Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara County has a rich history that spans from its agricultural roots to its current position as a global hub of innovation and technology. With a multitude of natural amenities, 300 days of sunshine a year, strong economic vitality, and one of the highest standards of living in the country, the region attracts people from all over the world and has long been considered one of the best places to live and work in the United States.

Santa Clara County’s population of over 1.9 million is the largest in Northern California, one of the largest in the nation, and is among California’s most heterogeneous communities, rich in ethnic and cultural diversity. Today, Santa Clara County is a major employment powerhouse for the region, providing more than a quarter of all jobs in the Bay Area. Santa Clara County is home to numerous high-tech companies like Google, Apple, Adobe, Zoom, Cisco Systems, and Intel.

Santa Clara County is made up of people from diverse cultures, nationalities, and racial groups. Over 100 languages and dialects are spoken. A large percentage of the county population was born outside of the United States. The county has a large Asian and Latino population, representing approximately 40% and 25% of the county population, respectively, with many immigrants from countries around the world settling in the area.

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