San Jose Demographics

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

What is the population of San Jose?

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There are 1,029,409 residents in San Jose, with a median age of 37.1. Of this, 50.63% are males and 49.37% are females. US-born citizens make up 57.72% of the resident pool in San Jose, while non-US-born citizens account for 24.81%. Additionally, 17.47% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 889,444 people in San Jose currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 1,029,409 0.2%
Male Population 521,180 0.5%
Female Population 508,229 -0.2%
Male population 50.63%
Female population 49.37%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 37.1 1.1%
Citizen US Born 594,194 -1.3%
Citizen not US Born 255,370 2.3%
Not Citizen 179,845 2.0%
Citizen US Born 57.72%
Citizen not US Born 24.81%
Not Citizen 17.47%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 12,633 -7.8%
Moved from Same County 84,659 1.2%
Moved from Same State 21,103 -1.7%
Moved from Different State 11,284 -7.9%
Same House as Last Year 889,444 0.5%
Moved from Abroad 1.24%
Moved from Same County 8.31%
Moved from Same State 2.07%
Moved from Different State 1.11%
Same House as Last Year 87.28%

What are the employment statistics in San Jose?

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White-collar workers make up 83.42% of the working population in San Jose, while blue-collar employees account for 16.58%. There are also 43,052 entrepreneurs in San Jose (7.97% of the workforce); 408,043 workers employed in private companies (75.49%); and 56,533 people working in governmental institutions (10.46%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 450,884 1.7%
Blue Collar 89,624 -3.0%
White Collar 83.42%
Blue Collar 16.58%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 43,052 1.5%
Private Companies 408,043 0.9%
Governmental Workers 56,533 0.5%
Not for Profit Companies 32,880 0.5%
Self Employees 7.97%
Private Companies 75.49%
Governmental Workers 10.46%
Not for Profit Companies 6.08%

How many households are there in San Jose?

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There are a total of 324,340 households in San Jose, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 72.67% of these San Jose households, while non-family units account for the remaining 27.33%. Additionally, 36.73% of households have children and 63.27% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 324,340 -0.2%
Average People Per Household 3 0.3%
Family Households 235,711 -0.8%
Non-family Households 88,629 1.2%
Family Households 72.67%
Non-family Households 27.33%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 119,141 -2.4%
Households without Children 205,199 1.0%
Households with Children 36.73%
Households without Children 63.27%

What are the median and average incomes in San Jose?

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The average annual household income in San Jose is $150,601, while the median household income sits at $117,324 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $137,454, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $132,371. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $58,798 and $65,886, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $150,601 5.6%
Median Household Income $117,324 7.1%
People below Poverty Level 83,799 -4.6%
People above Poverty Level 925,364 0.8%

How many homeowners and renters are there in San Jose?

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There are 338,109 housing units in San Jose, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1975. Of the 324,340 occupied housing units in San Jose, 56.58% are owner-occupied, while 43.42% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 71.2% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $947,500. In general, housing costs reach $2,389 per month in San Jose.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 338,109 -0.1%
Median Year Built 1975 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 17,935 1.1%
Built between 1940 and 1949 9,493 -6.0%
Built between 1950 and 1959 37,800 1.4%
Built between 1960 and 1969 62,007 -1.3%
Built between 1970 and 1979 82,342 0.7%
Built between 1980 and 1989 43,165 -1.4%
Built between 1990 and 1999 35,026 -2.3%
Built between 2000 and 2009 31,266 -1.0%
Built in 2010 or Later 19,075 8.5%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 324,340 -0.2%
Owner Occupied 183,499 -0.6%
Renter Occupied 140,841 0.2%
Owner Occupied 56.58%
Renter Occupied 43.42%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 130,658 -1.2%
Without Mortgage 52,841 1.0%
Median Value with Mortgage $947,500 7.4%
Median Value without Mortgage $866,100 6.2%
Median Housing Costs per Month $2,389 4.9%
With Mortgage 71.2%
Without Mortgage 28.8%

What is the level of education in San Jose?

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Approximately 23.84% of the population in San Jose holds a high school degree (that's 191,521 residents), while 19.06% have attained a college certificate (169,125 locals) and 24.95% have a bachelor's degree (200,438 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 65,423 -0.3%
Some High School 191,521 -0.3%
Some College 169,125 -1.4%
Associate Degree 57,294 -0.6%
Bachelor's Degree 200,438 2.4%
Graduate Degree 135,467 4.8%
No High School 8.14%
Some High School 23.84%
Some College 19.06%
Associate Degree 7.13%
Bachelor's Degree 24.95%
Graduate Degree 16.86%

What is the marital status of San Jose residents?

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A total of 300,940 people in San Jose have never been married (which represents 35.76% of the total population), while 438,196 of them are wedded (52.08%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 12,497 (1.49%) and 65,983 (7.84%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 300,940 1.8%
Married 438,196 -0.2%
Separated 12,497 -5.2%
Widowed 36,343 3.0%
Divorced 65,983 0.8%
Never Married 35.76%
Married 52.08%
Separated 1.49%
Widowed 4.32%
Divorced 7.84%

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

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The top three means of transportation people in San Jose use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 440,493 residents commute by car, 12,408 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 9,181 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 440,493 -3.0%
Bus or TrolleyBus 12,408 -8.7%
Subway or Elevated 5,686 N/A
Railroad 2,234 35.2%
Ferryboat 12 50.0%
Bicycle 3,322 -18.0%
Motorcycle 1,565 -6.0%
TaxiCab 1,349 8.4%
Walk 9,181 -2.0%

What is the median and average household income in San Jose by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
95110 20,004 6,456 $98,209.00 $135,188.00
95111 61,183 15,760 $77,009.00 $102,605.00
95112 59,959 20,607 $74,019.00 $102,761.00
95113 2,550 1,426 $131,094.00 $174,008.00
95116 54,758 14,072 $70,656.00 $90,428.00
95117 31,702 10,946 $104,160.00 $145,782.00
95118 32,768 11,277 $123,250.00 $156,462.00
95119 10,450 3,429 $122,944.00 $151,296.00
95120 38,177 12,714 $207,959.00 $243,160.00
95121 38,258 9,823 $111,105.00 $132,306.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 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 95111 95112 95113 95116 95117 95118 95119 95120 95121 95122 95123 95124 95125 95126 95127 95128 95129 95130 95131 95132 95133 95134 95135 95136 95138 95139 95148

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