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Old 10-12-2012, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Burnsville, Minnesota
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San Jose's population in 2010 was 945,942.

According to the city website, the population on January 1, 2012 was 971,372.

Will it hit 1,000,000 in 2013?
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:08 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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There are probably a good many that aren't counted, but nevertheless live here.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:29 AM
 
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With all of the apartments that are being built, it would not at all surprise me if the population hit 1 million.
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:09 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
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I would not be surprised if it is not 1 million now. Lot of apartment construction along Tasman Drive (North San Jose).
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:36 PM
 
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The fascinating thing is how much the City cares. Nothing will change, except bragging rights. San Jose already has the largest population in the Bay Area. Therefore the official name of the larger metropolitan area is San Jose-San Francisco Combined Statistical Area, though i wonder how many folks say San Jose first. San Jose has also already become the 10 largest city in population in the United States. It's not going to move up that ranking for a while, because the 9th largest city, Dallas, has a quarter million more people than San Jose.
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:38 PM
 
Location: yeah
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The fascinating thing is how much the City cares.
It may matter when allocating federal funds.
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Old 10-13-2012, 06:37 PM
 
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Any chance San Jose will ever let go of it's bizarre grip on other parts of the SV that it reaches into? (i.e. areas near campbell, cupertino, between campbell and santa clara)?

I'd love to have been a fly on the wall when all that was decided. It's like they spilled a can of paint on a map and said, "Well, there you have it."
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Mountain View, CA
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Population is relatively meaningless from my perspective. Density really says more about the "size" of a city because it takes land area into account. This is why San Francisco is first in most people's mind, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. Specifically, if SF were to annex land around it such that it had the same land area as SJ, it would have massively higher population.

I live in Mountain View, and am not a SF "fanboy." I think San Jose is a neat place, but to me it just isn't impressive from a city standpoint. It isn't really "the big city" in the same way that SF or most east coast cities (where i'm originally from ) are.
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:25 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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It isn't really "the big city" in the same way that SF or most east coast cities (where i'm originally from ) are.
That's why many choose to live here - they don't want to live stacked on top of each other like NYC or SF. A little space is a good thing, especially with great weather in which to enjoy it.
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:09 AM
 
Location: Mountain View, CA
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That's why many choose to live here - they don't want to live stacked on top of each other like NYC or SF. A little space is a good thing, especially with great weather in which to enjoy it.
Oh I'm not saying it's a negative. I live in the suburbs myself. I slightly prefer urban areas (I live in the 'burbs for work) but there's a ton of positives to suburbs too. I love Silicon Valley in general. I'm just saying I think the comparison between SF and SJ is kind of silly, especially when the argument is made that SJ is a "bigger" city.

If I were to call West Virginia a city instead of a state, it would be bigger than both SF and SJ with a population of 1.8 million. Of course, that's stupid you say. My point exactly - if you expand the land area "under consideration" the population will always go up.
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