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Santa Clara

The city has a nice blend of single family homes and condominiums and townhomes across all price ranges.

Welcome to Santa Clara

Santa Clara is located about 45 miles south of San Francisco and is conveniently located near freeways, airports, railroads and other forms of public transportation. Known as the Mission City, Santa Clara dates back to 1777 when Spanish missionaries built a mission where Santa Clara University is currently located. Almost encircled by the City of San Jose, Santa Clara has a population of 102,000.

As well as having its own convention center, the city is home to the training grounds of the San Francisco 49ers and Paramount’s Great America. The George F. Haines International Swim Center can be found in Santa Clara and is home to world-class Olympic swimmers, divers and synchronized swimmers. The Santa Clara Swim Club offers a range of competitive swimming programs and is known for their Gold Medal Team in the USA Swimming Club Excellence Program. Santa Clara families also enjoy events such as The Nutcracker presentation put on by the Santa Clara Parks & Recreation Department and their Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival. The 52-acre Central Park offers a great setting for the Art & Wine Festival, which tends to attract more than 50,000 people throughout the two-day event each year.

Santa Clara was voted as one of the ten All-American Cities in the New Millennium by that National Civic League. It is also rated as one of the most affordable cities in the nation for business and one of the region's lowest combined utility cost areas out of the nine Bay Area counties. Their public safety department is also one of the fastest in the state.

Santa Clara has its own unified school district, and students attend schools based on their residency location and through open enrollment. There are two magnet schools in the district that students can apply to through a lottery system. The district also extends into a small portion of Sunnyvale as well as Alviso in North San Jose. The schools on average are good performing schools, with some of the best located in the Birdland neighborhood of Sunnyvale near the new Apple Campus. Santa Clara University is a top private Jesuit university located near the San Jose border on The Alameda and is also the site of Mission Santa Clara.

Santa Clara has three primary zip codes: 95050, 95051, and 95054. The 95050 zip code includes the heart of Santa Clara around Santa Clara University. The 95051 zip code includes areas to the West of San Tomas Expressway between Central Expressway and Stevens Creek Blvd. The 95054 zip code includes the area North of Central Expressway, which is home to more of the city's industry and commercial space. The city has a nice blend of single family homes and condominiums and townhomes across all price ranges.

Overview for Santa Clara, CA

139,924 people live in Santa Clara, where the median age is 35 and the average individual income is $62,273.17. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

139,924

Total Population

35 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$62,273.17

Average individual Income

Around Santa Clara, CA

There's plenty to do around Santa Clara, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

35
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
73
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
36
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Backyard Barbell, Jesse Anderson Fitness, and Ascension Martial Arts.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 3.3 miles 32 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.67 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.43 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.66 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.24 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.67 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara has 49,566 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Santa Clara do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 139,924 people call Santa Clara home. The population density is 5,999.66 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

139,924

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

35

Median Age

52.39 / 47.61%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
49,566

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$62,273.17

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Santa Clara, CA

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Santa Clara. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Kathryn Hughes Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Central Park Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
North Valley Baptist School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Children's World Bilingual Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
Santa Clara Community Day
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Neighborhood Christian Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Montague Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
New Valley Continuation High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Washington Open Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
4/5
Sierra Elementary & High School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
St Justin Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Morningstar Chinese School
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
Santa Clara Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Scott Lane Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
C. W. Haman Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Laurelwood Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Lawrence Elementary/Middle School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
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