Santa Clara County, California (CA)

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County population in 2012: 1,837,504 (99% urban, 1% rural); it was 1,682,585 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 271,197
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 77,101
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 338,636
Renter-occupied apartments: 255,906 (it was 227,227 in 2000)
% of renters here:

40%
State:

44%

Land area: 1291 sq. mi.

Water area: 13.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 1402 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Santa Clara County: 137.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (35.1%), Educational, health and social services (18.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Santa Clara County, California:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (35.2%)
  • Asian alone (31.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (26.9%)
  • Two or more races (3.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.4%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
California median age:  35.0 years
Males: 893,851  (47.9%)
Females: 887,791  (52.1%)

Santa Clara County,CA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Santa Clara County:

2.0 people
California:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $92,014 ($74,335 in 1999)

This county:

$92014
California:

$60190

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $1,577 (lower quartile is $1,164, upper quartile is $2,001)
This county:

$1577
State:

$1120


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $682,300 (it was $422,600 in 2000)
Santa Clara:

$682,300
California:

$373,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $465,000 - $986,100

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $923,750
Here:

$923,750
State:

$516,149

Townhouses or other attached units: $553,521
Here:

$553,521
State:

$433,209

In 2-unit structures: $511,271
Here:

$511,271
State:

$591,113

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $421,025
Here:

$421,025
State:

$414,303

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $467,610
Here:

$467,610
State:

$419,085

Mobile homes: $95,743
Here:

$95,743
State:

$79,966

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $179,392
Here:

$179,392
State:

$74,300
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,842
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $621

Institutionalized population: 9,342

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

Santa Clara County, CA map from a distance

Health of residents in Santa Clara County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.7. This is better than average.
82.3% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
34.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
100.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
83.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 183 pounds. This is less than average.
Average weight of females is 153 pounds. This is about average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 2841 buildings, average cost: $221,600
  • 2001: 1626 buildings, average cost: $263,200
  • 2002: 2097 buildings, average cost: $260,600
  • 2003: 2468 buildings, average cost: $240,600
  • 2004: 2675 buildings, average cost: $263,400
  • 2005: 2333 buildings, average cost: $300,500
  • 2006: 2121 buildings, average cost: $322,400
  • 2007: 1923 buildings, average cost: $320,100
  • 2008: 939 buildings, average cost: $354,800
  • 2009: 602 buildings, average cost: $386,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $6,101 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,104 (0.5%)

Santa Clara County household income distribution in 2009 Santa Clara County home values distribution Santa Clara County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.5%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.4% for Black residents, 17.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.2% for American Indian residents, 18.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.6% for other race residents, 9.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.5%
Santa Clara County:

10.5%
California:

16.8%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.4% for Black residents, 17.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.5% for American Indian residents, 18.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.6% for other race residents, 9.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 36 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Area name: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Santa Clara County is $1059 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1273 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1831 a month.

Cities in this county include: San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Milpitas, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Gilroy, Campbell, Morgan Hill.

Santa Clara County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Zip codeCityNumber of testsNumber of tests >= 4 pCi/L
94022Los Altos493
94023Los Altos60
94024Los Altos390
94040Mountain View320
94041Mountain View110
94042Mountain View20
94043Mountain View211
94085Sunnyvale387
94086Sunnyvale293
94087Sunnyvale587
94089Sunnyvale100
94301Palo Alto377
94304Palo Alto30
94305Palo Alto81
94306Palo Alto293
95002Alviso10
95008Campbell362
95014Cupertino430
95020Gilroy140
95030Los Gatos245
95031Los Gatos10
95032Los Gatos330
95033Los Gatos11237
95035Milpitas290
95037Morgan Hill210
95038Morgan Hill20
95046San Martin52
95050Santa Clara181
95051Santa Clara390
95054Santa Clara90
95056Santa Clara140
95070Saratoga559
95108San Jose20
95110San Jose40
95111San Jose50
95112San Jose150
95113San Jose50
95116San Jose40
95117San Jose191
95118San Jose272
95119San Jose20
95120San Jose280
95121San Jose70
95122San Jose60
95123San Jose330
95124San Jose231
95125San Jose697
95126San Jose480
95127San Jose201
95128San Jose182
95129San Jose200
95130San Jose40
95131San Jose210
95132San Jose90
95133San Jose30
95134San Jose50
95135San Jose50
95136San Jose30
95138San Jose90
95139San Jose40
95140Mount Hamilton10
95148San Jose80
95150San Jose11
95151San Jose11
95158San Jose10
95160San Jose10
95164San Jose20

2005 air pollution in Santa Clara County:

Carbon Monoxide: 3 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.019 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.104 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.069 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 24 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 67 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 11.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 40 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Santa Clara County: Calaveras Test Site (A), Camp Bessie (B), Camp Cooley (C), Camp Saratoga (D), Camp Sycamore (E), Coe Ranch (F), Colorado Camp (G), Cottle House (H), Crossley Reflector (I), Wrights (J), Willson Ranch (K), The Cross (L), Stuart Camp (M), Smith Creek Ranger Station (N), Skyline Ranch (O), Shanti (P), Shaeirn Ranch (Q), San Antonio Ranger Station (R), Redwood Retreat (S), Santa Clara Tunnel (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Santa Clara County include: Zoroastrian Temple (A), Hillside Nondenominational Church (B), Saint Anthony Church (C), South Valley Christian Church (D), Loma Prieta Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hidalgo Cemetery (1), Hacienda Cemetery (2), Old Mexican Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Mud Lake (A), Lake Mountain (B), Shaeirn Lake (C), Chesbro Reservoir (D), Almaden Reservoir (E), Anderson Lake (F), Williams Reservoir (G), Uvas Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Black Creek (A), Bodfish Creek (B), Bonita Creek (C), Bonjetti Creek (D), Booker Creek (E), Briggs Creek (F), Cañada De Los Osos (G), Cedar Creek (H), Colorado Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Santa Clara County include: Mount Madonna County Park (1), Uvas Canyon County Park (2), Pacheco State Park (3), Henry W. Coe State Park (4), Stevens Creek Park (5), Ed R Levin Park (6), Foothills Open Space Preserve (7), Picchetti Ranch Area Monte Bello Open Space Preserve (8), Saratoga Gap Open Space Preserve (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Alameda County , Merced County , San Benito County , San Mateo County , Santa Cruz County , Stanislaus County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.4%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 141,601
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 40.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 573,130 (41% naturalized citizens)

Santa Clara County:

34.1%
Whole state:

26.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 149,090
  • 1990 to 1994: 116,122
  • 1985 to 1989: 92,065
  • 1980 to 1984: 78,731
  • 1975 to 1979: 58,986
  • 1970 to 1974: 27,069
  • 1970 to 1974: 18,162
  • 1965 to 1969: 32,905

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 87.8%

Santa Clara County marital status for males Santa Clara County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Santa Clara County with a mortgage: 233,345 (31,208 second mortgage, 29,958 home equity loan, 1,355 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 58,426

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

79.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Santa Clara County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic447,36956
Evangelical Protestant148,599481
Other125,165221
Mainline Protestant44,623132
Orthodox7,72017
Black Protestant2,55220
None1,005,614-
Santa Clara County Religion Details
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.

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
Here:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 117
This county:

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
This county:

8.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Santa Clara County:

7.1%
California:

7.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Santa Clara County:

19.0%
State:

21.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.6%
State:

17.9%

Agriculture in Santa Clara County:

Average size of farms: 313 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $203,214
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $8264.19
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 58.55%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 9.77%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $134,580
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.09%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 76.03%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $44,545
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.41%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.81
Vegetables: 8,889 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 4,767 acres

Tornado activity:

Santa Clara County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below California state average. It is 25828966.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/5/1998, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured one person and caused $300,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Santa Clara County-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 767% 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 76.5 miles away from Santa Clara County 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 15.7 miles away from the county 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 172.6 miles away from the county center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 227.8 miles away from the county center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 305.5 miles away from Santa Clara County center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 224.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Santa Clara County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (24%)
  • Vietnam (15%)
  • Philippines (10%)
  • India (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Taiwan (4%)
  • Korea (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Santa Clara County (%):

  • German (7%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • United States or American (3%)
  • Portuguese (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Santa Clara County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 641,113 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 101,188 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 21,372 (3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 1,510 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 624 (0%)
  • Railroad: 5,234 (1%)
  • Ferryboat: 44 (0%)
  • Taxi: 334 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2,169 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 10,076 (1%)
  • Walked: 14,786 (2%)
  • Other means: 4,609 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 25,868 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Santa Clara County, California in 2000:

  • 10,549 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 5,677 people in nursing homes
  • 4,198 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 3,621 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 787 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 723 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 665 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 569 people in religious group quarters
  • 504 people in other group homes
  • 449 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 331 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 314 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 281 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 200 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 184 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 114 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 91 people in halfway houses
  • 84 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 84 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 78 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 68 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 64 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 55 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 25 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 23 people in institutions for the blind
  • 20 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 16 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 13 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 11 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

People in group quarters in Santa Clara County, California in 2010:

  • 12,099 people in college/university student housing
  • 4,687 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 3,979 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 2,470 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 2,075 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 1,978 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 1,606 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 780 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 215 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 189 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 131 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 71 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 36 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 31 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 3 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $96,981.

4.94% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($72,046 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.94%
California average:

5.03%


0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,211 average AGI)
Santa Clara County:

0.07%
California average:

0.07%

3.01% relocated from other counties in California ($42,242 average AGI)
1.86% relocated from other states ($28,592 average AGI)
Santa Clara County:

1.86%
California average:

1.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Alameda County, CA  0.54% ($76,962 average AGI)
from San Mateo County, CA  0.46% ($95,955)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.28% ($60,609)
from San Francisco County, CA  0.25% ($98,674)
from San Diego County, CA  0.15% ($74,979)
from Santa Cruz County, CA  0.13% ($59,568)
from Contra Costa County, CA  0.13% ($65,964)


5.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($76,850 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
California average:

5.12%


0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,460 average AGI)
Santa Clara County:

0.16%
California average:

0.10%

3.36% relocated to other counties in California ($49,967 average AGI)
1.57% relocated to other states ($24,424 average AGI)
Santa Clara County:

1.57%
California average:

1.74%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Alameda County, CA  0.68% ($78,628 average AGI)
to San Mateo County, CA  0.50% ($92,061)
to San Francisco County, CA  0.39% ($83,457)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.23% ($53,692)
to San Joaquin County, CA  0.16% ($50,126)
to Contra Costa County, CA  0.15% ($88,960)
to San Diego County, CA  0.13% ($66,189)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.0
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 14.0

Births per 1000 population in Santa Clara County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 5.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Santa Clara County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2012: 3.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Santa Clara County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 173,115 (156,358 aged, 16,757 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 25.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 13.1
  • Cut/Pierce - 5.4
  • Other - 7.5

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 73.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 24.1
  • Suffocation - 24.1
  • Poisoning - 14.1
  • Fall - 3.8
  • Cut/Pierce - 2.1
  • Other - 5.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,751,292

Size of family households: 140,152 2-persons, 100,509 3-persons, 99,084 4-persons, 44,590 5-persons, 20,742 6-persons, 21,747 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 131,506 1-person, 34,406 2-persons, 6,483 3-persons, 2,823 4-persons, 1,121 5-persons, 523 6-persons, 518 7-or-more-persons.

295,456 married couples with children.
66,658 single-parent households (18,233 men, 48,425 women).

54.6% of residents of Santa Clara County speak English at home.
17.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
7.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
19.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $11,900,349,000 ($7062 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,166,963,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,555,858,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,417,429,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,462,000
Federal grants: $2,284,013,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,849,110,000 ($3,829,680,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $788,478,000 ($122,799,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $84,796,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $312,119,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,478,701,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 138,154
Here:

81 per 1000 residents
State:

77 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 45,293
Here:

27 per 1000 residents
State:

34 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +127,224
Here:

+75 per 1000 residents
State:

+39 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -201,499
Here -119 per 1000 residents
State -18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Santa Clara County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 286.91 millions of gallons per day (37% from ground, 63% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.4
State:

3.5

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 6,617
  • 2000 to 2004: 60,456
  • 1990 to 1999: 65,196
  • 1980 to 1989: 86,770
  • 1970 to 1979: 149,218
  • 1960 to 1969: 119,799
  • 1950 to 1959: 97,811
  • 1940 to 1949: 27,089
  • 1939 or earlier: 29,698
Rooms in houses/apartments in Santa Clara County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 1,239
  • 2 rooms: 8,531
  • 3 rooms: 26,981
  • 4 rooms: 27,874
  • 5 rooms: 63,897
  • 6 rooms: 78,024
  • 7 rooms: 61,276
  • 8 rooms: 40,853
  • 9+ rooms: 29,961
  • 1 room: 24,113
  • 2 rooms: 45,486
  • 3 rooms: 50,195
  • 4 rooms: 49,377
  • 5 rooms: 30,090
  • 6 rooms: 15,779
  • 7 rooms: 7,229
  • 8 rooms: 3,498
  • 9+ rooms: 1,460
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Santa Clara County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 5,487
  • 1 bedroom: 16,168
  • 2 bedrooms: 62,956
  • 3 bedrooms: 132,230
  • 4 bedrooms: 98,071
  • 5+ bedrooms: 23,724
  • no bedroom: 29,370
  • 1 bedroom: 76,008
  • 2 bedrooms: 75,466
  • 3 bedrooms: 33,922
  • 4 bedrooms: 10,633
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,828
Cars and other vehicles available in Santa Clara County, California in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 9,579
  • 1 vehicle: 69,391
  • 2 vehicles: 152,896
  • 3 vehicles: 69,826
  • 4 vehicles: 25,476
  • 5+ vehicles: 11,468
  • no vehicle: 22,399
  • 1 vehicle: 94,821
  • 2 vehicles: 78,910
  • 3 vehicles: 20,967
  • 4 vehicles: 6,615
  • 5+ vehicles: 3,515

56% of Santa Clara County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 69% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in California.

Santa Clara County:

55.6%
State average:

52.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $475,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Santa Clara County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (80.9%)
  • Electricity (16.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.9%)
  • Wood (0.5%)
  • Utility gas (52.8%)
  • Electricity (44.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.7%)
  • No fuel used (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 24,089
Here:

12.9%
California:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 9,411
Here:

10.2%
California:

7.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 23,327
Here:

21.1%
California:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Santa Clara County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $195,339,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $5,171,000
  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $8,235,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,611,000
    General - Other: $5,030,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,937,000
    Hospitals: $603,000
    Health - Other: $105,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $850,917,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $405,103,000
    Health - Other: $365,130,000
    Correctional Institutions: $241,164,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $221,340,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $154,788,000
    Police Protection: $104,050,000
    Regular Highways: $90,033,000
    Local Fire Protection: $78,797,000
    General - Other: $75,436,000
    Financial Administration: $61,272,000
    Central Staff Services: $42,140,000
    General Public Buildings: $37,722,000
    Libraries: $25,864,000
    Parks and Recreation: $24,481,000
    Corrections - Other: $16,728,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $5,365,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $4,560,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,945,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,899,000
    Air Transportation: $2,567,000
    Sewerage: $1,928,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,110,000
    Parking Facilities: $288,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $57,834,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $54,266,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,359,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $13,487,000
    General - Other: $1,694,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $92,918,000
    Hospitals: $53,163,000
    Regular Highways: $11,988,000
    Parks and Recreation: $6,458,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,576,000
    Air Transportation: $2,452,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $903,000
    Police Protection: $663,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $556,000
    Financial Administration: $336,000
    Central Staff Services: $298,000
    Correctional Institutions: $184,000
    Health - Other: $128,000
    Housing and Community Development: $93,000
    Corrections - Other: $86,000
    General Public Building: $48,000
    Libraries: $27,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $18,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,719,709,000

Santa Clara County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $688,063,000
    All Other: $170,198,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,643,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,830,000
    Air Transportation: $2,678,000
    Sewerage: $1,870,000
    Regular Highways: $1,355,000
    Solid Waste Management: $744,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $556,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $20,482,000
    All Other: $11,900,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,366,000
    Air Transportation: $997,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $43,608,000
    Education: $17,130,000
    Housing and Community Development: $16,956,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $36,784,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $25,382,000
    Sale of Property: $25,282,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $9,250,000
    Special Assessments: $5,824,000
    Rents: $4,888,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $970,576,000
    All Other: $251,146,000
    Health and Hospitals: $180,006,000
    Education: $106,457,000
    General Local Government Support: $63,942,000
    Highways: $30,810,000
  • Tax - Property: $605,302,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $140,213,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $29,020,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $15,492,000
    Other License: $6,858,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,122,000
    Other Selective Sales: $413,000
    NEC: $411,000

Santa Clara County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $867,839,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $749,762,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $203,650,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $85,573,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $60,950,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $42,619,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $18,331,000

Santa Clara County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,141,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $989,459,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $121,176,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Santa Clara County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Santa Clara County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 340 full 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)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2,871$401,42312,491$427,45756,688$399,6981,720$306,570105$3,479,8863,272$304,990211$93,417
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED288$392,0691,833$401,2257,973$413,929224$263,8936$6,558,333449$301,107124$102,081
APPLICATIONS DENIED663$353,9712,803$372,23112,948$457,664614$207,91730$1,494,4671,342$309,761424$87,087
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN506$377,7191,847$413,4758,066$426,480360$241,05018$965,667639$286,69828$101,179
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS108$353,472411$390,9512,638$428,293137$261,4163$4,714,667163$303,72436$114,417
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 276 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED912$366,799178$401,4781$165,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED437$377,359142$440,5211$392,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED213$388,596106$449,6420$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN86$381,37242$407,3810$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS41$424,4885$370,8000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Santa Clara County, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6,68574.1 years
Mary6,46080.2 years
William4,97974.3 years
Robert4,57570.0 years
James3,85271.6 years
Joseph3,34275.9 years
George3,27376.1 years
Charles2,98174.7 years
Frank2,93976.1 years
Helen2,91980.7 years
Most common last names in Santa Clara County, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,97675.6 years
Johnson1,47676.4 years
Brown1,11976.1 years
Miller1,07776.1 years
Williams1,02174.5 years
Nguyen1,00674.1 years
Anderson95376.7 years
Jones92373.7 years
Davis82174.6 years
Garcia81372.0 years
Businesses in Santa Clara County, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness15JoS. A. Bank3
7-Eleven90Johnny Rockets3
99 Cents Only Stores2Jones New York26
ALDO7Journeys4
AMF Bowling2Just Tires1
AT&T33Justice6
Abercrombie & Fitch2KFC27
Abercrombie Kids1Kohl's7
Ace Hardware9Kroger9
Aeropostale5La Quinta1
Aerosoles1La-Z-Boy4
American Eagle Outfitters3Lane Bryant5
Ann Taylor8Lane Furniture9
Apple Store5LensCrafters5
Applebee's4Levi Strauss & Co.3
Arby's6Little Caesars Pizza17
Audi1Long John Silver's2
AutoZone8Lowe's4
Avenue2Macy's6
BMW2Marriott17
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill9Marshalls6
Bakers3MasterBrand Cabinets38
Bally Total Fitness3Mazda2
Banana Republic5McDonald's63
Barnes & Noble4Men's Wearhouse8
Baskin-Robbins31Microtel1
Bath & Body Works7Motel 610
Bebe1Motherhood Maternity13
Bed Bath & Beyond6New Balance35
Ben & Jerry's1New York & Co3
Bentleymotors.Com1Nike89
Best Western6Nissan4
Big O Tires3Nordstrom4
Blockbuster17Office Depot7
Brooks Brothers3OfficeMax5
Brookstone3Old Navy6
Budget Car Rental5Olive Garden3
Burger King27On The Border1
Buybuy BABY1Outback4
CVS41Outback Steakhouse4
Cache2Pac Sun6
Carl\s Jr.27Panda Express18
Casual Male XL4Panera Bread7
Charlotte Russe5Papa John's Pizza4
Chevrolet3Payless23
Chico's5Penske6
Chipotle11PetSmart6
Chuck E. Cheese's4Pier 1 Imports5
Cinnabon 5Pizza Hut16
Circle K1Plato's Closet1
Clarion2Popeyes7
Clarks3Pottery Barn2
Cold Stone Creamery11Pottery Barn Kids2
Coldwater Creek3Quality6
Comfort Inn5Quiznos24
Comfort Suites1RadioShack24
Costco6Ramada5
Crate & Barrel2Red Lobster3
Curves15Red Robin4
DHL23Rite Aid19
Dairy Queen4Ruby Tuesday1
Days Inn5Rue211
Decora Cabinetry7SAS Shoes13
Dennys15SONIC Drive-In1
Discount Tire5Safeway30
Domino's Pizza11Sears18
DressBarn2Sephora4
Dressbarn2Sheraton3
Econo Lodge1Skechers USA3
Eddie Bauer2Soma Intimates1
El Pollo Loco9Spencer Gifts2
Ethan Allen2Sprint Nextel17
Express4Staples7
Extended Stay America4Starbucks143
Extended Stay Deluxe2Subaru2
Famous Footwear5Subway108
FedEx238Super 84
Finish Line4T-Mobile59
Firestone Complete Auto Care6T.G.I. Driday's1
Foot Locker5T.J.Maxx5
Ford5Taco Bell36
Forever 215Talbots3
Fredericks Of Hollywood2Target15
GNC29The Cheesecake Factory3
GameStop25The Limited1
Gap8The Room Place6
Goodwill6Torrid2
Gymboree7Toyota5
H&M3Toys"R"Us8
H&R Block42Trader Joe's11
Haagen-Dazs3Travelodge2
Haworth1True Value3
Hilton12U-Haul32
Holiday Inn15UPS171
Hollister Co.3Urban Outfitters2
Home Depot12Vans38
HomeTown Buffet6Verizon Wireless17
Homestead Studio Suites4Victoria's Secret6
Honda5Volkswagen3
Hot Topic4Vons35
Hyatt2Walgreens40
IHOP4Walmart6
IZOD1Wendy's8
J. Jill2Westin1
J.Crew4Wet Seal2
JCPenney2Whole Foods Market6
Jack In The Box10YMCA9
Jamba Juice38Z Gallerie1

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