Santa Clara County, California Population 2022

Santa Clara County, California's estimated population is 1,914,400 with a growth rate of -0.23% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Santa Clara County, California is the 7th largest county in California. The 2010 Population was 1,786,040 and has seen a growth of 7.19% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
186011,9120.00%
187026,24614,334120.33%
188035,0398,79333.50%
189048,00512,96637.00%
190060,21612,21125.44%
191083,53923,32338.73%
1920100,67617,13720.51%
1930145,11844,44244.14%
1940174,94929,83120.56%
1950290,547115,59866.08%
1960642,315351,768121.07%
19701,064,710422,39565.76%
19801,295,070230,36021.64%
19901,497,580202,51015.64%
20101,786,040288,46019.26%
20111,812,05026,0101.46%
20121,837,85025,8001.42%
20131,866,42028,5701.55%
20141,891,75025,3301.36%
20151,916,28024,5301.30%
20161,928,37012,0900.63%
20171,932,5104,1400.21%
20181,932,340-170-0.01%
20191,927,850-4,490-0.23%
20201,923,370-4,480-0.23%
20211,918,880-4,490-0.23%
20221,914,400-4,480-0.23%
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Santa Clara County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White801,38141.64%
Black or African American47,3792.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native9,9900.52%
Asian724,85537.67%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander6,9490.36%
Some Other Race189,9689.87%
Two or More Races143,8577.48%
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Santa Clara County, California Population by Race

Santa Clara County, California Population Pyramid 2022

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Santa Clara County, California Median Age

37.2


Total

36.1


Male

38.4


Female

Santa Clara County, California Adults

There are 1,502,391 adults, (259,988 of whom are seniors) in Santa Clara County, California.

Santa Clara County, California Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

20.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

Santa Clara County, California Sex Ratio

Female

949,638

49.35%

Male

974,741

50.65%

Santa Clara County, California Population by Age

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

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Santa Clara County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66.8%33.2%
All56.4%43.6%
Male47.5%52.5%
Female46%54%
Non Family40.8%59.2%

56.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Santa Clara County, California Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All635,3142.9756.4
Married360,0293.5166.8
Male31,4153.6747.5
Female62,7053.7446
Non Family181,1651.5140.8

3.44

Average Family Size

2.97

Average Household Size

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Santa Clara County, California Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade88,0386.57%
9th to 12th Grade62,9204.69%
High School Graduate187,77714.01%
Some College194,89414.54%
Associates Degree90,1446.72%
Bachelors Degree374,30327.92%
Graduate Degree342,63125.56%
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Santa Clara County, California Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Santa Clara County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian526,738479,151349,833
White460,137444,710280,295
Black32,28729,80713,130
2+ Races66,59757,67625,747
Islander4,4733,973924
Hispanic285,206201,30154,475
Native American6,1154,6451,073
Other Race115,47973,78715,045

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.65%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.41%.

Santa Clara County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$67,486$84,881$53,156
Less Than 9th Grade$30,354$34,544$24,250
High School Graduate$36,471$41,421$30,309
Some College$48,477$56,615$41,594
Bachelors Degree$87,164$106,961$66,567
Graduate Degree$127,715$151,044$100,072

$67,486

Average Earnings

$84,881

Average Male

$53,156

Average Female

Santa Clara County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Santa Clara County, California Language by Age

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Santa Clara County, California Language

46.64% of Santa Clara County, California residents speak only English, while 53.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 25.19% of the population.

Santa Clara County, California Language

Santa Clara County, California Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native9,7431,23512.68%
Black45,3685,34811.79%
Hispanic472,85347,98310.15%
Islander6,8325247.67%
Asian718,70947,9916.68%
White577,75229,4845.10%
Other23,725NaN%
Multiple140,9379,0486.42%

7.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.37%

Male Poverty Rate

7.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Santa Clara County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Santa Clara County, California is Native, with 12.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Santa Clara County, California is Multiple, with 6.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.72%.

Santa Clara County, California Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.07%
High School9.38%
Some College6.98%
Bachelors or Greater3.36%

Santa Clara County, California Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.93%
Male Unemployed20.69%
Female Employed4.01%
Female Unemployed16.89%

Santa Clara County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Santa Clara County, California Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$130,890$174,331
Families$148,065$193,784
Married Families$169,835$217,896
Non Families$82,185$116,017
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Income by Household Type

Santa Clara County, California Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.4%

Male Marriage Rate

52.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Santa Clara County, California Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Santa Clara County, California Marital Status

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47,755

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War7,438
First Gulf War6,874
Vietnam16,867
Korea5,498
World War II1,984

Santa Clara County, California Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 344,060
35 to 548,587
55 to 647,349
65 to 7411,330
75+16,429

Santa Clara County, California Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White33,8615.20%
Black2,0255.38%
Native American3785.13%
Asian7,0251.22%
Islander4208.13%
Other Race2,1871.59%
2+ Races1,8592.21%
Hispanic7,9172.33%

Santa Clara County, California Veterans by Race

Santa Clara County, California Veterans by Education

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5.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Santa Clara County, California Veterans by Education

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67.7%

Labor Force Participation

64.7%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Santa Clara County, California Employment by Age

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Santa Clara County, California Employment by Race

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Santa Clara County, California 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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44.73%

Born in Santa Clara County, California

60.28%

Native Born

39.72%

Foreign Born

18.61%

Non Citizen

21.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

60.28% of Santa Clara County, California residents were born in the United States, with 44.73% having been born in California. 18.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Santa Clara County, California Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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