San Jose is the third-largest city in the state of California and the 10th largest in the United States. It is also the largest city in Northern California, located in the greater Bay Area. The population of San Jose just passed the 1 million mark in 2014.
It is estimated that San Jose, California surpassed the one million mark in 2014, reaching an estimated population of 1,000,536, according to the California Department of Finance. The larger urban area has an estimated population of 1.89 million, with a metropolitan population of 1.97 million. The San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area (CSA) has a much larger population of 8.37 million.
San Jose Diversity and Religion Statistics
The largest Hispanic group was Mexicans, accounting for 28.2% of the city's population, followed by Salvadorans (0.7%), and Puerto Ricans (0.5%).
Around 44% of the population has a religious affiliation, with the largest proportion being the Roman Catholic Church (26%). About 3.8% of the population practice an Eastern religion, which is seven times the national average. About 1% of the population adheres to Islam.
San Jose History
Groups of Ohlone Native Americans first inhabited the San Jose area. The first European settlement began with Franciscan missions established in 1769. San Jose was founded as Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe (for Saint Joseph) in 1777 as a farming community.
In 1821, San Jose came under Mexican rule and then became part of the United States. It became the second city to incorporate in California in 1850, and it was California's first state capital.
San Jose Population Growth
San Jose is the largest city in Santa Clara County, which was recently named as the fastest growing county in California, with much of its growth attributed to young tech workers who are attracted to the region. In 2012, the county's population grew 1.6%, and another 1.7% in 2013.
San Jose hit the one million resident mark at the beginning of 2014, which is an important milestone as the city has long struggled with its identity and outsiders had pegged it as a run-of-the-mill giant suburb. San Jose had already brushed the million mark before in 2009 before its population declined, but it is expected to stick this time. San Jose's current population is far behind San Diego (1.3 million) and Los Angeles (3.9 million), but it is closing in on Dallas, with its population of 1.2 million people.
San Jose, California's estimated population is 1,030,119 according to the most recent United States census estimates. San Jose, California is the 3rd largest city in California based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.
The population density is 5803.05 people/mi² (2240.56 people/km²).
The overall median age is 36.4 years, 35.5 years for males, and 37.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.8 males.
Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 331,510 households in the city, with an average size of 3.15 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.4%, with a median rent of $1822/month. The median house has 5.2 rooms, and has a value of $714,200.
The median income for households in San Jose, California is $96,662, while the mean household income is $124,356.