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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.

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 Population30,817
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens20.9%
Employed Population 16+13,187
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married68.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher76.8%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$200,677
% Above Poverty Level96.4%
% Below Poverty Level3.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home9.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone15.3%
Median Gross Rent$2,700
Median House Value$1,648,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)54%
US/American0.2%
English8%
Irish6.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Saratoga Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 4 miles S of Cupertino, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City8 miles SW of San Jose, California
CountySanta Clara
Standard Zip Codes95070
P.O. Box Zip Codes95071
Phone Area Codes408
Time ZonePacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude37.263
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)

StationLOS GATOS
Distance3.7 miles
Jan Temp39 to 59 F
Apr Temp44 to 71 F
Jul Temp55 to 85 F
Oct Temp49 to 76 F
Annual Precip22.6 inches
StationSAN JOSE
Distance9.8 miles
Jan Temp42 to 59 F
Apr Temp48 to 72 F
Jul Temp58 to 84 F
Oct Temp52 to 76 F
Annual Precip15 inches
StationNEWARK (OAKLAND)
Distance17.5 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
Campbell40,688$112,135
Cupertino60,171$166,465
Los Gatos30,398$157,701
Monte Sereno3,508$229,583
Santa Clara121,374$114,020
Sunnyvale148,178$123,996

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Student/teacher ratio: 24.5

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