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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Housing
    C-
  3. Nightlife
    A
  4. Good for Families
    A+
  5. Diversity
    A
  6. Jobs
    B+
  7. Weather
    A+
  8. Cost of Living
    D-
  9. Health & Fitness
    A+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  11. Commute
    B
Santa Clara County is located in California with a population of 1,922,200. Santa Clara County is one of the best places to live in California. In Santa Clara County, most residents own their homes. In Santa Clara County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Santa Clara County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Santa Clara County are highly rated.
Population
1,922,200

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$913,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,126
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Santa Clara County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    153.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    40
    40.7
  • Robbery
    97.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    354.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,427.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    537.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Santa Clara County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$116,178
National
$55,322

Santa Clara County Reviews

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What I love about Santa Clara County is the diversity and friendly people. We have people hailing from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds, some citizens, some immigrants, some undocumented, and some from out of state! All of this diversity also means that we have some of the BEST food here in SCC. Living in the heart of Silicon Valley, I am proud to be from a place that is known for its innovation and contributions to making the world a better place through technology. One thing we could improve on is our infrastructure, there are many old roads around the county that have cracks, potholes, etc. that could potentially prove dangerous.
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I have been a Santa Clara Resident for my whole life. I went to school, got my first job, and met my lifelong friends in Santa Clara. It is 100% a family friendly community. The public school system is as well pretty decent. It is an overall pretty safe environment. Santa Clara does promote healthy living! The price is high, but so is the rest of California. You get hat you pay for. Santa Clara has been an amazing place to grow up and I would not change a single thing about Santa Clara
Santa Clara County is filled with a lot of really intelligent people. That being said, because so many smart people work here, the house affordability is very much not affordable. However, the schools and other educational institutions are some of the best! They definitely prepare students for college and beyond.