Santa Clara is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 127,647 people and 26 constituent neighborhoods, Santa Clara is the 46th largest community in California.
Santa Clara home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Santa Clara real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Santa Clara is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.75% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Santa Clara is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Santa Clara who work in computer science and math (20.60%), management occupations (11.19%), and architecture and engineering (8.62%).
Also of interest is that Santa Clara has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.79% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One thing that you will notice about Santa Clara is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Santa Clara a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Santa Clara. 62.08% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Santa Clara in 2018 was $60,123, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $240,492 for a family of four. However, Santa Clara contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Santa Clara is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Santa Clara home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Santa Clara residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Santa Clara also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.31% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Santa Clara include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Portuguese.
In addition, Santa Clara has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (44.38%).
The most common language spoken in Santa Clara is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Chinese.