San Jose, California Population 2020

1,033,670

San Jose is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 1,033,670, it is the 3rd largest city in California (after and ) and the 10th largest city in the United States. San Jose is currently growing at a rate of 0.17% annually and its population has increased by 9.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 945,942 in 2010. Spanning over 181 miles, San Jose has a population density of 5,813 people per square mile.

The average household income in San Jose is $133,334 with a poverty rate of 9.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,970 per month, and the median house value is $793,100. The median age in San Jose is 36.5 years, 35.6 years for males, and 37.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.5 males.

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.

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 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.

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 Demographics

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

  • White: 40.03%
  • Asian: 35.36%
  • Other race: 15.35%
  • Two or more races: 5.22%
  • Black or African American: 2.99%
  • Native American: 0.55%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.50%
The current population of San Jose, California is 1,033,670, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,030,120.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 945,942.

San Jose, California Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,010,1605,5300.28%
20192,004,6305,5200.28%
20181,999,1105,5300.28%
20171,993,5804,7600.24%
20161,988,82013,1000.66%
20151,975,72024,8701.26%
20141,950,85026,2801.35%
20131,924,57029,5901.54%
20121,894,98026,8301.42%
20111,868,15026,5501.42%
20101,841,6000.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White410,93840.03%
Asian363,03735.36%
Some Other Race157,57015.35%
Two or More Races53,5795.22%
Black or African American30,7222.99%
American Indian and Alaska Native5,6310.55%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5,1810.50%

San Jose Population Pyramid 2020

San Jose Median Age

36.5


Total

35.6


Male

37.5


Female

San Jose Adults

There are 793,633 adults, (125,171 of whom are seniors) in San Jose.

San Jose Age Dependency

53.6

Age Dependency Ratio

18.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

San Jose Sex Ratio

Female

509,558

49.63%

Male

517,100

50.37%

San Jose Households and Families

San Jose Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

San Jose Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.7%32.3%
All57.2%42.8%
Male48.7%51.3%
Non Family43.7%56.3%
Female42.7%57.3%

57.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All321,8353.1457.2
Married178,9853.7167.7
Non Family86,3721.543.7
Female37,5773.8842.7
Male18,9013.8248.7

3.61

Average Family Size

3.14

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

San Jose Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade64,7279.24%
9th to 12th Grade46,0686.57%
High School Graduate119,37417.04%
Some College118,90116.97%
Associates Degree52,2817.46%
Bachelors Degree177,90225.39%
Graduate Degree121,47717.34%

San Jose Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Asian262,108228,060145,504
White210,210200,592111,039
Hispanic189,309125,17827,693
Other Race91,65055,6338,894
Multiple Races22,19719,6018,763
Black21,10119,3437,509
Native American3,6842,866502
Islander3,4223,028642

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 55.51%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$52,556$62,617$42,268
Less Than High School$25,921$30,861$20,635
High School Grad$32,826$36,836$27,284
Some College$44,055$51,982$38,013
Bachelors Degree$77,437$95,665$62,507
Graduate Degree$109,390$131,120$83,998

$52,556

Average Earnings

$62,617

Average Male

$42,268

Average Female

San Jose Language

San Jose Language by Age

San Jose Language

43.18% of San Jose residents speak only English, while 56.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 25.72% of the population.

San Jose Poverty

San Jose Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic324,35939,62912.22%
Asian360,60729,1298.08%
Other156,24321,78613.94%
White264,16016,2016.13%
Multiple52,5894,5668.68%
Black29,9303,91713.09%
Native5,56993216.74%
Islander5,1054879.54%

9.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.23%

Male Poverty Rate

10.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in San Jose

The race most likely to be in poverty in San Jose is Native, with 16.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in San Jose is White, with 6.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.69%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.39%
High School11.31%
Some College6.89%
Bachelors or Greater3.51%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed22.79%
Female Unemployed21.34%
Female Employed5.24%
Male Employed3.90%

San Jose Income

San Jose Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$104,234$133,334
Families$115,621$145,171
Married Families$135,967$164,385
Non Families$63,968$91,101

San Jose Marital Status

San Jose Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.5%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

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 45-54.

San Jose Marital Status by Race

San Jose Veterans

27,070

Number of Veterans

25,211

Male Veterans

1,859

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam10,056
First Gulf War4,325
Second Gulf War3,396
Korea2,947
World War II995
Age Group Veterans
75+7,505
65 to 747,258
35 to 545,465
55 to 644,710
18 to 342,132
Name Veterans % of Total
White18,1235.51%
Hispanic5,4572.41%
Asian4,0681.40%
Other1,8151.64%
Black1,6436.66%
2 or More8803.07%
Indian3518.10%
Hawaiian1904.62%

$San Jose Veterans by Education

6.10%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

San Jose Employment Status

68.1%

Labor Force Participation

64.5%

Employment Rate

5.3%

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

47.02%

Born in California

60.53%

Native Born

39.47%

Foreign Born

17.24%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

60.53% of San Jose residents were born in the United States, with 47.02% 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,033,6701,7700.17%
20191,031,9001,7800.17%
20181,030,120-2,020-0.20%
20171,032,1401,7800.17%
20161,030,3604,2600.42%
20151,026,10011,6801.15%
20141,014,42013,1701.32%
20131,001,25017,9281.82%
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%