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San Jose, CA (California) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $1,119,500 (it was $375,500 in 2000)
San Jose:

$1,119,500
California:

$648,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $810,800 - $1,564,000

Mean price in 2021:

Detached houses: $1,403,256
Here:

$1,403,256
State:

$881,672

Townhouses or other attached units: $892,629
Here:

$892,629
State:

$745,373

In 2-unit structures: $753,788
Here:

$753,788
State:

$1,121,094

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $680,453
Here:

$680,453
State:

$689,397

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $688,625
Here:

$688,625
State:

$701,962

Mobile homes: $240,963
Here:

$240,963
State:

$174,181

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $55,872
Here:

$55,872
State:

$105,963

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

Houses: 340,561 (322,881 occupied: 179,797 owner occupied, 143,084 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

44%
State:

44%

Housing density: 1,948 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2021: $1,197,016.

Median contract rent in 2021: over $2,000 (lower quartile is $1,612, upper quartile is over $2,000)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2021: $3,213


Median gross rent in San Jose, CA in 2021: over $2,000

Housing units in San Jose with a mortgage: 124,224 (16,249 second mortgage, 346 home equity loan, 13,499 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,632

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $197,583

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $103,711

Median monthly housing costs: $2,463

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San Jose, California Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1973

Median year apartment built: 1979

Household type by relationship:

Households: 983,530
  • Male householders: 180,097 (35,860 living alone), Female householders: 142,784 (31,662 living alone)
  • 169,318 spouses (167,117 opposite-sex spouses), 23,540 unmarried partners, (22,122 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 288,771 children (276,718 natural, 3,476 adopted, 8,577 stepchildren), 20,936 grandchildren, 24,900 brothers or sisters, 35,619 parents, 222 foster children, 34,654 other relatives, 50,045 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 12,644

Size of family households: 72,565 2-persons, 56,031 3-persons, 55,413 4-persons, 24,844 5-persons, 10,616 6-persons, 10,406 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 67,522 1-person, 19,810 2-persons, 2,256 3-persons, 2,237 4-persons, 795 5-persons, 222 6-persons, 164 7-or-more-persons.

140,875 married couples with children.
39,102 single-parent households (10,684 men, 28,418 women).

41.9% of residents of San Jose speak English at home.
22.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
7.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
26.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other language at home (67% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 400,796 (40.8%)
(56.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

3.6
State:

3.9

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in San Jose, California
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in San Jose, California
  • 1,208no bedroom
  • 4,0501 bedroom
  • 26,9842 bedrooms
  • 71,4043 bedrooms
  • 62,0684 bedrooms
  • 14,0835+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Jose, California
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Jose, California
  • 13,666no bedroom
  • 38,9081 bedroom
  • 52,1072 bedrooms
  • 25,6203 bedrooms
  • 10,4534 bedrooms
  • 2,3305+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in San Jose in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in San Jose in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 4,795no vehicle
  • 37,8151 vehicle
  • 75,5372 vehicles
  • 36,7673 vehicles
  • 14,5384 vehicles
  • 10,3455+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in San Jose in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in San Jose in renter-occupied apartments
  • 11,865no vehicle
  • 56,6341 vehicle
  • 52,6032 vehicles
  • 12,7673 vehicles
  • 6,9674 vehicles
  • 2,2485+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in San Jose, California
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in San Jose, California
  • 1,0311 room
  • 1,2412 rooms
  • 7,0433 rooms
  • 23,2734 rooms
  • 35,3775 rooms
  • 41,2886 rooms
  • 28,8867 rooms
  • 23,0048 rooms
  • 18,6549+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Jose, California
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Jose, California
  • 12,6041 room
  • 19,1582 rooms
  • 34,8143 rooms
  • 35,2314 rooms
  • 16,9345 rooms
  • 13,1876 rooms
  • 5,7227 rooms
  • 3,5118 rooms
  • 1,9239+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2021 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
  • San Jose, CA household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in San Jose, CA in 2021
  • 9,669Less than $10,000
  • 12,659$10,000 to $19,999
  • 13,986$20,000 to $29,999
  • 13,606$30,000 to $39,999
  • 13,077$40,000 to $49,999
  • 12,347$50,000 to $59,999
  • 21,510$60,000 to $74,999
  • 33,805$75,000 to $99,999
  • 28,948$100,000 to $124,999
  • 25,554$125,000 to $149,999
  • 39,899$150,000 to $199,999
  • 97,821$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2021 in San Jose, CA

  • Distribution of house value in San Jose, CA in 2021
  • 1,470Less than $10,000
  • 139$10,000 to $14,999
  • 300$15,000 to $19,999
  • 42$20,000 to $24,999
  • 42$25,000 to $29,999
  • 288$40,000 to $49,999
  • 367$50,000 to $59,999
  • 407$60,000 to $69,999
  • 520$70,000 to $79,999
  • 531$80,000 to $89,999
  • 447$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,268$100,000 to $124,999
  • 563$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,136$150,000 to $174,999
  • 860$175,000 to $199,999
  • 2,092$200,000 to $249,999
  • 2,386$250,000 to $299,999
  • 2,472$300,000 to $399,999
  • 3,206$400,000 to $499,999
  • 17,777$500,000 to $749,999
  • 35,499$750,000 to $999,999
  • 56,930$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 31,620$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 19,435$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2021 in San Jose, CA

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in San Jose, CA in 2021
  • 477Less than $100
  • 20$100 to $149
  • 317$150 to $199
  • 280$200 to $249
  • 2,074$250 to $299
  • 1,709$300 to $349
  • 899$350 to $399
  • 676$400 to $449
  • 904$450 to $499
  • 786$500 to $549
  • 198$550 to $599
  • 1,021$600 to $649
  • 546$650 to $699
  • 796$700 to $749
  • 871$750 to $799
  • 1,882$800 to $899
  • 741$900 to $999
  • 6,221$1,000 to $1,249
  • 7,949$1,250 to $1,499
  • 28,318$1,500 to $1,999
  • 30,403$2,000 to $2,499
  • 24,188$2,500 to $2,999
  • 14,569$3,000 to $3,499
  • 12,889$3,500 or more
  • 4,350No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2021

Percentage of workers working in this county: 91.3%
Number of people working at home: 143,618 (29.7% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2021

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 5,140
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 18,122
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 40,324
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 65,888
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 66,934
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 29,994
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 56,608
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 8,680
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 12,040
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 20,445
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 11,287
  • 90 or more minutes: 4,678
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - San Jose

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 231,747 (53.7%)
  • Carpooled: 32,848 (7.6%)
  • Bus: 3,158 (0.7%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 72 (0.0%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 683 (0.2%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 682 (0.2%)
  • Taxi: 6,382 (1.5%)
  • Bicycle: 2,774 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 9,626 (2.2%)
  • Worked at home: 143,618 (33.3%)
Class of Workers in 2021
  • Unemployment by race in 2021
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.2%Males
  • 6.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 12.6%Males
  • 11.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 9.1%Males
  • 11.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 6.1%Males
  • 5.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 7.9%Males
  • 8.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 7.3%Males
  • 5.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 6.8%Males
  • 6.8%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in San Jose, California
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in San Jose, California
  • 104,9562010 or later
  • 85,0652000 to 2009
  • 98,1251990 to 1999
  • 107,8781980 to 1989
  • 51,3631970 to 1979
  • 25,178Before 1970
Ancestries in San Jose, CA

First ancestries reported:

  • English: 11,398 (1.8%)
  • American: 11,183 (1.7%)
  • Italian: 9,342 (1.4%)
  • Iranian: 8,712 (1.4%)
  • Irish: 8,458 (1.3%)
  • German: 8,431 (1.3%)
  • European: 8,055 (1.2%)
  • Portuguese: 5,239 (0.8%)
  • Ethiopian: 4,397 (0.7%)
  • Russian: 3,745 (0.6%)
  • Polish: 2,265 (0.4%)
  • Egyptian: 1,892 (0.3%)
  • Scottish: 1,716 (0.3%)
  • Swedish: 1,699 (0.3%)
  • Turkish: 1,678 (0.3%)
  • Ukrainian: 1,376 (0.2%)
  • French: 1,323 (0.2%)
  • Greek: 1,320 (0.2%)
  • Assyrian: 1,306 (0.2%)
  • African: 1,292 (0.2%)
  • Eastern European: 1,078 (0.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 1,077 (0.2%)
  • Afghan: 888 (0.1%)
  • Palestinian: 885 (0.1%)
  • Northern European: 878 (0.1%)
  • British: 877 (0.1%)
  • Dutch: 868 (0.1%)
  • Norwegian: 848 (0.1%)
  • Nigerian: 721 (0.1%)
  • Danish: 684 (0.1%)
  • Brazilian: 681 (0.1%)
  • Lebanese: 672 (0.1%)
  • Croatian: 576 (0.09%)
  • Arab: 498 (0.08%)
  • Yugoslavian: 493 (0.08%)
  • French Canadian: 473 (0.07%)
  • Romanian: 473 (0.07%)
  • Serbian: 426 (0.07%)
  • Scandinavian: 425 (0.07%)
  • Israeli: 420 (0.07%)
  • Slavic: 403 (0.06%)
  • Armenian: 402 (0.06%)
  • Sierra Leonean: 388 (0.06%)
  • Bulgarian: 381 (0.06%)
  • Jordanian: 356 (0.06%)
  • Canadian: 281 (0.04%)
  • Jamaican: 270 (0.04%)
  • Hungarian: 257 (0.04%)
  • Welsh: 257 (0.04%)
  • Lithuanian: 249 (0.04%)
  • Austrian: 237 (0.04%)
  • Czech: 237 (0.04%)
  • Finnish: 226 (0.04%)
  • Guyanese: 171 (0.03%)
  • Slovak: 167 (0.03%)
  • Swiss: 167 (0.03%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 160 (0.02%)
  • Australian: 147 (0.02%)
  • Ghanaian: 145 (0.02%)
  • Basque: 144 (0.02%)
  • Belgian: 133 (0.02%)
  • Latvian: 130 (0.02%)
  • South African: 119 (0.02%)
  • Kenyan: 115 (0.02%)
  • Iraqi: 107 (0.02%)
  • Senegalese: 103 (0.02%)
  • Estonian: 97 (0.02%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 95 (0.01%)
  • West Indian: 91 (0.01%)
  • Albanian: 86 (0.01%)
  • Moroccan: 84 (0.01%)
  • Syrian: 74 (0.01%)
  • Macedonian: 71 (0.01%)
  • Haitian: 66 (0.01%)
  • Somali: 55 (0.01%)
  • Icelander: 47 (0.01%)
  • German Russian: 45 (0.01%)
  • Slovene: 38 (0.01%)

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

Mexico
San Jose:

20.7% (83,823)
California:

37.5% (3,925,037)

Vietnam
San Jose:

20.4% (82,629)
California:

4.9% (512,001)

India
San Jose:

13.0% (52,703)
California:

5.0% (523,659)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
San Jose:

9.5% (38,575)
California:

6.5% (678,842)

Philippines
San Jose:

7.5% (30,316)
California:

7.9% (827,803)

Taiwan
San Jose:

3.3% (13,318)
California:

1.7% (178,582)

Korea
San Jose:

2.8% (11,376)
California:

3.0% (314,155)

Iran
San Jose:

2.1% (8,606)
California:

2.0% (208,033)

Japan
San Jose:

1.6% (6,383)
California:

1.0% (104,573)

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

  • This state: 470,008
  • Other state: 97,402
  • Northeast: 23,299
  • Midwest: 28,924
  • South: 25,952
  • West: 19,227

87.5% of San Jose residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42.4% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65.3% lived in California.


San Jose:

87.5%
State average:

88.0%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 12,223
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 3,971
  • 5th and 6th grade: 7,271
  • 7th and 8th grade: 3,807
  • 9th grade: 4,778
  • 10th grade: 3,039
  • 11th grade: 2,802
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 10,255
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 61,111
  • Less than 1 year of college: 15,257
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 40,317
  • Associate degree: 25,435
  • Bachelor's degree: 92,564
  • Master's degree: 52,379
  • Professional school degree: 6,819
  • Doctorate degree: 12,278
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 15,287
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 3,373
  • 5th and 6th grade: 8,392
  • 7th and 8th grade: 3,766
  • 9th grade: 4,890
  • 10th grade: 2,239
  • 11th grade: 2,306
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 9,243
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 51,349
  • Less than 1 year of college: 18,179
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 38,835
  • Associate degree: 26,560
  • Bachelor's degree: 90,305
  • Master's degree: 49,342
  • Professional school degree: 7,971
  • Doctorate degree: 5,409
Educational Attainment for Females
San Jose marital status for males
San Jose marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 173,419
  • One, attached: 39,023
  • Two: 3,907
  • 3 or 4: 17,032
  • 5 to 9: 17,297
  • 10 to 19: 15,454
  • 20 to 49: 15,339
  • 50 or more: 48,386
  • Mobile homes: 10,511
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 193

Median worth of mobile homes: $234,000

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2021: 0.6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2021: 1.2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 14 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in San Jose
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in San Jose, CA
  • 71.8%Utility gas
  • 23.6%Electricity
  • 1.6%Solar energy
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in San Jose, CA
  • 53.6%Electricity
  • 38.6%Utility gas
  • 5.5%No fuel used
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 12,274
Here:

13.3%
California:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6,754
Here:

12.5%
California:

8.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5,716
Here:

9.0%
California:

15.6%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability