Santa Clara, CA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 39,602 housing units in Santa Clara. This represents a 4.6% growth from 37,873 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 39,602 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Santa Clara is about 46.1%. Santa Clara's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 2.8%. Average household size is 2.58 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Santa Clara were built after 1965.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type7.60%
One Bedroom22.20%
Two Bedrooms28.10%
Three Bedrooms29.70%
Four Bedrooms10.60%
Five Bedrooms or more1.70%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.68
Median year structure was built1959
Median Value of occupied units$396,500
Median Price asked for vacant units$450,000

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.5
Median year structure was built1970
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$1,487

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.40%
Second Mortgage11%
Home Equity Loan7.50%
Simple Mortgage54.20%
Debt Free27%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs19%