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Stanford, California - Basic Facts

The Stanford Census Designated Place had a population of 14,623 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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


Total Population 14,623
Population in Households 8,369
Population in Familes 3,646
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,254
Population Density1 5,354
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 4,230
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 1,306
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,285 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 802 (18.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,428 (80.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 ( 1.3%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,133,291


Median Household Income $30,158
Average Household Income $96,470
Per Capita Income $36,366
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.92% 0.86%
Households 1.25% 1.5%
Families 0.96% 1.28%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   0.65%
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.

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, 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 # 407 73rd
Population Density1 # 209 86th
Diversity Index2 # 654 57th
Median Household Income # 1439 5th
Per Capita Income # 400 74th

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