San Jose, California 

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Population

1,013,616

+10.6% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

5.6%

Median Income

$83,787

Median Home Price

$1,249,900

Median Age

36.4

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.8 / 7.5

summer / winter

Best Places to Live in San Jose, California

Large city / suburban complex - Northern California, on the south end of San Francisco Bay. August, July and June are the most pleasant months in San Jose, while January and December are the least comfortable months.
Zip Codes: 95123, 95127, 95111, 95112, 95122, 95116, 95125, 95124, 95148, 95136, 31 total
Cost of Living: 114.5% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 67 ft above sea level

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San Jose, CA Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
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What Bert Has To Say About San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara Metro Area

This large metro area covers the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay Area and is otherwise known as Santa Clara County, or more informally, as the “Silicon Valley.” Once a quiet agricultural valley of orchards and small towns and anchored by the indistinct processing and shipping point of San Jose, the area has completely transformed over a period of forty years into an economic and technology powerhouse and cultural crossroads between America and Asia.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in San Jose is 5.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. San Jose jobs have increased by 2.5%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, San Jose's cost of living is 114.5% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare San Jose's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in San Jose, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Santa Clara county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 72.6% to 25.2%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
San Jose's population is 1,013,616 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 10.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 29.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in San Jose is Real Estate: $1,249,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.9%.

SCHOOLS
San Jose public schools spend $10,142 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 23.4 students per teacher in San Jose. More Education



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Housing Market in San Jose

It's a good time to buy in San Jose. Home Appreciation is up 18.8% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in San Jose is $1,249,900.
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Reviews for San Jose   89 Reviews
HORRIBLE place to live - 10/11/2021
I've lived in San Jose, CA for 25 years. This city is being over run with crime and gangs. The cost of living is very high. Granted, you are so close to mountains,... Read More

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Great place but expensive - 7/19/2019
I've lived here since 2000. Overall, it's great. Very diverse, and anything you could want to do is here or within driving distance. The weather is great. Low humidity,... Read More

San Jose DOES NOT average 2 inches of SNOW a year - 1/23/2019
Whoever wrote the San Jose averages 2 inches of snow a year must have been kicked in the head by a donkey. It does not snow in San Jose. There is sometimes snow on the... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
95123, 95127, 95111, 95112, 95122, 95116, 95125, 95124, 95148, 95136, 31 total

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