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San Clemente, California - Basic Facts

The City of San Clemente had a population of 65,666 as of July 1, 2016. San Clemente 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 San Clemente is located at latitude 33.4491 and longitude -117.6131 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of San Clemente (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.76 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 233 feet.

The City of San Clemente (GNIS ID: 2411781) 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 San Clemente is located within South Coast CCD of Orange County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with San Clemente 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 San Clemente: Spanish Village.

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San Clemente, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 65,666
Population in Households 65,314
Population in Familes 53,954
Population in Group Qrtrs 352
Population Density1 3,577
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 24,356
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 17,163
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 26,287 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,261 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,095 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,931 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $832,399
Average Home Value $856,898


Median Household Income $97,245
Average Household Income $131,330
Per Capita Income $48,793
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.75%
Households 0.3% 0.6%
Families 0.38% 0.61%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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.

San Clemente, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares San Clemente 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 # 135 91st
Population Density1 # 363 76th
Diversity Index2 # 961 37th
Median Household Income # 172 89th
Per Capita Income # 192 87th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.