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San Jose, CA (California) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $854,700 (it was $375,500 in 2000)
San Jose:

$854,700
California:

$509,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $617,400 - $1,120,600

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $999,383
Here:

$999,383
State:

$697,940

Townhouses or other attached units: $695,465
Here:

$695,465
State:

$618,365

In 2-unit structures: $857,575
Here:

$857,575
State:

$938,396

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $530,288
Here:

$530,288
State:

$619,611

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $602,254
Here:

$602,254
State:

$573,773

Mobile homes: $171,980
Here:

$171,980
State:

$121,346

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $101,558
Here:

$101,558
State:

$209,961

San Jose,CA index of house prices

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

Houses: 338,738 (321,913 occupied: 184,716 owner occupied, 137,197 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

43%
State:

45%

Housing density: 1,937 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $497,897.

Median contract rent in 2017: $1,045 (lower quartile is $807, upper quartile is $1,358)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $4,016


Median gross rent in San Jose, CA in 2017: $1,123

Housing units in San Jose with a mortgage: 133,029 (3,328 second mortgage, 18,043 home equity loan, 670 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 51,687

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $157,595

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $79,817

Median monthly housing costs: $2,257


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

Median year apartment built: 1978

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,035,353
  • In family households: 886,616 (137,446 male householders, 98,079 female householders)
    175,871 spouses, 310,400 children (296,338 natural, 5,569 adopted, 8,493 stepchildren), 24,403 grandchildren, 25,396 brothers or sisters, 42,051 parents, 39,159 other relatives, 33,811 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 134,023 (44,820 male householders (28,724 living alone)), 41,568 female householders (32,156 living alone)), 47,635 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 14,714

Size of family households: 77,446 2-persons, 53,846 3-persons, 55,561 4-persons, 26,699 5-persons, 11,386 6-persons, 10,587 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 60,880 1-person, 17,801 2-persons, 4,187 3-persons, 1,641 4-persons, 740 5-persons, 884 6-persons, 255 7-or-more-persons.

152,305 married couples with children.
44,394 single-parent households (14,139 men, 30,255 women).

42.5% of residents of San Jose speak English at home.
23.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
7.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
25.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 417,148 (40.3%)
(57.4% 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:

3.8
State:

4.0

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
  • 737no bedroom
  • 3,3531 bedroom
  • 30,1372 bedrooms
  • 75,2463 bedrooms
  • 59,1184 bedrooms
  • 16,1255+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Jose, California
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Jose, California
  • 10,892no bedroom
  • 37,6771 bedroom
  • 49,1752 bedrooms
  • 24,7213 bedrooms
  • 13,3044 bedrooms
  • 1,4285+ 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
  • 4,512no vehicle
  • 30,5091 vehicle
  • 81,5482 vehicles
  • 40,1713 vehicles
  • 19,0724 vehicles
  • 8,9045+ 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
  • 11,952no vehicle
  • 51,5671 vehicle
  • 46,9962 vehicles
  • 14,8753 vehicles
  • 7,2064 vehicles
  • 4,6015+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in San Jose, California
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in San Jose, California
  • 6761 room
  • 1,1472 rooms
  • 6,6023 rooms
  • 22,5684 rooms
  • 37,7405 rooms
  • 43,0586 rooms
  • 32,9807 rooms
  • 22,0408 rooms
  • 17,9059+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Jose, California
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Jose, California
  • 10,1651 room
  • 17,4652 rooms
  • 30,8983 rooms
  • 34,7264 rooms
  • 17,6915 rooms
  • 14,0776 rooms
  • 7,6407 rooms
  • 2,7948 rooms
  • 1,7419+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 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 2017
  • 10,831Less than $10,000
  • 17,788$10,000 to $19,999
  • 15,189$20,000 to $29,999
  • 15,619$30,000 to $39,999
  • 17,172$40,000 to $49,999
  • 15,670$50,000 to $59,999
  • 22,699$60,000 to $74,999
  • 36,022$75,000 to $99,999
  • 33,564$100,000 to $124,999
  • 25,443$125,000 to $149,999
  • 42,982$150,000 to $199,999
  • 68,934$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in San Jose, CA

  • Distribution of house value in San Jose, CA in 2017
  • 1,519Less than $10,000
  • 88$10,000 to $14,999
  • 223$15,000 to $19,999
  • 52$20,000 to $24,999
  • 53$25,000 to $29,999
  • 495$30,000 to $34,999
  • 41$35,000 to $39,999
  • 322$40,000 to $49,999
  • 606$50,000 to $59,999
  • 509$60,000 to $69,999
  • 371$70,000 to $79,999
  • 319$80,000 to $89,999
  • 877$90,000 to $99,999
  • 2,591$100,000 to $124,999
  • 549$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,260$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,075$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,505$200,000 to $249,999
  • 731$250,000 to $299,999
  • 3,754$300,000 to $399,999
  • 8,572$400,000 to $499,999
  • 43,996$500,000 to $749,999
  • 54,562$750,000 to $999,999
  • 41,892$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 13,142$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 5,612$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in San Jose, CA

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in San Jose, CA in 2017
  • 299Less than $100
  • 246$100 to $149
  • 438$150 to $199
  • 914$200 to $249
  • 1,679$250 to $299
  • 635$300 to $349
  • 259$350 to $399
  • 1,051$400 to $449
  • 802$450 to $499
  • 1,076$500 to $549
  • 1,009$550 to $599
  • 1,611$600 to $649
  • 347$650 to $699
  • 736$700 to $749
  • 970$750 to $799
  • 2,025$800 to $899
  • 2,381$900 to $999
  • 9,724$1,000 to $1,249
  • 10,702$1,250 to $1,499
  • 30,482$1,500 to $1,999
  • 27,960$2,000 to $2,499
  • 21,618$2,500 to $2,999
  • 10,497$3,000 to $3,499
  • 6,702$3,500 or more
  • 3,034No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 86.2%
Number of people working at home: 22,256 (4.2% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 4,791
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 20,513
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 43,114
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 68,132
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 76,121
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 35,045
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 96,964
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 15,045
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 26,618
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 57,243
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 48,091
  • 90 or more minutes: 15,470
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - San Jose

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 316,472 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 47,875 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8,652 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 824 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 1,222 (0%)
  • Railroad: 3,732 (1%)
  • Taxi: 5,908 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 4,164 (1%)
  • Walked: 7,873 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 22,256 (5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.2%Males
  • 4.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 4.8%Males
  • 6.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 2.4%Males
  • 17.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 3.4%Males
  • 5.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 3.2%Males
  • 4.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 5.1%Males
  • 7.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 3.9%Males
  • 5.5%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
  • 85,2352010 or later
  • 94,6462000 to 2009
  • 107,5251990 to 1999
  • 107,8781980 to 1989
  • 51,3631970 to 1979
  • 25,178Before 1970
Ancestries in San Jose, CA

First ancestries reported:

  • European: 12,666 (1.8%)
  • German: 11,673 (1.7%)
  • Italian: 11,515 (1.6%)
  • American: 9,420 (1.3%)
  • Irish: 8,856 (1.3%)
  • Iranian: 8,383 (1.2%)
  • English: 7,510 (1.1%)
  • Portuguese: 4,588 (0.7%)
  • Ethiopian: 3,959 (0.6%)
  • Russian: 3,667 (0.5%)
  • Polish: 2,944 (0.4%)
  • African: 2,704 (0.4%)
  • Assyrian: 2,221 (0.3%)
  • British: 1,862 (0.3%)
  • Norwegian: 1,502 (0.2%)
  • French: 1,383 (0.2%)
  • Scottish: 1,377 (0.2%)
  • Greek: 1,369 (0.2%)
  • Ukrainian: 1,336 (0.2%)
  • Dutch: 1,336 (0.2%)
  • Swedish: 1,228 (0.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 1,184 (0.2%)
  • Romanian: 999 (0.1%)
  • Canadian: 981 (0.1%)
  • Yugoslavian: 971 (0.1%)
  • Armenian: 939 (0.1%)
  • Afghan: 901 (0.1%)
  • Eastern European: 829 (0.1%)
  • Jordanian: 789 (0.1%)
  • French Canadian: 658 (0.09%)
  • Iraqi: 625 (0.09%)
  • Northern European: 574 (0.08%)
  • Egyptian: 518 (0.07%)
  • Brazilian: 491 (0.07%)
  • Lithuanian: 476 (0.07%)
  • Senegalese: 474 (0.07%)
  • Scandinavian: 472 (0.07%)
  • Kenyan: 466 (0.07%)
  • Welsh: 457 (0.07%)
  • Lebanese: 430 (0.06%)
  • Serbian: 428 (0.06%)
  • Estonian: 414 (0.06%)
  • Hungarian: 407 (0.06%)
  • Palestinian: 389 (0.06%)
  • Swiss: 358 (0.05%)
  • Croatian: 350 (0.05%)
  • Bulgarian: 337 (0.05%)
  • Israeli: 335 (0.05%)
  • Turkish: 317 (0.05%)
  • Czech: 312 (0.04%)
  • Somali: 308 (0.04%)
  • Nigerian: 302 (0.04%)
  • Danish: 269 (0.04%)
  • Macedonian: 266 (0.04%)
  • Austrian: 263 (0.04%)
  • Belgian: 230 (0.03%)
  • Haitian: 225 (0.03%)
  • Slovene: 202 (0.03%)
  • Slavic: 175 (0.02%)
  • Arab: 151 (0.02%)
  • Basque: 147 (0.02%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 135 (0.02%)
  • Jamaican: 135 (0.02%)
  • Albanian: 121 (0.02%)
  • Icelander: 119 (0.02%)
  • West Indian: 118 (0.02%)
  • Zimbabwean: 76 (0.01%)
  • Maltese: 75 (0.01%)
  • Latvian: 74 (0.01%)
  • Bahamian: 72 (0.01%)
  • Australian: 69 (0.01%)
  • Slovak: 69 (0.01%)
  • Guyanese: 62 (0.01%)
  • Finnish: 58 (0.01%)
  • Ghanaian: 57 (0.01%)
  • Moroccan: 46 (0.01%)
  • Celtic: 43 (0.01%)
  • Syrian: 36 (0.01%)

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

Mexico
San Jose:

22.2% (92,978)
California:

39.9% (4,196,887)

Vietnam
San Jose:

19.5% (81,637)
California:

4.9% (516,046)

India
San Jose:

12.0% (50,208)
California:

4.4% (464,381)

Philippines
San Jose:

9.0% (37,695)
California:

8.0% (842,233)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
San Jose:

8.7% (36,293)
California:

5.8% (608,533)

Taiwan
San Jose:

3.2% (13,284)
California:

1.7% (176,288)

Iran
San Jose:

2.1% (8,922)
California:

2.0% (206,488)

Korea
San Jose:

1.8% (7,565)
California:

3.1% (326,935)

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

  • This state: 482,212
  • Other state: 121,089
  • Northeast: 28,995
  • Midwest: 37,500
  • South: 29,969
  • West: 24,625

85.8% of San Jose residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42.2% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59.5% lived in California.


San Jose:

85.8%
State average:

87.0%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 9,421
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 3,747
  • 5th and 6th grade: 8,582
  • 7th and 8th grade: 6,804
  • 9th grade: 5,481
  • 10th grade: 4,239
  • 11th grade: 4,257
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 8,653
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 62,464
  • Less than 1 year of college: 14,916
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 46,159
  • Associate degree: 24,311
  • Bachelor's degree: 89,306
  • Master's degree: 51,648
  • Professional school degree: 6,467
  • Doctorate degree: 12,394
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 12,355
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 3,189
  • 5th and 6th grade: 14,306
  • 7th and 8th grade: 5,509
  • 9th grade: 5,166
  • 10th grade: 4,262
  • 11th grade: 4,256
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 8,106
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 61,741
  • Less than 1 year of college: 17,269
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 44,514
  • Associate degree: 25,671
  • Bachelor's degree: 90,760
  • Master's degree: 45,262
  • Professional school degree: 8,621
  • Doctorate degree: 6,093
Educational Attainment for Females
San Jose marital status for males
San Jose marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 180,041
  • One, attached: 36,726
  • Two: 5,390
  • 3 or 4: 17,558
  • 5 to 9: 14,662
  • 10 to 19: 15,203
  • 20 to 49: 13,805
  • 50 or more: 43,424
  • Mobile homes: 11,367
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 562

Median worth of mobile homes: $125,800

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 0.4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 1.0%

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
  • 77.0%Utility gas
  • 19.9%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Solar energy
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in San Jose, CA
  • 50.5%Electricity
  • 45.9%Utility gas
  • 1.9%No fuel used
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 11,353
Here:

11.6%
California:

8.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5,984
Here:

11.5%
California:

8.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6,513
Here:

9.3%
California:

15.1%
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