Santa Clara, California Population 2024

124,874

Santa Clara is a city located in Santa Clara County California. Santa Clara has a 2024 population of 124,874. Santa Clara is currently declining at a rate of -0.82% annually and its population has decreased by -2.36% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 127,894 in 2020.

The average household income in Santa Clara is $206,379 with a poverty rate of 8.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Santa Clara is 34.5 years, 33.8 years for males, and 35.2 years for females.

Santa Clara Demographics

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

  • Asian: 47.21%
  • White: 34.75%
  • Two or more races: 7.65%
  • Other race: 6.98%
  • Black or African American: 2.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.82%
  • Native American: 0.33%
Land Area (mi²)
18.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
6,851.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.36% (-3,020)
The current population of Santa Clara, California is 124,874 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 127,894.

Santa Clara, California Population 2024

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Santa Clara Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Asian60,45147.21%
White44,50134.75%
Two or more races9,7937.65%
Other race8,9356.98%
Black or African American2,9062.27%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1,0490.82%
Native American4230.33%
showing: 7 rows

Asian

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Santa Clara Population by Race

Santa Clara Population Pyramid 2024

Santa Clara Median Age

34.5

Total

33.8

Male

35.2

Female

Santa Clara Adults

There are 105,026 adults, (14,518 of whom are seniors) in Santa Clara.

Santa Clara Age Dependency

41.5

Age Dependency Ratio

16

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Santa Clara Sex Ratio

Female60,56847.3%
Male67,49052.7%

Santa Clara Population by Age

Santa Clara Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All47,4342.641.958.1
Married24,8603.1654.845.2
Non Family16,9281.5725.674.4
Female3,4133.3234.765.3
Male2,2333.1332.667.4
showing: 5 rows

3.09

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

41.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Santa Clara Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Santa Clara Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Santa Clara Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 98.56%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 78.81%.

Santa Clara Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$101,732

Average Earnings

$125,141

Average Male

$77,784

Average Female

Santa Clara Earnings by Educational Attainment

Santa Clara Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Santa Clara Language

44.9% of Santa Clara residents speak only English, while 55.1% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 28.8% of the population.

Santa Clara Language

Santa Clara Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Asian59,5783,7006.21%
White36,4543,1488.64%
Hispanic18,7572,33912.47%
Other8,5911,54718.01%
Multiple9,5248188.59%
Black2,73829910.92%
Islander1,036918.78%
Native392379.44%
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8.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

8%

Male Poverty Rate

8.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Santa Clara

The race most likely to be in poverty in Santa Clara is Other, with 18.01% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Santa Clara is Asian, with 6.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.45%.

Santa Clara Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.48%
High School10.61%
Some College7.39%
Bachelors or Greater3.52%
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Santa Clara Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed34.26%
Female Unemployed23.44%
Male Employed4.57%
Female Employed3.29%
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Santa Clara Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Santa Clara Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Santa Clara Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.0%

Male Marriage Rate

52.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Santa Clara Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Santa Clara Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Santa Clara Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Santa Clara Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,668

Number of Veterans

2,441

Male Veterans

227

Female Veterans

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Santa Clara Veterans by War

count

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Santa Clara Veterans by Age

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Santa Clara Veterans by Race

Santa Clara Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Santa Clara Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.6%

Labor Force Participation

68.4%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Santa Clara Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Santa Clara Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Santa Clara Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

39.23%

Born in Santa Clara

54.9%

Native Born

45.1%

Foreign Born

27.19%

Non Citizen

17.91%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

54.9% of Santa Clara residents were born in the United States, with 39.23% having been born in California. 27.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Santa Clara Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029119,734-1,028-0.85%
2028120,762-1,028-0.84%
2027121,790-1,028-0.84%
2026122,818-1,028-0.83%
2025123,846-1,028-0.82%
2024124,874-1,028-0.82%
2023125,902-1,028-0.81%
2022126,930-1,028-0.8%
2021127,958640.05%
2020127,8941,3271.05%
2019126,567-120-0.09%
2018126,6871,2150.97%
2017125,4721,4721.19%
2016124,0008240.67%
2015123,1761,2731.04%
2014121,9035980.49%
2013121,3051,3531.13%
2012119,9521,2321.04%
2011118,7201,8631.59%
2010116,85714,49614.16%
2000102,3618,7489.34%
199093,6135,9136.74%
198087,7001,5821.84%
197086,11827,23846.26%
196058,88047,178403.16%
195011,7025,05275.97%
19406,6503485.52%
19306,3021,08220.73%
19205,22087220.06%
19104,34869819.12%
19003,65075926.25%
18902,89147519.66%
18802,416-1,053-30.35%
18703,46991035.56%
18602,559
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Santa Clara Population by Year