Santa Clara County, California Population 2018

Santa Clara County, California's estimated population is 1,938,153 with a growth rate of 2.82% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Santa Clara County, California is the 6th largest county in California.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20171,938,15353,0972.82%
20161,885,056-46,519-2.41%
20161,931,57512,3550.64%
20151,919,22022,9741.21%
20141,896,24625,3111.35%
20131,870,93529,0671.58%
20121,841,86828,0561.55%
20111,813,81227,2701.53%
20101,786,542288,96519.30%
19901,497,577202,50615.64%
19801,295,071230,35721.64%
19701,064,714422,39965.76%
1960642,315351,768121.07%
1950290,547115,59866.08%
1940174,94929,83120.56%
1930145,11844,44244.14%
1920100,67617,13720.51%
191083,53923,32338.73%
190060,21612,21125.44%
189048,00512,96637.00%
188035,0398,79333.50%
187026,24614,334120.33%
186011,9120.00%

Santa Clara County, California Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White883,775
Asian648,047
Some Other Race198,893
Two or More Races89,786
Black or African American48,003
American Indian and Alaska Native8,742
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander7,810

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Santa Clara County, California Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Santa Clara County, California Median Age

36.8


Total

35.9


Male

37.9


Female

Santa Clara County, California Adults

There are 1,449,608 adults, (229,977 of which are seniors) in Santa Clara County, California.

Santa Clara County, California Age Dependency

54.6

Age Dependency Ratio

18.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Santa Clara County, California Sex Ratio

Female

935,833

49.64%

Male

949,223

50.36%

Santa Clara County, California Households and Families

Santa Clara County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Santa Clara County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67%33%
All56.5%43.5%
Male44.3%55.7%
Female43.1%56.9%
Non Family42.6%57.4%

56.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Santa Clara County, California Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All626,5792.9556.5
Married354,1403.5267
Non Family175,7101.4342.6
Female65,1233.6543.1
Male31,6063.6844.3

3.43

Average Family Size

2.95

Average Household Size

5.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Santa Clara County, California Households

Santa Clara County, California Education

Santa Clara County, California Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade92,5447.20%
9th to 12th Grade73,5615.73%
High School Graduate189,75114.77%
Some College208,32116.21%
Associates Degree89,7266.98%
Bachelors Degree342,70126.67%
Graduate Degree288,16122.43%

Santa Clara County, California Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White479,183460,657271,410
Asian461,629414,351290,237
Hispanic282,206186,53743,835
Other Race115,10870,24811,914
Multiple Races35,79432,30115,809
Black31,71928,94411,065
Native American5,6434,362889
Islander5,0564,4021,024

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.13%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 62.87%.

Santa Clara County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$55,141$68,790$44,246
Less Than High School$23,187$27,315$17,711
High School Grad$31,274$35,404$25,880
Some College$42,151$50,256$36,222
Bachelors Degree$77,155$95,582$60,410
Graduate Degree$107,848$128,057$82,342

$55,141

Average Earnings

$68,790

Average Male

$44,246

Average Female

Santa Clara County, California Language

Santa Clara County, California Language by Age

Santa Clara County, California Language

47.91% of Santa Clara County, California residents speak only English, while 52.09% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Asian, which is spoken by 24.03% of the population.

Santa Clara County, California Poverty

Santa Clara County, California Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic488,47173,39715.03%
Asian641,75549,4057.70%
White614,23136,8686.00%
Other196,37733,40217.01%
Multiple87,3317,5118.60%
Black46,0347,40216.08%
Native8,4821,19214.05%
Islander7,6835987.78%

9.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.51%

Male Poverty Rate

10.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Santa Clara County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Santa Clara County, California is Other, with 17.01% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Santa Clara County, California is White, with 6.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.46%.

Santa Clara County, California Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.74%
High School12.05%
Some College7.62%
Bachelors or Greater3.57%

Santa Clara County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed24.08%
Female Unemployed21.65%
Female Employed5.18%
Male Employed3.75%

Santa Clara County, California Income

Santa Clara County, California Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$101,173$134,762
Families$114,140$149,451
Married Families$132,727$168,951
Non Families$63,358$89,179

Santa Clara County, California Marital Status

Santa Clara County, California Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

52.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Santa Clara County, California Married by Age and Sex

Santa Clara County, California Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Santa Clara County, California Marital Status by Race

Santa Clara County, California Veterans

Santa Clara County, California Veterans by War

58,015

Number of Veterans

54,256

Male Veterans

3,759

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam21,059
Korea7,894
First Gulf War7,600
Second Gulf War6,103
World War II4,253

Santa Clara County, California Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+17,620
65 to 7414,721
35 to 5411,625
55 to 6410,138
18 to 343,911

Santa Clara County, California Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White43,1616.14%
Hispanic8,3852.47%
Asian7,1751.41%
Black2,8447.62%
Other2,3711.71%
2 or More1,6353.46%
Indian5147.88%
Hawaiian3155.32%

Santa Clara County, California Veterans by Education

5.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Santa Clara County, California Employment Status

Santa Clara County, California Employment by Age

67.2%

Labor Force Participation

62.7%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Santa Clara County, California Employment by Race

Santa Clara County, California Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Santa Clara County, California

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
San Jose9525551025350727957.64%
Sunnyvale140058152771127139.08%
Santa Clara11649712594894518.11%
Mountain View740208044764278.68%
Milpitas66815775281071316.03%
Palo Alto644096702426154.06%
Cupertino585726064320713.54%
Gilroy4881055069625912.82%
Morgan Hill3787844155627716.57%
Campbell393484093915914.04%
Saratoga29971307677962.66%
Los Altos289993056115625.39%
Los Gatos294343054511113.77%
Los Altos Hills802885014735.89%
Monte Sereno337335541815.37%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990