San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
1.98M
0.69% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.6
0.535% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.9%
3.19% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$151,713
9.64% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$1.28M
15.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
1.03M
0.457% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA had a population of 1.98M people with a median age of 37.6 and a median household income of $151,713. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA declined from 2M to 1.98M, a −0.69% decrease and its median household income grew from $138,370 to $151,713, a 9.64% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA are Asian (Non-Hispanic) (37.6%), White (Non-Hispanic) (29.2%), Other (Hispanic) (9.74%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.9%), and White (Hispanic) (7.53%).

None of the households in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

81.4% of the residents in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA are San Jose State University (10,459 degrees awarded in 2022), Stanford University (5,232 degrees), and De Anza College (113333) (3,232 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA was $1.28M, and the homeownership rate was 55.9%.

Most people in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.9 minutes. The average car ownership in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Almost sunset in Santa Teresa County Park.

Population & Diversity

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA is home to a population of 1.98M people, from which 81.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 39.6% of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA residents were born outside of the country (785k people).

In 2022, there were 1.29 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (745k people) in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 579k White (Non-Hispanic) and 193k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

81.4%
2022 Citizenship
81.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 81.4% of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA was 81.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
  1. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    745k ± 2.57k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    579k ± 1.17k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    193k ± 5.07k
26%
Hispanic Population
516k people

In 2022, there were 1.29 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (745k people) in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 579k White (Non-Hispanic) and 193k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

26% of the people in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA are hispanic (516k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,899,021 ± 46,015 people
  2. Philippines
    824,230 ± 22,055 people
  3. China
    685,370 ± 20,148 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 3,899,021 California residents, followed by Philippines with 824,230 and China with 685,370.

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Foreign-Born Population

39.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
785k people
39.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
785k people

As of 2022, 39.6% of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA residents (785k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA was 39.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    15,695 ± 867
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    8,795 ± 779
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,416 ± 543

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA employs 1.03M people. The largest industries in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (184,014 people), Manufacturing (167,028 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (111,716 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($183,435), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($174,427), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($143,794).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $75,777. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

1.03M
2022 Value
± 7,781
−0.457%
1 Year decline
± 1.05%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA declined at a rate of −0.457%, from 1.04M employees to 1.03M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, are Management Occupations (140,666 people), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (138,181 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (82,239 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.03M
2022 Value
± 7,781
−0.457%
1 Year decline
± 1.05%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA declined at a rate of −0.457%, from 1.04M employees to 1.03M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (184,014 people), Manufacturing (167,028 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (111,716 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, though some of these residents may live in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$92,929
Median earning men ± $1,368
$59,244
Median earning women ± $644

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($201,875), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($141,156), and Manufacturing ($137,676).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($160,128), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($96,162), and Manufacturing ($91,507).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 24,657
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 14,110
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 11,087
    Manufacturing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA awarded 33,877 degrees. The student population of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 62,259 male students and 66,642 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA are Hispanic or Latino (9,464 and 31.3%), followed by Asian (9,286 and 30.8%), White (7,681 and 25.4%), and Two or More Races (1,661 and 5.5%).

The largest universities in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA by number of degrees awarded are San Jose State University (10,459 and 30.9%), Stanford University (5,232 and 15.4%), and De Anza College (113333) (3,232 and 9.54%).

The most popular majors in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA are General Business Administration & Management (3,868 and 11.4%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (3,462 and 10.2%), and General Psychology (1,389 and 4.1%).

The median tuition costs in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA are $56,880 for private four year colleges, and $3,569 and $14,481 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 34.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 128,901 (48.3% men and 51.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 128,901 students enrolled in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, 48.3% men and 51.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 38,328 records, of which 56% were women and 44% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 565 degrees awarded
  2. 1,713 degrees awarded
  3. 720 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA was Computer Science with 565 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 10,459 degrees awarded
  2. 5,232 degrees awarded
  3. 3,232 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was San Jose State University with 10,459 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 14,999 men were awarded degrees from institutions in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, which is 0.795 times less than the 18,878 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 9,464 degrees mean that there were 1.02 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 9,286 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($56,880) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,164) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,971) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA was $1.28M in 2022, which is 4.55 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $1.11M to $1.28M, a 15.1% increase. The homeownership rate in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA is 55.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA have an average commute time of 27.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA is $151,713. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA was Santa Clara County, CA with a value of $153,792, followed by San Mateo County, CA and Marin County, CA, with respective values of $149,907 and $142,019.

Property

$1.28M
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,858
$374,638
Median Property Taxes
±$3,641

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

55.9%
Homeownership
2022
72%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 55.9% of the housing units in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 56.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA was Santa Clara County, CA with a value of $153,792, followed by San Mateo County, CA and Marin County, CA, with respective values of $149,907 and $142,019.

The following map shows all of the counties in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$151,713
Median Household Income
± $1,635
670k
Number of Households
± 5,978

In 2022, the median household income of the 670k households in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA grew to $151,713 from the previous year's value of $138,370.

The following chart displays the households in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (64.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (19.1%)
  3. Carpooled (8.99%)

In 2022, 64.1% of workers in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (19.1%) and those who carpooled to work (8.99%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA have a longer commute time (27.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.8% of the workforce in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (135k out of 1.95M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA is Hispanic, followed by Asian and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.9% of the population of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA has health coverage, with 61.8% on employee plans, 13.8% on Medicaid, 9.28% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 0.458% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in California see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.12% decrease from the previous year (1254 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1132 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 244 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in California

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 1.12% decrease from the previous year (1,254 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in California in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.8% under 18 years, 23.4% between 18 and 34 years, 40% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.5% were men and 49.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.05%
Uninsured
61.8%
Employer Coverage
13.8%
Medicaid
9.28%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
0.458%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA declined by 3.95% from 4.22% to 4.05%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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