Santa Clarita, CA
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Living in Santa Clarita


Santa Clarita is a relatively large city located in the state of California. With a population of 210,089 people and 51 constituent neighborhoods, Santa Clarita is the 24th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Santa Clarita are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Santa Clarita is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Santa Clarita is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Santa Clarita who work in management occupations (12.72%), office and administrative support (11.91%), and sales jobs (10.80%).

Of important note, Santa Clarita is also a city of artists. Santa Clarita has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Santa Clarita’s character.

Also of interest is that Santa Clarita has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In Santa Clarita, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.03 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The population of Santa Clarita is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.47% of adults in Santa Clarita have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Santa Clarita in 2010 was $37,756, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $151,024 for a family of four. However, Santa Clarita contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Santa Clarita is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Santa Clarita home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Santa Clarita residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Santa Clarita also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 33.50% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Santa Clarita include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Santa Clarita's cultural character, accounting for 20.79% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Santa Clarita is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.