Santa Clara, California Population 2021

132,925
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Santa Clara is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 132,925, it is the 45th largest city in California and the 210th largest city in the United States. Santa Clara is currently growing at a rate of 0.97% annually and its population has increased by 14.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 116,468 in 2010. Santa Clara reached it's highest population of 132,925 in 2021. Spanning over 18 miles, Santa Clara has a population density of 7,293 people per square mile.

The average household income in Santa Clara is $150,572 with a poverty rate of 6.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,396 per month, and the median house value is $1.03 Mn. The median age in Santa Clara is 33.9 years, 33.8 years for males, and 34 years for females. For every 100 females there are 108.2 males.

Santa Clara Demographics

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

  • Asian: 43.24%
  • White: 39.92%
  • Other race: 7.42%
  • Two or more races: 5.20%
  • Black or African American: 2.96%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.91%
  • Native American: 0.35%
The current population of Santa Clara, California is 132,925, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 129,085.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 116,468.

Santa Clara, California Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,984,370-3,150-0.16%
20201,987,520-3,140-0.16%
20191,990,660-3,140-0.16%
20181,993,8001,1300.06%
20171,992,6705,0800.25%
20161,987,59013,0900.66%
20151,974,50024,9201.26%
20141,949,58025,9201.33%
20131,923,66029,2101.52%
20121,894,45026,4201.39%
20111,868,03026,4701.42%
20101,841,5600.00%

Santa Clara Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Asian55,23043.24%
White50,99039.92%
Some Other Race9,4757.42%
Two or More Races6,6405.20%
Black or African American3,7802.96%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,1620.91%
American Indian and Alaska Native4440.35%
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Santa Clara Population by Race

Santa Clara Population Pyramid 2021

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Santa Clara Median Age

33.9


Total

33.8


Male

34


Female

Santa Clara Adults

There are 102,391 adults, (14,514 of whom are seniors) in Santa Clara.

Santa Clara Age Dependency

45.3

Age Dependency Ratio

16.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Santa Clara Sex Ratio

Female

61,341

48.03%

Male

66,380

51.97%

Santa Clara Population by Age

Santa Clara Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Santa Clara Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married48.5%51.5%
All42.9%57.1%
Male41.9%58.1%
Female39.4%60.6%
Non Family34.1%65.9%

42.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Santa Clara Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All44,6692.7442.9
Married24,7193.2748.5
Non Family14,4551.5934.1
Female3,5713.4439.4
Male1,9243.4141.9

3.21

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

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Santa Clara Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,0003.41%
9th to 12th Grade3,3483.81%
High School Graduate11,30812.86%
Some College12,18913.87%
Associates Degree5,4436.19%
Bachelors Degree27,31831.08%
Graduate Degree25,29628.78%
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Santa Clara Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Santa Clara Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Asian40,80538,89330,778
White28,84327,61516,201
Hispanic12,7699,7453,213
Other Race5,2293,592856
Multiple Races2,7192,6651,470
Black2,4832,373847
Islander799726302
Native American16414434

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 98.01%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 75.43%.

Santa Clara Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$73,533$91,484$53,602
Less Than High School$29,518$30,963$27,269
High School Grad$38,100$43,551$30,783
Some College$48,473$52,858$42,621
Bachelors Degree$90,349$109,972$63,457
Graduate Degree$115,850$127,840$91,775

$73,533

Average Earnings

$91,484

Average Male

$53,602

Average Female

Santa Clara Earnings by Educational Attainment

Santa Clara Language by Age

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Santa Clara Language

45.98% of Santa Clara residents speak only English, while 54.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 26.38% of the population.

Santa Clara Language

Santa Clara Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White37,6543,0848.19%
Hispanic21,1152,30510.92%
Asian54,2822,1533.97%
Other9,1081,39115.27%
Multiple6,32164110.14%
Black3,6163369.29%
Islander1,156211.82%
Native431122.78%

6.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.25%

Male Poverty Rate

7.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Santa Clara

The race most likely to be in poverty in Santa Clara is Other, with 15.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Santa Clara is Islander, with 1.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.29%.

Santa Clara Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School10.74%
High School9.94%
Some College5.97%
Bachelors or Greater2.92%

Santa Clara Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed27.39%
Female Unemployed15.45%
Female Employed3.49%
Male Employed2.91%

Santa Clara Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Santa Clara Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$126,006$150,572
Families$140,059$166,405
Married Families$156,908$182,544
Non Families$84,959$110,767
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Income by Household Type

Santa Clara Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.3%

Male Marriage Rate

53.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Santa Clara Married by Age and Sex

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Santa Clara 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 Marital Status by Race

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Santa Clara Marital Status

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3,075

Number of Veterans

2,823

Male Veterans

252

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,013
First Gulf War636
Second Gulf War442
Korea407
World War II192

Santa Clara Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,025
35 to 54770
65 to 74643
55 to 64435
18 to 34202

Santa Clara Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3575.50%
Asian4300.95%
Hispanic3622.29%
Other1021.59%
2 or More892.38%
Black722.47%
Hawaiian252.52%

Santa Clara Veterans by Race

Santa Clara Veterans by Education

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9.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Santa Clara Veterans by Education

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69.2%

Labor Force Participation

66.6%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Santa Clara Employment by Age

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Santa Clara Employment by Race

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Santa Clara Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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40.50%

Born in California

56.25%

Native Born

43.75%

Foreign Born

24.70%

Non Citizen

19.05%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

56.25% of Santa Clara residents were born in the United States, with 40.50% having been born in California. 24.70% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021132,9251,2800.97%
2020131,6451,2800.98%
2019130,3651,2800.99%
2018129,0852,3761.88%
2017126,7092800.22%
2016126,4294050.32%
2015126,0244,0573.33%
2014121,9671,4811.23%
2013120,4861,1490.96%
2012119,3371,5011.27%
2011117,8361,0750.92%
2010116,76114,4001.32%
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%

Santa Clara Population by Year