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Welcome to Santa Clara ...

The city of Santa Clara is located in Santa Clara County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Santa Clara has a population of 126,567 people<2> (see below for details).

Santa Clara is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Santa Clara: (408) & (669)<4>

The ZIP codes for Santa Clara: 95050-95056<5>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Santa Clara, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated July 5, 1852.

Websites for Santa Clara ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Santa Clara had an population of 126,567 people. This is an increase of 8.67% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 23.65% since the 2000 Census).

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).

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

Communities Also Named Santa Clara ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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.

Communities near Santa Clara ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Santa Clara.

  • Fremont
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fremont
    • Fremont lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Santa Clara.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 234,569 people
    • Former names for Fremont:
    • Centerville
    • Irvington
    • Mission San Jose
    • Niles
    • Warm Springs
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fremont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fremont<7>
  • Redwood City
  • Mountain View
  • Milpitas
  • Union City
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union City
    • Union City lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Santa Clara.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 74,501 people
    • Former name for Union City:
    • Decoto
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union City<7>
  • Palo Alto
  • Newark
  • Menlo Park
  • Saratoga
  • Los Altos

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Santa Clara. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Santa Clara.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Santa Clara.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Santa Clara. Our list includes 22 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Santa Clara.

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.

Adding Santa Clara to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Santa Clara in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Santa Clara was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Santa Clara on a map titled Map of the Lincoln Highway (1924).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Santa Clara.

The official website for Santa Clara:

The official website for Santa Clara County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Santa Clara, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Santa Clara.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Santa Clara - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (669) is an overlay for area code (408).
<5>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.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Santa Clara) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Santa Clara. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Santa ClaraOur 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    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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