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San Jose,CA index of house prices

Total population: 1,015,785 (Urban population: 893,128, Rural population: 761 (82 farm, 679 nonfarm))

Houses: 333,355 (320,447 occupied: 182,315 owner occupied, 138,132 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

43%
State:

46%

Housing density: 1,906 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $995,635.

Median contract rent in 2016: $1,045 (lower quartile is $807, upper quartile is $1,358)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $2,638


Median gross rent in San Jose, CA in 2016: $1,123

Housing units in San Jose with a mortgage: 132,873 (3,669 second mortgage, 20,565 home equity loan, 1,162 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 49,442

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $150,157

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $76,725

Median monthly housing costs: $2,123


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San Jose, California Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $802,000 (it was $375,500 in 2000)
San Jose:

$802,000
California:

$477,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $585,000 - $1,050,100

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $963,152
Here:

$963,152
State:

$662,746

Townhouses or other attached units: $665,068
Here:

$665,068
State:

$572,965

In 2-unit structures: $847,300
Here:

$847,300
State:

$907,600

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $470,986
Here:

$470,986
State:

$578,996

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $530,119
Here:

$530,119
State:

$548,947

Mobile homes: $136,703
Here:

$136,703
State:

$109,501

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $33,536
Here:

$33,536
State:

$63,398
Median year house/condo built: 1973

Median year apartment built: 1978

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,025,373
  • In family households: 879,989 (137,425 male householders, 98,429 female householders)
    181,293 spouses, 307,611 children (296,105 natural, 2,833 adopted, 8,673 stepchildren), 26,944 grandchildren, 20,320 brothers or sisters, 33,366 parents, 39,355 other relatives, 35,246 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 130,758 (44,363 male householders (28,902 living alone)), 40,230 female householders (32,534 living alone)), 46,165 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 14,626

Size of family households: 71,342 2-persons, 56,342 3-persons, 57,363 4-persons, 27,665 5-persons, 11,057 6-persons, 12,085 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 61,436 1-person, 13,940 2-persons, 4,944 3-persons, 1,947 4-persons, 1,271 5-persons, 716 6-persons, 339 7-or-more-persons.

159,876 married couples with children.
40,115 single-parent households (11,708 men, 28,407 women).

43.1% of residents of San Jose speak English at home.
23.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
7.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
25.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (46% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 402,776 (39.3%)
(54.8% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.1
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.8
State:

4.0

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in San Jose, California:

  • 505no bedroom
  • 3,6221 bedroom
  • 26,3982 bedrooms
  • 76,8163 bedrooms
  • 61,3114 bedrooms
  • 13,6635+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to San Jose population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Jose, California:

  • 12,032no bedroom
  • 38,0921 bedroom
  • 46,4222 bedrooms
  • 28,4523 bedrooms
  • 10,9944 bedrooms
  • 2,1405+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to San Jose population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in San Jose in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 3,495no vehicle
  • 33,6741 vehicle
  • 75,5532 vehicles
  • 43,5173 vehicles
  • 16,2674 vehicles
  • 9,8095+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to San Jose population

Cars and other vehicles available in San Jose in renter-occupied apartments

  • 12,743no vehicle
  • 50,3741 vehicle
  • 47,2942 vehicles
  • 15,9133 vehicles
  • 7,7074 vehicles
  • 4,1015+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to San Jose population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in San Jose, California:

  • 4441 room
  • 9102 rooms
  • 6,0283 rooms
  • 18,8574 rooms
  • 35,7585 rooms
  • 47,0146 rooms
  • 32,9257 rooms
  • 23,7498 rooms
  • 16,6309+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to San Jose population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Jose, California:

  • 11,5021 room
  • 14,6102 rooms
  • 30,3253 rooms
  • 37,3424 rooms
  • 19,3595 rooms
  • 13,7996 rooms
  • 6,6837 rooms
  • 3,4228 rooms
  • 1,0909+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to San Jose population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • San Jose, CA household income distribution

  • San Jose, CA household income distribution
  • 10,545Less than $10,000
  • 12,606$10,000 to $14,999
  • 9,191$15,000 to $19,999
  • 8,305$20,000 to $24,999
  • 7,015$25,000 to $29,999
  • 7,603$30,000 to $34,999
  • 9,249$35,000 to $39,999
  • 8,944$40,000 to $44,999
  • 7,253$45,000 to $49,999
  • 15,090$50,000 to $59,999
  • 24,979$60,000 to $74,999
  • 35,007$75,000 to $99,999
  • 34,116$100,000 to $124,999
  • 27,414$125,000 to $149,999
  • 40,929$150,000 to $199,999
  • 62,201$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in San Jose, CA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in San Jose, CA
  • 915Less than $10,000
  • 184$10,000 to $14,999
  • 152$15,000 to $19,999
  • 70$20,000 to $24,999
  • 39$25,000 to $29,999
  • 263$30,000 to $34,999
  • 226$35,000 to $39,999
  • 484$40,000 to $49,999
  • 824$50,000 to $59,999
  • 422$60,000 to $69,999
  • 699$70,000 to $79,999
  • 836$80,000 to $89,999
  • 184$90,000 to $99,999
  • 2,123$100,000 to $124,999
  • 748$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,048$150,000 to $174,999
  • 731$175,000 to $199,999
  • 2,681$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,168$250,000 to $299,999
  • 5,260$300,000 to $399,999
  • 8,481$400,000 to $499,999
  • 53,041$500,000 to $749,999
  • 50,844$750,000 to $999,999
  • 36,018$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 11,777$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 3,097$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in San Jose, CA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in San Jose, CA
  • 750Less than $100
  • 317$100 to $149
  • 499$150 to $199
  • 406$200 to $249
  • 3,289$250 to $299
  • 546$300 to $349
  • 631$350 to $399
  • 1,684$400 to $449
  • 626$450 to $499
  • 1,205$500 to $549
  • 1,070$550 to $599
  • 1,508$600 to $649
  • 740$650 to $699
  • 811$700 to $749
  • 806$750 to $799
  • 2,959$800 to $899
  • 2,683$900 to $999
  • 11,470$1,000 to $1,249
  • 13,367$1,250 to $1,499
  • 32,730$1,500 to $1,999
  • 26,912$2,000 to $2,499
  • 16,963$2,500 to $2,999
  • 9,469$3,000 to $3,499
  • 3,745$3,500 or more
  • 2,946No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 73,7612010 or later
  • 100,0562000 to 2009
  • 106,6521990 to 1999
  • 107,8781980 to 1989
  • 51,3631970 to 1979
  • 25,178Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to San Jose population
San Jose commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 3,549
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 21,558
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 44,393
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 65,646
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 76,196
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 32,642
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 98,629
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 13,639
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 26,165
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 50,130
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 40,921
  • 90 or more minutes: 15,579
San Jose, CA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 88.0%
Number of people working at home: 22,719 (4.4% of all workers)

San Jose mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 301,820 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 46,131 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 10,876 (3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 1,024 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 966 (0%)
  • Railroad: 3,291 (1%)
  • Taxi: 6,070 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 3,806 (1%)
  • Walked: 9,267 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 22,719 (6%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 12,553
 European: 11,205
 Italian: 10,741
 American: 9,884
 Irish: 8,202
 English: 7,420
 Iranian: 6,657
 Portuguese: 5,513
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 4,267
 Polish: 3,025
 Ethiopian: 2,843
 Russian: 2,830
 French (except Basque): 2,109
 Scottish: 1,756
 Swedish: 1,682
 Norwegian: 1,636
 Dutch: 1,556
 Scotch-Irish: 1,457
 Northern European: 1,420
 Afghan: 1,300
 British: 1,294
 Romanian: 1,255
 Kenyan: 1,187
 Egyptian: 1,053
 Somali: 988
 Nigerian: 952
 Greek: 915
 Canadian: 893
 African: 811
 Ukrainian: 790
 Hungarian: 760
 Lebanese: 747
 Eastern European: 676
 Yugoslavian: 642
 Danish: 642
 Armenian: 608
 Czech: 585
 Arab: 572
 Scandinavian: 518
 Palestinian: 515
 Jamaican: 509
 Brazilian: 505
 French Canadian: 500
 Bulgarian: 495
 Serbian: 468
 Turkish: 449
 Croatian: 408
 Welsh: 398
 Swiss: 358
 Israeli: 356
 Iraqi: 309
 Belgian: 309
 Haitian: 303
 Jordanian: 267
 Austrian: 265
 Slavic: 218
 Finnish: 194
 Slovak: 163
 Ghanaian: 159
 Australian: 147
 Zimbabwean: 139
 Lithuanian: 135
 Cypriot: 86
 Basque: 86
 Syrian: 86
 Latvian: 83
 Guyanese: 62
 Moroccan: 58
 Pennsylvania German: 56
 Celtic: 54
 Cajun: 53
 Czechoslovakian: 40
 Alsatian: 40
 Maltese: 37
 Icelander: 34
 Belizean: 34
 Estonian: 29
 Slovene: 26
 South African: 24
 New Zealander: 23
 West Indian: 22
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 20
 Liberian: 18
 British West Indian: 10
 Soviet Union: 9
 Albanian: 8
 Macedonian: 6
 Barbadian: 6

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 23%Mexico
  • 20%Vietnam
  • 12%India
  • 9%Philippines
  • 9%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 4%Taiwan
  • 2%Korea

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 486,525
  • Other state: 118,848
  • Northeast: 28,191
  • Midwest: 34,914
  • South: 27,031
  • West: 28,712

87% of San Jose residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in California.

San Jose:

86.7%
State average:

86.6%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 10,871
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 3,834
  • 5th and 6th grade: 11,076
  • 7th and 8th grade: 5,815
  • 9th grade: 5,074
  • 10th grade: 4,798
  • 11th grade: 4,252
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 9,521
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 60,292
  • Less than 1 year of college: 12,276
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 45,144
  • Associate degree: 20,839
  • Bachelor's degree: 93,801
  • Master's degree: 45,638
  • Professional school degree: 4,740
  • Doctorate degree: 10,445

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 14,217
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 6,100
  • 5th and 6th grade: 12,231
  • 7th and 8th grade: 8,290
  • 9th grade: 4,431
  • 10th grade: 4,105
  • 11th grade: 4,657
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 8,389
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 60,209
  • Less than 1 year of college: 16,265
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 41,826
  • Associate degree: 26,202
  • Bachelor's degree: 89,528
  • Master's degree: 41,676
  • Professional school degree: 6,153
  • Doctorate degree: 4,946

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.3%Males
  • 4.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 5.3%Males
  • 3.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 5.3%Males
  • 13.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 4.6%Males
  • 5.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 5.8%Males
  • 8.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 7.5%Males
  • 6.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 5.4%Males
  • 6.9%Females
San Jose marital status for males
San Jose marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 174,752
  • One, attached: 36,691
  • Two: 4,969
  • 3 or 4: 17,276
  • 5 to 9: 16,650
  • 10 to 19: 15,249
  • 20 to 49: 16,062
  • 50 or more: 39,890
  • Mobile homes: 11,772
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 44

Median worth of mobile homes: $125,500

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 1.1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in San Jose:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in San Jose
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (77.9%)
  • Electricity (19.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.3%)
  • Solar energy (0.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Wood (0.2%)
  • Electricity (49.4%)
  • Utility gas (46.7%)
  • No fuel used (1.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.2%)
  • Solar energy (0.5%)
  • Wood (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 11,706
Here:

11.2%
California:

7.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 7,108
Here:

12.6%
California:

7.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7,653
Here:

10.8%
California:

15.5%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)