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 224,593 people and 52 constituent neighborhoods, Santa Clarita is the 17th 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.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Santa Clarita telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.42% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 downside of living in Santa Clarita, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.35 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Santa Clarita citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.71% of adults in Santa Clarita have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Santa Clarita in 2018 was $42,435, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $169,740 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 35.44% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Santa Clarita include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.

Santa Clarita also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.62%.

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

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