Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Midsize City
  • Population
    114,482
  • Population Density
    6,219 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    18 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    85 3.4
Santa Clara is a midsize city in California with 114,482 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 85 reviews
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    • 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.
    • 3
    Health & Fitness at Santa Clara: There isn't a lot of public events for people around my area, but there are a lot of private gyms people can join!
    • 3
    Employment at Santa Clara: They are hiring some people in the area I love in but it does not pay enough.

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 Sunnyvale 138,436
4.33 Cupertino 57,459
4.00 San Jose 939,688

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 Milpitas 66,038
4.33 Mountain View 73,394
4.33 Palo Alto 63,475

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 95051 53,844
3.66 95050 35,088
3.66 95117 29,924
4.33 95054 22,233
3.00 95110 17,717
4.00 95053 2,369

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
4.33 Fremont Union High School District 6
Sunnyvale School District 10
3.66 Santa Clara Unified School District 26
Campbell Union School District 13
3.33 San Jose Unified School District 53
3.33 Campbell Union High School District 7
Cupertino Union School District 25

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 Milpitas, CA Mountain View, CA Palo Alto, CA
Asian 37.63% 4.67% 12.87% 30.64% 58.61% 25.05% 25.16%
White 35.91% 64.16% 40.65% 35.94% 16.02% 47.16% 60.49%
Hispanic 19.36% 16.05% 37.20% 27.44% 17.13% 20.96% 7.63%
Multiracial 3.15% 1.85% 2.40% 2.77% 3.61% 3.56% 2.85%
African American 2.41% 12.21% 5.84% 2.33% 3.28% 2.48% 3.14%
Pacific Islander 0.67% 0.15% 0.35% 0.32% 0.39% 0.52% 0.03%
Other 0.50% 0.21% 0.25% 0.28% 0.58% 0.11% 0.50%
Native American 0.32% 0.66% 0.40% 0.25% 0.34% 0.11% 0.14%

Age

Santa Clara, CA United States California San Jose Metro Area Milpitas, CA Mountain View, CA Palo Alto, CA
9 years and under 14% 13% 14% 14% 13% 13% 12%
10 to 17 years 8% 11% 12% 10% 10% 7% 11%
18 to 24 years 10% 10% 10% 9% 8% 7% 6%
25 to 34 years 19% 13% 14% 15% 17% 20% 14%
35 to 44 years 17% 14% 14% 16% 17% 19% 14%
45 to 54 years 13% 15% 14% 15% 15% 13% 16%
55 to 64 years 9% 12% 11% 10% 11% 10% 11%
65 and over 10% 13% 11% 11% 9% 11% 16%

Education Levels

Santa Clara, CA United States California San Jose Metro Area Milpitas, CA Mountain View, CA Palo Alto, CA
Less than a high school diploma 9% 15% 19% 14% 13% 9% 2%
High school diploma or equivalent 16% 29% 21% 16% 21% 12% 5%
Some college or associate degree 26% 29% 29% 25% 27% 19% 13%
Bachelor's degree 28% 18% 19% 25% 26% 28% 29%
Master's degree or higher 21% 10% 11% 20% 13% 31% 50%

Gender

Santa Clara, CA United States California San Jose Metro Area Milpitas, CA Mountain View, CA Palo Alto, CA
Male 49.9% 49.2% 49.7% 50.2% 51.6% 51.2% 50.1%
Female 50.1% 50.8% 50.3% 49.8% 48.4% 48.8% 49.9%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Santa Clara, CA United States California San Jose Metro Area Milpitas, CA Mountain View, CA Palo Alto, CA
Rent 54.2% 33.9% 43.3% 41.2% 33.4% 57.8% 42.6%
Own 45.8% 66.1% 56.7% 58.8% 66.6% 42.2% 57.4%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Santa Clara, CA United States California San Jose Metro Area Milpitas, CA Mountain View, CA Palo Alto, CA
Assault 125.7 280.9 237.4 206.3 51.1 152.8 34.8
Murder 0 5.6 4.9 4.6 1.5 0 0
Rape 8.4 29.2 20.6 28.7 16.1 6.6 6.1
Robbery 51.1 150.7 160.7 123.7 49.7 44.8 39.4

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Santa Clara, CA United States California San Jose Metro Area Milpitas, CA Mountain View, CA Palo Alto, CA
Burglary 489.3 718.3 640.8 533.2 485.1 234.4 495.3
Larceny 1904.3 2276.2 1749.5 1484.8 1972.7 1484.2 1566.2
Motor vehicle theft 376.2 275.5 451.8 897.0 498.3 150.1 72.7

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