San Jose, California Population 2022

1,026,700
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San Jose is a city located in Santa Clara County California. It is also the county seat of Santa Clara County. With a 2020 population of 1,026,700, it is the 3rd largest city in California and the 10th largest city in the United States. San Jose is currently growing at a rate of 0.66% annually but its population has decreased by -0.26% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,029,409 in 2020. Spanning over 181 miles, San Jose has a population density of 5,774 people per square mile.

The average household income in San Jose is $142,635 with a poverty rate of 8.27%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in San Jose is 36.7 years, 35.7 years for males, and 37.9 years for females.

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 Josewas:

  • White: 37.49%
  • Asian: 37.19%
  • Other race: 13.43%
  • Two or more races: 7.85%
  • Black or African American: 2.94%
  • Native American: 0.59%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.51%
The current population of San Jose, California is 1,026,700 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,029,409.

San Jose, California Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

San Jose Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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San Jose Population by Race

San Jose Population Pyramid 2022

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San Jose Median Age

37.1


Total

35.9


Male

38.3


Female

San Jose Adults

There are 803,272 adults, (133,412 of whom are seniors) in San Jose.

San Jose Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

19.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Child Dependency Ratio

San Jose Sex Ratio

Female

508,229

49.37%

Male

521,180

50.63%

San Jose Population by Age

San Jose Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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San Jose Household Types

56.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

San Jose Households and Families

3.59

Average Family Size

3.13

Average Household Size

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San Jose Households by Type

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San Jose Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

San Jose Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.76%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 56.52%.

San Jose Educational Attainment by Race

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$57,603

Average Earnings

$68,782

Average Male

$47,458

Average Female

San Jose Earnings by Educational Attainment

San Jose Language by Age

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San Jose Language

42.31% of San Jose residents speak only English, while 57.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 26.48% of the population.

San Jose Language

San Jose Poverty by Race

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8.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.43%

Male Poverty Rate

9.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in San Jose

The race most likely to be in poverty in San Jose is Native, with 14.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in San Jose is Multiple, with 7.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.29%.

San Jose Poverty

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San Jose Poverty Rate by Education

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San Jose Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

San Jose Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

San Jose Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.5%

Male Marriage Rate

49.7%

Female Marriage Rate

San Jose Married by Age and Sex

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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

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San Jose Marital Status

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24,516

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

San Jose Veterans by War

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San Jose Veterans by Age

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San Jose Veterans by Race

San Jose Veterans by Education

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6.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

San Jose Veterans by Education

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68.4%

Labor Force Participation

65.2%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

San Jose Employment by Age

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San Jose Employment by Race

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San Jose Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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46.45%

Born in San Jose

59.47%

Native Born

40.53%

Foreign Born

17.47%

Non Citizen

23.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

59.47% of San Jose residents were born in the United States, with 46.45% having been born in California. 17.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

San Jose Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

San Jose Population by Year