Welcome to San Jose

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San Jose is the third-largest city in California and the tenth largest in the United States. It is home to the largest concentration of technology expertise in the world, with approximately 6,600 technology companies employing more than 254,000 people. The city is notable for its affluence and high cost of living. In 2014, Forbes Magazine reported that Careerbliss.com ranked the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara metro area as the happiest place to work in the country. The report cited a large concentration of technology jobs that typically offer a high salary and opportunity for growth, in addition to companies providing “fun and innovative work environments” as some of the reasons for the ranking. San Jose is also often called the most bike friendly city in all of California, with bicycle clubs dating back to 1884.

Quick Facts

Population

1,025,373

Female

504,641

Male

520,732

  • White
    269,983
    26.3%
  • Hispanic
    328,979
    32.1%
  • Asian alone
    355,456
    34.7%
  • Black
    28,963
    2.8%
Median Home Price

$ 802,000

Average Income

$101,940

Median resident age

36.3 years

San Jose Schools

SchoolGradesSchool LevelState Ranking/# of SchoolsStudent/Teacher Ratio
A. J. Dorsa ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 3408/569227.1
Abraham Lincoln High9-12High2017: 756/202122.6
ACE Charter High9-12High2017: 930/202117.8
ACE Empower Academy5-8Middle2017: 2010/250825
ACE Franklin McKinley5-8Middle2017: 2207/250832
ACE Inspire Academy5-8Middle2017: 1482/250822.2
Achieve Kids3-12Private–: –/–5.6
Achiever Christian SchoolPK-8Private–: –/–15.1
Adelante Dual Language AcademyK-8Elementary2017: 2644/569222.5
Allen at SteinbeckK-8Elementary2017: 3780/569222.6
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