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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population30,830
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens21.1%
Employed Population 16+13,160
Age of the Population49

Families

% of people married68.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher77%
Median Earnings25+$102,042
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$195,869
% Above Poverty Level95.5%
% Below Poverty Level4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home10%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone14.4%
Median Gross Rent$2,410
Median House Value$1,742,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)52.2%
German8.2%
English7.6%
Irish6.5%
Italian5.9%
Iranian2.8%
Scottish2.1%
Swedish1.9%
French Except Basque1.8%
Polish1.4%
Norwegian1.3%
Dutch1.1%
Hungarian1%
Russian0.8%
Ukrainian0.6%
Greek0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Latvian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Egyptian0.3%
Czech0.3%
US/American0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
African0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Saratoga Almanac

CategoryValue
County Santa Clara County
Standard Zip Codes95070
P.O. Box Zip Codes95071
Phone Area Codes408
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.25
Approximate Longitude-122.06

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
Campbell40,788$122,381
Cupertino60,297$172,011
Los Gatos30,491$165,625
Monte Sereno3,514$239,500
Santa Clara122,725$118,840
Sunnyvale149,596$127,865

Saratoga Public Schools

Argonaut Elementary
13200 Shadow Mountain Rd.
ZIP: 95070
Primary
Total Enrollment 413
Blue Hills Elementary
12300 De Sanka Ave.
ZIP: 95070
Primary
Total Enrollment 438
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary
12211 Titus Ave.
ZIP: 95070
Primary
Total Enrollment 468
Foothill Elementary
13919 Lynde Ave.
ZIP: 95070
Primary
Total Enrollment 380
Marshall Lane Elementary
14114 Marilyn Ln.
ZIP: 95070
Primary
Total Enrollment 575
Prospect High
18900 Prospect Rd.
ZIP: 95070
High
Total Enrollment 1343
Redwood Middle
13925 Fruitvale Ave.
ZIP: 95070
Middle
Total Enrollment 888
Saratoga Elementary
14592 Oak St.
ZIP: 95070
Primary
Total Enrollment 388
Saratoga High
20300 Herriman Ave.
ZIP: 95070
High
Total Enrollment 1378

Saratoga Private Schools

Primary Plus El Quito School
18720 Bucknall Rd
ZIP: 95070
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Sacred Heart School
13718 Saratoga Ave
ZIP: 95070
Elementary
Total Enrollment 221
St Andrew's Episcopal School
13601 Saratoga Ave
ZIP: 95070
Elementary
Total Enrollment 352
Valley International Academy
24500 Big Basin Way
ZIP: 95070
Secondary
Total Enrollment 18
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