Santa Clarita, California Population 2021

211,839
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Santa Clarita is a city located in Los Angeles County California. With a 2020 population of 211,839, it is the 21st largest city in California and the 110th largest city in the United States . Santa Clarita is currently declining at a rate of -0.27% annually but its population has increased by 20.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 176,320 in 2010. Santa Clarita reached it's highest population of 213,734 in 2017. Spanning over 71 miles, Santa Clarita has a population density of 2,994 people per square mile.

The average household income in Santa Clarita is $119,314 with a poverty rate of 8.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,895 per month, and the median house value is $537,000. The median age in Santa Clarita is 37 years, 35.9 years for males, and 38.2 years for females.

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: 70.96%
  • Asian: 11.12%
  • Other race: 7.22%
  • Two or more races: 5.91%
  • Black or African American: 3.93%
  • Native American: 0.76%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
The current population of Santa Clarita, California is 211,839 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 213,549.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 176,320.

Santa Clarita, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White151,43770.96%
Asian23,73311.12%
Some Other Race15,4137.22%
Two or More Races12,6165.91%
Black or African American8,3943.93%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,6300.76%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1880.09%
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Santa Clarita Population by Race

Santa Clarita Population Pyramid $2021

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Santa Clarita Median Age

37


Total

35.9


Male

38.2


Female

Santa Clarita Adults

There are 158,345 adults, (25,075 of whom are seniors) in Santa Clarita.

Santa Clarita Age Dependency

60.1

Age Dependency Ratio

18.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Santa Clarita Sex Ratio

Female

106,864

50.07%

Male

106,547

49.93%

Santa Clarita Population by Age

Santa Clarita Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Santa Clarita Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.2%21.8%
All70%30%
Non Family60.5%39.5%
Male54.5%45.5%
Female54.3%45.7%

70.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Santa Clarita Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All69,0463.0670
Married41,1223.678.2
Non Family16,7491.3560.5
Female7,2663.6654.3
Male3,9093.5854.5

3.5

Average Family Size

3.06

Average Household Size

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Santa Clarita Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,5004.66%
9th to 12th Grade6,8254.89%
High School Graduate25,40318.21%
Some College35,32425.32%
Associates Degree14,11110.11%
Bachelors Degree34,84924.98%
Graduate Degree16,52311.84%
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Santa Clarita Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Santa Clarita Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White73,99371,22329,774
Hispanic39,74930,4987,507
Asian16,49115,61410,238
Other Race9,3057,1281,472
Black5,7895,4512,360
2+ Races5,0574,6061,854
Native American1,023815175
Islander16213678

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.26%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 62.08%.

Santa Clarita Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$54,170$65,795$43,400
Less Than 9th Grade$27,311$31,775$21,524
High School Graduate$38,498$46,212$31,595
Some College$50,473$63,898$38,324
Bachelors Degree$71,219$85,562$53,482
Graduate Degree$89,311$108,191$77,473

$54,170

Average Earnings

$65,795

Average Male

$43,400

Average Female

Santa Clarita Earnings by Educational Attainment

Santa Clarita Language by Age

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Santa Clarita Language

68.13% of Santa Clarita residents speak only English, while 31.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.86% of the population.

Santa Clarita Language

Santa Clarita Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic70,8888,94612.62%
White101,1725,3985.34%
Other15,2742,14214.02%
Asian23,4391,2595.37%
Multiple12,4231,1229.03%
Black8,2261,00012.16%
Native1,61028617.76%
Islander17631.70%

8.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.84%

Male Poverty Rate

8.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Santa Clarita

The race most likely to be in poverty in Santa Clarita is Native, with 17.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Santa Clarita is Islander, with 1.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.02%.

Santa Clarita Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.77%
High School9.02%
Some College5.98%
Bachelors or Greater3.32%

Santa Clarita Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed18.07%
Female Unemployed17.96%
Female Employed4.37%
Male Employed4.11%

Santa Clarita Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Santa Clarita Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$99,666$119,314
Families$113,167$130,512
Married Families$127,535$144,151
Non Families$58,133$74,711
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Income by Household Type

Santa Clarita Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.4%

Male Marriage Rate

51.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Santa Clarita Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Santa Clarita Marital Status

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8,126

Number of Veterans

7,600

Male Veterans

526

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,685
First Gulf War1,694
Second Gulf War1,661
Korea653
World War II286

Santa Clarita Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 542,456
65 to 742,117
75+1,835
55 to 64958
18 to 34760

Santa Clarita Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6,5735.74%
Hispanic1,6703.54%
Asian4482.45%
Black4346.41%
Other Race3993.69%
2+ Races1812.77%
Native American605.24%
Islander3117.92%

Santa Clarita Veterans by Race

Santa Clarita Veterans by Education

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4.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Santa Clarita Veterans by Education

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67.9%

Labor Force Participation

64.5%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Santa Clarita Employment by Age

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Santa Clarita Employment by Race

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Santa Clarita 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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59.89%

Born in Santa Clarita

79.17%

Native Born

20.83%

Foreign Born

7.60%

Non Citizen

13.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.17% of Santa Clarita residents were born in the United States, with 59.89% having been born in California. 7.60% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Santa Clarita Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021211,839-570-0.27%
2020212,409-570-0.27%
2019212,979-570-0.27%
2018213,549-185-0.09%
2017213,7342080.10%
2016213,5263420.16%
2015213,1849010.42%
2014212,2839070.43%
2013211,3767040.33%
2012210,6728290.40%
2011209,8431,0210.49%
2010208,82257,7343.29%
2000151,08840,4463.16%
1990110,64243,9125.19%
198066,7300.00%

Santa Clarita Population by Year