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Saratoga, California - Basic Facts

The City of Saratoga had a population of 31,499 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Saratoga is located at latitude 37.2685 and longitude -122.0254 in Santa Clara County. The formal boundaries for the City of Saratoga (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Clara County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 423 feet.

The City of Saratoga (GNIS ID: 2411832) 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 Saratoga is located within San Jose CCD of Santa Clara County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Saratoga 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 Saratoga: Bank Mills, McCarthysville, Redwood Mills.

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


Total Population 31,499
Population in Households 31,306
Population in Familes 28,552
Population in Group Qrtrs 193
Population Density1 2,524
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 11,172
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 9,102
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,503 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,515 (82.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,657 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 331 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,183,129


Median Household Income $163,991
Average Household Income $232,645
Per Capita Income $82,624
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.79% 1.1%
Households 0.61% 1.03%
Families 0.67% 1.05%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   1.32%
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.

Saratoga, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saratoga 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 # 254 83rd
Population Density1 # 530 65th
Diversity Index2 # 863 43rd
Median Household Income # 26 98th
Per Capita Income # 26 98th

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