Santa Clara, Utah


Santa Clara City Hall
Santa Clara City Hall

Located near the Santa Clara River in southwestern Utah, Santa Clara came into being about the same time Jacob Hamblin settled there in 1854. The soil and climate must have been auspicious because, over the years, Santa Clara got a good reputation for its fruit and produce production. There were fruit stands lining the streets of town for many years, up until Interstate 15 was opened to traffic. Nearly all of the fruit stands have disappeared these days.

Santa Clara is primarily a bedroom community now as most working folks commute to jobs in nearby St. George.

Update 2015: I drove through Santa Clara in late September, 2015. Beautiful, well-kept small town with tree-lined streets and views in almost every direction. I was surprised by the size of Santa Clara City Hall, looks like they've been expecting hordes of people to move in for a long time... There's also something about cutouts of cows lining the streets, instead of signs and billboards. Many of the mail boxes were attached to a cow cutout, too. It was only in front of City Hall that I became aware of the fabric signs flapping in the breeze... and around City Hall fabric signs lined the sidewalks.

The Jacob Hamblin Home
The Jacob Hamblin Home in Santa Clara
Fast Facts about Santa Clara, Utah
Santa Clara, Washington County, UT 84765
Latitude: 37.1369°N
Longitude: 113.6492°W
Settled: 1854
Incorporated: 1915
Elevation: 2,762'

Education:
High School or Higher: 94.2%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.6%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 8.6%
Cost of Living Index for Santa Clara: 88.6

2015 Estimates:
Estimated Median Household Income: $69,000
Estimated Median Home Value: $280,050
Median Resident Age: 26.0 Years
Major Industries:
Educational Services, Health Care, Construction, Lodging & Food Services, Professional Services, Retail Services, Government, Finance & Insurance Services, Real Estate Services
Unemployed (March 2015): 4.6%
 
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population
6,003
Males
2,994
Females
3,009
Population by Age
Under 18
2,181
18 & over
3,822
20-24
291
25-34
576
35-49
1,093
50-64
984
65 & over
685
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
293
Non Hispanic or Latino
5,710
Population by Race
White
5,667
African-American
26
Asian
22
Native American
40
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
39
Other
107
Two or more
102
 
Washington County Pages
 
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