Senate District 15

Senate District 15 is comprised of 950,000 residents and encompasses a large portion of Santa Clara County, stretching from Cupertino east to Mount Hamilton and from Los Gatos north to San Jose’s Alum Rock District. The cities of Cupertino, Los Gatos, Campbell, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, and the San Jose communities of Willow Glen, Almaden, Evergreen, East San Jose, and Downtown are included within the district.
The district also contains vast rural expanses of unincorporated areas that extend to the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Stanislaus County border.
The region’s commerce once revolved around agriculture but today District 15’s economy is dominated by Silicon Valley tech companies that employ the thousands of highly skilled workers who have been educated at Bay Area colleges, such as San Jose State University.
District 15 is a culturally diverse region. East San Jose’s vibrant Latino community was the long-time home of civil rights and labor activist Cesar Chavez, where he honed this community organizing skills and was mentored in the precepts of non-violence as a means for change. Little Saigon, the heart of America’s biggest Vietnamese community, is based in District 15.

Map of Senate District 15 (PDF)


2020 Census Population

Name Count Percent
Total Population 969,001 100.00%
Hispanic or Latino 276,453 28.53%
Not Hispanic or Latino (NH) 692,548 71.47%
NH Population of one race 655,573 67.65%
NH White alone 271,857 28.06%
NH Black or African American alone 22,788 2.35%
NH Asian alone 351,760 36.30%
NH American Indian and Alaska Native alone 1,767 0.18%
NH Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 2,726 0.28%
NH Some Other Race alone 4,675 0.48%
NH Population of two or more races 36,975 3.82%


Counties In District

Name Count Percent
Santa Clara 969,001 50.05%


Places In District

Name Count Percent
SANTA CLARA: Alum Rock(U) 12,042 100.00%
SANTA CLARA: Burbank(U) 4,940 100.00%
SANTA CLARA: Cambrian Park(U) 3,719 100.00%
SANTA CLARA: Campbell(C) 43,959 100.00%
SANTA CLARA: Cupertino(C) 60,308 99.88%
SANTA CLARA: East Foothills(U) 6,309 92.74%
SANTA CLARA: Fruitdale(U) 989 100.00%
SANTA CLARA: Lexington Hills(U) 2,492 100.00%
SANTA CLARA: Los Altos(C) 20 0.06%
SANTA CLARA: Los Gatos(C) 33,529 100.00%
SANTA CLARA: Monte Sereno(C) 3,479 100.00%
SANTA CLARA: San Jose(C) 755,988 74.61%
SANTA CLARA: Santa Clara(C) 0 0.00%
SANTA CLARA: Saratoga(C) 30,973 99.75%
SANTA CLARA: Sunnyvale(C) 87 0.06%
SANTA CLARA: Remainder of Santa Clara(R) 10,167 36.06%