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Saratoga, California - Basic Facts

The City of Saratoga had a population of 31,585 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Saratoga is located at latitude 37.2685 and longitude -122.0254 in Santa Clara County. The formal boundaries for the City of Saratoga (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Clara County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 423 feet.

The City of Saratoga (GNIS ID: 2411832) 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 Saratoga is located within San Jose CCD of Santa Clara County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Saratoga population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Saratoga: Bank Mills, McCarthysville, Redwood Mills.

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


Total Population 31,585
Population in Households 31,394
Population in Familes 28,756
Population in Group Qrtrs 191
Population Density2 2,531
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $188,037
Average Household Income $253,382
Per Capita Income $89,603


Total Housing Units 11,576 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,594 (82.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,564 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 419 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $1,814,124
Average Home Value $1,762,930


Total Households 11,157
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 9,113
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 0.63% 0.67%
Households 0.44% 0.52%
Families 0.52% 0.56%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

Saratoga, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saratoga 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 # 257 83rd
Population Density # 536 65th
Diversity Index # 887 42nd
Median Household Income # 23 99th
Per Capita Income # 27 98th

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