Santa Clarita, California Population 2018

Santa Clarita is a city located in the state of California. It is located in Los Angeles County, where it is the fourth largest city by population. Santa Clarita has a short history as a city, as it was incorporated in 1987. However, because of annexation the city’s population has grown quite rapidly in that short time period. The last recorded population at the time of the 2010 census was 176,320. This number has since risen to 181,972, per recent estimates. The city’s total area is 52.81 square miles with a population density of over 3,449 people per square mile.

The last census taken in 2010 shows that the city’s population is 70.9% white, 3.2% black, 8.5% Asian, 0.6% Native American, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 12% other races and 4.7% multiracial. Close to 30% of the total population is of Hispanic or Latino descent. People between the ages of 45 and 64 make up the largest age group—or 27.2% of the total population. Over 26% of residents are under the age of 18, while just 9.6% are at least 65 years old. There are more women than men living in Santa Clarita, with 97.1 males for every 100 females. About 9.5% of the city’s population lives below the federal poverty line. The city has seen its population jump significantly since being incorporated. However, census data show that population growth is slowing. Recent estimates show that the population is up just 3.2% from the last census in 2010. However, continued growth—even at a slower rate—will soon push this California city past the 200,000 resident mark.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2017210,8885390.26%
2016210,3495010.24%
2015209,8481,1080.53%
2014208,7401,1400.55%
2013207,6008970.43%
2012206,7031,1460.56%
2011205,5571,2580.62%
2010204,29953,2113.06%
2000151,08840,4463.16%
1990110,64243,9125.19%
198066,7300.00%

Santa Clarita Population in 2018Source: By Jkinsocal [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White147,320
Asian22,930
Some Other Race14,780
Two or More Races13,598
Black or African American8,873
American Indian and Alaska Native1,807
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander181

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Santa Clarita Population Pyramid 2018

2,0004,0006,0008,000 Male Population2,0004,0006,0008,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Santa Clarita Median Age

36.9


Total

35.6


Male

37.8


Female

Santa Clarita Adults

There are 155,693 adults, (23,354 of whom are seniors) in Santa Clarita.

Santa Clarita Age Dependency

58.3

Age Dependency Ratio

17.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Santa Clarita Sex Ratio

Female

105,565

50.39%

Male

103,924

49.61%

Santa Clarita Households and Families

Santa Clarita Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Santa Clarita Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.2%22.8%
All67.7%32.3%
Non Family57.8%42.2%
Male52.2%47.8%
Female49.4%50.6%

67.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Santa Clarita Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All67,9143.0667.7
Married39,3753.6177.2
Non Family16,1901.3257.8
Female8,0003.5849.4
Male4,3493.5552.2

3.48

Average Family Size

3.06

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Santa Clarita Households

Santa Clarita Education

Santa Clarita Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,1324.50%
9th to 12th Grade7,0775.19%
High School Graduate25,64118.81%
Some College36,18526.54%
Associates Degree13,6189.99%
Bachelors Degree32,41923.78%
Graduate Degree15,26511.20%

Santa Clarita Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White73,27270,78928,243
Hispanic37,40128,1776,436
Asian15,97015,0249,436
Other Race8,4596,2941,127
Black5,9835,6292,033
Multiple Races5,3434,8261,838
Native American1,229885159
Islander12510149

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.61%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 59.09%.

Santa Clarita Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,789$61,567$41,252
Less Than High School$23,602$26,230$19,404
High School Grad$36,183$41,134$31,230
Some College$47,329$60,934$36,884
Bachelors Degree$65,288$81,236$50,923
Graduate Degree$81,036$97,384$71,657

$50,789

Average Earnings

$61,567

Average Male

$41,252

Average Female

Santa Clarita Language

Santa Clarita Language by Age

Santa Clarita Language

69.50% of Santa Clarita residents speak only English, while 30.50% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.09% of the population.

Santa Clarita Poverty

Santa Clarita Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic67,0969,72614.50%
White100,2435,1665.15%
Other14,6472,26315.45%
Asian22,7351,3185.80%
Black8,6431,17013.54%
Multiple13,3741,0207.63%
Native1,79242623.77%

8.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.16%

Male Poverty Rate

9.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Santa Clarita

The race most likely to be in poverty in Santa Clarita is Native, with 23.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Santa Clarita is White, with 5.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.25%.

Santa Clarita Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.35%
High School9.03%
Some College6.08%
Bachelors or Greater3.32%

Santa Clarita Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed18.52%
Male Unemployed17.11%
Female Employed5.42%
Male Employed4.49%

Santa Clarita Income

Santa Clarita Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$90,544$109,104
Families$101,791$119,060
Married Families$118,576$133,541
Non Families$56,348$68,176

Santa Clarita Marital Status

Santa Clarita Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.8%

Male Marriage Rate

50.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Santa Clarita Married by Age and Sex

Santa Clarita Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Santa Clarita Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Santa Clarita Veterans

Santa Clarita Veterans by War

8,305

Number of Veterans

7,722

Male Veterans

583

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam2,883
First Gulf War1,542
Second Gulf War1,292
Korea849
World War II464

Santa Clarita Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 542,276
65 to 742,143
75+1,964
55 to 641,172
18 to 34750

Santa Clarita Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White6,8906.13%
Hispanic1,5163.39%
Asian4902.76%
Black3525.03%
2 or More2774.02%
Other2322.32%
Indian483.50%
Hawaiian169.88%

Santa Clarita Veterans by Education

5.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Santa Clarita Employment Status

Santa Clarita Employment by Age

68.7%

Labor Force Participation

63.7%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Santa Clarita Employment by Race

Santa Clarita Employment by Education

Santa Clarita 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

59.46%

Born in California

79.10%

Native Born

20.90%

Foreign Born

8.52%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

79.10% of Santa Clarita residents were born in the United States, with 59.46% having been born in California. 8.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.