Downtown San Jose, San Jose, CA Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of Downtown San Jose?

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There are 74,593 residents in Downtown San Jose, with a median age of 34.2. Of this, 52.64% are males and 47.36% are females. US-born citizens make up 61.86% of the resident pool in Downtown San Jose, while non-US-born citizens account for 18.38%. Additionally, 19.76% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 59,803 people in Downtown San Jose currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 74,593 -2.7%
Male Population 39,266 -2.7%
Female Population 35,327 -2.6%
Male population 52.64%
Female population 47.36%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 34.2 3.6%
Citizen US Born 46,143 -1.7%
Citizen not US Born 13,708 0.4%
Not Citizen 14,741 -8.0%
Citizen US Born 61.86%
Citizen not US Born 18.38%
Not Citizen 19.76%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 920 -16.8%
Moved from Same County 8,763 0.2%
Moved from Same State 3,292 -2.0%
Moved from Different State 1,094 -14.9%
Same House as Last Year 59,803 -2.5%
Moved from Abroad 1.25%
Moved from Same County 11.86%
Moved from Same State 4.46%
Moved from Different State 1.48%
Same House as Last Year 80.95%

What are the employment statistics in Downtown San Jose?

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White-collar workers make up 81.94% of the working population in Downtown San Jose, while blue-collar employees account for 18.06%. There are also 2,921 entrepreneurs in Downtown San Jose (7.02% of the workforce); 30,585 workers employed in private companies (73.52%); and 4,858 people working in governmental institutions (11.68%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 34,087 -3.4%
Blue Collar 7,512 -2.3%
White Collar 81.94%
Blue Collar 18.06%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 2,921 -0.4%
Private Companies 30,585 -3.8%
Governmental Workers 4,858 -0.4%
Not for Profit Companies 3,236 -4.5%
Self Employees 7.02%
Private Companies 73.52%
Governmental Workers 11.68%
Not for Profit Companies 7.78%

How many households are there in Downtown San Jose?

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There are a total of 26,461 households in Downtown San Jose, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 55.02% of these Downtown San Jose households, while non-family units account for the remaining 44.98%. Additionally, 25.99% of households have children and 74.02% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 26,461 -0.0%
Average People Per Household 3 -2.2%
Family Households 14,560 -0.5%
Non-family Households 11,902 0.6%
Family Households 55.02%
Non-family Households 44.98%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 6,876 -3.6%
Households without Children 19,586 1.3%
Households with Children 25.99%
Households without Children 74.02%

What are the median and average incomes in Downtown San Jose?

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The average annual household income in Downtown San Jose is $131,078, while the median household income sits at $116,063 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $139,424, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $100,938. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $72,913 and $35,410, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $131,078 8.7%
Median Household Income $116,063 18.2%
People below Poverty Level 8,763 -14.8%
People above Poverty Level 62,717 -0.5%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Downtown San Jose?

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There are 28,373 housing units in Downtown San Jose, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1979. Of the 26,461 occupied housing units in Downtown San Jose, 33.43% are owner-occupied, while 66.57% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 73.43% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $794,500. In general, housing costs reach $2,424 per month in Downtown San Jose.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 28,373 1.0%
Median Year Built 1979 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 5,871 -0.4%
Built between 1940 and 1949 1,700 4.0%
Built between 1950 and 1959 2,344 0.5%
Built between 1960 and 1969 2,310 1.4%
Built between 1970 and 1979 3,258 3.3%
Built between 1980 and 1989 2,287 -1.4%
Built between 1990 and 1999 2,379 -5.8%
Built between 2000 and 2009 4,956 -5.2%
Built between 2010 and 2019 3,194 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 73 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 26,461 -0.0%
Owner Occupied 8,846 1.4%
Renter Occupied 17,616 -0.7%
Owner Occupied 33.43%
Renter Occupied 66.57%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 6,496 -1.4%
Without Mortgage 2,350 10.0%
Median Value with Mortgage $794,500 -2.3%
Median Value without Mortgage $744,500 15.9%
Median Housing Costs per Month $2,424 6.6%
With Mortgage 73.43%
Without Mortgage 26.57%

What is the level of education in Downtown San Jose?

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Approximately 26.35% of the population in Downtown San Jose holds a high school degree (that's 15,796 residents), while 19.58% have attained a college certificate (11,737 locals) and 22.48% have a bachelor's degree (13,474 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 5,979 -10.1%
Some High School 15,796 -2.7%
Some College 11,737 1.5%
Associate Degree 3,867 1.2%
Bachelor's Degree 13,474 -4.3%
Graduate Degree 9,098 1.2%
No High School 9.97%
Some High School 26.35%
Some College 19.58%
Associate Degree 6.45%
Bachelor's Degree 22.48%
Graduate Degree 15.18%

What is the marital status of Downtown San Jose residents?

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A total of 29,824 people in Downtown San Jose have never been married (which represents 46.26% of the total population), while 25,714 of them are wedded (39.89%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 1,304 (2.02%) and 5,329 (8.27%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 29,824 -3.5%
Married 25,714 -1.5%
Separated 1,304 -7.5%
Widowed 2,297 -3.5%
Divorced 5,329 0.6%
Never Married 46.26%
Married 39.89%
Separated 2.02%
Widowed 3.56%
Divorced 8.27%

What are the most common means of transportation in Downtown San Jose?

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The top three means of transportation people in Downtown San Jose use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 29,957 residents commute by car, 1,900 prefer going to work by walking and 1,390 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 29,957 -6.7%
Bus or TrolleyBus 1,390 -22.6%
Railroad 296 1.4%
Ferryboat 5 0.0%
Bicycle 559 -15.2%
Motorcycle 107 -15.8%
TaxiCab 119 -19.6%
Walk 1,900 1.8%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 95110 95112 95113 95116 95126

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