Santa Clarita, California Population 2020

210,543

Santa Clarita is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 210,543, it is the 22nd largest city in California and the 110th largest city in the United States. Santa Clarita is currently growing at a rate of 0.11% annually and its population has increased by 19.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 176,320 in 2010. Spanning over 71 miles, Santa Clarita has a population density of 2,976 people per square mile.

The average household income in Santa Clarita is $113,636 with a poverty rate of 8.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,819 per month, and the median house value is $497,500. The median age in Santa Clarita is 36.8 years, 35.9 years for males, and 37.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.4 males.

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 only recently incorporated in 1987. However, the annexation of the city has caused the population to grow quite rapidly in that short time period.

Population Growth in Santa Clarita

The city of Santa Clarita has seen its population jump significantly since being incorporated. However, census data show that population growth is slowing. Recent estimates indicate 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.

Santa Clarita Demographics

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

  • White: 70.07%
  • Asian: 11.07%
  • Other race: 7.31%
  • Two or more races: 6.68%
  • Black or African American: 3.96%
  • Native American: 0.83%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Santa Clarita, California is 210,543, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 210,089.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 176,320.

Santa Clarita, California Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White146,78670.07%
Asian23,18311.07%
Some Other Race15,3157.31%
Two or More Races14,0006.68%
Black or African American8,2903.96%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,7340.83%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1700.08%

Santa Clarita Population Pyramid 2020

Santa Clarita Median Age

36.8


Total

35.9


Male

37.8


Female

Santa Clarita Adults

There are 155,202 adults, (23,706 of whom are seniors) in Santa Clarita.

Santa Clarita Age Dependency

59.3

Age Dependency Ratio

18

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Santa Clarita Sex Ratio

Female

105,560

50.39%

Male

103,918

49.61%

Santa Clarita Households and Families

Santa Clarita Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Santa Clarita Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.3%22.7%
All67.8%32.2%
Non Family57.6%42.4%
Male53.3%46.7%
Female49.1%50.9%

67.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All67,5833.0767.8
Married39,2173.6377.3
Non Family16,4861.3457.6
Female7,6523.6249.1
Male4,2283.6453.3

3.5

Average Family Size

3.07

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Santa Clarita Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,2044.55%
9th to 12th Grade6,7234.93%
High School Graduate25,36518.59%
Some College35,59626.09%
Associates Degree14,14810.37%
Bachelors Degree32,95824.16%
Graduate Degree15,42511.31%

Santa Clarita Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White72,54769,89128,114
Hispanic38,23529,4007,006
Asian16,28715,2609,795
Other Race8,9406,9791,353
Black5,7345,4772,113
Multiple Races5,5374,9981,917
Native American1,112835177
Islander1179747

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.34%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 60.14%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$51,918$63,360$41,780
Less Than High School$25,628$28,459$20,500
High School Grad$36,196$41,564$31,250
Some College$48,262$61,192$36,705
Bachelors Degree$68,127$82,409$52,117
Graduate Degree$85,794$105,354$74,493

$51,918

Average Earnings

$63,360

Average Male

$41,780

Average Female

Santa Clarita Language

Santa Clarita Language by Age

Santa Clarita Language

69.01% of Santa Clarita residents speak only English, while 30.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.37% of the population.

Santa Clarita Poverty

Santa Clarita Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic69,4669,98114.37%
White98,6374,8004.87%
Other15,1772,06013.57%
Asian22,9541,2965.65%
Multiple13,7811,0697.76%
Black8,07785210.55%
Native1,71543525.36%
Islander14810.68%

8.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.13%

Male Poverty Rate

9.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Santa Clarita

The race most likely to be in poverty in Santa Clarita is Native, with 25.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Santa Clarita is Islander, with 0.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.66%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.84%
High School9.07%
Some College5.72%
Bachelors or Greater3.15%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed18.28%
Female Unemployed16.76%
Female Employed4.70%
Male Employed4.32%

Santa Clarita Income

Santa Clarita Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$94,282$113,636
Families$106,820$123,928
Married Families$123,495$138,525
Non Families$56,223$71,886

Santa Clarita Marital Status

Santa Clarita Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.4%

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

Santa Clarita Marital Status by Race

Santa Clarita Veterans

8,291

Number of Veterans

7,688

Male Veterans

603

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,825
First Gulf War1,542
Second Gulf War1,406
Korea777
World War II358
Name Veterans % of Total
White6,7426.04%
Hispanic1,5283.35%
Asian5222.89%
Black3845.88%
Other2942.81%
2 or More2633.69%
Indian614.95%
Hawaiian2516.13%

$Santa Clarita Veterans by Education

5.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Santa Clarita Employment Status

68.5%

Labor Force Participation

64.5%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

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

59.65%

Born in California

79.21%

Native Born

20.79%

Foreign Born

8.18%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

79.21% of Santa Clarita residents were born in the United States, with 59.65% having been born in California. 8.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020210,5432270.11%
2019210,3162270.11%
2018210,0891940.09%
2017209,8952270.11%
2016209,6684210.20%
2015209,2471,0670.51%
2014208,1801,0570.51%
2013207,1238380.41%
2012206,2859680.47%
2011205,3171,1040.54%
2010204,21353,1253.06%
2000151,08840,4463.16%
1990110,64243,9125.19%
198066,7300.00%