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Santa Clara County, California

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Santa Clara County, California
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 1,937,570
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 1,937,570
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 1,781,672
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 8.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 1,781,642
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.5%
Female persons, percent
49.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
53.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
2.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
38.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.5%
Two or More Races, percent
4.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
25.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
31.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 55,763
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 38.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 678,496
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 56.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $829,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $3,081
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $709
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $1,955
Building permits, 2018 8,191
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 630,451
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.98
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 85.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 52.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 94.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 89.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 87.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 50.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 4.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 67.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 59.9%
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
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 28.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $106,761
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $48,689
Persons in poverty, percent
7.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 48,278
Total employment, 2016 1,021,748
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 114,930,448
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 2.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 146,547
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
Geography
Geography
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.

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The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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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