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Santa Clara County, California

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Santa Clara County, California
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $140,258
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2022, (V2022)
NA
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
1,885,508
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
1,936,259
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-2.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 1,936,259
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 1,781,642
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.5%
Female persons, percent
49.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
50.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
2.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
40.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.5%
Two or More Races, percent
4.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
25.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
28.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 46,591
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 39.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 693,240
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 56.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $1,134,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $3,797
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $910
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $2,530
Building permits, 2021 4,044
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 646,847
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.93
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 85.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 53.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 97.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 94.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 89.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 54.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 4.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 67.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 60.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 7,261,733
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 22,181,038
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,473,869
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 47,472,232
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $24,568
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 28.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $140,258
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $65,052
Persons in poverty, percent
6.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 49,013
Total employment, 2020 1,129,499
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 165,113,675
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 2.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 143,404
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 39,504
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 22,107
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,946
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 16,156
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 18,884
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,353
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 33,911
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,499.7
Population per square mile, 2010 1,381.0
Land area in square miles, 2020 1,291.08
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., V2022) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2022). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2017-2021 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2021 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

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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