Santa Clara County, California

Santa Clara County, officially the County of Santa Clara, is California's 6th most populous county, with a population of 1,781,642, as of the 2010 census.[3] The county seat and largest city is San Jose, the 10th most populous city in the United States and California's 3rd most populous city.

Home to Silicon Valley, Santa Clara County is an economic center for high technology and has the third highest GDP per capita in the world (after Zurich, Switzerland and Oslo, Norway), according to the Brookings Institution.[5] The county's concentration of wealth, primarily due to the tech industry, has made it the most affluent county on the West Coast of the United States and one of the most affluent places in America.[6][7]

Santa Clara County is part of the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area. Located at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay, the urbanized Santa Clara Valley within Santa Clara County is also known as Silicon Valley. Santa Clara is the most populous county in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Northern California, and is one of the most affluent counties in the United States.

Santa Clara County
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Flag of Santa Clara County

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Official seal of Santa Clara County

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Location in the state of California
Location in the state of California
Coordinates: 37°22′N 121°58′W / 37.36°N 121.97°WCoordinates: 37°22′N 121°58′W / 37.36°N 121.97°W
Country United States
State California
RegionSan Francisco Bay Area
IncorporatedFebruary 18, 1850[1]
Named forMission Santa Clara de Asís, St. Clare of Assisi
County seatSan Jose
Largest citySan Jose
Area
 • Total1,304 sq mi (3,380 km2)
 • Land1,290 sq mi (3,300 km2)
 • Water14 sq mi (40 km2)
Highest elevation4,216 ft (1,285 m)
Population
 • Total1,781,642
 • Estimate 
(2018)[4]
1,937,570
 • Density1,400/sq mi (530/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (Pacific Daylight Time)
Area codes408/669, 650
FIPS code06-085
GNIS feature ID277307
Websitewww.sccgov.org

Etymology

USA-San Jose-70 West Hedding Street-East Wing-2
Santa Clara County Government Center in Central San Jose.

Santa Clara County is named for Mission Santa Clara, which was established in 1777 and was in turn named for Saint Clare of Assisi.

History

Santa Clara County was one of the original counties of California, formed in 1850 at the time of statehood. The original inhabitants included the Ohlone, residing on Coyote Creek and Calaveras Creek. Part of the county's territory was given to Alameda County in 1853.

In 1882, Santa Clara County tried to levy taxes upon property of the Southern Pacific Railroad within county boundaries. The result was the U.S. Supreme Court case of Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad, 118 U.S. 394 (1886), in which the Court extended Due Process rights to artificial legal entities.

In the early 20th Century, the area was promoted as the "Valley of the Heart's Delight" due to its natural beauty, including a significant number of orchards.[8]

The first major technology company to be based in the area was Hewlett-Packard, founded in a garage in Palo Alto in 1939. IBM selected San Jose as its West Coast headquarters in 1943. Varian Associates, Fairchild Semiconductor, and other early innovators were located in the county by the late 1940s and 1950s. The U.S. Navy had a large presence in the area and began giving large contracts to Silicon Valley electronics companies. The term "Silicon Valley" was coined in 1971. The trend accelerated in the 1980s and 1990s, and agriculture has since then been nearly eliminated from the northern part of the county. Today, Santa Clara County is the headquarters for approximately 6500 high technology companies, including many of the largest tech companies in the world, among them hardware manufacturers AMD, Cisco Systems and Intel, computer and consumer electronics companies Apple Inc. and Hewlett-Packard, and internet companies eBay, Google, and Yahoo!. Most of what is considered to be Silicon Valley is located within the county, although some adjoining tech regions in San Mateo, (e.g., Facebook), Alameda, and Santa Cruz counties are also considered a part of Silicon Valley.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,304 square miles (3,380 km2), of which 1,290 square miles (3,300 km2) is land and 14 square miles (36 km2) (1.1%) is water.[9]

Counties which border with Santa Clara County are, clockwise, Santa Cruz County, San Mateo County, Alameda, San Joaquin (within a few hundred feet at Mount Boardman), Stanislaus, Merced, and San Benito. Santa Clara County formerly shared borders with Contra Costa, Mariposa, Monterey, Turlock counties until 1853, 1874, and 1854 respectively (Monterey County currently comes within a few miles of Santa Clara).

The San Andreas Fault runs along the Santa Cruz Mountains in the south and west of the county.

National protected area

Ecology

Tule Elk - Merced National Wildlife Refuge Bill Leikam 12-03-2010
Tule elk roam the Diablo Range and are often seen on Coyote Ridge from U.S. Highway 101 - courtesy Bill Leikam
Tule Elk Basking Ridge Park, Santa Clara County Edgerton 2009-12-24
Three tule elk just north of U. S. Highway 101 in Basking Ridge Park. The freeway is a barrier to elk migration to the Coast Range. Courtesy Craige Edgerton

In 1978, California Department of Fish and Game warden Henry Coletto urged the department to choose the Mount Hamilton area as one of California's relocation sites under a new statewide effort to restore tule elk (Cervus canadensis ssp. nannodes). While other ranchers refused, tech pioneers Bill Hewlett and David Packard allowed Coletto and state biologists to translocate 32 tule elk from the Owens Valley in the eastern Sierra onto the 28,000-acre (11,000 ha) San Felipe Ranch, which the families jointly own, in the hills east of Morgan Hill.[10] From the three original 1978–1981 translocations to the Mount Hamilton region of the Diablo Range, there are multiple herds in different locations including the Isabel Valley, San Antonio Valley, Livermore area, San Felipe Ranch, Metcalf Canyon, Coyote Ridge, Anderson Lake, and surrounding areas. As of 2012, an estimated 400 tule elk roam 1,875 square kilometres (724 sq mi) in northeastern Santa Clara County and southeastern Alameda County.[11] As of 2017 there are four herds in the Coyote Ridge area, often visible from U. S. Highway 101, according to Craige Edgerton, recently retired executive director of the Silicon Valley Land Conservancy and local naturalist Michael Hundt.[12]

The Nature Conservancy "Mount Hamilton Project" has acquired or put under conservation easement 100,000 acres (40,000 ha) of land towards its 500,000 acres (200,000 ha) goal for habitat conservation within a 1,200,000 acres (490,000 ha) area encompassing much of eastern Santa Clara County as well as portions of southern Alameda County, western Merced and Stanislaus Counties, and northern San Benito County. Acquisitions to date include the 1,756-acre (711 ha) Rancho Cañada de Pala, straddling the Alameda Creek and Coyote Creek watersheds for California tiger salamander habitat; a conservation easement on the 3,259-acre Blue Oak Ranch Reserve, which abuts the north side of Joseph D. Grant County Park; a conservation easement on the 28,359-acre San Felipe Ranch, connecting Joseph D. Grant County Park with Henry W. Coe State Park; the 2,899-acre South Valley Ranch which protects a tule elk herd in the San Antonio Valley, and other properties.[13][14]

As of 1980, Santa Clara County has the highest number of Superfund Sites of any county in the United States, accounting for 25 polluted locations requiring a long-term response to clean up hazardous material contaminations.[15][16] The vast majority of these Superfund sites were caused by firms associated with the high tech sector located in Silicon Valley.[17]

Demographics

2011-2014

Silicon Valley Income Map 20160315
Thematic map showing median household income across central Santa Clara County

As of 2013, Santa Clara County has the highest median household income of any county in California at $84,741.[18]

Places by population, race, and income

2010

Historical population
Census Pop.
186011,912
187026,246120.3%
188035,03933.5%
189048,00537.0%
190060,21625.4%
191083,53938.7%
1920100,67620.5%
1930145,11844.1%
1940174,94920.6%
1950290,54766.1%
1960642,315121.1%
19701,064,71465.8%
19801,295,07121.6%
19901,497,57715.6%
20001,682,58512.4%
20101,781,6425.9%
Est. 20181,937,570[4]8.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[26]
1790–1960[27] 1900–1990[28]
1990–2000[29] 2010–2015[3]

The 2010 United States Census reported that Santa Clara County had a population of 1,781,642. The ethnic makeup of Santa Clara County was 836,616 (47.0%) White, 46,428 (2.6%) African American, 12,960 (0.7%) Native American, 570,524 (32.0%) Asian, 7,060 (0.4%) Pacific Islander, 220,806 (12.4%) from other races, and 87,248 (4.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 479,210 persons (26.9%) of the population.[30]

2010
Total Population 1,781,642 - 100.0%
One Race 1,694,394 - 95.1%
Not Hispanic or Latino 1,302,432 - 73.1%
White alone 626,909 - 35.2%
Black or African American alone 42,331 - 2.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 4,042 - 0.2%
Asian alone 565,466 - 31.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 6,252 - 0.4%
Some other race alone 3,877 - 0.2%
Two or more races alone 53,555 - 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 479,210 - 26.9%

Demographic profile[31]

2000

As of the census[32] of 2000, there are 1,682,585 people, 565,863 households, and 395,538 families residing in the county. The population density is 503/km² (1,304/mi²). There are 579,329 housing units at an average density of 173/km² (449/mi²). The ethnic makeup of the county is 53.8% White, 2.8% Black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 25.6% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 12.1% from other races, and 4.7% from two or more races. 24.0% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 565,863 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.41.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 35.4% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 102.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $74,335, and the median income for a family was $81,717. Males had a median income of $56,240 versus $40,574 for females. The per capita income for the county was $32,795. About 4.9% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.4% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Santa Clara County has five elected supervisors, elected within their districts.

The county is one among three counties in California (with Napa and Madera) to establish a separate department, the Santa Clara County Department of Corrections, to deal with corrections pursuant to California Government Code §23013.

The county also pays the $340,000 salary and benefits of the California state Department of Social Services director, which is reimbursed by the state, skirting the $165,000 state law cap for the position.[33]

In the United States House of Representatives, Santa Clara County is split between 4 congressional districts:[34]

In the California State Senate, the county is split between 4 legislative districts:[36]

In the California State Assembly, the county is split between 6 legislative districts:[37]

Voters in the county also elect a number of other officials to county-wide positions, including the Santa Clara County District Attorney, the Santa Clara County Sheriff, and a large number of criminal and civil judges that serve in courts throughout the county.

Politics

Historically, Santa Clara County was a Republican stronghold in presidential elections. From 1892 until 1988, the only Democrats to carry Santa Clara County were Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, and Hubert Humphrey. Since 1988, Santa Clara County has been a Democratic stronghold in presidential and congressional elections. The last Republican to win a majority in the county was Ronald Reagan in 1984. While Republicans remained competitive at the state and local level throughout the 1990s, there are currently no elected Republicans representing significant parts of the county above the county level.

As of November 2012, all of the cities, towns, and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County have more registered Democrats than Republicans.[39] In the 2008 US Presidential Election, Democratic nominee Barack Obama carried every city and town in the county, as well as the unincorporated areas.[40]

Following the passage of Proposition 8, Santa Clara County joined San Francisco and Los Angeles in a lawsuit, becoming, along with San Francisco and Los Angeles, the first governmental entities in the world to sue for same-sex marriage.[41]

Voter registration

Cities by population and voter registration

Crime

The following table includes the number of incidents reported in 2009 and the rate per 1,000 persons for each type of offense.

Cities by population and crime rates

Economy

The county's economy is heavily service based. Technology, both hardware and software, dominates the service sector by value, but like any other county, Santa Clara has its share of retail and office support workers.

The San Jose/Sunnyvale/Santa Clara metropolitan region, comprising Santa Clara County and San Benito County, was ranked as the highest performing metropolitan area in the US in 2012, ahead of Austin, Texas and Raleigh, North Carolina, according to the Milken Institute.[45] The GDP of the metro area reached $176.7 billion in 2011, or $94,587 per capita,[46] roughly on par with Qatar in both total GDP and per capita (nominal).[47] GDP grew a strong 7.7% in 2011, and in contrast with most of California, GDP and per capita GDP (nominal) is well above 2007 (financial crisis) levels. Despite relative wealth vis a vis other regions nationally, a large underclass exists whose income is roughly equivalent to that elsewhere in the country, despite extreme land prices. The surge in metro GDP is highly correlated with home prices, which for average single-family homes passed $1 million ($1,017,528) in August 2013.[48]

Libraries

Santa Clara County Library, is a public library system serving the communities and cities of Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Saratoga, and all unincorporated areas of the county.[49] All other cities run their own library system.

Transportation

Air

The county's main airport is Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport (SJC). It is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection port of entry[50] and as of 2019 has five international routes (one to Canada, one to England, one to Japan, one to Mexico, and one to China) but the airport's busiest routes are all to cities in the western United States. San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is also often used for commercial services by residents of Santa Clara County.

Moffett Federal Airfield (NUQ), a former U.S. Naval Air Station, is used by the Air National Guard, NASA, Lockheed Martin, Google, and by the San Jose Police and Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department as an air operations base.[51] There are also smaller general aviation airports in Palo Alto (PAO), San Jose (Reid-Hillview) (RHV), and San Martin(E16)

Rail

CalTrain Station Santa Clara California
Santa Clara Station, 2012

Santa Clara County is served by Caltrain commuter rail from Gilroy through San Jose and Silicon Valley north to San Francisco Airport and San Francisco. The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority operates the VTA light rail system, which primarily serves San Jose, with one line continuing as far north as Mountain View. Santa Clara and San Jose are also served by the Altamont Corridor Express commuter rail line which provides services to Stockton, and Amtrak which provides service to Sacramento and Oakland. The Amtrak Coast Starlight train between Seattle and Los Angeles also stops in San Jose. In the future, BART will provide service to San Jose and Santa Clara.

Road

Santa Clara VTA bus
VTA bus arriving at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills

Buses

Santa Clara County has consolidated its transportation services into the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, which operates a bus system.

Bicycle network

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is establishing a bicycle network throughout the county. Santa Clara County Bicycle network is part of the San Francisco Bay Area Regional Bikeway Network.

Freeways and expressways

The county has an extensive freeway system and a separate expressway system (though it’s not as extensive as those in Southern California). Expressways in California are distinct from freeways; although access to adjoining properties is eliminated, at-grade intersections are allowed. However, unlike expressways virtually everywhere else in California, the Santa Clara County expressways were built, signed, and maintained as county roads; they are not maintained by Caltrans, although they are patrolled by the California Highway Patrol.

There is also a large street network dominated by four- and six-lane arterials. Some of the newer boulevards (primarily in the West Valley) are divided with landscaped medians.

Sea

The county has no commercial seaports, although small boats can access San Francisco Bay from several points. Like many other Bay Area counties, it is dependent upon the Port of Oakland for transport of ocean cargo.

Jails

Santa Clara County Department of Correction is administered by the county's sheriff's office and supervises the following facilities:

  • Santa Clara County Main Jail[52]
    • Main Jail South (up to 674 men)
    • Main Jail North (up to 919 men)
  • Elmwood Correctional Facility (up to 600 women, 2,500 men)[53]
  • North County Jail (day use only for Palo Alto courthouse)
  • Juvenile Detention[54]
    • Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall (up to 390 boys and girls)
    • William F. James Boys Ranch (up to 96 teenage boys)

Parks

Santa Clara County has an extensive park system, much of it founded in the major park expansion of the late 1970s. Parks within the county include:

Open space preserves include:

Santa Clara County also contains Ulistac Natural Area, a volunteer maintained natural open space. Foreign and invasive species are removed when possible as native plants are introduced. Migratory birds and butterflies often use this area.

Sister counties

To promote friendship and understanding and to build bridges with countries of origin for various ethnic populations in the county, the County of Santa Clara has created a Sister County Commission to coordinate the program. As of 2009, there are three sister counties:[55]

Communities

Holbrook-Palmer Park Atherton California
Atherton is the 1st most expensive place to live in the United States.
Los Altos Main Street 2
Los Altos is the 3rd most expensive zip code in the United States.[56]
Ramona Street Architectural District, Palo Alto, CA 5-27-2012 2-48-37 PM
Palo Alto is the 5th most educated city[57] and the 5th most expensive zip code in the United States.[58]
Votaw Building (1)
Morgan Hill is the 17th most expensive place to live in the United States.[62]
Main Street Los Gatos
Los Gatos is the 33rd wealthiest city in the United States.[61]
Memorial Arch Saratoga California
Saratoga is the 16th most educated and the 8th wealthiest city in the United States.[59][60]

Cities

There are 15 incorporated places in Santa Clara County, they are...

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Former townships

Population ranking

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Santa Clara County.[63]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2010 Census)
1 San Jose City 945,942
2 Sunnyvale City 140,081
3 Santa Clara City 116,468
4 Mountain View City 74,066
5 Milpitas City 66,790
6 Palo Alto City 64,403
7 Cupertino City 58,302
8 Gilroy City 48,821
9 Campbell City 39,349
10 Morgan Hill City 37,882
11 Saratoga City 29,926
12 Los Gatos Town 29,413
13 Los Altos City 28,976
14 Alum Rock CDP 15,536
15 Stanford CDP 13,809
16 East Foothills CDP 8,269
17 Los Altos Hills Town 7,922
18 San Martin CDP 7,027
19 Burbank CDP 4,926
20 Monte Sereno City 3,341
21 Cambrian Park CDP 3,282
22 Loyola CDP 3,261
23 Lexington Hills CDP 2,421
24 Fruitdale CDP 935

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Other = Some other race + Two or more races
  2. ^ Native American = Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander + American Indian or Alaska Native
  3. ^ a b Percentage of registered voters with respect to total population. Percentages of party members with respect to registered voters follow.
  4. ^ Only larceny-theft cases involving property over $400 in value are reported as property crimes.

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External links

Calero Reservoir

Calero Reservoir is an artificial lake in the Santa Teresa Hills south of San Jose, California, United States. A 4,471-acre (1,809 ha) county park surrounds the reservoir and provides limited fishing ("catch-and-release"), picnicking, hiking, and horseback riding activities. Although swimming is prohibited, boating, water-skiing and jet-skiing are permitted in the reservoir.The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment released a "Do Not Eat" warning regarding eating any fish caught from this reservoir based on the elevated mercury level.

Coyote Lake (Santa Clara County, California)

Coyote Lake (also known as Coyote Reservoir) is an artificial lake in Santa Clara County, California, between Morgan Hill and Gilroy.

The reservoir is impounded by Coyote Dam, a 140-foot (43 m) high, 980-foot (300 m) long, earth and rock dam built in 1936. It holds 23,244 acre feet (28,671,009 m3) of water when full. It is the second largest reservoir owned by the Santa Clara Valley Water District.A 4,595-acre county park ("Coyote-Bear") surrounds the reservoir, and provides camping (RVs and tents), fishing ("catch-and-release"), picnicking, and hiking activities. Swimming is not allowed by order of the Santa Clara Valley Water District. Power boating, jetskiing, waterskiing, sailing, canoeing/kayaking and fishing are all allowed in the reservoir. The boat launch ramp is located two miles north of the visitor center. It has two docks, a 3-lane concrete ramp, paved parking and a restroom. For fisherman, the lake contains bluegill, black crappie, channel catfish, carp and black bass. The reservoir is closed to all boating between mid-October and mid-April.

Crystal Peak (Santa Clara County, California)

Crystal Peak is a prominent peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains in southwest Santa Clara County, California, United States. The landmark lies 10 mi (16 km) west of Morgan Hill, and approximately 0.5 mi (1 km) northeast of Loma Prieta. It is the second highest peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The headwaters of Llagas Creek originate on the eastern flank of the peak, and flow southward before merging with the Pajaro River at the San Benito County line.

Downtown Mountain View station

Downtown Mountain View station is an intermodal transit station located in Mountain View, California. The station is served by Caltrain regional rail service, Santa Clara VTA light rail service, VTA local buses, and local shuttles. Downtown Mountain View is the northern terminus of the Mountain View-Winchester light rail route. The station has one island platform serving the two light rail tracks and two side platforms serving the two Caltrain tracks.

The station building was constructed in 2000 to replicate the no-longer-extant 1888-built Southern Pacific Railroad station. Two pieces of public art were added during the construction of the light rail line.

Foothill–De Anza Community College District

The Foothill–De Anza Community College District is a community college district headquartered on the grounds of Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California. The district operates Foothill College and De Anza College in Cupertino.

Grant Ranch County Park

Grant Ranch Park is the largest county park in Santa Clara County, California. Also known as Joseph D. Grant County Park, this site is situated in the Diablo Range foothills of the eastern Santa Clara Valley. The park is one of 28 owned by Santa Clara County and managed by the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department.Joseph D. Grant, son of a wealthy San Francisco merchant, began buying what had been the Rancho Cañada de Pala Mexican land grant. Grant used the property for grazing cattle, recreating, and hunting game. Joseph D. Grant died in 1942. Santa Clara County purchased approximately 9,553 acres (38.7 km2) of the land in 1975, and created this public park.

Grant Ranch Park is situated in the Diablo Range, near Mount Hamilton. Elevations range from about 1,400 feet (427 m) in Halls Valley to peaks over 2,800 feet (853 m) on the Park's eastern edge. This upward gradient leads to even higher peaks in the crest of the range and to Mount Hamilton itself at 4,209 feet (1,283 m). The western slopes of Mount Hamilton drop into Smith Creek which forms the eastern boundary of the Park.

The park is known for mountain biking, birdwatching and hiking. Some of the special status biota within Grant Ranch Park are the Burrowing owl and the Western pond turtle. The Park also offers camp sites.

HP Garage

The HP Garage is a private museum where the company Hewlett-Packard (HP) was founded. It is located at 367 Addison Avenue in Palo Alto, California. It is considered to be the "Birthplace of Silicon Valley." In the 1930s, Stanford University and its Dean of Engineering Frederick Terman began encouraging faculty and graduates to stay in the area instead of leaving California, and develop a high-tech region. HP founders William Hewlett and David Packard are considered the first Stanford students who took Terman's advice.The garage has since been designated a California Historical Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Though not open for public tours, the property can be viewed from the sidewalk and driveway.

History of Santa Clara County, California

Santa Clara County, California, is one of California's original counties, with prior habitation dating from prehistory to the Alta California period.

Montalvo Arts Center

The Montalvo Arts Center is a non-profit center for the arts in Saratoga, California, United States. Open to the public, Montalvo comprises a cultural and arts center, a park, hiking trails and the historic Villa Montalvo, an Italian Mediterranean Revival mansion nestled in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The mansion and estate were constructed from 1912–14 by California statesman and businessman James Duval Phelan. After Phelan's death, the entire estate was donated to California as a park and then a cultural and arts center as it exists today. The arts center maintains the estate in partnership with Santa Clara County. The mansion is a historic landmark, and in 1978 it was awarded inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.

Morgan Hill station

Morgan Hill is a Caltrain station located in the downtown area of Morgan Hill, California. The station is only served during weekday peak hours, with northbound trains in the morning and southbound trains in the evening.

The station will eventually be served by Amtrak when the Capitol Corridor is extended to Salinas station.

Mountain Home (Santa Clara County, California)

Mountain Home is a sparsely populated area located on the eastern side of the Santa Cruz Mountains in unincorporated southwest Santa Clara County, California near Mount Chual and Rancho Canada del Oro Open Space Preserves. The Loma Fire burned about one half of the region in 2016.

National Register of Historic Places listings in Santa Clara County, California

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Santa Clara County, California.

This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Santa Clara County, California, United States. Latitude and longitude coordinates are provided for many National Register properties and districts; these locations may be seen together in an online map.There are 114 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county, including 6 National Historic Landmarks. Another property was once listed but has been removed.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted April 12, 2019.

New Almaden

The New Almaden quicksilver mine in the Capitancillas range in Santa Clara County, California, United States, is the oldest and most productive quicksilver (i.e., mercury) mine in the U.S. The site was known to the indigenous Ohlone for its cinnabar long before a Mexican settler became aware of the ores in 1820. By the time they were identified as mercury, the mine was perfectly timed to supply the California Gold Rush. The mine ran intermittently after 1927 and eventually closed. It was purchased by the county and is now part of Almaden Quicksilver County Park.

Old Gilroy, California

Old Gilroy (also Gilroy's and San Isidro) is an unincorporated community in Santa Clara County, California. It was the original townsite of Gilroy, California, which is now located nearby.

Old Gilroy was a stagecoach station of the Butterfield Overland Mail, as well as other stage lines in the later 19th century.

Rengstorff House

The Rengstorff House was one of the first houses to be built in Mountain View, California. It was built c. 1867 by Henry Rengstorff, a prominent local businessman who operated a ferry between San Francisco and Mountain View. It is built in the Italianate Victorian architecture style. The house's three-bay front facade features an entrance pavilion topped by a balustrade and a pediment on the middle bay.Henry Rengstorff built the house near Rengstorff Landing, and important grain shipping point. The house was built to demonstrate his prosperity, and to raise his six children in comfort, including a room built solely for his four girls, to accommodate their regular appointment with a dressmaker to try on the latest fashions. When Rensgstorff died, his daughter Elise Haag and grandson Perry Askam moved into the house. The ranch on which the house was located was purchased by the Newhall Development Company. This company did not have use for the house, but attempted to preserve the structure while having it relocated.The house was located about a mile from the present location at Shoreline Park. It was saved from destruction in the 1970s, but remained abandoned for many years, until the 1980s when the house was finally restored. There are stories of Hells Angels driving their motorcycles up and down the dilapidated staircase.

The house is open for guided tours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Sundays. Docents in period costume talk about the antique Victorian furnishings and decorative details. The English gardens are open during public hours as well.

San Jose Diridon station

San Jose Diridon is the central passenger rail depot for San Jose, California. It also serves as a transit hub for Santa Clara County and Silicon Valley.

The station is on the Union Pacific Coast Line tracks (formerly Southern Pacific) at 65 Cahill Street in San Jose. The depot is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its Italian Renaissance Revival style architectural and historical significance.

The station is served by Caltrain, ACE, VTA light rail, and Amtrak. This is in addition to bus services by California Shuttle Bus, Amtrak Thruway Bus, Monterey-Salinas Transit, Santa Cruz Metro (Highway 17 Express), local VTA and employer shuttles and buses.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) metro service to a new underground station is projected to begin in 2026 with the completion of the Silicon Valley BART extension.

Santa Clara Convention Center

The Santa Clara Convention Center is located in northern Santa Clara, California. It serves as one of the large meeting and convention facilities in Silicon Valley, with 262,000 square feet (24,300 m2) of meeting space, built in 1986. The ballroom space was expanded during 2009.

It is located in the same complex as the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and the Santa Clara TechMart conference center. It is adjacent to the VTA Great America light rail station and across the street from the Great America theme park.

Santa Clara station (California)

The Santa Clara Depot is one of two heavy railway stations in Santa Clara, California (the other being Great America Station further to the north). It is served by the Caltrain from San Francisco, and is served by the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) from Stockton although this service was previously suspended from 2005 until 2012 due to track construction in the area. This station is the planned terminal for the Silicon Valley BART extension into Santa Clara County and will be preceded by Diridon/Arena BART station with direct service to San Francisco/Daly City and Richmond.The Santa Clara station has a side platform serving the southbound Caltrain track (Track 3) and an island platform for the northbound Caltrain track (Track 2) and the ACE/Amtrak track (Track 1). The island platform is connected to the side platform by a pedestrian tunnel that was completed in 2012. Additional tracks northeast of Track 1 are used by Union Pacific freight trains.

The platforms have been rebuilt to eliminate the hold out rule (where only one train could enter the station at a time) and permit ACE and Amtrak Capitol Corridor trains to stop at the station.

Stanford, California

Stanford is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Clara County, California, United States and is the home of Stanford University. The population was 13,809 at the 2010 census, with a daily population of 35,000.Stanford is an unincorporated area of Santa Clara County and is adjacent to the city of Palo Alto. A popular landmark is the Dish.

Most of the Stanford University campus and other core University owned land is situated within the census-designated place of Stanford though the Stanford University Medical Center, the Stanford Shopping Center, and the Stanford Research Park are officially part of the city of Palo Alto. Its resident population consists of the inhabitants of on-campus housing, including graduate student residences and single-family homes and condominiums owned by their faculty inhabitants but located on leased Stanford land. A residential neighborhood adjacent to the Stanford campus, College Terrace, featuring streets named after universities and colleges, including Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard and Princeton, is neither part of the Stanford CDP nor owned by the University but is part of Palo Alto.

Population, race, and income
Total population[19] 1,762,754
  White[19] 896,937 50.9%
  Black or African American[19] 45,219 2.6%
  American Indian or Alaska Native[19] 9,906 0.6%
  Asian[19] 560,362 31.8%
  Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander[19] 6,445 0.4%
  Some other race[19] 171,082 9.7%
  Two or more races[19] 72,803 4.1%
 Hispanic or Latino (of any race)[20] 468,262 26.6%
Per capita income[21] $40,698
Median household income[22] $89,064
Median family income[23] $103,255
Places by population and race
Place Type[24] Population[19] White[19] Other[19]
[note 1]
Asian[19] Black or African
American[19]
Native American[19]
[note 2]
Hispanic or Latino
(of any race)[20]
Alum Rock CDP 11,814 60.5% 25.7% 11.3% 2.0% 0.5% 73.0%
Burbank CDP 5,827 67.3% 19.2% 11.6% 1.5% 0.3% 48.5%
Cambrian Park CDP 3,581 78.6% 9.0% 3.9% 0.3% 8.2% 16.8%
Campbell City 39,108 68.7% 12.0% 16.9% 1.4% 0.9% 16.8%
Cupertino City 57,459 34.6% 3.9% 60.7% 0.4% 0.4% 4.3%
East Foothills CDP 6,983 67.3% 17.4% 13.4% 1.9% 0.1% 31.4%
Fruitdale CDP 1,087 82.9% 1.0% 9.6% 3.2% 3.3% 7.2%
Gilroy City 47,808 70.4% 19.3% 6.4% 2.0% 1.9% 56.0%
Lexington Hills CDP 2,298 88.7% 3.4% 6.4% 0.4% 1.1% 2.3%
Los Altos City 28,752 71.4% 6.2% 21.6% 0.6% 0.3% 5.9%
Los Altos Hills Town 7,912 66.2% 1.9% 31.7% 0.1% 0.0% 1.9%
Los Gatos Town 29,165 84.0% 4.3% 9.2% 1.6% 0.8% 5.6%
Loyola CDP 3,747 74.0% 3.9% 20.9% 0.0% 1.2% 2.3%
Milpitas City 66,038 21.8% 14.6% 59.0% 3.5% 1.1% 17.1%
Monte Sereno City 3,338 80.0% 3.5% 14.3% 2.2% 0.0% 6.1%
Morgan Hill City 37,278 69.2% 15.9% 11.5% 2.4% 1.0% 34.9%
Mountain View City 73,394 58.8% 12.8% 25.1% 2.6% 0.8% 21.0%
Palo Alto City 63,475 65.5% 5.5% 25.4% 3.3% 0.3% 7.6%
San Jose City 939,688 47.6% 16.2% 32.1% 3.0% 1.0% 33.0%
San Martin CDP 6,799 66.8% 21.0% 10.5% 0.8% 0.9% 39.3%
Santa Clara City 114,482 46.0% 12.0% 38.2% 2.5% 1.3% 19.4%
Saratoga City 29,781 51.8% 3.6% 44.0% 0.5% 0.1% 3.0%
Stanford CDP 13,416 59.9% 8.3% 26.2% 4.6% 1.0% 12.2%
Sunnyvale City 138,436 44.6% 12.3% 40.6% 1.8% 0.8% 17.8%
Places by population and income
Place Type[24] Population[25] Per capita income[21] Median household income[22] Median family income[23]
Alum Rock CDP 11,814 $19,409 $62,884 $63,098
Burbank CDP 5,827 $30,919 $51,623 $50,720
Cambrian Park CDP 3,581 $44,782 $102,825 $110,054
Campbell City 39,108 $44,354 $82,687 $97,703
Cupertino City 57,459 $51,965 $124,825 $146,601
East Foothills CDP 6,983 $41,571 $105,050 $111,250
Fruitdale CDP 1,087 $57,675 $76,058 $100,508
Gilroy City 47,808 $28,719 $75,483 $86,658
Lexington Hills CDP 2,298 $74,185 $126,696 $157,632
Los Altos City 28,752 $77,267 $151,856 $180,238
Los Altos Hills Town 7,912 $109,694 $218,077 $230,000
Los Gatos Town 29,165 $69,134 $122,875 $156,197
Loyola CDP 3,747 $87,773 $190,724 $189,583
Milpitas City 66,038 $32,465 $94,589 $100,768
Monte Sereno City 3,338 $94,727 $181,719 $245,417
Morgan Hill City 37,278 $39,433 $94,301 $106,659
Mountain View City 73,394 $51,635 $91,446 $110,657
Palo Alto City 63,475 $72,199 $122,532 $161,373
San Jose City 939,688 $33,770 $80,764 $89,500
San Martin CDP 6,799 $37,094 $77,188 $87,731
Santa Clara City 114,482 $39,523 $89,004 $105,100
Saratoga City 29,781 $71,223 $155,182 $183,776
Stanford CDP 13,416 $31,942 $60,189 $161,818
Sunnyvale City 138,436 $44,617 $93,292 $106,922
Population reported at 2010 United States Census
The County
Total
Population
White
African
American
Native
American
Asian
Pacific
Islander
other
races
two or
more races
Hispanic
or Latino
(of any race)
Santa Clara County 1,781,642 836,616 46,428 12,960 570,524 7,060 220,806 87,248 479,210
Incorporated
cities and towns
Total
Population
White
African
American
Native
American
Asian
Pacific
Islander
other
races
two or
more races
Hispanic
or Latino
(of any race)
Campbell 39,349 26,315 1,158 275 6,320 161 2,713 2,407 7,247
Cupertino 58,302 18,270 344 117 36,895 54 670 1,952 2,113
Gilroy 48,821 28,674 942 831 3,448 111 12,322 2,493 28,214
Los Altos 28,976 20,459 148 48 6,815 59 195 1,252 1,132
Los Altos Hills 7,922 5,417 37 4 2,109 8 50 297 213
Los Gatos 29,413 24,060 269 86 3,203 52 462 1,281 2,120
Milpitas 66,790 13,725 1,969 309 41,536 346 5,811 3,094 11,240
Monte Sereno 3,341 2,698 14 12 464 0 28 125 162
Morgan Hill 37,882 24,713 746 335 3,852 125 5,779 2,332 12,863
Mountain View 74,066 41,468 1,629 344 19,232 391 7,241 3,761 16,071
Palo Alto 64,403 41,359 1,197 121 17,461 142 1,426 2,697 3,974
San Jose 945,942 404,437 30,242 8,297 303,138 4,017 148,749 47,062 313,636
Santa Clara 116,468 52,359 3,154 579 43,889 651 9,624 6,212 22,589
Saratoga 29,926 16,125 94 41 12,376 23 202 1,065 1,034
Sunnyvale 140,081 60,193 2,735 662 57,320 638 12,177 6,356 26,517
Census-designated
places
Total
Population
White
African
American
Native
American
Asian
Pacific
Islander
other
races
two or
more races
Hispanic
or Latino
(of any race)
Alum Rock 15,536 6,581 207 298 2,039 70 5,466 875 10,977
Burbank 4,926 2,994 135 64 379 16 1,049 289 2,509
Cambrian Park 3,282 2,598 26 29 221 19 190 199 591
East Foothills 8,269 4,853 205 78 1,445 41 1,219 428 3,118
Fruitdale 935 633 31 11 110 4 88 58 244
Lexington Hills 2,421 2,148 10 5 90 0 59 109 193
Loyola 3,261 2,291 19 1 760 2 37 151 114
San Martin 7,027 4,329 27 71 470 18 1,752 360 3,249
Stanford 13,809 7,932 651 86 3,777 28 263 1,072 1,439
Unincorporated
communities
Total
Population
White
African
American
Native
American
Asian
Pacific
Islander
other
races
two or
more races
Hispanic
or Latino
(of any race)
All others not CDPs (combined) 30,494 21,985 439 256 3,175 84 3,234 1,321 7,651
Population and registered voters
Total population[19] 1,762,754
  Registered voters[42][note 3] 817,310 46.4%
    Democratic[42] 372,979 45.6%
    Republican[42] 177,268 21.7%
    Democratic–Republican spread[42] +195,711 +23.9%
    Independent[42] 17,009 2.1%
    Green[42] 4,326 0.5%
    Libertarian[42] 4,843 0.6%
    Peace and Freedom[42] 1,950 0.2%
    Americans Elect[42] 36 0.0%
    Other[42] 1,542 0.2%
    No party preference[42] 237,357 29.0%
Cities by population and voter registration
City Population[19] Registered voters[42]
[note 3]
Democratic[42] Republican[42] D–R spread[42] Other[42] No party preference[42]
Campbell 39,108 53.4% 45.3% 23.8% +21.5% 7.3% 26.2%
Cupertino 57,459 48.2% 37.0% 20.0% +17.0% 4.0% 40.4%
Gilroy 47,808 42.7% 48.5% 25.2% +23.3% 6.8% 22.1%
Los Altos 28,752 67.4% 41.5% 29.4% +12.1% 4.3% 26.2%
Los Altos Hills 7,912 73.6% 34.9% 33.6% +1.3% 4.3% 28.7%
Los Gatos 29,165 65.0% 41.0% 31.5% +9.5% 6.2% 23.7%
Milpitas 66,038 40.4% 42.5% 19.2% +23.3% 5.3% 35.0%
Monte Sereno 3,338 73.7% 37.1% 36.9% +0.2% 6.1% 22.3%
Morgan Hill 37,278 52.6% 40.9% 32.0% +8.9% 6.9% 23.0%
Mountain View 73,394 46.0% 49.1% 16.4% +32.7% 5.3% 30.8%
Palo Alto 63,475 59.7% 52.6% 15.5% +37.1% 3.8% 29.2%
San Jose 939,688 44.6% 46.8% 20.6% +26.2% 6.0% 28.8%
Santa Clara 114,482 41.9% 46.5% 19.9% +26.6% 6.1% 29.7%
Saratoga 29,781 66.8% 34.2% 31.5% +2.7% 3.9% 31.8%
Sunnyvale 138,436 41.1% 45.0% 19.9% +25.1% 5.0% 31.8%
Population and crime rates
Population[19] 1,762,754
Violent crime[43] 5,013 2.84
  Homicide[43] 46 0.03
  Forcible rape[43] 387 0.22
  Robbery[43] 1,499 0.85
  Aggravated assault[43] 3,081 1.75
Property crime[43] 23,790 13.50
  Burglary[43] 7,094 4.02
  Larceny-theft[43][note 4] 28,303 16.06
  Motor vehicle theft[43] 7,356 4.17
Arson[43] 403 0.23
Cities by population and crime rates
City Population[44] Violent crimes[44] Violent crime rate
per 1,000 persons
Property crimes[44] Property crime rate
per 1,000 persons
Campbell 41,339 90 2.23 1,649 40.88
Cupertino 59,769 58 0.97 797 13.33
Gilroy 50,042 159 3.18 1,788 35.73
Los Altos 29,704 6 0.20 299 10.07
Los Altos Hills 8,121 5 0.62 45 5.54
Los Gatos 30,161 38 1.26 629 20.85
Milpitas 68,433 81 1.18 2,023 29.56
Monte Sereno 3,426 3 0.88 35 10.22
Morgan Hill 38,834 50 1.29 695 17.90
Mountain View 75,933 155 2.04 1,419 18.69
Palo Alto 66,019 53 0.80 1,409 21.34
San Jose 976,459 3,547 3.63 28,463 29.15
Santa Clara 119,360 221 1.85 3,306 27.70
Saratoga 30,683 9 0.29 231 7.53
Sunnyvale 143,606 170 1.18 2,555 17.79
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