About Santa Clara, California
Santa Clara County, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, is the most populous county in Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area. The county seat and largest city are San Jose, with a population of about 1,000,000 residents, making it the 10th-most populous city in the United States. The second- and third-largest cities in the county are Sunnyvale and Santa Clara. The county is known for its connection to the high-tech industry, with Silicon Valley being an economic center for high technology.
Santa Clara County is a diverse community, with a population of over 1.9 million people. The county has a large Hispanic population, making up over a quarter of the local population. The urbanized Santa Clara Valley within Santa Clara County contains most of the county’s population. The county’s concentration of wealth, primarily due to the tech industry, has led to the creation of a Sister County Commission to coordinate the program.
The county is home to 15 incorporated places, including towns and census-designated places. Some of the notable cities in Santa Clara County include Alum Rock, Burbank, Cambrian Park, East Foothills, Fruitdale, Lexington Hills, and Loyola. The county is named after Mission Santa Clara de Asis, which was founded in 1777.