Santa Clara

County in California

Santa Clara County, officially the County of Santa Clara, is California’s 6th most populous county, with a population of 1,781,642, as of the 2010 census. The county seat and largest city are San Jose, the 10th most populous city in the United States, California’s 3rd most populous city and the most populous city in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Home to Silicon Valley, Santa Clara County is an economic center for high technology and has the third-highest GDP per capita in the world (after Zurich, Switzerland and Oslo, Norway), according to the Brookings Institution.