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Santa Clara, CA (California) Houses and Residents

Total population: 122,192 (Urban population: 102,097, Rural population: 7 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 46,723 (44,392 occupied: 19,517 owner occupied, 24,875 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

56%
State:

46%

Housing density: 2,541 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $904,408.

Median contract rent in 2016: $1,173 (lower quartile is $902, upper quartile is $1,463)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $2,497


Median gross rent in Santa Clara, CA in 2016: $1,238

Housing units in Santa Clara with a mortgage: 13,581 (385 second mortgage, 1,788 home equity loan, 67 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,936

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $147,288

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $84,089

Median monthly housing costs: $2,293


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Santa Clara, California Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $956,800 (it was $387,000 in 2000)
Santa Clara:

$956,800
California:

$477,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $755,900 - $1,181,700

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $1,088,181
Here:

$1,088,181
State:

$662,746

Townhouses or other attached units: $822,726
Here:

$822,726
State:

$572,965

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $515,301
Here:

$515,301
State:

$578,996

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $561,439
Here:

$561,439
State:

$548,947
Median year house/condo built: 1963

Median year apartment built: 1977

Household type by relationship:

Households: 125,938
  • In family households: 99,710 (20,341 male householders, 10,015 female householders)
    25,082 spouses, 34,060 children (32,535 natural, 327 adopted, 1,198 stepchildren), 702 grandchildren, 1,499 brothers or sisters, 3,340 parents, 2,187 other relatives, 2,484 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 21,058 (8,327 male householders (5,798 living alone)), 5,709 female householders (4,465 living alone)), 7,022 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,170

Size of family households: 12,090 2-persons, 6,475 3-persons, 7,674 4-persons, 2,467 5-persons, 952 6-persons, 698 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,263 1-person, 2,413 2-persons, 578 3-persons, 419 4-persons, 312 5-persons, 51 6-persons.

21,129 married couples with children.
4,110 single-parent households (1,139 men, 2,971 women).

46.6% of residents of Santa Clara speak English at home.
11.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
14.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
26.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other language at home (77% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 55,206 (43.8%)
(47.8% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

5.4
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.6
State:

4.0

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Santa Clara, California:

  • 54no bedroom
  • 7561 bedroom
  • 3,4162 bedrooms
  • 10,7523 bedrooms
  • 3,4994 bedrooms
  • 1,0405+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Santa Clara population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Santa Clara, California:

  • 1,260no bedroom
  • 8,4611 bedroom
  • 10,4702 bedrooms
  • 3,5693 bedrooms
  • 9424 bedrooms
  • 1735+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Santa Clara population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Santa Clara in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 764no vehicle
  • 4,6701 vehicle
  • 9,3382 vehicles
  • 3,6083 vehicles
  • 8284 vehicles
  • 3095+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Santa Clara population

Cars and other vehicles available in Santa Clara in renter-occupied apartments

  • 1,791no vehicle
  • 9,1881 vehicle
  • 11,1112 vehicles
  • 1,8663 vehicles
  • 5944 vehicles
  • 3255+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Santa Clara population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Santa Clara, California:

  • 541 room
  • 1242 rooms
  • 8673 rooms
  • 3,7144 rooms
  • 5,5785 rooms
  • 4,0726 rooms
  • 2,1227 rooms
  • 1,9158 rooms
  • 1,0719+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Santa Clara population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Santa Clara, California:

  • 1,1261 room
  • 4,2272 rooms
  • 6,1433 rooms
  • 8,4234 rooms
  • 2,4855 rooms
  • 1,5046 rooms
  • 4327 rooms
  • 3958 rooms
  • 1409+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Santa Clara population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Santa Clara, CA household income distribution

  • Santa Clara, CA household income distribution
  • 694Less than $10,000
  • 928$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,014$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,379$20,000 to $24,999
  • 471$25,000 to $29,999
  • 2,116$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,140$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,440$40,000 to $44,999
  • 632$45,000 to $49,999
  • 2,837$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,435$60,000 to $74,999
  • 3,868$75,000 to $99,999
  • 5,830$100,000 to $124,999
  • 4,262$125,000 to $149,999
  • 6,990$150,000 to $199,999
  • 8,356$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Santa Clara, CA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Santa Clara, CA
  • 117Less than $10,000
  • 7$10,000 to $14,999
  • 10$15,000 to $19,999
  • 3$30,000 to $34,999
  • 4$35,000 to $39,999
  • 6$40,000 to $49,999
  • 11$50,000 to $59,999
  • 8$60,000 to $69,999
  • 13$70,000 to $79,999
  • 39$80,000 to $89,999
  • 14$90,000 to $99,999
  • 39$100,000 to $124,999
  • 51$125,000 to $149,999
  • 22$150,000 to $174,999
  • 15$175,000 to $199,999
  • 143$200,000 to $249,999
  • 80$250,000 to $299,999
  • 355$300,000 to $399,999
  • 652$400,000 to $499,999
  • 5,457$500,000 to $749,999
  • 6,274$750,000 to $999,999
  • 4,192$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 664$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 280$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Santa Clara, CA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Santa Clara, CA
  • 9Less than $100
  • 19$100 to $149
  • 11$150 to $199
  • 12$200 to $249
  • 141$250 to $299
  • 99$300 to $349
  • 66$350 to $399
  • 36$400 to $449
  • 98$450 to $499
  • 96$500 to $549
  • 140$600 to $649
  • 78$650 to $699
  • 194$700 to $749
  • 62$750 to $799
  • 458$800 to $899
  • 340$900 to $999
  • 1,592$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,990$1,250 to $1,499
  • 5,650$1,500 to $1,999
  • 7,124$2,000 to $2,499
  • 4,451$2,500 to $2,999
  • 2,159$3,000 to $3,499
  • 414$3,500 or more
  • 418No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 19,5192010 or later
  • 15,2902000 to 2009
  • 10,6821990 to 1999
  • 8,6111980 to 1989
  • 4,0911970 to 1979
  • 2,932Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Santa Clara population
Santa Clara commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 891
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 5,106
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 7,243
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 11,092
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 9,751
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 3,754
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 8,099
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1,493
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,438
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 3,476
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,811
  • 90 or more minutes: 684
Santa Clara, CA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 89.0%
Number of people working at home: 4,080 (6.9% of all workers)

Santa Clara mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 91,975 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 11,878 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,390 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 45 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 193 (0%)
  • Railroad: 1,748 (1%)
  • Taxi: 1,860 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 1,295 (1%)
  • Walked: 2,914 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 4,080 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 1,462
 European: 1,412
 American: 1,409
 Portuguese: 1,386
 Irish: 1,110
 Italian: 1,041
 Iranian: 945
 English: 835
 Russian: 702
 Polish: 666
 Ethiopian: 599
 Swedish: 420
 Scottish: 373
 Turkish: 349
 Northern European: 345
 Ukrainian: 313
 Bulgarian: 311
 Norwegian: 281
 Romanian: 267
 Palestinian: 264
 Yugoslavian: 235
 French (except Basque): 222
 Danish: 187
 Dutch: 186
 Serbian: 181
 British: 171
 Armenian: 168
 Somali: 159
 African: 156
 Iraqi: 146
 Croatian: 142
 Scotch-Irish: 133
 Scandinavian: 115
 Egyptian: 108
 Afghan: 107
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 104
 Arab: 102
 Nigerian: 102
 Lebanese: 99
 Greek: 98
 Czech: 91
 German Russian: 87
 Canadian: 85
 Jamaican: 67
 Moroccan: 61
 Brazilian: 61
 Hungarian: 61
 Belgian: 58
 Swiss: 48
 Austrian: 46
 French Canadian: 46
 Eastern European: 39
 Cape Verdean: 38
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 37
 Ghanaian: 37
 Basque: 25
 Ugandan: 24
 Welsh: 23
 Pennsylvania German: 23
 Finnish: 23
 Albanian: 22
 Haitian: 22
 Sudanese: 22
 Maltese: 21
 Estonian: 18
 New Zealander: 18
 Guyanese: 14
 Australian: 12
 Sierra Leonean: 10
 Lithuanian: 9
 Macedonian: 8
 Israeli: 7
 Celtic: 7
 South African: 5
 Slovene: 2
 Latvian: 2

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

  • 30%India
  • 10%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 10%Mexico
  • 9%Philippines
  • 6%Vietnam
  • 5%Korea
  • 3%Taiwan

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

  • This state: 50,995
  • Other state: 17,609
  • Northeast: 3,723
  • Midwest: 3,892
  • South: 6,246
  • West: 3,748

76% of Santa Clara residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 41% lived in California.

Santa Clara:

75.8%
State average:

86.6%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,072
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 718
  • 7th and 8th grade: 381
  • 9th grade: 529
  • 10th grade: 262
  • 11th grade: 92
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,009
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 4,061
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,313
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 4,773
  • Associate degree: 2,355
  • Bachelor's degree: 13,736
  • Master's degree: 10,652
  • Professional school degree: 1,146
  • Doctorate degree: 1,785

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 395
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,217
  • 7th and 8th grade: 89
  • 9th grade: 483
  • 10th grade: 166
  • 11th grade: 98
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,113
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 4,348
  • Less than 1 year of college: 984
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 5,113
  • Associate degree: 2,516
  • Bachelor's degree: 14,501
  • Master's degree: 8,179
  • Professional school degree: 457
  • Doctorate degree: 614

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.3%Males
  • 3.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 4.5%Males
  • 2.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 11.3%Males
  • 3.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 1.7%Males
  • 8.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 4.1%Males
  • 2.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 10.3%Males
  • 5.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 3.0%Males
  • 2.5%Females
Santa Clara marital status for males
Santa Clara marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 18,861
  • One, attached: 4,610
  • Two: 1,085
  • 3 or 4: 3,226
  • 5 to 9: 3,414
  • 10 to 19: 3,949
  • 20 to 49: 3,505
  • 50 or more: 8,073

Median worth of mobile homes: $520,776

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 1.9%

House/condo owner moved in on average 12 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Santa Clara:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Santa Clara
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (77.3%)
  • Electricity (20.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.2%)
  • Wood (0.1%)
  • Electricity (50.1%)
  • Utility gas (47.1%)
  • No fuel used (1.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.7%)
  • Wood (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,681
Here:

15.4%
California:

7.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 737
Here:

15.3%
California:

7.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6,234
Here:

46.0%
California:

15.5%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

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)