Income/capita 50%
Household income 85%
Unemployment 24%
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Income per capita$44,843$31,458$29,829
Median household income$102,533$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$125,443$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$85,728$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$69,113$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$40,792$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate3.6%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level8.2%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Santa Clara is 50% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Santa Clara is 85% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Santa Clara is 24% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Santa Clara is 46% lower than the national average

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      Santa Clara employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.1%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector24.3%0.2%
      Financial & insurance services1.5%2.4%
      Wholesale & retail services9.7%11.3%
      Public administration1.7%2.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.0%1.0%
      Education, health & social services9.4%28.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Ladera, CA1,514$250,001351.9%
      Atherton, CA7,127$250,001351.9%
      Los Altos Hills, CA8,376$243,701340.5%
      Portola Valley, CA4,550$232,981321.1%
      Loyola, CA3,425$204,726270.1%
      Santa Clara, CA122,725$102,53385.3%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Abilene, TX122,612$44,10820.3%
      Murfreesboro, TN122,007$53,2413.8%
      Victorville, CA121,320$45,89517.0%
      East Los Angeles, CA124,191$41,19325.5%
      Hartford, CT124,320$32,09542.0%
      Santa Clara, CA122,725$102,53385.3%
      Source: The Santa Clara, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).