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Overview

Introduction to Santa Clara, California

Santa Clara was given its name from the Mission Santa Clara de Asis, one of the many missions that the Spanish created during their rule in California. Although the mission was founded in 1777, the city was not officially incorporated until 1852, about two years after California received statehood. The city is part of the San Jose metropolitan area which is contiguous with the San Francisco metropolitan area, making Santa Clara a component of one of the most heavily populated areas in the United States.

Santa Clara is located in the center of the Silicon Valley, northwest of San Jose, and 50 minutes southeast of San Francisco. The community is also home to several Fortune 1000 business headquarters. Some of the technology companies that call Santa Clara home include Intel and Sun Microsystems. Many other major high tech companies are located in surrounding Silicon Valley communities.

Santa Clara is convenient to freeways including the 101, 280 880 and more. Santa Clara is also only 10 minutes away from San Jose International Airport (SJC).

Santa Clara Arts and Entertainment

Santa Clara and surrounding communities possess many entertainment sources. Some of the most popular include:

  • Paramount's Great Adventure, amusement park.
  • The Triton Museum of Art.
  • The Intel Museum.
  • The Leavey Center.
  • The Santa Clara Convention Center.
  • The de Saisset Museum.
  • The world champion Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps.

In addition, the city is only a short drive away from the many other attractions in the communities of the Silicon Valley as well as San Francisco to the North.

Santa Clara also offers entertainment for sports lovers. In fact, the headquarters and practice facilities for the San Francisco 49ers are in Santa Clara. Other nearby professional sports teams include the NHL's San Jose Sharks and the MLB's San Francisco Giants. Santa Clara and nearby communities are also home to many amateur sports facilities. These include the Santa Clara Sporting Club, Fairbrae Swim & Tennis Club and Los Gatos Swim & Racquet Club. Santa Clara is also home to 38 municipal parks and playgrounds, and the championship Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club.

Demographics

People

Total Population122,725
Male Share of the Population51.2%
Female Share of the Population48.8%
Senior Citizens10.4%
Employed Population 16+62,422
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married52.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher56.7%
Median Earnings25+$64,398
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,823
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,149

Wealth

Median Family Income$118,840
% Above Poverty Level91.8%
% Below Poverty Level8.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.6%
% Using Public Transportation3.9%

Housing

People Living Alone24.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,917
Median House Value$734,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)59.3%
German6.4%
Irish5.3%
English3.8%
Italian3.5%
Portuguese2.1%
French Except Basque1.3%
Polish1.3%
African1.3%
Swedish1.1%
Russian1%
Arab1%
Norwegian1%
Scottish0.9%
Iranian0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Ethiopian0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Croatian0.4%
Turkish0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Greek0.3%
Czech0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
US/American0.2%
Iraqi0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Egyptian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Haitian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
South African0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Somali0.1%
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Santa Clara Almanac

CategoryValue
County Santa Clara County
Standard Zip Codes95050, 95051, 95054
P.O. Box Zip Codes95052, 95055, 95056
Company Zip Codes95053
Phone Area Codes408
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.34
Approximate Longitude-121.95

Santa Clara Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSAN JOSE
Distance3.1 miles
Jan Temp42 to 59 F
Apr Temp48 to 72 F
Jul Temp58 to 84 F
Oct Temp52 to 76 F
Annual Precip15 inches
StationPALO ALTO
Distance11.9 miles
Jan Temp40 to 58 F
Apr Temp47 to 69 F
Jul Temp57 to 79 F
Oct Temp50 to 73 F
Annual Precip15.7 inches
StationNEWARK (OAKLAND)
Distance12.1 miles
Jan Temp42 to 58 F
Apr Temp50 to 68 F
Jul Temp58 to 78 F
Oct Temp54 to 74 F
Annual Precip14.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Campbell40,788$122,381
Cupertino60,297$172,011
Milpitas73,447$111,460
San Jose1,009,363$99,608
Saratoga30,830$195,869
Sunnyvale149,596$127,865

Santa Clara Public Libraries

Santa Clara City Library
2635 HOMESTEAD ROAD
Santa Clara, California
(408) 615-2930

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Santa Clara Hospitals

Kaiser Permanente P.h.f - Santa Clara
(Non-profit)
3840 Homestead Road
Kaiser Fnd Hosp - Santa Clara
(Non-profit)
700 Lawrence Expressway

Santa Clara Public Schools

Buchser Middle
1111 Bellomy St.
ZIP: 95050
Middle
Total Enrollment 1007
C. W. Haman Elementary
865 Los Padres Blvd.
ZIP: 95050
Primary
Total Enrollment 392
Scott Lane Elementary
1925 Scott Blvd.
ZIP: 95050
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
Washington Elementary
270 Washington Ave.
ZIP: 95050
Primary
Total Enrollment 355
Westwood Elementary
435 Saratoga Ave.
ZIP: 95050
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Wilson Alternative
1840 Benton St.
ZIP: 95050
High
Total Enrollment 259
Adrian Wilcox High
3250 Monroe St.
ZIP: 95051
High
Total Enrollment 1936
Bowers Elementary
2755 Barkley Ave.
ZIP: 95051
Primary
Total Enrollment 327
Bracher Elementary
2700 Chromite Dr.
ZIP: 95051
Primary
Total Enrollment 359
Briarwood Elementary
1930 Townsend Ave.
ZIP: 95051
Primary
Total Enrollment 382
Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary
277 Rodonovan Dr.
ZIP: 95051
Primary
Total Enrollment 702
Juan Cabrillo Middle
2550 Cabrillo Ave.
ZIP: 95051
Middle
Total Enrollment 851
Laurelwood Elementary
955 Teal Dr.
ZIP: 95051
Primary
Total Enrollment 689
Magnolia Science Academy Santa Clara
2720 Sonoma Pl.
ZIP: 95051
Other
Total Enrollment 484
Millikin Elementary
615 Hobart Terrace
ZIP: 95051
Primary
Total Enrollment 488
New Valley Continuation High
1875 Lawrence Rd.
ZIP: 95051
High
Total Enrollment 138
Pomeroy Elementary
1250 Pomeroy Ave.
ZIP: 95051
Primary
Total Enrollment 500
Santa Clara Community Day
3450 Brookdale Dr.
ZIP: 95051
Other
Total Enrollment 14
Santa Clara High
3000 Benton St.
ZIP: 95051
High
Total Enrollment 1911
Sutter Elementary
3200 Forbes Ave.
ZIP: 95051
Primary
Total Enrollment 486
Don Callejon
4176 Lick Mill Blvd.
ZIP: 95054
Primary
Total Enrollment 1018
Kathryn Hughes Elementary
4949 Calle De Escuela
ZIP: 95054
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
Montague Elementary
750 Laurie Ave.
ZIP: 95054
Primary
Total Enrollment 383

Santa Clara Private Schools

Carden Academy Of Santa Clara
2499 Homestead Rd
ZIP: 95050
Elementary
Total Enrollment 217
Pacific Autism Center For Education
1880 Pruneridge Ave
ZIP: 95050
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 50
St Clare School
760 Washington St
ZIP: 95050
Elementary
Total Enrollment 300
Stratford School - Santa Clara Winchester
400 N Winchester Blvd
ZIP: 95050
Elementary
Total Enrollment 42
Delphi Academy San Francisco Bay
890 Pomeroy Ave # 201
ZIP: 95051
Elementary
Total Enrollment 138
Kindercare Learning Centers
840 Bing Dr
ZIP: 95051
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Monticello Academy
3345 Lochinvar Ave
ZIP: 95051
Elementary
Total Enrollment 247
Monticello Academy - Monroe Campus
3401 Monroe St
ZIP: 95051
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
Neighborhood Christian Center
887 Pomeroy Ave
ZIP: 95051
Elementary
Total Enrollment 82
One World Montessori School
2495 Cabrillo Ave
ZIP: 95051
Elementary
Total Enrollment 41
Santa Clara Christian School
3421 Monroe St
ZIP: 95051
Elementary
Total Enrollment 57
Sierra Elementary & High School
220 Blake Ave # B
ZIP: 95051
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 95
St Justin Elementary School
2655 Homestead Rd
ZIP: 95051
Elementary
Total Enrollment 283
St Lawrence Academy
2000 Lawrence Ct
ZIP: 95051
Secondary
Total Enrollment 238
St Lawrence Elementary & Middle Schools
1977 St Lawrence Dr
ZIP: 95051
Elementary
Total Enrollment 301
Stratford School - Santa Clara Pomeroy
890 Pomeroy Ave
ZIP: 95051
Elementary
Total Enrollment 344
Granada Islamic School
3003 Scott Blvd
ZIP: 95054
Elementary
Total Enrollment 379
North Valley Baptist School
941 Clyde Ave
ZIP: 95054
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 230
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