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Demographics

Data for the year 2010

1. Location

Santa Clara, incorporated in 1852, is located 45 miles south of San Francisco and 382 miles north of Los Angeles. Situated in Santa Clara County and at the center of Silicon Valley.

2. Economic Growth and Trends

1960 1970 1990 2010
Population in the County 642,315 1,064,714   1,463,600 1,879,700
Total Taxable Sales - County   922,000,000   2,165,808,000   17,914,405,000   25,551,108,900*
Population within City Limits 58,880 87,717 92,191 118,830
Total Taxable Sales - City 72,384,000 234,554,000 2,135,359,000 2,909,866,700*
Total Dwellings - City 15,146 27,950 36,911 42,228
School Enrollment, GR K-12 14,343 17,018 8,188 14,151

Sources: County and City of Santa Clara, U.S. Census, State Department of Finance, Santa Clara Unified School District, State Board of Equalization and MuniServices LLC.

* Figures are for fiscal year 08-09

3. Climate

Average Temperature Rain

Humidity

Period   Min.   Mean   Max.     Inches     Noon   4 P.M.  

Elevation: 94 ft.

Prevailing wind
direction: northwest
mean speed: 5.8 mph

JANUARY 42 50 59 2.76 64 66
APRIL 48 60 72 1.17 51 54
JULY 58 71 84 0.06 49 50
OCTOBER     52 64 76 0.89 50 54
YEAR 49.1 60 70.9 14.19 53 56


Source: Western Regional Climate Center

4. Transportation

Rail: CalTrain commuter service to Gilroy and San Francisco with one station in Santa Clara. Inter-urban rail service between San Jose and Sacramento with two stations in Santa Clara, the Great America Station and the Santa Clara Station. Amtrak national passenger rail service and Union Pacific freight rail service are also available. The Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) from Stockton serves the City of Santa Clara at the Great America and Santa Clara stations. Truck: 62 Interstate truck carriers and 400 radial contract carriers. Air: Mineta San Jose International Airport (2 miles from Santa Clara’s Civic Center). Bus: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. Water: None. Highways: U.S. 101, Interstate 280 and 880, State 82 and 237. Expressways: San Tomas, Montague, Lawrence, and Central. Light Rail: Running from Downtown Mountain View to the Santa Clara Convention Center to neighboring San Jose Convention Center, and stretching to South San Jose/Santa Teresa Station. Bike Facilities: 22.3 miles of bike lanes, 7.1 miles of bike routes, 8.9 miles of recreational paths.

5. Industrial Sites

There are 2,291 acres in the city limits planned for light and heavy industry. New industrial permit valuation in 2008 was $40.8 million. Vacant industrial parcels range in size from 20,000 square feet to 15 acres, many of which are in industrial parks. The terrain is flat, gradually sloping downward to the north. Drainage is excellent, subsoil is clay. Sizes of water mains range from 4 to 27 inches. Sizes of sewer lines range from 6 to 42 inches. Site data was compiled in cooperation with the Planning Division.

Last updated: 2/2/2011 4:05:04 PM