Santa Clara, California Population 2020

129,972

Santa Clara is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 129,972, it is the 46th largest city in California and the 215th largest city in the United States. Santa Clara is currently growing at a rate of 0.19% annually and its population has increased by 11.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 116,468 in 2010. Spanning over 18 miles, Santa Clara has a population density of 7,131 people per square mile.

The average household income in Santa Clara is $137,699 with a poverty rate of 7.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,261 per month, and the median house value is $927,200. The median age in Santa Clara is 33.9 years, 33.7 years for males, and 34.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 107.4 males.

Santa Clara Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Santa Clara 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%
The current population of Santa Clara, California is 129,972, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 129,488.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 116,468.

Santa Clara, California Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,010,1605,5300.28%
20192,004,6305,5200.28%
20181,999,1105,5300.28%
20171,993,5804,7600.24%
20161,988,82013,1000.66%
20151,975,72024,8701.26%
20141,950,85026,2801.35%
20131,924,57029,5901.54%
20121,894,98026,8301.42%
20111,868,15026,5501.42%
20101,841,6000.00%

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 Population Pyramid 2020

Santa Clara Median Age

33.9


Total

33.7


Male

34.2


Female

Santa Clara Adults

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

Santa Clara Age Dependency

44.9

Age Dependency Ratio

16.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Santa Clara Sex Ratio

Female

60,849

48.21%

Male

65,360

51.79%

Santa Clara Households and Families

Santa Clara Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Santa Clara 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 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 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 Language

Santa Clara Language by Age

Santa Clara Language

47.58% of Santa Clara 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 Poverty

Santa Clara 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

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Santa Clara 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 Income

Santa Clara 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 Marital Status

Santa Clara Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

51.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Santa Clara Married by Age and Sex

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

Santa Clara 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
Age Group Veterans
75+1,064
65 to 74786
35 to 54686
55 to 64523
18 to 34221
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,5325.57%
Asian4671.09%
Hispanic4132.63%
Black1023.66%
2 or More792.10%
Hawaiian548.93%
Other460.84%

$Santa Clara Veterans by Education

8.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Santa Clara Employment Status

68.4%

Labor Force Participation

65.7%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Santa Clara 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 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020129,9722420.19%
2019129,7302420.19%
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%