Santa Clara, California Population 2020

129,488

Santa Clara, California's estimated population is 129,488 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Santa Clara, California is the 46th largest city in California based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 7034.12 people/mi² (2715.88 people/km²).

The overall median age is 33.9 years, 33.7 years for males, and 34.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 107.4 males.

The median income for households in Santa Clara, California is $, while the mean household income is $.

Santa Clara Ca Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Santa Clara Ca was:

  • White: 43.01%
  • Asian: 41.34%
  • Other race: 6.38%
  • Two or more races: 5.35%
  • Black or African American: 2.92%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.69%
  • Native American: 0.30%

How Many People Live in Santa Clara, California?

129,488
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018129,4882,6852.12%
2017126,8032420.19%
2016126,5614070.32%
2015126,1544,0573.32%
2014122,0971,5071.25%
2013120,5901,1700.98%
2012119,4201,5321.30%
2011117,8881,0800.92%
2010116,80814,4471.33%
2000102,3618,7480.90%
199093,6135,9130.65%
198087,7001,5820.18%
197086,11827,2383.88%
196058,88047,17817.54%
195011,7025,0525.81%
19406,6503480.54%
19306,3021,0821.90%
19205,2208721.84%
19104,3486981.77%
19003,6507592.36%
18902,8914751.81%
18802,416-1,053-3.55%
18703,4699103.09%
18602,5590.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20181,999,1075,5250.28%
20171,993,5824,7660.24%
20161,988,81613,0920.66%
20151,975,72424,8731.26%
20141,950,85126,2821.35%
20131,924,56929,5851.54%
20121,894,98426,8361.42%
20111,868,14826,5521.42%
20101,841,5960.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White54,28343.01%
Asian52,17141.34%
Some Other Race8,0576.38%
Two or More Races6,7575.35%
Black or African American3,6892.92%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander8720.69%
American Indian and Alaska Native3800.30%

Santa Clara Ca Population Pyramid 2020

Santa Clara Ca Median Age

33.9


Total

33.7


Male

34.2


Female

Santa Clara Ca Adults

There are 101,137 adults, (14,017 of whom are seniors) in Santa Clara Ca.

Santa Clara Ca Age Dependency

44.9

Age Dependency Ratio

16.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Santa Clara Ca Sex Ratio

Female

60,849

48.21%

Male

65,360

51.79%

Santa Clara Ca Households and Families

Santa Clara Ca Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Santa Clara Ca Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married49.5%50.5%
Male43.1%56.9%
All42.9%57.1%
Female38.1%61.9%
Non Family33.5%66.5%

42.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All44,0792.7542.9
Married23,9153.349.5
Non Family14,6141.633.5
Female3,8163.4638.1
Male1,7343.2743.1

3.24

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Santa Clara Ca Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,0233.52%
9th to 12th Grade3,6464.24%
High School Graduate11,32613.18%
Some College12,51014.55%
Associates Degree5,1956.04%
Bachelors Degree26,22230.51%
Graduate Degree24,03727.96%

Santa Clara Ca Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Asian38,42636,45728,750
White30,12728,68816,357
Hispanic12,5129,4092,783
Other Race4,5203,127752
Multiple Races2,6672,6441,507
Black2,2992,163867
Islander504397200
Native American20618625

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 99.14%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 74.82%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$69,803$86,144$52,271
Less Than High School$27,816$31,649$26,091
High School Grad$36,182$41,750$30,425
Some College$48,822$52,524$40,426
Bachelors Degree$87,236$106,293$64,791
Graduate Degree$109,557$125,696$83,545

$69,803

Average Earnings

$86,144

Average Male

$52,271

Average Female

Santa Clara Ca Language

Santa Clara Ca Language by Age

Santa Clara Ca Language

47.58% of Santa Clara Ca residents speak only English, while 52.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 24.40% of the population.

Santa Clara Ca Poverty

Santa Clara Ca Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White40,2804,18010.38%
Hispanic21,0372,52011.98%
Asian51,2372,3504.59%
Other7,7801,20415.48%
Multiple6,3875698.91%
Black3,4692747.90%
Islander865323.70%
Native373164.29%

7.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.85%

Male Poverty Rate

8.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Santa Clara Ca

The race most likely to be in poverty in Santa Clara Ca is Other, with 15.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Santa Clara Ca is Islander, with 3.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.57%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School13.42%
High School10.91%
Some College6.22%
Bachelors or Greater3.45%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed26.22%
Female Unemployed17.29%
Female Employed4.68%
Male Employed3.76%

Santa Clara Ca Income

Santa Clara Ca Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$116,257$137,699
Families$130,678$152,747
Married Families$147,553$168,306
Non Families$80,129$100,803

Santa Clara Ca Marital Status

Santa Clara Ca Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

51.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Santa Clara Ca Married by Age and Sex

Santa Clara Ca Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Santa Clara Ca Marital Status by Race

Santa Clara Ca Veterans

3,280

Number of Veterans

3,081

Male Veterans

199

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,248
First Gulf War526
Korea474
Second Gulf War380
World War II275

Santa Clara Ca Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,5325.57%
Asian4671.09%
Hispanic4132.63%
Black1023.66%
2 or More792.10%
Hawaiian548.93%
Other460.84%

Santa Clara Ca Veterans by Education

8.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Santa Clara Ca Employment Status

68.4%

Labor Force Participation

65.7%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Santa Clara Ca Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

41.40%

Born in California

57.80%

Native Born

42.20%

Foreign Born

23.66%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

57.80% of Santa Clara Ca residents were born in the United States, with 41.40% having been born in California. 23.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.