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San Jose, CA

San Jose is strongly liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress
1,026,660
San Jose Population7
$
64,686
Median Income6
5.3
%
Unemployment Rate17
 

City Score

 

Population

Since 2010, the population of San Jose has grown 76% faster than the national average, partially driven by the segment of the population that is 65- to 74-year olds which grew by 47%

Age

36.5
Median Age7
11.0
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

San Jose residents are largely Asian/Vietnamese and the city is becoming less diverse as the Asian community has grown by 23.2% since 2010, while the Hispanic community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 8.9%

Race

37.5
%
California Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

San Jose can be very humid, but rarely hot or cold. The average humidity is 78%, but the temperature almost never drops below 32°F and rarely tops 90°F

Weather

18
%
Chance of Rain11
67
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature38

 

Housing

The average home value in San Jose increased by 101% since 2010 which is 58% higher than the national average and 27% higher than the state average

Rent

$
3,400
Monthly Average12
43
%
Renters39

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

San Jose is a somewhat low tax location with income tax 36% lower than the national average and property tax 32% lower than the national average, but sales tax 35% higher than the national average.

Other

0.76
%
Property Tax21
9.25
%
Sales Tax19
0.65
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)40

 

Employment

San Jose has a high employment rate of 95% which is 1% higher than the national average. The largest employers are Cisco Systems and Western Digital

Income

11.3
%
<$25,0006
32.1
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry17

 

Politics

San Jose is strongly liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results42

Representatives

Mayor28 Sam Liccardo
Democratic
House of Representative28 Zoe Lofgren
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, El Camino Hospital, is 24.1 miles from the center of San Jose, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, VA Palo Alto Health Care System - Livermore Division, is 24.2 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital, is 30.2 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical29 Yes
Decriminalized29 Yes
 

Safety

In California, 16.3% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a significant decrease from 2000 when 27.4% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

Yes
Universal Background Checks30
Yes
Permit to Purchase Law30

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#7 2020 Best Cities for Families by U.S. News & World Report31
#72 2020 Best Cities for Families by Niche32
#14 2019 Best Cities to Live by U.S. News & World Report33
#9 2019 Best Cities for Healthcare by healthgrades34
 

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