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PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
San Jose is 48% more densely populated than Irvine.
People are 0.8% less likely to be married in Irvine.
The Median Age is 1.9 years older in San Jose.

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PEOPLE
 San Jose, CAIrvine, CAUnited States
 Population1,026,908256,927321,418,820
 Population - 2010925,300199,117308,745,538
 Population - 2000894,943143,072285,036,114
 Population - 1990782,248110,330251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now31.28%132.87%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now14.75%79.58%12.76%
 Pop. Density5,8163,91891
 Land Area177663,531,905
 Water Area40264,837
 Median Age35.93437.4
 Female Population49.84%50.80%50.81%
 Male Population50.16%49.20%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 San Jose, CAIrvine, CAUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.81%5.53%6.36%
 Age 5 to 97.04%6.71%6.51%
 Age 10 to 146.42%6.20%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.71%3.70%4.03%
 Age 18 to 203.80%6.73%4.35%
 Age 21 to 245.55%6.74%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3415.19%15.96%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4415.49%15.86%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5414.37%13.20%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.87%5.29%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.83%4.61%5.72%
 Age 65 to 746.17%5.66%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.39%2.75%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.36%1.07%1.85%
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 RACE
 San Jose, CAIrvine, CAUnited States
 White27.48%44.45%62.77%
 Black2.88%1.93%12.24%
 Asian32.92%38.70%4.95%
 Native American0.22%0.21%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.33%0.07%0.16%
 Other0.14%0.31%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.96%4.46%2.13%
 Hispanic33.08%9.87%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic66.92%90.13%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 San Jose, CAIrvine, CAUnited States
 Households310,58483,321116,211,000
 Family Households228,19655,59976,958,100
 Non Family Households82,38827,72239,253,000
 Household Size3.132.672.63
 Married Population52.85%52.40%50.58%
 Single Population47.15%47.60%49.42%
 Now Married50.99%51.49%48.41%
 Married but Separated1.87%0.91%2.17%
 Never Married34.39%36.59%32.55%
 Widowed4.43%3.06%5.95%
 Divorced8.32%7.94%10.92%
 Married, w/children40.78%41.49%31.68%
 Married, no children34.19%38.20%41.44%
 Single, w/children13.92%10.27%16.94%
 Single, no children11.12%10.04%9.95%

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 COMMENTS
Comments about San Jose

Living in San Jose California: Very diverse in culture and lots to do, and top to it off, the awesome weather especially in the Spring. The only negative, very high cost of living.... (read more)

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Comments about Irvine

re: Done after 10 + years - 11/6/2016: You are so right Zoo - Irvine was a great place to live 10-30 years ago! I have watched this city go downhill very quickly within the past 5 years. They are... (read more)

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