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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Santa Clara County, California need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In California

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.98 9.46 7.28 4.53 0.00 8.84
  Total Electric Industry 9.98 9.46 7.28 4.53 0.00 8.84
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.79 10.04 7.58 5.05 0.00 9.42
  Total Electric Industry 10.79 10.04 7.58 5.05 0.00 9.42
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.07 10.33 7.59 5.54 0.00 9.66
  Total Electric Industry 11.07 10.33 7.59 5.54 0.00 9.66
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.30 10.46 7.33 5.05 0.00 9.69
  Total Electric Industry 11.30 10.46 7.33 5.05 0.00 9.69
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.43 10.90 7.09 5.00 0.00 9.78
  Total Electric Industry 11.43 10.90 7.09 5.00 0.00 9.78
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.61 10.49 7.37 6.73 0.00 9.91
  Total Electric Industry 11.61 10.49 7.37 6.73 0.00 9.91
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.33 9.83 6.97 6.45 0.00 9.48
  Total Electric Industry 11.33 9.83 6.97 6.45 0.00 9.48
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.50 9.98 6.95 7.50 0.00 9.54
  Total Electric Industry 11.50 9.98 6.95 7.50 0.00 9.54
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.60 9.66 6.59 5.06 0.00 9.03
  Total Electric Industry 10.60 9.66 6.59 5.06 0.00 9.03
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 4.10 3.65 3.00 3.28 0.00 3.28
  Full-Service Providers 10.71 10.05 7.16 4.16 0.00 9.34
  Total Electric Industry 10.64 9.44 6.27 4.15 0.00 8.75
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 13.64 7.82 6.78 9.36 0.00 7.63
  Full-Service Providers 10.85 10.55 7.22 4.79 0.00 9.66
  Total Electric Industry 10.89 10.25 7.14 4.87 0.00 9.47
2001              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.48 1.35 2.08 2.09 0.00 1.67
  Energy-Only Providers 13.21 8.02 7.49 10.78 0.00 8.21
  Full-Service Providers 12.08 12.41 9.54 8.47 0.00 11.41
  Total Electric Industry 12.09 12.15 9.23 8.48 0.00 11.22
2002              
  Delivery-Only Service 5.80 3.57 2.17 5.73 0.00 2.95
  Energy-Only Providers 8.12 6.00 6.18 17.16 0.00 6.14
  Full-Service Providers 12.63 13.84 10.23 6.53 0.00 12.52
  Total Electric Industry 12.64 13.36 9.81 6.60 0.00 12.19
2003              
  Delivery-Only Service 5.43 3.90 2.72 0.00 0.47 3.33
  Energy-Only Providers 7.41 5.76 6.18 0.00 3.47 5.94
  Full-Service Providers 12.23 12.83 9.79 0.00 7.38 12.05
  Total Electric Industry 12.23 12.48 9.59 0.00 5.80 11.78
2004              
  Delivery-Only Service 5.66 4.31 3.14 0.00 0.50 3.72
  Energy-Only Providers 6.88 5.90 5.95 0.00 3.59 5.90
  Full-Service Providers 12.20 11.81 9.33 0.00 8.03 11.53
  Total Electric Industry 12.20 11.64 9.27 0.00 6.42 11.35
2005              
  Delivery-Only Service 7.42 4.62 3.48 0.00 0.50 4.07
  Energy-Only Providers 9.52 6.83 6.68 0.00 3.95 6.75
  Full-Service Providers 12.49 11.97 9.39 0.00 8.11 11.71
  Total Electric Industry 12.51 11.92 9.55 0.00 6.55 11.63
2006              
  Delivery-Only Service 7.79 4.92 3.54 0.00 0.55 4.27
  Energy-Only Providers 10.57 7.66 7.17 0.00 3.82 7.41
  Full-Service Providers 14.32 12.93 9.95 0.00 7.66 12.92
  Total Electric Industry 14.33 12.90 10.09 0.00 6.29 12.82

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Santa Clara County, California

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 22,118   (2.8%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 20,032   (2.5%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 31,393   (3.9%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 58,059   (7.2%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 66,999   (8.3%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 112,473   (14.0%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 116,051   (14.5%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 112,213   (14.0%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 63,069   (7.9%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 83,628   (10.4%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 24,737   (3.1%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 10,105   (1.3%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 46,344   (5.8%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 35,838   (4.5%)


(updated 2010)



Household Size By Vehicles Available
(Santa Clara County, California)

1-person household:

No vehicle available : 17,955

1 vehicle available : 93,940

2 vehicles available : 17,434

3 vehicles available : 2,923

4 or more vehicles available : 1,210

2-person household:

No vehicle available : 7,270

1 vehicle available : 41,901

2 vehicles available : 100,497

3 vehicles available : 23,132

4 or more vehicles available : 6,778

3-person household:

No vehicle available : 3,288

1 vehicle available : 21,615

2 vehicles available : 50,915

3 vehicles available : 29,845

4 or more vehicles available : 9,001

4-or-more-person household:

No vehicle available : 3,245

1 vehicle available : 19,779

2 vehicles available : 86,252

3 vehicles available : 42,319

4 or more vehicles available : 35,610


(updated 2013)



Household Size By Number Of Workers In Household
(Santa Clara County, California)

1-person household:

No workers : 56,387

1 worker : 77,075

2-person household:

No workers : 44,088

1 worker : 66,157

2 workers : 69,333

3-person household:

No workers : 9,655

1 worker : 45,728

2 workers : 47,003

3 workers : 12,278

4-or-more-person household:

No workers : 7,613

1 worker : 62,050

2 workers : 77,571

3 or more workers : 39,971


(updated 2013)



Means of Transportation To Work
(Santa Clara County, California)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 657,864

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 70,259

In 3-person carpool : 11,830

In 4-person carpool : 3,064

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 2,214

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 1,221

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 19,875

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 1,559

Subway or elevated : 1,478

Railroad : 9,440

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 550

Motorcycle : 2,672

Bicycle : 16,087

Walked : 17,077

Other means : 8,411

Worked at home : 38,951


(updated 2013)



Travel Time To Work
(Santa Clara County, California)

Less than 5 minutes : 11,603

5 to 9 minutes : 55,440

10 to 14 minutes : 101,849

15 to 19 minutes : 141,740

20 to 24 minutes : 152,911

25 to 29 minutes : 59,415

30 to 34 minutes : 132,267

35 to 39 minutes : 20,481

40 to 44 minutes : 31,738

45 to 59 minutes : 58,922

60 to 89 minutes : 42,507

90 or more minutes : 14,728


(updated 2013)



Occupations in Santa Clara County, California

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 239,586  (50.1%)
  • Service Occupations: 44,043  (9.2%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 76,225  (15.9%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 2,263  (0.5%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 52,942  (11.1%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 169,785  (46.4%)
  • Service Occupations: 44,754  (12.2%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 115,494  (31.6%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 1,231  (0.3%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 2,674  (0.7%)


(updated 2010)





Amtrak Stations in Santa Clara County, California

Rail Station(s)


    5099 Stars & Stripes Dr.
    Under Tasman Dr. overpass
    Santa Clara, California 95054

    65 Cahill Street
    San Jose, California 95110

Bus Station(s)


    7250 Monterey Street
    Business 101
    Gilroy, California 95020

    West Evelyn Avenue at View Street
    Caltrain Station
    Mountain View, California 94041

    Alma Avenue, just West of Lytton Street
    Palo Alto, California 94301

    1001 Railroad Ave.
    Santa Clara, California 95050

    920 Pacific Street
    Highway 17 Express - Boards Lane 2
    Santa Cruz, California 95050

(updated 2008)



Employment Rate In Santa Clara County, California

Employed: 797,059
Unemployed: 37,258



Minority Owned Firms of 100 or More in
Santa Clara County, California

  • Total Black-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 2.1%
  • Total American Indian-and Alaska Native-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 1.0%
  • Total Asian-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 22.3%
  • Total Hispanic-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 9.9%
  • Total Native Hawaiian-and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total women-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 27.8%
  • Other: 36.9%



Water Usage In Santa Clara County, California

Ground Water

 
Fresh 151.64 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 151.64 Mgal/d
 

Surface Water

 
Fresh 190.76 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 190.76 Mgal/d





There are 1,323 Farms In Santa Clara County, California


(updated 2008)



Banks In Santa Clara County, California

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association - 63 Branches


    Bank Assets: $90.5b
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 6,310

Jpmorgan Chase Bank, National Association - 59 Branches


    Bank Assets: $118.1b
    Industry Specialization: International
    Total Offices: 5,679

Bank Of America, National Association - 52 Branches


    Bank Assets: $75.6b
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 5,094

U.s. Bank National Association - 32 Branches


    Bank Assets: $12.2b
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 3,238

Bank Of The West - 26 Branches


    Bank Assets: $1.7b
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 603

Citibank, National Association - 25 Branches


    Bank Assets: $34.1b
    Industry Specialization: International
    Total Offices: 958

Union Bank, National Association - 16 Branches


    Bank Assets: $1.7b
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 415

Comerica Bank - 13 Branches


    Bank Assets: $848.1m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 483

East West Bank - 7 Branches


    Bank Assets: $192m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 127

Heritage Bank Of Commerce - 6 Branches


    Bank Assets: $8.8m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 11

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Santa Clara County, California

  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International


    (about 4.2 miles in Santa Clara, California; Airport Code: SJC)

  • San Jose International


    (about 4.2 miles in Santa Clara, California; Airport Code: SJC)

  • Moffett Field NAS


    (about 10.5 miles in Moffett Field, California; Airport Code: NUQ)

  • Moffett Federal Airfield


    (about 10.6 miles in Moffett Field, California; Airport Code: NUQ)

  • Palo Alto Airport of Santa Clara County


    (about 15.3 miles in East Palo Alto, California; Airport Code: PAO)

  • San Carlos Airport


    (about 23.3 miles in Redwood City, California; Airport Code: SQL)

  • Watsonville Municipal


    (about 26.5 miles in Freedom, California; Airport Code: WVI)

  • Hayward Executive


    (about 26.9 miles in Hayward, California; Airport Code: HWD)

  • Hayward Air Terminal


    (about 26.9 miles in San Lorenzo, California; Airport Code: HWD)

  • Livermore Municipal


    (about 27.2 miles in Livermore, California; Airport Code: LVK)

  • Metropolitan Oakland International


    (about 33.3 miles in Oakland, California; Airport Code: OAK)

  • San Francisco International


    (about 33.3 miles in San Francisco, California; Airport Code: SFO)

  • Half Moon Bay Airport


    (about 35.0 miles in El Granada, California; Airport Code: HAF)

  • Tracy Municipal


    (about 36.9 miles in Tracy, California; Airport Code: CA7)

  • Oakland Convention Center Heliport


    (about 39.8 miles in Oakland, California; Airport Code: JCE)

  • Hollister Municipal


    (about 40.1 miles in Hollister, California; Airport Code: HLI)

  • Alameda NAS


    (about 40.4 miles in Oakland, California; Airport Code: NGZ)

  • Marina Municipal


    (about 43.9 miles in Marina, California; Airport Code: CO3)

  • Berkeley Municipal Heliport


    (about 44.1 miles in Albany, California; Airport Code: JBK)

  • China Basin Heliport


    (about 45.6 miles in San Francisco, California; Airport Code: JCC)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Santa Clara County, California

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

77.34%

Carpooled

12.21%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

2.58%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.18%

Subway Or Elevated

0.08%

Railroad

0.63%

Ferryboat

0.01%

Taxicab

0.04%

Motorcycle

0.26%

Bicycle

1.22%

Walked

1.78%

Other Means

0.56%

Worked At Home

3.12%



(updated 2010)





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