Santa Clara is a city located in Santa Clara County, California. It is the center of Silicon Valley. It is also the site of Mission Santa Clara de Asis, on the campus of Santa Clara University, the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of California.
As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 102,361.
As of the census of 2000, there are 102,361 people, 38,526 households, and 24,117 families residing in the city. The population density is 2,149.1/km² (5,566.2/mi²). There are 39,630 housing units at an average density of 832.0/km² (2,155.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 55.59% White, 2.29% African American, 0.53% Native American, 29.27% Asian, 0.43% Pacific Islander, 6.94% from other races, and 4.95% from two or more races. 15.99% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 38,526 households out of which 27.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% are married couples living together, 9.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% are non-families. 25.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.58 and the average family size is 3.14.
In the city the population is spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 39.1% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 103.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 102.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $69,466, and the median income for a family is $77,189. Males have a median income of $58,641 versus $43,131 for females. The per capita income for the city is $31,755. 7.8% of the population and 4.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 6.3% are under the age of 18 and 8.2% are 65 or older.