Selected Characteristics of New* Silicon Valley Residents

Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties, 2018

Sex52% male, 48% female
Age56% ages 18 to 34 (1/5 from abroad)
Race/Ethnicity42% Asian, 33% White (Non-Hispanic), 15% Hispanic or Latino, 5% Black or African-American
Nativity54% native, 46% foreign-born
Educational Attainment73% bachelor’s degree or higher
Marital Status48% never married, 42% married (54% of those from abroad, 37% of domestic migrants)
IncomeIndividual median income $117,000 with 82% at or above 150% of the poverty level

Data Source:

United States Census Bureau, American Community Survey


Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

Data are from the United States Census Bureau, 2018 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates. Silicon Valley includes Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, and migration between those two counties are included.

*Includes residents who moved to the region within the prior year.

Individual median income and marital status are for the population ages 15 and over; married excludes Separated; educational attainment is for the population ages 25 and over.

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