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Morgan Hill, California - Basic Facts

The City of Morgan Hill had a population of 44,859 as of July 1, 2017. Morgan Hill 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 Morgan Hill is located at latitude 37.1324 and longitude -121.641 in Santa Clara County. The formal boundaries for the City of Morgan Hill (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Clara County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 348 feet.

The City of Morgan Hill (GNIS ID: 2411162) 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 Morgan Hill is located within South Santa Clara Valley CCD of Santa Clara County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Morgan Hill 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 Morgan Hill: Morganhill.

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Morgan Hill, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 44,859
Daytime Population: Workers 19,649
Daytime Population: Residents 23,782
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 43,431
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 44,521
Population in Familes 39,093
Population in Group Qrtrs 338
Population Density2 3,519
Diversity Index3 79


Median Household Income $102,072
Average Household Income $141,061
Per Capita Income $45,322


Total Housing Units 14,776 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,876 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,482 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 418 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $713,850
Average Home Value $734,829


Total Households 14,358
Average Household Size 3.1
Family Households 11,331
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 2.36% 1.88%
Households 2.13% 1.77%
Families 2.17% 1.79%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

Morgan Hill, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Morgan Hill 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 # 204 87th
Population Density # 382 75th
Diversity Index # 419 72nd
Median Household Income # 169 89th
Per Capita Income # 293 81st

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