Santa Clarita, CA

Census Place

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2022 Population
225,850
0.586% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.3
0.811% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.97%
3.57% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$116,186
9.44% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$669,200
13.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
111,146
0.771% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Santa Clarita, CA had a population of 226k people with a median age of 37.3 and a median household income of $116,186. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Santa Clarita, CA declined from 227,182 to 225,850, a −0.586% decrease and its median household income grew from $106,166 to $116,186, a 9.44% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Santa Clarita, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (43.5%), White (Hispanic) (13.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (12.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (10.7%), and Other (Hispanic) (10.1%).

None of the households in Santa Clarita, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.4% of the residents in Santa Clarita, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Santa Clarita, CA are College of the Canyons (111461) (5,535 degrees awarded in 2022), The Master's University and Seminary (444 degrees), and California Institute of the Arts (340 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Santa Clarita, CA was $669,200, and the homeownership rate was 71.1%.

Most people in Santa Clarita, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 35.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Santa Clarita, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Santa Clarita, CA is home to a population of 226k people, from which 92.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 21.1% of Santa Clarita, CA residents were born outside of the country (47.7k people).

In 2022, there were 3.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (98.2k people) in Santa Clarita, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 29.7k White (Hispanic) and 27.4k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.4%
2022 Citizenship
92.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.4% of Santa Clarita, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Santa Clarita, CA was 92.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Santa Clarita, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    98.2k ± 2.92k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    29.7k ± 2.77k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    27.4k ± 3.38k
36.7%
Hispanic Population
82.9k people

In 2022, there were 3.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (98.2k people) in Santa Clarita, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 29.7k White (Hispanic) and 27.4k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

36.7% of the people in Santa Clarita, CA are hispanic (82.9k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,899,021 ± 46,015 people
  2. Philippines
    824,230 ± 22,055 people
  3. China
    685,370 ± 20,148 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 3,899,021 California residents, followed by Philippines with 824,230 and China with 685,370.

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Foreign-Born Population

21.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
47.7k people
20.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
46.9k people

As of 2022, 21.1% of Santa Clarita, CA residents (47.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Santa Clarita, CA was 20.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,408 ± 299
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,668 ± 266
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,060 ± 241

Santa Clarita, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Santa Clarita, CA employs 111k people. The largest industries in Santa Clarita, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,997 people), Retail Trade (12,303 people), and Educational Services (10,639 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($165,125), Utilities ($120,061), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($104,205).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $75,777. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

111k
2022 Value
± 2,766
0.771%
1 Year growth
± 3.39%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Santa Clarita, CA grew at a rate of 0.771%, from 110k employees to 111k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Santa Clarita, CA, are Management Occupations (14,733 people), Sales & Related Occupations (12,446 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,830 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Santa Clarita, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

111k
2022 Value
± 2,766
0.771%
1 Year growth
± 3.39%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Santa Clarita, CA grew at a rate of 0.771%, from 110k employees to 111k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Santa Clarita, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,997 people), Retail Trade (12,303 people), and Educational Services (10,639 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Santa Clarita, CA, though some of these residents may live in Santa Clarita, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$70,303
Median earning men ± $2,261
$45,682
Median earning women ± $1,371

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($118,770), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($111,964), and Information ($100,340).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($90,601), Public Administration ($79,934), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,793).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Santa Clarita, CA awarded 6,368 degrees. The student population of Santa Clarita, CA in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 12,314 male students and 9,851 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Santa Clarita, CA are Hispanic or Latino (2,673 and 42.9%), followed by White (2,051 and 32.9%), Asian (848 and 13.6%), and Two or More Races (269 and 4.32%).

The largest universities in Santa Clarita, CA by number of degrees awarded are College of the Canyons (111461) (5,535 and 86.9%), The Master's University and Seminary (444 and 6.97%), and California Institute of the Arts (340 and 5.34%).

The most popular majors in Santa Clarita, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,659 and 26.1%), General Social Sciences (526 and 8.26%), and General Business Administration & Management (413 and 6.49%).

The median tuition cost in Santa Clarita, CA for private four year colleges is $43,195.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2022 in Santa Clarita, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 40%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 43.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 22,165 (55.6% men and 44.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 22,165 students enrolled in Santa Clarita, CA, 55.6% men and 44.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 9,939 records, of which 46.5% were women and 53.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 526 degrees awarded
  2. 402 degrees awarded
  3. 330 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Santa Clarita, CA was General Social Sciences with 526 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Santa Clarita, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,535 degrees awarded
  2. 444 degrees awarded
  3. 340 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was College of the Canyons (111461) with 5,535 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,582 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Santa Clarita, CA, which is 0.682 times less than the 3,786 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 2,673 degrees mean that there were 1.3 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 2,051 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($43,195) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($768) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,813) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Santa Clarita, CA was $669,200 in 2022, which is 2.37 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $591,400 to $669,200, a 13.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Santa Clarita, CA is 71.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Santa Clarita, CA have an average commute time of 35.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Santa Clarita, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Santa Clarita, CA is $116,186. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Santa Clarita, CA was Census Tract 9200.15 with a value of $185,651, followed by Census Tract 9200.16 and Census Tract 9108.09, with respective values of $170,463 and $166,591.

Property

$669,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,456
$52,192
Median Property Taxes
±$1,523

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Santa Clarita, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Santa Clarita, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

71.1%
Homeownership
2022
70.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.1% of the housing units in Santa Clarita, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9200.15
  2. Census Tract 9200.16
  3. Census Tract 9108.09

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Santa Clarita, CA was Census Tract 9200.15 with a value of $185,651, followed by Census Tract 9200.16 and Census Tract 9108.09, with respective values of $170,463 and $166,591.

The following map shows all of the places in Santa Clarita, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$116,186
Median Household Income
± $2,901
73.4k
Number of Households
± 2,039

In 2022, the median household income of the 73.4k households in Santa Clarita, CA grew to $116,186 from the previous year's value of $106,166.

The following chart displays the households in Santa Clarita, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Santa Clarita, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (73%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.7%)
  3. Carpooled (8.47%)

In 2022, 73% of workers in Santa Clarita, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.7%) and those who carpooled to work (8.47%).

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Commute Time

35.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Santa Clarita, CA have a longer commute time (35.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.45% of the workforce in Santa Clarita, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Santa Clarita, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Santa Clarita, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.97% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Santa Clarita, CA (17.8k out of 224k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Santa Clarita, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.2% of the population of Santa Clarita, CA has health coverage, with 59.2% on employee plans, 13% on Medicaid, 9.54% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 0.455% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Los Angeles County, CA see 1354 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.66% decrease from the previous year (1363 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1097 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 245 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,354 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Los Angeles County, CA

Primary care physicians in Los Angeles County, CA see an average of 1,354 patients per year. This represents a 0.66% decrease from the previous year (1,363 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Los Angeles County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.6% under 18 years, 20% between 18 and 34 years, 41% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.82%
Uninsured
59.2%
Employer Coverage
13%
Medicaid
9.54%
Medicare
13%
Non-Group
0.455%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Santa Clarita, CA declined by 5.97% from 5.13% to 4.82%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Santa Clarita, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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