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Santa Clarita, California - Basic Facts

The City of Santa Clarita had a population of 225,962 as of July 1, 2020.

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.


Santa Clarita, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 225,962 (100%)
Population in Households 224,376 (99.3%)
Population in Families 193,619 (85.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,586 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 3,194
Diversity Index2 75


Median Household Income $103,807
Average Household Income $131,345
% of Income for Mortgage4 23%
Per Capita Income $42,881
Wealth Index5 161


Total HU (Housing Units) 78,009 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 51,830 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 22,007 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,172 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $578,918
Average Home Value $610,138
Housing Affordability Index3 99


Total Households 73,837
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 56,093
Average Family Size 3
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.8% 0.54%
Households 0.63% 0.41%
Families 0.7% 0.49%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
Owner Occupied HU   0.61%


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, 2020 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 # 428 72nd
Median Household Income # 250 84th
Housing Affordability Index # 832 55th
Per Capita Income # 413 73rd
Diversity Index # 529 65th

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