City of Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clara is near the center of Silicon Valley. It is home to Intel, National Semiconductor, and other high-tech companies which gave Silicon Valley its name. It is also home to Santa Clara University which is the oldest institution of higher learning in California. Santa Clara owns and operates the electric utility Silicon Valley Power whose rates are considerably less than PG:&E. The population of 116,468 makes Santa Clara the ninth most populous city in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Santa Clara is named after the Spanish mission established in 1777. Santa Clara was incorporated as a town in 1852.
Major employers in the city are: 1) Applied Materials, 2) Intel, 3) AAA-Affordable Tutoring, 4) Texas Instruments, 5) Great America, 6) EMC Corporation, 7) Santa Clara University, 8) Macy's, 9) ON Semiconductor Corporation, 10)Agilent
U.S. Census Facts for Santa Clara
- Total Population: 116,468
- 44,632 housing units - 45.1% owner occupied
- Median household income: $93,840
- Bachelors degree or higher: 53.9%
- Median age: 34.3
City of Santa Clara, CA - Home Values
Extensive graphs of Santa Clara home values for both single family homes and condos can be viewed at my Santa Clara Home Values web page. Recent Santa Clara home sales can be viewed at my Santa Clara Just Sold web page. Four key values: price, price per sq ft, size, and lot size, for Santa Clara single family houses are shown in the tabbed windows below.