This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Santa Clara has a low population density. Santa Clara is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.
Santa Clara, CA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Santa Clara has a population density of 6,148, with 113,052 current residents.
Out of the 113,052 current residents, 52% are male and 48% are female. 53% of the residents are married and 48% are single.
- 72% Sun
- 14% Rain
- 0% Snow
60°F average temperature
- 40 years Median home age
- $477,380 Median home price
- -10.5% Home appreciation rate
- 5.62% Annual property tax
As for living in Santa Clara, the air quality is 12% and the weather, on average, is 72% sunny, 14% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 60°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Santa Clara, you should know that 43.1% of homes are owned while 52.5% of homes are rented, and 4.4% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $477,380, the median age of homes is 40 years, the annual home appreciation is -10.50% and the annual property tax is 5.62%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)3
When looking at the community of Santa Clara, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Santa Clara’s crime rate is 3 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Santa Clara is 37 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 69.45% Democratic, 28.55% Republican, and 2.00% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:22
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
87%High school diploma
8%Some college or associates degree
17%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Santa Clara, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 10.90% of residents are unemployed in Santa Clara (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Santa Clara residents: 17.5% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 34.14% are in the arts and sciences field, 9% are in the customer service field, 23.1% are in the sales field, 0.18% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 5.4% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 10.7% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:22. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 87.10%, 7.71% of residents have an associate’s degree, 25.77% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 17.01% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Santa Clara, you should be aware that the average commute time is 24 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Santa Clara have a few different options. 79% of commuters use their own cars, 11% of commuters carpool, 3% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.