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Overview

Introduction to Saratoga, California

Saratoga, California, in Santa Clara county, is 4 miles S of Cupertino, California (center to center) and 8 miles SW of San Jose, California. The city is included in the San Jose metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 29,843 people lived in Saratoga.

Saratoga History

The earliest settlers of this area were European. They followed William Campbell who came to this area in 1848, where he built a saw mill. The next significant person in the history of Saratoga is Martin McCarty, who leased Campbell's sawmill. He also built a toll road which lead to the Santa Clara Valley. The town then became popular by the name of Toll Gate. It got its first post office in 1855 and was named McCartysville. The present name of Saratoga was given in 1865.

Saratoga and nearby Attractions

  • Saratoga Historical Museum
  • Sanborn County Park
  • Mountain Winery
  • Youth Science Institute Sanborn Discovery Center
  • Saratoga Springs Resort
  • Saratoga Federated Church

Things To Do In Saratoga

Sarataga has a number of parks and vineyards, which are great places to visit and recreate oneself. The Saratoga Spring Resort is a very popular picnic area. The city also hosts an annual fundraiser called the Saratoga Rotary Art Show, which has works by 175 artists on display.

Saratoga Transportation

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International is the nearest airport.

Saratoga Higher Education

West Valley College is the local educational institution.

People

Total Population 30,627
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 19.8%
Employed Population 16+ 13,298
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 70.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 77.6%
Median Earnings25+ $107,766
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,136
Median Earnings With High School Degree $53,750

Wealth

Median Family Income $197,332
% Above Poverty Level 96.4%
% Below Poverty Level 3.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 9.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 14.2%
Median Gross Rent $2
Median House Value $1

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 52.7%
US/American 0.2%
English 8.3%
Irish 7.6%

Saratoga Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles S of Cupertino, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles SW of San Jose, California
County Santa Clara
Standard Zip Codes 95070
P.O. Box Zip Codes 95071
Phone Area Codes 408
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.263
Longitude -122.021

Saratoga Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LOS GATOS
Distance 3.7 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 59 F
Apr Temp 44 to 71 F
Jul Temp 55 to 85 F
Oct Temp 49 to 76 F
Annual Precip 22.6 inches
Station SAN JOSE
Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 59 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 58 to 84 F
Oct Temp 52 to 76 F
Annual Precip 15 inches
Station NEWARK (OAKLAND)
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 58 F
Apr Temp 50 to 68 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 54 to 74 F
Annual Precip 14.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Campbell 40,327 $103,539
Cupertino 59,787 $158,053
Los Gatos 30,163 $157,796
Monte Sereno 3,462 $238,606
Santa Clara 119,525 $109,672
Sunnyvale 145,921 $117,982
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20300 HERRIMAN AVE.
408-867-3411
Serves 1,340 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.9

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18900 PROSPECT ROAD
408-253-1662
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Serves 1,180 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.5

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