Living in San Jose, CA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

San Jose SnackAbility

8.5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
10
Affordability
4
Diversity
10
Safety
5
Amenities
10
Education
8
Commute
5

San Jose, CA Crime Report

30,197
Total Crimes
2,883.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
12.26%
Above National Average

San Jose, CA Cost Of Living

181
San Jose's Overall Cost Of Living
1.8x
Higher Than The National Average

San Jose, California Info Snack

San Jose (/sæn hoze/, Spanish for "Saint Joseph"; Spanish pronunciation: [sa xose]), officially the City of San José, is an economic, cultural, and political center of Silicon Valley and the largest city in Northern California. With an estimated 2016 population of 1,026,908, it is the third most populous city in California (after Los Angeles and San Diego) and the tenth most populous in United States. Located in the center of the Santa Clara Valley, on the southern shore of San Francisco Bay, San Jose covers an area of 179.97 square miles (466.1 km2). San Jose is the county seat of Santa Clara County, the most affluent county in California and one of the most affluent counties in the United States. San Jose is the largest city in both the San Francisco Bay Area and the San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland Combined Statistical Area, which contain 7.7 million and 8.7 million people respectively.
Population
1,026,658
Unemployment
5.3%
Poverty
9.1%
Median Home
$793,100
Median Income
$104,234
Median Rent
$1,970

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Map Of San Jose, CA

Population over time in San Jose

Year Population % Change
2017 1,026,658 0.4%
2016 1,023,031 1.4%
2015 1,009,363 0.8%
2014 1,000,860 1.5%
2013 986,320 1.8%
2012 968,903 1.5%
2011 954,379 1.6%
2010 939,688 1.6%
2009 925,300 -
Crime/100k San Jose CA USA
Violent Crime 424.3 447.4 368.9
Murder 2.7 4.4 5.0
Robbery 152.1 137.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 210.8 266.5 246.8
Property Crime 2459.0 2380.4 2199.5
Burglary 433.4 416.2 376.0
Larceny 1290.0 1571.8 1594.6
Car Theft 735.6 392.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in San Jose

White
26.0% (267,218)
African American
2.8% (29,208)
American Indian
0.2% (1,733)
Asian
35.1% (360,641)
Hawaiian
0.5% (4,644)
Other
0.3% (2,887)
Two Or More
3.1% (32,170)
Hispanic
32.0% (328,157)
Race San Jose CA USA
White 26.0% 37.5% 61.1%
African American 2.8% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 35.1% 14.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.5% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.1% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 32.0% 38.9% 17.8%

Household Income For San Jose, California

Less than $10,000
3.4% (3,475,200)
$10,000 to $14,999
3.3% (3,401,830)
$15,000 to $24,999
5.1% (5,218,862)
$25,000 to $34,999
5.0% (5,171,011)
$35,000 to $49,999
7.7% (7,892,731)
$50,000 to $74,999
12.7% (12,995,796)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.9% (11,213,854)
$100,000 to $149,999
18.8% (19,281,398)
$150,000 to $199,999
12.7% (13,074,589)
$200,000 or more
20.4% (20,940,524)
Income San Jose CA USA
Less than $10,000 3.4% 5.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.3% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 5.1% 8.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 5.0% 7.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 7.7% 10.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 12.7% 15.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.9% 12.3% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 18.8% 16.2% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 12.7% 8.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 20.4% 11.0% 7.0%

Gender in San Jose

Female
49.6% (509,558)
Male
50.4% (517,099)
Gender San Jose CA USA
Female 49.6% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 50.4% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in San Jose for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
10.0% (102,665)
9-12th Grade
7.0% (71,866)
High School / GED
17.0% (174,531)
Some College
17.0% (174,531)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (71,866)
Bachelor's Degree
25.0% (256,664)
Master's Degree
13.0% (133,465)
Professional Degree
2.0% (20,533)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (20,533)
Education San Jose CA USA
< 9th Grade 10.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 7.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 17.0% 21.0% 27.0%
Some College 17.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 25.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 13.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 2.0% 1.0%

2 Reviews & Comments About San Jose

Overall User Rating
4.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

I love the library of san jose, there are a lot of book in different language juste like the people in this city.

santana row is my favorite place, a lot of store, restaurants, large place, easy to park beautiful place to hang out with friends or family.


HomeSnacks User

The crime is very low if you are away from the east side. Even then, for a continually growing city of over 1 million. The local sports team is major league hockey so during hockey season, there is a lot of excitement going on in downtown. Culturally, there is a good mixture of all ethnicity so food selection is diverse. As more people move in for job opportunities due to the tech industry, traffic is getting worse and worse. Most people are here for the jobs and weather.

The thing that will be shocking about the place is the cost of living. A decent house will cost upward of a million dollars. Living here is a struggle unless you make a lot of money. Everything is expensive, especially rent. If you live anywhere near a big tech firm, prepare to pay a lot for that luxury. As mentioned before, traffic is a nightmare. Going anywhere during rush hour and on major freeways like the 101 will take forever. Due to property prices, many have no choice but to commute and sit in traffic - adding an extra 1-2 hours to their workday.

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