Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexSanta ClaraCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$60,123$31,458$29,829
Median household income$136,870$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$164,581$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$114,563$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$84,188$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$45,736$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate2.8%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level7.1%15.8%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Santa Clara is 102% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Santa Clara is 147% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Santa Clara is 40% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Santa Clara is 53% lower than the national average

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      $91,237 $136,870 $273,740
      $42,517 $63,783 $127,566
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Santa Clara median earnings by income bracket

      Santa Clara employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry4.3%4.3%
      Manufacturing sector22.2%22.2%
      Financial & insurance services1.5%1.5%
      Wholesale & retail services8.7%8.7%
      Public administration1.2%1.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.0%4.0%
      Education, health & social services9.8%9.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Atherton, CA7,060$250,001351.9%
      Los Altos Hills, CA8,496$250,001351.9%
      Monte Sereno, CA3,511$250,001351.9%
      Loyola, CA3,404$250,001351.9%
      Los Altos, CA30,878$240,094334.0%
      Santa Clara, CA126,723$136,870147.4%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Lafayette, LA126,674$54,1392.1%
      Topeka, KS125,819$49,64710.3%
      Pearland, TX125,817$102,76485.8%
      Saanich, BC125,800n/a 
      Thousand Oaks, CA127,648$108,37795.9%
      Santa Clara, CA126,723$136,870147.4%
      Source: The Santa Clara, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).