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Santa Clara, California

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Welcome to Santa Clara ...

The city of Santa Clara is located in Santa Clara County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Santa Clara has a population of 127,134 people<1> (see below for details).

Santa Clara was incorporated July 5, 1852.

The community of Santa Clara is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Area codes for Santa Clara: (408) and (669)<3>

The ZIP codes for Santa Clara: 95050-95056<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Santa Clara had a population of 116,468 people (which is 6.54% of the total population of Santa Clara County). This makes Santa Clara the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Santa Clara represents 0.31% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 48th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 116,468 people, the population of Santa Clara increased 13.78% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 102,361 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Santa Clara had an population of 127,134 people. This is an increase of 9.16% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 24.2% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Santa Clara ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Santa Clara and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Fremont   [Map]   234,962   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Los Altos   [Map]   30,743   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Menlo Park   [Map]   34,357   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Milpitas   [Map]   78,106   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mountain View   [Map]   81,438   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Newark   [Map]   47,531   N   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Santa Clara.

Communities Also Named Santa Clara ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Santa Clara - they are located in Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico (3), New York, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas and Utah.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Santa Clara.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Santa Clara. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Santa Clara. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Santa Clara. Our list includes 22 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Santa Clara:

Websites for Santa Clara ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Santa Clara ...

Looking for more information about Santa Clara? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Santa Clara, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Santa Clara.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for Santa Clara County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Santa Clara.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Santa Clara - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (669) is an overlay for area code (408).

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Santa Clara). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Santa Clara or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Santa Clara includes: 95050, 95051, 95052, 95053, 95054, 95055 & 95056.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Santa Clara) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Santa Clara. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Santa Clara

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Santa Clara. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3558, Longitude: -121.9595     [Map].

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