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Santa Clara is a city in Santa Clara County, in the San Jose-Sunnyvale metro area.

The community was named for Mission Santa Clara de Asis

The latitude of Santa Clara is 37.354N. The longitude is -121.954W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 75 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 102,095.


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Median household income
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$69,466
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Santa Clara demographic reports
Santa Clara is in the Santa Clara Valley.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 253. The number of murders and homicides was 7. The violent crime rate was 2.5 per 1,000 people.
No. 8 on the "Best Cities for Women" list (small cities), Ladies' Home Journal, 2002
Census 2000 highlights: Among major American cities, ranked No. 8 in percentage Asian population (29.3%)
Well-known residents have included:
· Pablo Morales, swimmer, Olympic medallist
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Peet's Coffee & Tea, Starbucks
Santa Clara attractions: Great America theme park
Historic sites and museums: Intel Museum, Triton Museum of Art, de Saisset Museum, Harris-Lass Historic Museum, South Bay Historical Railroad
Colleges and universities: Santa Clara University, Mission College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
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National index: 100
Local index: 126

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9% of Santa Clara residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Santa Clara ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Santa Clara was $31,755, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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42% of Santa Clara residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Santa Clara, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,173.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,801.


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Libraries in Santa Clara include Mission Library Family Reading Center, Santa Clara City Library - Central Library ... View libraries

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Santa Clara County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Santa Clara political report.

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Santa Clara restaurants taking online reservations include Birk's, Parcel 104 ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Santa Clara workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 23 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Santa Clara between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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