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Santa Clarita, California - Basic Facts

The City of Santa Clarita had a population of 183,882 as of July 1, 2016. Santa Clarita ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Santa Clarita is located at latitude 34.403 and longitude -118.5042 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Santa Clarita (see map below) encompass a land area of 52.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,207 feet.

The City of Santa Clarita (GNIS ID: 2411819) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Santa Clarita is located within Newhall CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Santa Clarita population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Santa Clarita: Sanita Clarita.

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Santa Clarita, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 183,882
Population in Households 182,419
Population in Familes 155,913
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,463
Population Density1 3,487
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 61,299
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 45,800
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 64,431 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 43,130 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,169 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,132 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $445,856
Average Home Value $474,279


Median Household Income $86,455
Average Household Income $106,947
Per Capita Income $35,863
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 0.77%
Households 0.48% 0.66%
Families 0.52% 0.68%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Santa Clarita, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Santa Clarita to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 24 98th
Population Density1 # 377 75th
Diversity Index2 # 561 63rd
Median Household Income # 241 84th
Per Capita Income # 419 72nd

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