Stanford, California Population 2024

17,255

Stanford is a city located in Santa Clara County California. Stanford has a 2024 population of 17,255. Stanford is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 6.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,200 in 2020.

The average household income in Stanford is $155,195 with a poverty rate of 20.99%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Stanford is 22.1 years, 23.3 years for males, and 21.5 years for females.

Stanford Demographics

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

  • White: 51.58%
  • Asian: 25.93%
  • Two or more races: 11.16%
  • Other race: 5.62%
  • Black or African American: 4.84%
  • Native American: 0.7%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.18%
Land Area (mi²)
2.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
6,285.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
6.51% (1,055)
The current population of Stanford, California is 17,255 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,200.

Stanford, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White8,90051.58%
Asian4,47425.93%
Two or more races1,92511.16%
Other race9705.62%
Black or African American8354.84%
Native American1200.7%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander310.18%
showing: 7 rows

White

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Stanford Population by Race

Stanford Population Pyramid 2024

Stanford Median Age

22.1

Total

23.3

Male

21.5

Female

Stanford Adults

There are 16,176 adults, (647 of whom are seniors) in Stanford.

Stanford Age Dependency

11.1

Age Dependency Ratio

4.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

6.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Stanford Sex Ratio

Female8,87151.41%
Male8,38448.59%

Stanford Population by Age

Stanford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,6292.0225.674.4
Non Family2,4101.54991
Married1,0142.964.135.9
Male1123.8616.183.9
Female932.5848.451.6
showing: 5 rows

2.89

Average Family Size

2.02

Average Household Size

25.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Stanford 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

Stanford Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Stanford Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 96.07%.

Stanford Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$51,462

Average Earnings

$51,608

Average Male

$51,013

Average Female

Stanford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Stanford Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Stanford Language

60.89% of Stanford residents speak only English, while 39.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 18.01% of the population.

Stanford Language

Stanford Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,11762615.21%
Asian2,10762329.57%
Multiple58113923.92%
Hispanic6579113.85%
Black1696035.5%
Other935761.29%
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20.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.01%

Male Poverty Rate

19.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Stanford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Stanford is Other, with 61.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Stanford is Hispanic, with 13.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.46%.

Stanford Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade100%
Bachelors or Greater16.27%
Some College13.01%
High School
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Stanford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed10.45%
Male Employed7.58%
Male Unemployed
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Stanford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Stanford Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Stanford Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

15.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

16.7%

Male Marriage Rate

13.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Stanford Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Stanford 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 45-54.

Stanford Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Stanford Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

138

Number of Veterans

105

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

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Stanford Veterans by War

count

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Stanford Veterans by Age

count

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Stanford Veterans by Race

Stanford Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

21.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Stanford Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49%

Labor Force Participation

45.8%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Stanford Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Stanford Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Stanford 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

37.36%

Born in Stanford

71.5%

Native Born

28.5%

Foreign Born

20.85%

Non Citizen

7.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

71.5% of Stanford residents were born in the United States, with 37.36% having been born in California. 20.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Stanford Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202417,255
202317,255
202217,2559225.65%
202116,3331330.82%
202016,200-126-0.77%
201916,3266584.2%
201815,6683912.56%
201715,2773512.35%
201614,9267135.02%
201514,2137075.23%
201413,506110.08%
201313,495-28-0.21%
201213,5231070.8%
201113,416-393-2.85%
201013,809
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Stanford Population by Year