San Jose is a very large coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 983,489 people and 219 constituent neighborhoods, San Jose is the third largest community in California.
San Jose home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but San Jose real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Also of interest is that San Jose has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.02% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One thing noticeable about San Jose, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because San Jose is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes San Jose a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, San Jose is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.
San Jose is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
In San Jose, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.93 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The citizens of San Jose are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.39% of adults in San Jose have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in San Jose in 2018 was $53,574, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $214,296 for a family of four. However, San Jose contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
San Jose is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call San Jose home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of San Jose residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. San Jose also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 31.04% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in San Jose include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
Foreign born people are also an important part of San Jose's cultural character, accounting for 40.68% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in San Jose is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.