San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

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Population

2M

0.993% growth

Median Age

37.1


Median Household Income

$117,474

6.76% growth

Poverty Rate

8.67%


Number of Employees

1.04M

3.51% growth

Median Property Value

$957,700

5.02% growth

About

In 2017, San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA had a population of 2M people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $117,474. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA grew from 1.98M to 2M, a 0.993% increase and its median household income grew from $110,040 to $117,474, a 6.76% increase.

The population of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA is 35.2% Asian Alone, 31.5% White Alone, and 26.6% Hispanic or Latino. 53.3% of the people in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA speak a non-English language, and 81.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA are San Jose State University (9,010 degrees awarded in 2016), Stanford University (5,198 degrees), and Santa Clara University (3,000 degrees).

The median property value in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA is $957,700, and the homeownership rate is 57.2%. Most people in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.5 minutes. The average car ownership in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Almost sunset in Santa Teresa County Park.

Economy

The economy of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA employs 1.04M people. The largest industries in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (171,605 people), Manufacturing (166,746 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (113,002 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($134,776), Information ($130,633), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($122,473).

Median household income in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA is $117,474. Males in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,658. The income inequality in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.497, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$117,474

2017 value

± $2,785

6.76%

1 Year Growth

± 2.98%

Households in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA have a median annual income of $117,474, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $110,040 in 2016, which represents a 6.76% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$75,050

Average Male Salary

± $702

$59,658

Average Female Salary

± $597

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $69,782 ± $1,103

  2. White

    $63,110 ± $578

  3. Two or More Races

    $51,776 ± $1,728

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA is from California.

0.497

2017 Wage GINI

0.503

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.497 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.1% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA was Santa Clara County, CA with a value of $119,035, followed by San Mateo County, CA and Marin County, CA, with respective values of $116,653 and $113,908.

The following map shows all of the counties in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.67% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (168k out of 1.94M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    70,292 ± 1,964

  2. White

    69,962 ± 1,990

  3. Asian

    48,017 ± 1,586

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.04M

2017 Value

± 16,206

3.51%

1 Year growth

± 2.12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA grew at a rate of 3.51%, from 1.01M employees to 1.04M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, are Management Occupations (142,602 people), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (117,587 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (102,530 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (142,602 people), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (117,587 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (102,530 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (3.54 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (3.1 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.48 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($126,128), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($122,018), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($121,584).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.04M

2017 Value

± 16,206

3.51%

1 Year growth

± 2.12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA grew at a rate of 3.51%, from 1.01M employees to 1.04M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (171,605 people), Manufacturing (166,746 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (113,002 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, though some of these residents may live in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (171,605 people), Manufacturing (166,746 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (113,002 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA has an unusually high number of Information (2.28 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.2 times), and Manufacturing (1.65 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($134,776), Information ($130,633), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($122,473).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight ($157B) and Gasoline ($127B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.8% of the population of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA has health coverage, with 61.7% on employee plans, 14.6% on Medicaid, 8.52% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 0.428% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,281 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.17%

Uninsured

61.7%

Employer Coverage

14.6%

Medicaid

8.52%

Medicare

10.6%

Non-Group

0.428%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA declined by 1.46% from 4.23% to 4.17%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA is home to a population of 2M people, from which 81.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 37.6% of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA residents were born outside of the country (751k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA is composed of 704k Asian Alone residents (35.2%), 629k White Alone residents (31.5%), 532k Hispanic or Latino residents (26.6%), 70.8k Two or More Races residents (3.54%), 47.9k Black or African American Alone residents (2.4%), 5.8k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.29%), 5.39k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.27%), and 3.8k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.19%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA are Spanish (352,785 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (161,537 speakers), and Vietnamese (115,884 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA was 37.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

37.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

751k people

36.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

730k people

As of 2017, 37.6% of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA residents (751k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA was 36.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,079,391 ± 46,960 people

  2. Philippines

    859,594 ± 22,514 people

  3. China

    683,330 ± 20,119 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,079,391 California residents, followed by Philippines with 859,594 and China with 683,330.

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Citizenship

81.8%

2017 Citizenship

81.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 81.8% of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA was 81.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Asian Alone

    704k ± 4.83k

  2. White Alone

    629k ± 3.28k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    532k ± 19.4k

In 2017, there were 1.12 times more Asian Alone residents (704k people) in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 629k White Alone and 532k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    352,785 speakers (18.8%)

  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    161,537 speakers (8.61%)

  3. Vietnamese

    115,884 speakers (6.17%)

53.3% of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA was Spanish. 18.8% of the overall population of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA are native Spanish speakers. 8.61% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 6.17% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    19,289 ± 1,749

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    7,776 ± 1,387

  3. Korea

    6,661 ± 1,141

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA awarded 28,438 degrees. The student population of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA is skewed towards women, with 69,119 male students and 70,038 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA are White (8,106 and 33.7%), followed by Asian (6,465 and 26.9%), Hispanic or Latino (6,212 and 25.9%), and Two or More Races (1,234 and 5.14%).

The largest universities in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA by number of degrees awarded are San Jose State University (9,010 and 31.7%), Stanford University (5,198 and 18.3%), and Santa Clara University (3,000 and 10.5%).

The most popular majors in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA are General Business Administration & Management (3,273 and 11.5%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,296 and 4.56%), and Electrical & Electronics Engineering (907 and 3.19%).

The median tuition costs in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA are $47,112 for private four year colleges, and $3,434 and $12,524 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 524 degrees awarded

  2. 408 degrees awarded

  3. 1,457 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA was General Psychology with 524 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 9,010 degrees awarded

  2. 5,198 degrees awarded

  3. 3,000 degrees awarded

$3,434

Median In-State Public

$47,112

Median Private

In 2016, the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was San Jose State University with 9,010 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

13,309

Degrees Awarded to Men

15,129

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 13,309 men were awarded degrees from institutions in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, which is 0.88 times less than the 15,129 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    8,106 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    6,465 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6,212 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA were to White students. These 8,106 degrees mean that there were 1.25 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 6,465 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA was $957,700 in 2017, which is 4.4 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $911,900 to $957,700, a 5.02% increase. The homeownership rate in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA is 57.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA have an average commute time of 28.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$117,474

Median Household Income

± $2,785

651k

Number of Households

± 12,213

In 2017, the median household income of the 651k households in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA grew to $117,474 from the previous year's value of $110,040.

The following chart displays the households in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$957,700

2017 Median

± $10,025

$911,900

2016 Median

± $8,583

In 2017, the median property value in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA grew to to $957,700 from the previous year's value of $911,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $750k - $1000k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

57.2%

2017 Homeownership

56.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57.2% of the housing units in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

28.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA have a longer commute time (28.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.45% of the workforce in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.1%

  2. Carpooled

    10.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.21%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA was Drove Alone (74.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.8%) and those who Worked At Home (5.21%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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