San Jose, California Population 2019

1,030,119

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 a current estimated population of 1.03 million. 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.

San Jose Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of San Jose was:

  • White: 40.68%
  • Asian: 34.76%
  • Other race: 15.47%
  • Two or more races: 5.10%
  • Black or African American: 3.01%
  • Native American: 0.57%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.41%

How Many People Live in San Jose, California?

1,030,119
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20181,030,119-2,017-0.20%
20171,032,1361,7770.17%
20161,030,3594,2600.42%
20151,026,09911,6811.15%
20141,014,41813,1651.31%
20131,001,25317,9311.82%
2012983,32213,3741.38%
2011969,94815,4561.62%
2010954,49259,5490.65%
2000894,943112,6951.35%
1990782,248152,7172.20%
1980629,531169,6183.19%
1970459,913255,7178.46%
1960204,196108,9167.92%
195095,28026,8233.36%
194068,45710,8061.73%
193057,65118,0093.82%
192039,64210,6963.19%
191028,9467,4463.02%
190021,5003,4401.76%
189018,0605,4933.69%
188012,5673,4783.29%
18709,0890.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20181,999,1075,5250.28%
20171,993,5824,7660.24%
20161,988,81613,0920.66%
20151,975,72424,8731.26%
20141,950,85126,2821.35%
20131,924,56929,5851.54%
20121,894,98426,8361.42%
20111,868,14826,5521.42%
20101,841,5960.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White416,12740.68%
Asian355,62334.76%
Some Other Race158,28715.47%
Two or More Races52,2185.10%
Black or African American30,7673.01%
American Indian and Alaska Native5,8060.57%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4,2030.41%

San Jose Population Pyramid 2019

San Jose Median Age

36.4


Total

35.5


Male

37.5


Female

San Jose Adults

There are 788,002 adults, (121,329 of whom are seniors) in San Jose.

San Jose Age Dependency

53.5

Age Dependency Ratio

18.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

San Jose Sex Ratio

Female

506,907

49.55%

Male

516,124

50.45%

San Jose Households and Families

San Jose Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

San Jose Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.2%31.8%
All57.5%42.5%
Male46.1%53.9%
Non Family44.7%55.3%
Female42.2%57.8%

57.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All319,5583.1557.5
Married177,2643.7268.2
Non Family85,3391.4944.7
Female37,9123.9142.2
Male19,0433.8346.1

3.62

Average Family Size

3.15

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

San Jose Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade66,7009.60%
9th to 12th Grade47,8686.89%
High School Graduate120,67017.37%
Some College121,72717.52%
Associates Degree51,0327.34%
Bachelors Degree171,71624.71%
Graduate Degree115,16816.57%

San Jose Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Asian256,242220,494137,622
White212,219202,504108,884
Hispanic189,512123,41426,658
Other Race91,50154,6528,638
Multiple Races21,55418,8587,959
Black20,68918,7727,016
Native American3,7532,826412
Islander2,8232,531501

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.42%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 53.71%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,070$57,731$40,752
Less Than High School$24,173$28,574$19,394
High School Grad$31,486$35,179$26,649
Some College$42,376$50,335$36,675
Bachelors Degree$74,399$91,943$59,865
Graduate Degree$106,009$128,049$81,376

$50,070

Average Earnings

$57,731

Average Male

$40,752

Average Female

San Jose Language

San Jose Language by Age

San Jose Language

43.23% of San Jose residents speak only English, while 56.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 25.59% of the population.

San Jose Poverty

San Jose Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic326,88646,00914.07%
Asian353,22730,2918.58%
Other156,78826,02016.60%
White267,76217,2606.45%
Black30,0184,77815.92%
Multiple51,2324,5038.79%
Native5,74788515.40%
Islander4,1683979.52%

10.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.18%

Male Poverty Rate

10.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in San Jose

The race most likely to be in poverty in San Jose is Other, with 16.60% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in San Jose is White, with 6.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.54%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.95%
High School11.87%
Some College7.27%
Bachelors or Greater3.66%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed24.04%
Female Unemployed22.14%
Female Employed5.63%
Male Employed4.34%

San Jose Income

San Jose Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$96,662$124,356
Families$105,943$134,760
Married Families$126,387$152,922
Non Families$60,942$85,848

San Jose Marital Status

San Jose Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.2%

Male Marriage Rate

50.2%

Female Marriage Rate

San Jose Married by Age and Sex

San Jose Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

San Jose Marital Status by Race

San Jose Veterans

28,305

Number of Veterans

26,540

Male Veterans

1,765

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam10,797
First Gulf War4,311
Second Gulf War3,296
Korea3,133
World War II1,256
Age Group Veterans
65 to 747,875
75+7,249
35 to 546,014
55 to 645,087
18 to 342,080

San Jose Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White19,2425.80%
Hispanic5,4932.41%
Asian4,0691.43%
Other1,9301.74%
Black1,6676.94%
2 or More9543.38%
Indian3217.30%
Hawaiian1223.60%

San Jose Veterans by Education

6.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

San Jose Employment Status

67.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.6%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

San Jose Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

47.08%

Born in California

60.56%

Native Born

39.44%

Foreign Born

17.24%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

60.56% of San Jose residents were born in the United States, with 47.08% having been born in California. 17.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.