Santa Clarita, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Santa Clarita, California - Basic Facts

The City of Santa Clarita had a population of 187,305 as of July 1, 2018. 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 34.3917 and longitude -118.5426 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Santa Clarita 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Santa Clarita: Sanita Clarita.

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Santa Clarita, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 187,305
Population in Households 185,852
Population in Familes 159,934
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,453
Population Density2 3,552
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $93,702
Average Household Income $118,776
Per Capita Income $39,707


Total Housing Units 65,029 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44,051 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,251 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,726 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $491,581
Average Home Value $550,592


Total Households 62,303
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 46,644
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.74% 0.57%
Households 0.56% 0.45%
Families 0.62% 0.51%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   3.14%

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, 2018 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 Density # 377 75th
Diversity Index # 557 63rd
Median Household Income # 263 83rd
Per Capita Income # 413 73rd

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