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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. 2012 cost of living index in Santa Clara County: 136.1 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (31.6%), Educational,health and social services (16.4%), Manufacturing (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Median resident age:  36.0 years
California median age:  35.0 years

Males: 893,851  (47.9%)
Females: 887,791  (52.1%)

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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 2009: $85,215 ($74,335 in 1999)
This county:

$85215
California:

$58931

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $1,349 (lower quartile is $1,019, upper quartile is $1,788)
This county:

$1349
State:

$1058


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $645,500 (it was $422,600 in 2000)
Santa Clara County:

$645,500
California:

$384,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $438,400 - $924,700

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $852,473
Here:

$852,473
State:

$521,364

Townhouses or other attached units: $506,315
Here:

$506,315
State:

$436,871

In 2-unit structures: $600,031
Here:

$600,031
State:

$634,434

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $416,324
Here:

$416,324
State:

$443,730

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $463,380
Here:

$463,380
State:

$418,318

Mobile homes: $81,970
Here:

$81,970
State:

$59,450

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $14,961
Here:

$14,961
State:

$63,652
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $3,051
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $512

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:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $5,588 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,839 (0.3%)


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 2009: 9.1%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.8% for Black residents, 15.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.4% for other race residents, 5.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 9.1%
Santa Clara County:

9.1%
California:

14.2%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.8% for Black residents, 15.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.4% for other race residents, 5.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2010: 36 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 31 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 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.


Local government website: claraweb.co.santa-clara.ca.us

Click to draw/clear Santa Clara County borders

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), CaƱada 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 .

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


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:

80.0% with mortgage
State:

79.0% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.25%
Here43.3%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 727,752
Total congregations: 687

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishLDS (Mormon) ChurchMuslim EstimateSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents483,079 (66.4%)54,000 (7.4%)20,172 (2.8%)19,206 (2.6%)16,814 (2.3%)
Congregations55 (8.0%)17 (2.5%)55 (8.0%)10 (1.5%)54 (7.9%)
NameUnited Methodist Church Charismatic Churches IndependentAssemblies of GodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents14,444 (2.0%)13,200 (1.8%)12,113 (1.7%)10,254 (1.4%)84,470 (11.6%)
Congregations30 (4.4%)5 (0.7%)54 (7.9%)27 (3.9%)380 (55.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Santa Clara County - San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Milpitas

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 345
This county:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
Santa Clara County:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 117
Santa Clara County:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 239
This 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:
Here:

19.0%
California:

21.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Santa Clara County:

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 above California state average. It is 4.2 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 slightly above California state average. It is 1872% 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 the 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 4/24/1984 at 21:15:19, a magnitude 6.2 (5.7 MB, 6.1 MS, 6.2 MW, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 11.3 miles away from the county center
On 8/6/1979 at 17:05:22, a magnitude 5.9 (5.4 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, 5.9 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 23.8 miles away from Santa Clara County center
On 1/24/1980 at 19:00:09, a magnitude 5.9 (5.3 MB, 5.9 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 29.9 miles away from the county center
On 1/27/1980 at 02:33:36, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 31.2 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, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Computer and electronic products (15%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care (3%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Computer and electronic products (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (11%)
  • Engineers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Top executives (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3%)

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




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





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:

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $94,715.

5.72% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($70,257 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
California average:

5.75%


0.40% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,896 average AGI)
Santa Clara County:

0.40%
California average:

0.21%

3.47% relocated from other counties in California ($46,887 average AGI)
1.84% relocated from other states ($21,474 average AGI)
Santa Clara County:

1.84%
California average:

1.75%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Alameda County, CA  0.66% ($73,219 average AGI)
from San Mateo County, CA  0.64% ($108,860)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.27% ($55,906)
from San Francisco County, CA  0.25% ($168,757)
from Santa Cruz County, CA  0.17% ($85,093)
from San Diego County, CA  0.15% ($64,182)
from San Joaquin County, CA  0.14% ($51,055)


6.20% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($81,994 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
California average:

6.27%


0.19% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,530 average AGI)
Santa Clara County:

0.19%
California average:

0.11%

3.98% relocated to other counties in California ($52,071 average AGI)
2.03% relocated to other states ($27,394 average AGI)
Santa Clara County:

2.03%
California average:

2.40%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Alameda County, CA  0.64% ($84,443 average AGI)
to San Mateo County, CA  0.51% ($105,470)
to San Francisco County, CA  0.37% ($102,801)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.25% ($66,299)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.23% ($55,650)
to San Joaquin County, CA  0.23% ($52,085)
to San Diego County, CA  0.17% ($82,048)

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

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 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 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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Santa Clara County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Santa Clara County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Santa Clara County government finances - Debt in 2006:


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


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Santa Clara County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Santa Clara County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
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
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

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 Fitness16Jack In The Box11
7-Eleven93Jamba Juice39
ALDO7JoS. A. Bank3
AMF Bowling2Johnny Rockets4
AT&T34Jones New York28
Abercrombie & Fitch2Journeys4
Abercrombie Kids1Just Tires1
Ace Hardware9KFC27
Aeropostale5Kmart1
Aerosoles1Kohl's7
American Eagle Outfitters4Kroger11
Ann Taylor8La Quinta1
Apple Store5La-Z-Boy4
Applebee's4Lane Bryant5
Arby's6Lane Furniture10
AutoZone8LensCrafters5
Avenue2Levi Strauss & Co.3
BMW2Little Caesars Pizza17
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill10Long John Silver's2
Bakers4Lowe's5
Bally Total Fitness3Macy's7
Banana Republic5Marriott19
Baskin-Robbins34Marshalls7
Bath & Body Works7MasterBrand Cabinets46
Bebe1McDonald's64
Bed Bath & Beyond6Men's Wearhouse9
Ben & Jerry's1Microtel1
Bentleymotors.Com1Motel 610
Best Western6Motherhood Maternity14
Big O Tires3New Balance35
Blockbuster18New York & Co4
Brooks Brothers3Nike94
Brookstone3Nordstrom5
Budget Car Rental5Office Depot8
Buffalo Wild Wings1OfficeMax5
Burger King28Old Navy6
Buybuy BABY1Olive Garden4
CVS43On The Border1
Cache2Outback5
CarMax1Outback Steakhouse5
Casual Male XL4Pac Sun6
Catherines1Panda Express18
Charlotte Russe6Panera Bread7
Chico's5Papa John's Pizza5
Chipotle12Payless25
Chuck E. Cheese's5Penske6
Cinnabon 6PetSmart6
Clarion2Pier 1 Imports5
Clarks3Pizza Hut17
Cold Stone Creamery12Popeyes8
Coldwater Creek3Quality7
Comfort Inn5Quiznos25
Comfort Suites1RadioShack26
Costco6Ramada6
Crate & Barrel2Red Lobster3
Curves16Red Robin4
DHL25Rite Aid19
Dairy Queen5Ruby Tuesday1
Days Inn5Rue211
Decora Cabinetry9SAS Shoes13
Dennys15SONIC Drive-In1
Discount Tire5Safeway30
Domino's Pizza12Sears22
DressBarn2Sephora4
Econo Lodge1Soma Intimates1
Eddie Bauer2Spencer Gifts2
El Pollo Loco10Sprint Nextel18
Ethan Allen2Staples8
Express4Starbucks148
Extended Stay America5Subway114
Extended Stay Deluxe2Super 84
Famous Footwear5T-Mobile59
FedEx251T.G.I. Driday's1
Finish Line4T.J.Maxx5
Firestone Complete Auto Care6Taco Bell37
Foot Locker5Talbots3
Forever 216Target16
Fredericks Of Hollywood2The Cheesecake Factory3
GNC30The Limited1
GameStop26The Room Place7
Gap8Torrid2
Goodwill6Toys"R"Us10
Gymboree7Trader Joe's12
H&M3Travelodge2
H&R Block43True Value3
Haagen-Dazs3U-Haul33
Haworth1UPS182
Holiday Inn16Urban Outfitters3
Hollister Co.3Vans41
Home Depot13Verizon Wireless18
HomeTown Buffet7Victoria's Secret6
Homestead Studio Suites4Vons35
Hot Topic4Walgreens41
Hyatt2Walmart6
IHOP5Wendy's9
IKEA1Westin1
IZOD1Wet Seal2
J. Jill2Whole Foods Market6
J.Crew4YMCA10
JCPenney2
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