U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Santa Clara County, California
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Santa Clara County, California

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Santa Clara County, California
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1,927,852
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1,927,852
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 1,781,686
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 8.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 1,781,642
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 53,119
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 38.7%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 686,266
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 56.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $913,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $3,229
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $755
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $2,126
Building permits, 2019 5,496
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 635,525
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.97
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 85.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 52.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 95.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 90.7%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 88.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 51.3%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 4.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 67.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 60.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,809,201
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 17,020,991
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 41,450,609
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 91,858,973
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 40,336,741
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $21,952
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 28.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $116,178
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $52,451
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2018 48,960
Total employment, 2018 1,084,463
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 142,931,391
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 2.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 149,189
All firms, 2012 163,130
Men-owned firms, 2012 84,501
Women-owned firms, 2012 58,589
Minority-owned firms, 2012 82,931
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 72,818
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 9,400
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 146,384
Population per square mile, 2010 1,381.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,290.10
FIPS Code 06085
Value Notes

    Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

    Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

    The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

    Fact Notes
    • (a)Includes persons reporting only one race
    • (b)Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories
    • (c)Economic Census - Puerto Rico data are not comparable to U.S. Economic Census data
    Value Flags
    • -Either no or too few sample observations were available to compute an estimate, or a ratio of medians cannot be calculated because one or both of the median estimates falls in the lowest or upper interval of an open ended distribution.
    • DSuppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
    • FFewer than 25 firms
    • FNFootnote on this item in place of data
    • NData for this geographic area cannot be displayed because the number of sample cases is too small.
    • NANot available
    • SSuppressed; does not meet publication standards
    • XNot applicable
    • ZValue greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown

    QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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