Sunnyvale, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sunnyvale, California - Basic Facts

The City of Sunnyvale had a population of 155,894 as of July 1, 2018. Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale is located at latitude 37.3858 and longitude -122.0263 in Santa Clara County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sunnyvale (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.7 sq. miles. Santa Clara County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 125 feet.

The City of Sunnyvale (GNIS ID: 2412009) 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 Sunnyvale is located within San Jose CCD of Santa Clara County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale: Encinal.

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


Total Population 155,894
Population in Households 155,051
Population in Familes 125,334
Population in Group Qrtrs 843
Population Density2 7,091
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $109,146
Average Household Income $143,807
Per Capita Income $54,054


Total Housing Units 60,318 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27,075 (44.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 31,198 (51.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,046 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $827,903
Average Home Value $868,948


Total Households 58,272
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 38,738
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 1.31% 1.21%
Households 1.07% 1.11%
Families 1.05% 1.1%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

Sunnyvale, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sunnyvale 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 # 36 98th
Population Density # 134 91st
Diversity Index # 529 65th
Median Household Income # 151 90th
Per Capita Income # 196 87th

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