Santa Clara County

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Santa Clara County, California

70 W Hedding St 11th Fl East Wing
San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: (408) 299-5105
Fax: (408) 293-5649

In W central CA, north of Monterey; original county; organized Feb 18, 1850 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the river named for Saint Clare of Assisi

Area (sq mi):: 1304.01 (land 1290.69; water 13.32) Population per square mile: 1316.40
Population 2005: 1,699,052 State rank: 6 Population change: 2000-20005 1.00%; 1990-2000 12.40% Population 2000: 1,682,585 (White 44.20%; Black or African American 2.80%; Hispanic or Latino 24.00%; Asian 25.60%; Other 17.80%). Foreign born: 34.10%. Median age: 34.00
Income 2000: per capita $32,795; median household $74,335; Population below poverty level: 7.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $54,195-$46,640
Unemployment (2004): 6.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.10% Median travel time to work: 26.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 12.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • San Jose County seat (904,522)
  • Sunnyvale (128,012)
  • Santa Clara (104,001)
  • Mountain View (69,011)
  • Milpitas (62,698)
  • Palo Alto (56,862)
  • Cupertino (51,405)
  • Gilroy (44,356)
  • Campbell (37,013)
  • Morgan Hill (34,885)
  • East Palo Alto (32,042)
  • Saratoga (29,633)
  • Los Gatos (27,930)
  • Los Altos (26,992)

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    Despite several civil suits against Rostami - all tried in his absence - the 37-year-old financier did not face criminal proceedings until the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office filed charges earlier this year.
    As of October, there were 5,372 more single men than women ages 20 to 45 in Santa Clara County.
    Stone, a retired Santa Clara County judge, both were premed students at the University of California at Berkeley, before switching gears and graduating from the Hastings College of Law.
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