Santa Clarita, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Santa Clarita, California - Basic Facts

The City of Santa Clarita had a population of 186,809 as of July 1, 2017. 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 34.403 and longitude -118.5042 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Santa Clarita (see map below) 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.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Santa Clarita: Sanita Clarita.

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


Total Population 186,809
Daytime Population: Workers 91,768
Daytime Population: Residents 93,745
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 185,513
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 185,340
Population in Familes 158,394
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,469
Population Density2 3,543
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $88,465
Average Household Income $112,551
Per Capita Income $37,673


Total Housing Units 64,804 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 43,849 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,343 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,612 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $459,952
Average Home Value $494,825


Total Households 62,192
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 46,469
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 0.8% 0.76%
Households 0.61% 0.65%
Families 0.65% 0.67%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

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, 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 # 24 98th
Population Density # 376 75th
Diversity Index # 560 63rd
Median Household Income # 256 83rd
Per Capita Income # 424 72nd

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