|Population||9,211 (Dec 2012)|
|- Density||1,806 /km2 (4,678 /sq mi)|
|Area||5.05 km2 (1.95 sq mi)|
|Elevation||427 m (1,401 ft)|
|Surrounded by||Baar, Cham, Kappel am Albis (ZH), Knonau (ZH), Zug|
Steinhausen is first mentioned in 1173 as Steinhusin.
Steinhausen has an area, as of 2006[update], of 5 km2 (1.9 sq mi). Of this area, 50.5% is used for agricultural purposes, while 15.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 33.2% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (1.2%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
Steinhausen has a population (as of 31 December 2012) of 9,211. As of 2007[update], 19.3% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 8.6%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (86.2%), with Serbo-Croatian being second most common ( 3.4%) and Italian being third ( 2.8%).
In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 28.7% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the CVP (22.7%), the FDP (19.7%) and the Green Party (19.5%).
In Steinhausen about 78.5% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).
Steinhausen has an unemployment rate of 1.77%. As of 2005[update], there were 77 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 27 businesses involved in this sector. 2,185 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 102 businesses in this sector. 3,078 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 431 businesses in this sector.
The historical population is given in the following table:
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