Stanford, CA

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2022 Population
17,255
5.65% 1-year growth
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
22.1
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
21%
22.2% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$69,631
4.14% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$2M
2022 Employed Population
7,527
5.35% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Stanford, CA had a population of 17.3k people with a median age of 22.1 and a median household income of $69,631. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Stanford, CA grew from 16,333 to 17,255, a 5.65% increase and its median household income grew from $66,863 to $69,631, a 4.14% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Stanford, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (45.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (25.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.03%), White (Hispanic) (6.08%), and Other (Hispanic) (5.2%).

None of the households in Stanford, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

79.1% of the residents in Stanford, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Stanford, CA are Stanford University (5,232 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Stanford, CA was $2M, and the homeownership rate was 25.6%.

Most people in Stanford, CA used a bicycle to get to work, and the average commute time was 15.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Stanford, CA was 1 car per household.

Population & Diversity

Stanford, CA is home to a population of 17.3k people, from which 79.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 28.4% of Stanford, CA residents were born outside of the country (4.89k people).

In 2022, there were 1.78 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.85k people) in Stanford, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.21k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

79.1%
2022 Citizenship
81.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 79.1% of Stanford, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Stanford, CA was 81.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Stanford, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.85k ± 892
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    4.4k ± 579
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.21k ± 364
16.9%
Hispanic Population
2.92k people

In 2022, there were 1.78 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.85k people) in Stanford, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.21k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

16.9% of the people in Stanford, CA are hispanic (2.92k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Stanford, CA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,899,021 ± 46,015 people
  2. Philippines
    824,230 ± 22,055 people
  3. China
    685,370 ± 20,148 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 3,899,021 California residents, followed by Philippines with 824,230 and China with 685,370.

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Foreign-Born Population

28.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.89k people
26.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.39k people

As of 2022, 28.4% of Stanford, CA residents (4.89k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Stanford, CA was 26.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    66 ± 101
  2. Vietnam
    52 ± 51
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    20 ± 37

Stanford, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Stanford, CA employs 7.53k people. The largest industries in Stanford, CA are Educational Services (4,196 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (586 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (541 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,292), Finance & Insurance ($72,292), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($43,646).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $75,777. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

7.53k
2022 Value
± 756
5.35%
1 Year growth
± 12.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Stanford, CA grew at a rate of 5.35%, from 7.15k employees to 7.53k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Stanford, CA, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (2,762 people), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (822 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (602 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Stanford, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.53k
2022 Value
± 756
5.35%
1 Year growth
± 12.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Stanford, CA grew at a rate of 5.35%, from 7.15k employees to 7.53k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Stanford, CA, are Educational Services (4,196 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (586 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (541 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Stanford, CA, though some of these residents may live in Stanford, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$38,636
Median earning men ± $9,122
$16,574
Median earning women ± $4,609

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($206,250), Public Administration ($155,294), and Retail Trade ($57,539).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($250,001), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,333), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($35,045).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Stanford, CA awarded 5,232 degrees. The student population of Stanford, CA in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 9,650 male students and 8,633 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Stanford, CA are White (1,717 and 43.4%), followed by Asian (1,023 and 25.9%), Hispanic or Latino (591 and 14.9%), and Two or More Races (333 and 8.42%).

The largest universities in Stanford, CA by number of degrees awarded are Stanford University (5,232 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Stanford, CA are Computer Science (656 and 12.5%), Management Science (608 and 11.6%), and Electrical & Electronics Engineering (206 and 3.94%).

The median tuition cost in Stanford, CA for private four year colleges is $57,693.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Stanford, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 3.68%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 83.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 18,283 (52.8% men and 47.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 18,283 students enrolled in Stanford, CA, 52.8% men and 47.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,838 records, of which 46.7% were women and 53.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 334 degrees awarded
  2. 137 degrees awarded
  3. 583 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Stanford, CA was Computer Science with 334 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Masters Degree from schools in Stanford, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
5,232 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Stanford University with 5,232 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,782 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Stanford, CA, which is 1.14 times more than the 2,450 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,717 degrees mean that there were 1.68 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 1,023 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($57,693) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($723) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,305) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Stanford, CA was $2M in 2022, which is 7.09 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $2M to $2M, a 0% change. The homeownership rate in Stanford, CA is 25.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Stanford, CA have an average commute time of 15.5 minutes, and they used a bicycle to get to work. Car ownership in Stanford, CA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Property

$2M
Median Property Value 2022
±N/A
$929
Median Property Taxes
±$292

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Stanford, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Stanford, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

25.6%
Homeownership
2022
66.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 25.6% of the housing units in Stanford, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 27.8%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5130
  2. Census Tract 5116.08

The following map shows all of the places in Stanford, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$69,631
Median Household Income
± $13,839
3.63k
Number of Households
± 523

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.63k households in Stanford, CA grew to $69,631 from the previous year's value of $66,863.

The following chart displays the households in Stanford, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Stanford, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Bicycle (27%)
  2. Walked (23.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (21.2%)

In 2022, 27% of workers in Stanford, CA used a bicycle to get to work, followed by those who walked to work (23.3%) and those who worked at home (21.2%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

15.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Stanford, CA have a shorter commute time (15.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.308% of the workforce in Stanford, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Stanford, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Stanford, CA have 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

21% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Stanford, CA (1.54k out of 7.31k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Stanford, CA is White, followed by Asian and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

98.5% of the population of Stanford, CA has health coverage, with 60.6% on employee plans, 6.81% on Medicaid, 3.33% on Medicare, 26.7% on non-group plans, and 0.975% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Santa Clara County, CA see 947 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.56% decrease from the previous year (962 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 827 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 251 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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947 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Santa Clara County, CA

Primary care physicians in Santa Clara County, CA see an average of 947 patients per year. This represents a 1.56% decrease from the previous year (962 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Santa Clara County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.9% under 18 years, 66.1% between 18 and 34 years, 10.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 3.76% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

1.55%
Uninsured
60.6%
Employer Coverage
6.81%
Medicaid
3.33%
Medicare
26.7%
Non-Group
0.975%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Stanford, CA declined by 36.2% from 2.43% to 1.55%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Stanford, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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