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Stanford, California - Basic Facts

The Stanford Census Designated Place had a population of 14,503 as of July 1, 2018. Stanford 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 Stanford is located at latitude 37.4241 and longitude -122.1661 in Santa Clara County. The formal boundaries for the Stanford Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Santa Clara County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 95 feet.

The Stanford Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409994) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Stanford Census Designated Place is located within San Jose CCD of Santa Clara County.

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


Total Population 14,503
Population in Households 8,343
Population in Familes 3,743
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,160
Population Density2 5,310
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $34,455
Average Household Income $103,987
Per Capita Income $38,398


Total Housing Units 4,217 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 819 (19.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,337 (79.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 ( 1.4%)
Median Home Value $1,722,356
Average Home Value $1,685,301


Total Households 4,156
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 1,311
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 0.6% 0.54%
Households 0.73% 0.74%
Families 0.78% 0.77%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   1.24%

Stanford, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stanford 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 # 414 73rd
Population Density # 222 85th
Diversity Index # 662 56th
Median Household Income # 1387 9th
Per Capita Income # 438 71st

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