LANE)

Amtrak stations near Saratoga:

  • 8 miles: SAN JOSE (65 CAHILL ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 9 miles: SANTA CLARA-GREAT AMERICA (SANTA CLARA, FOOT OF STARS & STRIPES DR.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking.
  • 20 miles: FREEMONT-MISSION SAN JOSE (FREMONT, MISSION BLVD. & I-680) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Saratoga:

  • West Valley College (Full-time enrollment: 6,128; Location: 14000 Fruitvale Ave; Public; Website: www.westvalley.edu)
  • West Valley Mission Community College District Office (Location: 14000 Fruitvale Ave; Public)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Saratoga:

  • De Anza College (about 4 miles; Cupertino, CA; Full-time enrollment: 16,729)
  • San Jose City College (about 6 miles; San Jose, CA; FT enrollment: 5,526)
  • Santa Clara University (about 8 miles; Santa Clara, CA; FT enrollment: 7,640)
  • Mission College (about 9 miles; Santa Clara, CA; FT enrollment: 5,625)
  • Foothill College (about 9 miles; Los Altos Hills, CA; FT enrollment: 9,635)
  • San Jose State University (about 9 miles; San Jose, CA; FT enrollment: 23,357)
  • Evergreen Valley College (about 15 miles; San Jose, CA; FT enrollment: 5,539)

Public high schools in Saratoga:

  • SARATOGA HIGH (Students: 988, Location: 20300 HERRIMAN AVE., Grades: 9-12)
  • PROSPECT HIGH (Students: 925, Location: 18900 PROSPECT RD., Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Saratoga:

  • VALLEY INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY (Students: 18, Location: 24500 BIG BASIN WAY, Grades: 10-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Saratoga:

  • ARGONAUT ELEMENTARY (Students: 358, Location: 13200 SHADOW MOUNTAIN RD., Grades: KG-5)
  • MARSHALL LANE ELEMENTARY (Students: 353, Location: 14114 MARILYN LN., Grades: KG-5, Charter school)
  • BLUE HILLS ELEMENTARY (Students: 334, Location: 12300 DE SANKA AVE., Grades: KG-5)
  • SARATOGA ELEMENTARY (Students: 309, Location: 14592 OAK ST., Grades: KG-5)
  • CHRISTA MCAULIFFE ELEMENTARY (Students: 302, Location: 12211 TITUS AVE., Grades: KG-8)
  • FOOTHILL ELEMENTARY (Location: 13919 LYNDE AVE., Grades: KG-5)
  • REDWOOD MIDDLE (Location: 13925 FRUITVALE AVE., Grades: 6-8)

Private elementary/middle schools in Saratoga:

  • ST ANDREW'S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 369, Location: 13601 SARATOGA AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • SACRED HEART SCHOOL (Students: 239, Location: 13718 SARATOGA AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Saratoga

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Saratoga: Villa Montalvo Arboretum (A), Hakone Gardens (B), Neale's Hollow Spring Center (C), Saratoga Golf And Country Cub (D), Villa Montalvo (E), Santa Clara County Fire Department Saratoga Fire Station (F), Saratoga Community Branch Santa Clara County Free Library (G), Saratoga City Hall (H), Santa Clara County Fire Department West Valley Fire Station (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Quito Village Shopping Center (1), Saratoga Village Shopping Center (2), Plaza del Roble Shopping Center (3), Blue Hills Shopping Center (4), Azule Crossing Shopping Center (5), Argonaut Place Shopping Center (6), Saratoga Center Shopping Center (7), Saratoga Oaks Shopping Center (8), Saratoga Village Center Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Saratoga include: Westhope Presbyterian Church (A), Saratoga Federated Church (B), Sacred Heart Church of Saratoga (C), Saint Andrew's Epsicopal Church (D), Congregation Beth David (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Madronia Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Sobey Creek (A), Vasona Creek (B), Prospect Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Saratoga include: Brookglen Park (1), Congress Springs Park (2), El Quito Park (3), Heritage Orchard (4), Kevin Moran Park (5), Deer Park (6), Wildwood Park (7), Azule Park (8), Gardiner Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Bay Area Amusements LLC (Amusement & Theme Parks; Po Box 2621), Aarman Inc (Tours & Charters; 12280 Saratoga Sunnyvale R).

Birthplace of: David Warshofsky - Actor, Vienna Teng - Singer, Mekenna Melvin - Actress, Brett Rodriguez - Major League Soccer player (San Jose, born: Apr 8, 1983), Ed Solomon - Film producer, Lance Guest - Actor, Zaza Harvey - Baseball player.

Santa Clara County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Saratoga and their reported violations in the past:

MOUNTAIN SUMMIT MUTUAL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 200, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
SARATOGA SPRINGS, INC. (Population served: 180, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
TWO RIVERS SPORT CAMP (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
ARROWHEAD COOPERATIVE COMPANY (Population served: 100, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2001, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-21-2002)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-1993, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2005)
PARK MARINA (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-26-2011)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.8 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

81.2%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

1.9%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Saratoga in 2010:

  • 161 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 17 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 15 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Saratoga in 2000:

  • 208 people in nursing homes
  • 36 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 7 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

Banks with branches in Saratoga (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Saratoga Branch at 12200 Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd, branch established on 2008/10/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Comerica Bank: Saratoga Branch at 13000 Saratoga Sunnyvale Rd, branch established on 1978/11/08. Info updated 2011/07/29: Bank assets: $60,970.5 mil, Deposits: $48,300.9 mil, headquarters in Dallas, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 497 total offices, Holding Company: Comerica Incorporated
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Saratoga Branch at 14428 Big Basin Way, branch established on 1965/12/02. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Union Bank, National Association: Saratoga Branch at 12988 Saratoga Sunnyvale Rd, Ste A, branch established on 2011/09/26. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.
  • Bank of the West: Saratoga Branch at 18860 Cox Avenue, branch established on 1959/05/25. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • Bank of America, National Association: Saratoga Branch at 14476 Big Basin Way, branch established on 1936/09/11. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Citibank, National Association: Saratoga Branch at 12948 Saratoga Sunnyvale Road, branch established on 1987/06/30. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Saratoga Branch at 14411 Big Basin Way, branch established on 1957/10/16. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Saratoga:

Marital status in Saratoga, CA
  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 67.3%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 5.4%

For population 25 years and over in Saratoga:

  • High school or higher: 97.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 76.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 41.5%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Saratoga
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Saratoga:

(Saratoga, California Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Saratoga, CA (based on Santa Clara County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic447,36956
Evangelical Protestant148,599481
Other125,165221
Mainline Protestant44,623132
Orthodox7,72017
Black Protestant2,55220
None1,005,614-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 345
Santa Clara County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
Santa Clara County:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 117
Here:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 239
Santa Clara County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,488
Santa Clara County:

8.59 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

19.0%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Santa Clara County:

16.6%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Saratoga:

57.5%
State:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

54.6%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.4
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Saratoga:

16.1%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.8%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Saratoga:

6.9
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Saratoga:

32.2%
State:

31.3%

General health condition:
Saratoga:

60.8%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.7%
State:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Saratoga, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Housing and Community Development (Local) 11$93,727$102,2481$2,666
Streets and Highways 10$78,604$94,3254$19,545
Parks and Recreation 9$56,406$75,2081$4,917
Other and Unallocable 8$59,658$89,4874$10,306
Financial Administration 6$45,172$90,3442$10,784
Other Government Administration 4$45,378$136,1343$8,663
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 48$378,945$94,73615$56,881

Saratoga government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,694,000 ($119.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,047,000 ($33.88)
    Libraries: $208,000 ($6.73)
    Central Staff Services: $139,000 ($4.50)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $4,604,000 ($148.97)
    Police Protection: $4,065,000 ($131.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,195,000 ($103.38)
    Regular Highways: $1,619,000 ($52.39)
    Financial Administration: $1,452,000 ($46.98)
    Health - Other: $722,000 ($23.36)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $661,000 ($21.39)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $303,000 ($9.80)
    General - Other: $185,000 ($5.99)
    Housing and Community Development: $93,000 ($3.01)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $540,000 ($17.47)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $86,000 ($2.78)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($0.16)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,132,000 ($166.06)

Saratoga government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $2,579,000 ($83.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $965,000 ($31.22)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $31,000 ($1.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $708,000 ($22.91)
    Rents: $236,000 ($7.64)
    Fines and Forfeits: $234,000 ($7.57)
    General Revenue - Other: $95,000 ($3.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $905,000 ($29.28)
    Other: $97,000 ($3.14)
    General Local Government Support: $58,000 ($1.88)
  • Tax - Property: $9,400,000 ($304.16)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,852,000 ($59.93)
    Other License: $1,526,000 ($49.38)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $976,000 ($31.58)
    Other: $708,000 ($22.91)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $369,000 ($11.94)
    Other Selective Sales: $205,000 ($6.63)

Saratoga government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,605,000 ($407.86)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,605,000 ($407.86)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,995,000 ($388.12)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,995,000 ($388.12)

Saratoga government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,872,000 ($92.93)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,438,000 ($337.74)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $860,000 ($27.83)

4.90% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($120,507 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.90%
California average:

5.03%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,812 average AGI)
Santa Clara County:

0.10%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Alameda County, CA  0.54% ($119,764 average AGI)
from San Mateo County, CA  0.47% ($154,202)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.27% ($114,239)


5.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($165,761 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
California average:

5.21%

0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($4,832 average AGI)
Santa Clara County:

0.15%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Alameda County, CA  0.76% ($125,563 average AGI)
to San Mateo County, CA  0.56% ($219,350)
to San Francisco County, CA  0.43% ($224,515)
Businesses in Saratoga, CA
NameCountNameCount
CVS1Safeway1
Ethan Allen1Starbucks3
FedEx4UPS4
MasterBrand Cabinets4Vons1
McDonald's1YMCA1
Quiznos1

Strongest AM radio stations in Saratoga:

  • KLOK (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KSJX (1500 AM; 10 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING INC)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KYCY (1550 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAX (1100 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING CO, INC.)
  • KZSF (1370 AM; 5 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: CARLOS A. DUHARTE)
  • KLIV (1590 AM; 5 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: EMPIRE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVVN (1430 AM; 3 kW; SANTA CLARA, CA; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS - CA, INC.)
  • KIQI (1010 AM; 35 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF SAN FRANCISCO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KSCO (1080 AM; 10 kW; SANTA CRUZ, CA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Saratoga:

  • KFJC (89.7 FM; LOS ALTOS, CA; Owner: FOOTHILL-DE ANZA COMM. COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KUFX (98.5 FM; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRTY (95.3 FM; LOS GATOS, CA; Owner: KRTY, LTD.)
  • KBAA (94.5 FM; GILROY, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSQL (99.1 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KKUP (91.5 FM; CUPERTINO, CA; Owner: ASSURANCE SCIENCES FOUNDATION)
  • KBRG (100.3 FM; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFFG (97.7 FM; LOS ALTOS, CA; Owner: KFFG LICO, INC.)
  • KTEE (93.7 FM; FELTON, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • K216AX (91.1 FM; LAUREL, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KZBR-FM2 (95.7 FM; LIVERMORE, ETC., CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KKSF-FM1 (103.7 FM; PLEASANTON, ETC., CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • K240CD (95.9 FM; SOQUEL, ETC., CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K238AC (95.5 FM; SALIDA, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KFRC-FM3 (99.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: INFINITY KFRC-FM, INC.)
  • KZBR-FM1 (95.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KBLX-FM2 (102.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS -CA, INC.)
  • KSOL-FM3 (98.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KISQ-FM3 (98.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMEL-FM1 (106.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Saratoga:

  • KQED (Channel 9; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KQED, INC.)
  • KBIT-CA (Channel 28; SAN FRANCISCO, ETC., CA; Owner: POLAR BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KICU-TV (Channel 36; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTEH (Channel 54; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KTEH FOUNDATION)
  • KNTV (Channel 11; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KNTV LICENSE, INC.)
  • KDTV (Channel 14; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KDTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • KSTS (Channel 48; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LICENSE CORP.)
  • KGO-TV (Channel 7; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KPIX-TV (Channel 5; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KKPX (Channel 65; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: PAXSON SAN JOSE LICENSE, INC.)
  • KTVU (Channel 2; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRON-TV (Channel 4; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SAN FRANCISCO, INC.)
  • KMTP-TV (Channel 32; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: MINORITY TELEVISION PROJECT)
  • KBHK-TV (Channel 44; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF SAN FRANCISCO INC.)
  • KCSM-TV (Channel 60; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SAN MATEO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KAXT-CA (Channel 22; SANTA CLARA-SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: LINDA K. TRUMBLY)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Saratoga fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 38Number of bridges
  • 253ft / 77.2mTotal length
  • $2,777,000Total costs
  • 788,903Total average daily traffic
  • 29,348Total average daily truck traffic
  • 889,916Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Saratoga, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 41910-1919
  • 31920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 141990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Saratoga, CA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Saratoga)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Saratoga, CA)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 549 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Saratoga)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Saratoga)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 62 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$413,910180$809,0431,792$515,91942$448,6031$220,00028$491,018
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$730,26028$716,818217$489,3606$287,4200$04$336,280
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$248,79031$815,135283$692,09312$271,5660$012$548,345
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$030$712,223195$599,55912$271,3530$05$445,354
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$06$644,08365$590,0021$275,0400$01$280,670

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 5073.01 , 5073.02, 5074.01, 5074.02, 5075.00, 5076.00, 5079.04

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$375,3100$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$461,210
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 5073.01 , 5073.02, 5074.01, 5074.02, 5075.00, 5076.00, 5079.04

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Saratoga, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Saratoga, CA - Value

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 30. The highest number of reported fires - 46 took place in 2008, and the least - 22 in 2010. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Saratoga, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (40.2%), and Outside Fires (37.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Saratoga, CA
    • 17040.2%Structure Fires
    • 15837.4%Outside Fires
    • 7217.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 235.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Saratoga, CA
Most common first names in Saratoga, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary17783.0 years
John17677.7 years
William15478.2 years
Robert10874.6 years
James9974.2 years
Margaret9182.8 years
George9077.3 years
Ruth9081.3 years
Helen8881.3 years
Dorothy8780.6 years
Most common last names in Saratoga, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6078.5 years
Miller3682.3 years
Brown3579.3 years
Anderson3580.3 years
Johnson3280.6 years
Jones2881.2 years
Nelson2581.2 years
Lee2280.6 years
Martin2177.1 years
Williams2075.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Saratoga, CA
  • 87.8%Utility gas
  • 9.9%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Solar energy
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Saratoga, CA
  • 71.6%Utility gas
  • 26.1%Electricity
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used


Saratoga compared to California state average:

  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Saratoga on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median house value"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: management occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: architecture and engineering occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Taiwan (population 500+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: computer and mathematical occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities where residents moved in more then 10 years ago (10,000+ households)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in China (population 500+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: management occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: professional, scientific, and technical services (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Eastern Asia (population 500+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Hong Kong (population 500+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Asia (population 500+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest racial income disparity between any two races with at least 2,000 householders"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest cost per building permit(population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (population 500+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in South Central Asia (population 500+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: professional, scientific, and technical services (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 (95070) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #21 (95070) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable interest in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #43 (95070) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest average reported salary/wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #56 (95070) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 5,000+)"
  • #97 (95070) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
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