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
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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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    Pembrook Capital Management completed an $8.37 million first mortgage bridge loan to an affiliate of Republic Urban Properties LLC, facilitating the acquisition of a 2.36 acre land parcel in San Jose, Santa Clara County, CA.
    Their mascot, "Monte Mush," greets visitors as they learn that the mushroom industry is the number one employer in Santa Clara County, CA.
    The largest absolute declines in employment in 2001 occurred in Cook County, IL (-37,351), New York County, NY (-32,910), Wayne County, MI (-27,974), Santa Clara County, CA (-22,112), and San Francisco County, CA (-20,423).
    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 2000 FOR SELECTED LARGE COUNTIES Rank County Metropolitan Area 1 Morris County, NJ Newark, PMSA 2 Fairfax County, VA Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 3 Somerset County, NJ Middle-Somerset-Hunterdon, MSA 4 Santa Clara County, CA San Jose, PMSA 5 Collin County, TX Dallas, PMSA 6 Nassau County, NY Nassau-Suffolk, PMSA 7 Montgomery County, MD Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 8 San Mateo County, CA San Francisco, PMSA 9 Prince William County, VA Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 10 Lake County, IL Chicago, PMSA 11 Dakota County, MN Minneapolis-St.
    Louis City, MO 3.0 Tarrant County, TX 2.9 Santa Clara County, CA 2.8 Cobb County, GA 2.5 San Diego County, CA 2.5 Nassau County, NY 2.4 Orange County, CA 2.3 Fairfax County, VA 2.1 Dallas County, TX 1.9 Fairfield County, CT 1.8 Denver County, CO 1.4 King County, WA 1.4 District of Columbia 1.4 Essex County, MA 1.3 Sacramento County, CA 1.2 Hamilton County, OH 1.1 Montgomery County, MD 1.1 Philadelphia County, PA 1.1
    Louis City, MO $7,527 Cobb County, GA $5,604 Arlington County, VA $4,065 Greene County, OH $3,617 Alexandria City, VA $3,604 Newport News City, VA $3,581 Denver County, CO $3,092 Norfolk City, VA $2,623 Fairfax County, VA $2,604 Middlesex County, MA $2,483 Tarrant County, TX $2,479 Brevard County, FL $2,443 District of Columbia $2,361 Fairfield County, CT $2,159 Santa Clara County, CA $1,890 Essex County, MA $1,884 Nassau County, NY $1,882 Santa Barbara County, CA $1,849 Burlington County, NJ $1,797 Guilford County, NC $1,782
    FIGURE 5 1992 Defense Department Contract Spending Relative to Local Population Per Person Melbourne-Titusville, FL $2,443 Fort Worth-Arlington, TX $2,178 Fairfield County, CT $2,159 Santa Clara County, CA $1,890 Washington, DC $1,870 Santa Barbara, CA $1,849 Boston, MA $1,369 St.
    FIGURE 7 1992 Manufacturing Jobs As % of Total Jobs Johnson City, TN 31% Santa Clara County, CA 30% York, PA 30% Greensboro-Winston-Salem, NC 29% Greenville-Spartanburg, SC 29% Grand Rapids, MI 28% Rochester, NY 27% Allentown-Bethlehem, PA 25% Aurora-Elgin, IL 25% Fort Wayne, IN 25% Wichita, KS 24% Augusta, GA 23% Charlotte-Gastonia, NC 23% Akron, OH 22% Chattanooga, TN 22% Dayton-Springfield, OH 22% Detroit, MI 22% Fairfield County, CT 22% Gary-Hammond, IN 22% Lake County, IL 22% Milwaukee, WI 22% Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA 22% Ann Arbor, MI 21% Modesto, CA 21%
    Marin County, CA $13.50 per square foot; San Mateo County, CA $9.96; San Diego County, CA $8.88; Santa Cruz County, CA $8.88; Las Vegas, NV $8.64; Westchester, NY $8.00; Monterrey County, CA $7.80; Santa Clara County, CA $7.68; Orange County, CA $7.44; Manchester, NH $7.25;

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