Santa Clara County, California Population 2020

Santa Clara County, California's estimated population is 1,945,940 with a growth rate of 0.22% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Santa Clara County, California is the 6th largest county in California.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20201,945,9404,1800.22%
20191,941,7604,1900.22%
20181,937,5704,1900.22%
20171,933,3803,8000.20%
20161,929,58012,1000.63%
20151,917,48024,5001.29%
20141,892,98025,6801.38%
20131,867,30028,9301.57%
20121,838,37026,2001.45%
20111,812,17026,0901.46%
20101,786,080288,50019.26%
19901,497,580202,51015.64%
19801,295,070230,36021.64%
19701,064,710422,39565.76%
1960642,315351,768121.07%
1950290,547115,59866.08%
1940174,94929,83120.56%
1930145,11844,44244.14%
1920100,67617,13720.51%
191083,53923,32338.73%
190060,21612,21125.44%
189048,00512,96637.00%
188035,0398,79333.50%
187026,24614,334120.33%
186011,9120.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.22%
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Santa Clara County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White865,46045.02%
Asian689,17635.85%
Some Other Race205,99710.72%
Two or More Races96,6655.03%
Black or African American48,0582.50%
American Indian and Alaska Native9,3030.48%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander7,5410.39%

Santa Clara County, California Population Pyramid 2020

Santa Clara County, California Median Age

37


Total

35.9


Male

38.1


Female

Santa Clara County, California Adults

There are 1,489,520 adults, (246,908 of whom are seniors) in Santa Clara County, California.

Santa Clara County, California Age Dependency

54.7

Age Dependency Ratio

19.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Santa Clara County, California Sex Ratio

Female

951,731

49.51%

Male

970,469

50.49%

Santa Clara County, California Households and Families

Santa Clara County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Santa Clara County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66.8%33.2%
All56.7%43.3%
Male46.6%53.4%
Female45.1%54.9%
Non Family42.3%57.7%

56.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All635,5252.9756.7
Married361,8803.5266.8
Non Family179,0851.4842.3
Female63,1763.6945.1
Male31,3843.6646.6

3.44

Average Family Size

2.97

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Santa Clara County, California Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade89,1496.73%
9th to 12th Grade68,5385.18%
High School Graduate191,69514.48%
Some College203,28515.36%
Associates Degree91,6366.92%
Bachelors Degree361,68327.32%
Graduate Degree317,81524.01%

Santa Clara County, California Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Asian497,072451,123323,011
White474,669457,510279,288
Hispanic286,161196,06148,401
Other Race120,75875,22113,110
Multiple Races38,79635,29018,049
Black32,42329,80312,318
Native American6,0514,851873
Islander5,0394,4891,041

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.39%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64.98%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$61,923$76,834$49,186
Less Than High School$26,216$31,189$20,540
High School Grad$33,973$38,818$27,345
Some College$45,587$52,851$38,977
Bachelors Degree$83,064$102,492$63,954
Graduate Degree$118,599$138,870$89,015

$61,923

Average Earnings

$76,834

Average Male

$49,186

Average Female

Santa Clara County, California Language

Santa Clara County, California Language by Age

Santa Clara County, California Language

47.43% of Santa Clara County, California residents speak only English, while 52.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 24.46% of the population.

Santa Clara County, California Poverty

Santa Clara County, California Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic486,69557,54811.82%
Asian682,80947,0816.90%
White604,44233,6725.57%
Other202,96528,76314.17%
Multiple93,8977,0927.55%
Black46,1155,84012.66%
Native9,1071,18312.99%
Islander7,3846879.30%

7.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.14%

Male Poverty Rate

8.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Santa Clara County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Santa Clara County, California is Other, with 14.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Santa Clara County, California is White, with 5.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.87%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.50%
High School10.52%
Some College6.82%
Bachelors or Greater3.41%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed21.28%
Female Unemployed21.19%
Female Employed4.45%
Male Employed3.23%

Santa Clara County, California Income

Santa Clara County, California Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$116,178$154,183
Families$131,554$171,666
Married Families$152,859$192,884
Non Families$72,124$101,196

Santa Clara County, California Marital Status

Santa Clara County, California Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.7%

Male Marriage Rate

52.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Santa Clara County, California Married by Age and Sex

Santa Clara County, California Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Santa Clara County, California Marital Status by Race

Santa Clara County, California Veterans

53,119

Number of Veterans

49,347

Male Veterans

3,772

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam19,403
First Gulf War7,534
Korea6,823
Second Gulf War6,633
World War II2,928
Age Group Veterans
75+17,083
65 to 7413,842
35 to 5410,026
55 to 648,164
18 to 344,004
Name Veterans % of Total
White39,1375.65%
Hispanic8,3852.45%
Asian6,9701.27%
Black2,3866.27%
Other2,2361.53%
2 or More1,4882.92%
Indian4987.08%
Hawaiian4046.82%

$Santa Clara County, California Veterans by Education

5.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Santa Clara County, California Employment Status

67.4%

Labor Force Participation

64.1%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Santa Clara County, California 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

45.12%

Born in California

61.26%

Native Born

38.74%

Foreign Born

18.17%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

61.26% of Santa Clara County, California residents were born in the United States, with 45.12% having been born in California. 18.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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