San Jose, CA: What you need to know

As the largest city in the Bay Area, San Jose is home to top-notch schools, affordable neighborhoods and several shopping districts. The city features a fun cultural scene that includes the California Theatre and the San Jose Repertory Theatre, and also offers a variety of outdoor activities. San Jose was named one of's Top 10 Cities for College Grads.

San Jose, CA City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 1,000,860
Median Age 36
Median Household Income $84,647
Median Home Price $609,500

San Jose, CA Rankings

San Jose , CA Real Estate

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San Jose, CA Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 50.2%
  Female 49.8%

Total Employed Armed Forces: 220
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Median Population

Median Age 36.1%
Age 18 Over 76.3%
Age 21 Over 72.6%
Age 62 Over 14%
Age 65 Over 11.2%


  Ethnicity White 43.9%
  Ethnicity Black 3%
  Ethnicity Asian 33.8%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.4%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 32.9%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.6%
  Ethnicity Other 13.5%


  Median Household Income $84,647
  Median Home Price $609,500
  Homes Owned 42.8%
  Homes Rent 57.2%
  Median Property Rent $1,585


  English Only 43.4%
  English Other 56.6%

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Commute Types

  Walked 1.6%
  Worked at Home 3.9%
  Public Transportation 3.9%
  Other Means 2.2%
  Drove Alone 77.1%
  Carpooled 11.3%