Santa Clara County, California

Santa Clara County, California


Santa Clara County, California

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Santa Clara county is located close to the center of California. Santa Clara county has 1,290.10 square miles of land area and 13.97 square miles of water area. As of 2010, the total Santa Clara county population is 1,781,642, which has grown 5.89% since 2000. The population growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 9.99% and is lower than the national average rate of 9.71%. Santa Clara county median household income is $86,850 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 16.84% since 2000. The income growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 21.51% and is lower than the national average rate of 19.17%. Santa Clara county median house value is $701,000 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 57.03% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 75.37% and is higher than the national average rate of 50.42%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Santa Clara county is better than the state average in quality. The Santa Clara county area codes are 408, 510, 650.

Population 1,781,642 (2010), rank #6
Population Growth 5.89% since 2000, rank #36
Population Density: 1,366.22/sq mi, rank #6
Median Household Income: $86,850 at 2006-2010—16.84% increase since 2000, rank #2
Median House Price: $701,000 at 2006-2010—57.03% increase since 2000, rank #4
Time Zone: Pacific GMT -8:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area: 1,290.10 sq mi, rank #37
Water Area: 13.97 sq mi (1.07%), rank #47
State: California
Area: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
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Area Code: 408, 510, 650

Santa Clara County Population and Races

As of 2010, the total population of Santa Clara County is 1,781,642, which is 5.89% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 9.99% and is lower than the national average rate of 9.71%. The Santa Clara County population density is 1,366.22 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 227.58 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 81.32 people per square mile. There is no dominant race in Santa Clara County.The average Santa Clara County education level is higher than the state average and is higher than the national average.

Santa Clara County Income and Careers

As of 2010, the per capita income of Santa Clara County is $37,599, which is higher than the state average of $27,353 and is higher than the national average of $26,059. Santa Clara County median household income is $86,850, which has grown by 16.84% since 2000. The median household income growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 21.51% and is lower than the national average rate of 19.17%. On average Santa Clara County residents spend 23.8 minutes per day commuting to work, which is lower than the state average of 25.3 minutes and is about the same as the national average of 23.7 minutes.

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Santa Clara County Housing

As of 2006-2010, median price of a house in Santa Clara County is $701,000, which is much higher than the state average of $370,900 and is much higher than the national average of $179,900. The Santa Clara County median house value has grown by 57.03% since 2000. The growth rate for the price of a house in Santa Clara County is lower than the state average rate of 75.37% and is higher than the national average rate of 50.42%. The median year that a house in Santa Clara County was built is 1972, which is about the same as the median year for a house built in the state which is 1973 and is older than the median year for a house built in the USA which is 1975.