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Time Zone: Santa Clara County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of San Jose is the Seat for Santa Clara County.

Santa Clara County is one of the original counties of California and was founded in 1850.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Santa Clara had a population of 1,784,642 people. This is an increase of 6.07% since the last Census (which gave a population of 1,682,585 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Santa Clara represented 4.97% of the total population of California, making it the state's 5th most populous county (out of 58 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20101,781,642+5.89%-0.17% since 2009
20091,784,642+6.07%+1.64% since 2008
20081,755,849+4.35%+1.85% since 2007
20001,682,585The Last Census

More information can be found on the Santa Clara County Census Page for Santa Clara County.


Below are some of the communities located in Santa Clara County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Santa Clara County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
San Jose   964,695894,9437.79% increase  
Sunnyvale   133,963131,7601.67% increase  
Santa Clara   111,997102,3619.41% increase  
Mountain View   72,22270,7082.14% increase  
Milpitas   67,89562,6988.29% increase  

Websites for Santa Clara County

Official Website:   www.sccgov.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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