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Santa Clarita, California - Basic Facts

The City of Santa Clarita had a population of 220,409 as of July 1, 2019.

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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Santa Clarita, CA Housing Affordability Index is 85
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Santa Clarita, CA Wealth Index is 157
State of California Wealth Index is 123
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 220,409 (100%)
Population in Households 218,897 (99.3%)
Population in Families 188,724 (85.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,512 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 3,345
Diversity Index2 75
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $100,124
Average Household Income $125,437
Per Capita Income $41,037
Wealth Index4 157

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 75,666 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50,636 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 21,496 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,534 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $570,022
Housing Affordability Index3 85
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 72,132
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 54,670
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.87% 0.55%
Households 0.69% 0.43%
Families 0.74% 0.5%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   3.15%

Santa Clarita, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Santa Clarita to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 17 99th
Population Density # 410 73rd
Diversity Index # 531 65th
Median Household Income # 255 83rd
Per Capita Income # 421 72nd

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