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The City of San Clemente had a population of 66,536 as of July 1, 2018. San Clemente 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 San Clemente is located at latitude 33.427 and longitude -117.612 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of San Clemente encompass a land area of 18.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.76 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 233 feet.

The City of San Clemente (GNIS ID: 2411781) 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 San Clemente is located within South Coast CCD of Orange County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for San Clemente: Spanish Village.

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San Clemente, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 66,536
Population in Households 66,184
Population in Familes 55,093
Population in Group Qrtrs 352
Population Density2 3,625
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $105,189
Average Household Income $147,798
Per Capita Income $54,706


Total Housing Units 26,426 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,376 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,231 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,819 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $971,876
Average Home Value $1,071,203


Total Households 24,607
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 17,388
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 0.56% 0.59%
Households 0.35% 0.42%
Families 0.45% 0.47%
Median Household Income   3.35%
Per Capita Income   3.24%

San Clemente, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares San Clemente 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 # 134 91st
Population Density # 366 76th
Diversity Index # 965 36th
Median Household Income # 181 88th
Per Capita Income # 189 88th

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