Santa Clara, CA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Midsize City
  • Population
    117,817
  • Population Density
    6,400 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    18 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    87 3.4
Santa Clara is a midsize city in California with 117,817 residents. It has very high home values, very high rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and very high income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.4 from 87 reviews
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    • 3
    Overall Experience at Santa Clara: The area that I am living in is just average and normal most of the time. If I were to do everything all over again, I wouldn't mind living in this area again. There has been only a couple of crimes that have happened since I've lived in this area and I was not involved with any of them. Those crimes have also not been that effective on me except for any traffic going home or going to school.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Santa Clara: There are a lot of activities to do, there are great companies to work for, and people are open-minded.
    • 3
    Community at Santa Clara: There are a ton of pets around here but not a lot of people adopt their pets.
    • 3
    Transportation at Santa Clara: Transportation overall is okay; there is quite a bit of traffic during rush hour but that is understandable.
    • 4
    Outdoors at Santa Clara: Great parks around here; there are plenty of dog parks too.

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 Sunnyvale 143,315
4.33 Cupertino 59,080
4.00 San Jose 968,903

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 95051 53,152
3.66 95050 37,057
3.66 95117 32,277
4.33 95054 24,408
3.00 95110 18,739
4.00 95053 2,513

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Lynbrook High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Santa Clara County Special Education Public K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Christa McAuliffe Elementary School Public K-8 Elementary, Middle
4.33 Louis E. Stocklmeir Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Marshall Lane Elementary School Public, Charter K-6 Elementary, Middle
4.33 Forest Hill Elementary School Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
4.33 West Valley Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Sam H. Lawson Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Cupertino Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Monta Vista High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 John F. Kennedy Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Montclaire Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Joaquin Miller Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 C.B. Eaton Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 D.J. Sedgwick Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Discovery Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
4.33 Stevens Creek Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Nelson S. Dilworth Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 R.I. Meyerholz Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Blue Hills Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 William Regnart Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 L.P. Collins Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Rolling Hills Middle School Public, Charter 5-8 Middle
4.00 Murdock-Portal Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Garden Gate Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Liberty Baptist School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Veritas Christian Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
North Valley Baptist School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Castilleja School Private, All-Girls 6-12 High
4.33 The Harker School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Achieve Kids Private, Special Education 4-12 High
4.00 Pinewood School Private 7-12 High
4.00 Bellarmine College Prep School Private, Religious, All-Boys 9-12 High
4.00 Alsion Middle/High School Private, Montessori 7-12 High
3.66 Notre Dame High School Private, Religious, All-Girls 9-12 High
3.66 St. Francis High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.66 Valley Christian High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.33 School for Independent Learners Private 8-12 High
Second Start Pine Hill School Private, Special Education 1-12 Elementary, High
3.33 Palo Alto Preparatory School Private 8-12 High
3.33 Fremont Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Presentation High School Private, Religious, All-Girls 9-12 High
3.33 St. Lawrence Academy Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.00 Sierra School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Mountain View Academy Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.00 Eastside College Preparatory School Private 6-12 High
3.00 Kehillah Jewish High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
2.33 St. Thomas More School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
German International School of Silicon Valley Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Stratford School - Sunnyvale De Anza Park Private PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
4.33 Stanford University
4.00 Santa Clara University
3.00 Menlo College
3.00 University of California - Santa Cruz
2.66 San Jose State University
2.33 Cogswell College
2.33 Notre Dame de Namur University
2.00 California State University - East Bay
De Anza College
Foothill College
Cabrillo College
Chabot College
Ohlone College
West Valley College
Las Positas College
Evergreen Valley College
San Jose City College
Mission College
College of San Mateo
University of Phoenix - Bay Area
WyoTech - Fremont
Canada College
Heald College - San Jose
Heald College - Hayward
Unitek College

Around Santa Clara

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Santa Clara, CA United States California San Jose Metro Area
Asian 37.47% 4.83% 13.11% 31.39%
White 34.94% 63.25% 39.67% 34.76%
Hispanic 19.91% 16.62% 37.89% 27.70%
African American 3.50% 12.23% 5.72% 2.37%
Multiracial 3.22% 2.05% 2.64% 3.03%
Native American 0.41% 0.66% 0.39% 0.22%
Pacific Islander 0.29% 0.16% 0.36% 0.32%
Other 0.27% 0.19% 0.22% 0.21%

Age

Santa Clara, CA United States California San Jose Metro Area
9 years and under 15% 13% 13% 14%
10 to 17 years 8% 11% 11% 10%
18 to 24 years 11% 10% 11% 9%
25 to 34 years 18% 13% 14% 15%
35 to 44 years 17% 13% 14% 15%
45 to 54 years 13% 14% 14% 15%
55 to 64 years 9% 12% 11% 11%
65 and over 10% 13% 12% 11%

Education Levels

Santa Clara, CA United States California San Jose Metro Area
Less than a high school diploma 8% 14% 19% 14%
High school diploma or equivalent 16% 28% 21% 16%
Some college or associate degree 25% 29% 30% 25%
Bachelor's degree 29% 18% 19% 25%
Master's degree or higher 23% 11% 11% 20%

Gender

Santa Clara, CA United States California San Jose Metro Area
Male 50.6% 49.2% 49.7% 50.2%
Female 49.4% 50.8% 50.3% 49.8%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Santa Clara, CA United States California San Jose Metro Area
Rent 54.9% 35.1% 44.7% 42.4%
Own 45.1% 64.9% 55.3% 57.6%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Santa Clara, CA United States California San Jose Metro Area
Assault 86.6 278.9 218.3 143.8
Murder 0 5.0 4.4 3.0
Rape 10.8 15.3
Robbery 45.8 159.8 151.9 82.6

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Santa Clara, CA United States California San Jose Metro Area
Burglary 383.7 573.5 600.6 468.8
Larceny 1805.2 2079.6 1703.7 1346.3
Motor vehicle theft 327.1 235.5 440.2 548.5

Income

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Resident Opinions

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 7 responses

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  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 7 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 8 responses

  • 0% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 62% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 38% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 0% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 11 responses

  • 45% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 55% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 0% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 0% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.