Santa Ana, CA

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2022 Population
311,379
0.777% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
33.4
1.21% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.5%
6.24% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$84,210
8.96% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$624,000
12.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
154,940
0.613% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Santa Ana, CA had a population of 311k people with a median age of 33.4 and a median household income of $84,210. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Santa Ana, CA declined from 313,818 to 311,379, a −0.777% decrease and its median household income grew from $77,283 to $84,210, a 8.96% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Santa Ana, CA are Other (Hispanic) (47.4%), White (Hispanic) (16.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (12.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (11.7%), and White (Non-Hispanic) (9.06%).

None of the households in Santa Ana, 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.

77.4% of the residents in Santa Ana, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Santa Ana, CA are Santa Ana College (121619) (5,616 degrees awarded in 2022), Santa Ana Beauty College (98 degrees), and Trinity Law School (86 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Santa Ana, CA was $624,000, and the homeownership rate was 44.8%.

Most people in Santa Ana, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25 minutes. The average car ownership in Santa Ana, CA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Santa Ana, CA is home to a population of 311k people, from which 77.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 40.9% of Santa Ana, CA residents were born outside of the country (127k people).

In 2022, there were 2.91 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (148k people) in Santa Ana, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 50.7k White (Hispanic) and 37.6k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

77.4%
2022 Citizenship
76.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 77.4% of Santa Ana, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Santa Ana, CA was 76.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Santa Ana, CA
  1. Other (Hispanic)
    148k ± 4.21k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    50.7k ± 2.89k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    37.6k ± 3.61k
77%
Hispanic Population
240k people

In 2022, there were 2.91 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (148k people) in Santa Ana, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 50.7k White (Hispanic) and 37.6k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

77% of the people in Santa Ana, CA are hispanic (240k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Santa Ana, 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

40.9%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
127k people
41.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
131k people

As of 2022, 40.9% of Santa Ana, CA residents (127k 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 Santa Ana, CA was 41.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,238 ± 235
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,087 ± 277
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    552 ± 225

Santa Ana, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Santa Ana, CA employs 155k people. The largest industries in Santa Ana, CA are Manufacturing (20,429 people), Accommodation & Food Services (17,094 people), and Retail Trade (16,956 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,556), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($69,063), and Finance & Insurance ($60,320).

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

155k
2022 Value
± 3,141
−0.613%
1 Year decline
± 2.88%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Santa Ana, CA declined at a rate of −0.613%, from 156k employees to 155k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Santa Ana, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,278 people), Sales & Related Occupations (14,810 people), and Production Occupations (14,339 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Santa Ana, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

155k
2022 Value
± 3,141
−0.613%
1 Year decline
± 2.88%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Santa Ana, CA declined at a rate of −0.613%, from 156k employees to 155k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Santa Ana, CA, are Manufacturing (20,429 people), Accommodation & Food Services (17,094 people), and Retail Trade (16,956 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Santa Ana, CA, though some of these residents may live in Santa Ana, 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

$38,512
Median earning men ± $1,077
$30,712
Median earning women ± $736

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($72,835), Information ($54,942), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,223).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($56,450), Public Administration ($52,789), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,083).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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 Santa Ana, CA awarded 5,905 degrees. The student population of Santa Ana, CA in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 13,709 male students and 10,713 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Santa Ana, CA are Hispanic or Latino (3,698 and 64%), followed by Asian (812 and 14%), White (720 and 12.5%), and Unknown (325 and 5.62%).

The largest universities in Santa Ana, CA by number of degrees awarded are Santa Ana College (121619) (5,616 and 95.1%), Santa Ana Beauty College (98 and 1.66%), and Trinity Law School (86 and 1.46%).

The most popular majors in Santa Ana, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,268 and 21.5%), Humanistic Studies (628 and 10.6%), and Fire Prevention & Safety Technology (378 and 6.4%).

The median tuition cost in Santa Ana, CA for a public four year colleges is $1,104 for in-state students and $8,712 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 24,422 students enrolled in Santa Ana, CA, 56.1% men and 43.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 13,406 records, of which 52.7% were women and 47.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 628 degrees awarded
  2. 199 degrees awarded
  3. 197 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Santa Ana, CA was Humanistic Studies with 628 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,616 degrees awarded
  2. 98 degrees awarded
  3. 86 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Santa Ana College (121619) with 5,616 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 2,378 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Santa Ana, CA, which is 0.674 times less than the 3,527 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 3,698 degrees mean that there were 4.55 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 812 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($1,104) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($76) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,126) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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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 Santa Ana, CA was $624,000 in 2022, which is 2.21 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $556,300 to $624,000, a 12.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Santa Ana, CA is 44.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Santa Ana, CA have an average commute time of 25 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Santa Ana, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Santa Ana, CA is $84,210. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Santa Ana, CA was Census Tract 757.01 with a value of $142,865, followed by Census Tract 891.07 and Census Tract 741.10, with respective values of $138,947 and $132,917.

Property

$624,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,560
$34,749
Median Property Taxes
±$1,220

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 Santa Ana, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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

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Rent vs Own

44.8%
Homeownership
2022
73.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 44.8% of the housing units in Santa Ana, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 45.7%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Santa Ana, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 757.01
  2. Census Tract 891.07
  3. Census Tract 741.10

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Santa Ana, CA was Census Tract 757.01 with a value of $142,865, followed by Census Tract 891.07 and Census Tract 741.10, with respective values of $138,947 and $132,917.

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

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Household Income

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$84,210
Median Household Income
± $2,721
77.6k
Number of Households
± 2,003

In 2022, the median household income of the 77.6k households in Santa Ana, CA grew to $84,210 from the previous year's value of $77,283.

The following chart displays the households in Santa Ana, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Santa Ana, 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. Drove Alone (71.7%)
  2. Carpooled (13.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.99%)

In 2022, 71.7% of workers in Santa Ana, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.2%) and those who worked at home (7.99%).

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Commute Time

25 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Santa Ana, CA have a shorter commute time (25 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.87% of the workforce in Santa Ana, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Santa Ana, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Santa Ana, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Santa Ana, CA (35.4k out of 307k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Santa Ana, CA is Hispanic, followed by Other and White.

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

86.6% of the population of Santa Ana, CA has health coverage, with 37.6% on employee plans, 34.1% on Medicaid, 6.63% on Medicare, 7.91% on non-group plans, and 0.411% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Orange County, CA see 999 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.28% decrease from the previous year (1012 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 852 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 306 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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999 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Orange County, CA

Primary care physicians in Orange County, CA see an average of 999 patients per year. This represents a 1.28% decrease from the previous year (1,012 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Orange 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 26.2% under 18 years, 26.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.9% were men and 49.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.4%
Uninsured
37.6%
Employer Coverage
34.1%
Medicaid
6.63%
Medicare
7.91%
Non-Group
0.411%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Santa Ana, CA declined by 8.21% from 14.6% to 13.4%.

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

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