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Stanford, California - Basic Facts

The Stanford Census Designated Place had a population of 15,179 as of July 1, 2017. Stanford 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 Stanford is located at latitude 37.427 and longitude -122.1677 in Santa Clara County. The formal boundaries for the Stanford Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Santa Clara County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 95 feet.

The Stanford Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409994) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Stanford Census Designated Place is located within San Jose CCD of Santa Clara County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Stanford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Stanford, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 15,179
Daytime Population: Workers 10,064
Daytime Population: Residents 9,261
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,325
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 8,940
Population in Familes 3,856
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,239
Population Density2 5,558
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $33,066
Average Household Income $99,211
Per Capita Income $37,772


Total Housing Units 4,577 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 826 (18.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,709 (81.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 ( 0.9%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,171,860


Total Households 4,535
Average Household Size 1.97
Family Households 1,382
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.31% 1.05%
Households 2.06% 1.77%
Families 1.62% 1.48%
Median Household Income   -0.31%
Per Capita Income   0.95%

Stanford, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stanford to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 404 73rd
Population Density # 207 86th
Diversity Index # 658 57th
Median Household Income # 1398 8th
Per Capita Income # 422 72nd

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