Nationwide Claims to Fame

San Jose is 10th out of 4,664 other cities in Current population (2012)

San Jose is 14th out of 5,169 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

San Jose is 15th out of 5,266 other cities in Retail sales

San Jose is 15th out of 6,406 other cities in Households

San Jose is 17th out of 6,406 other cities in Housing units

San Jose is 26th out of 4,905 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

San Jose is 46th out of 6,406 other cities in Size in square miles

Statewide Claims to Fame

San Jose is 3rd in California out of 426 other cities in Current population (2012)

San Jose is 4th in California out of 521 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

San Jose is 4th in California out of 527 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

San Jose is 4th in California out of 563 other cities in Retail sales

San Jose is 4th in California out of 644 other cities in Households

San Jose is 4th in California out of 644 other cities in Housing units

San Jose is 4th in California out of 644 other cities in Size in square miles

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
San Jose Rank California US
Current population (2012) 982,765 3rd 38,041,430 313,914,040
Size in square miles 176.5 4th 155,779.2 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 5,358.7 172nd 239.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
San Jose Rank California US
Residents younger than 5 7.3% 243rd 6.7% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 24.8% 342nd 24.3% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 10.1% 389th 12.1% 13.7%
Education Demographics
San Jose Rank California US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 82.3% 360th 80.8% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 36.6% 195th 30.2% 28.2%
Race Demographics
San Jose Rank California US
Race - White 42.8% 560th 73.7% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 3.2% 240th 6.6% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.9% 334th 1.7% 1.2%
Race - Asian 32.0% 40th 13.9% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 171st 0.5% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 5.0% 245th 3.6% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 33.2% 287th 38.2% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 28.7% 449th 39.4% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
San Jose Rank California US
Female residents 49.7% 502nd 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 38.6% 85th 27.2% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
San Jose Rank California US
Housing units 314,038 4th 13,720,462 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 31.0% 156th 30.8% 25.9%
Households 301,001 4th 12,433,172 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 59.5% 371st 56.7% 66.1%
Home median value $605,400 141st $421,600 $186,200
People per household 3.1 264th 2.9 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
San Jose Rank California US
Income per capita $33,770 207th $29,634 $27,915
Income per household $80,764 154th $61,632 $52,762
Income below poverty line 11.1% 329th 14.4% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
San Jose Rank California US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 71,553 4th 3,425,510 27,092,908
Retail sales $11,482,367 4th $455,032,270 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $12,329 220th $12,561 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $1,714,612 4th $80,852,787 $613,795,732

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