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San Jose, California (CA) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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8.4% of San Jose, CA residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 58.0% less than the poverty level of 13.3% across the entire state of California. Taking into account residents not living in families, 14.6% of high school graduates and 41.5% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 11.2% among disabled males and 12.9% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 73.3%. For comparison, it was 35.5% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in San Jose, CA

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
San Jose:

8.4%
Whole state:

13.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
San Jose:

4.2%
Whole state:

5.8%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
San Jose:

11.2%
California:

16.2%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 18.0% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
San Jose:

25.5%
California:

24.6%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
San Jose:

12.9%
California:

18.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 17.7% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
San Jose:

25.6%
California:

24.3%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

73.3%
Residents above poverty level:

35.5%

Poverty by age in San Jose, CA

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in San Jose
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in San Jose,CA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 11.3%Under 5 years
  • 9.6%5 years
  • 10.3%6 to 11 years
  • 5.7%12 to 14 years
  • 10.2%15 years
  • 9.6%16 and 17 years
  • 18.9%18 to 24 years
  • 4.2%25 to 34 years
  • 4.0%35 to 44 years
  • 6.3%45 to 54 years
  • 7.4%55 to 64 years
  • 7.5%65 to 74 years
  • 10.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in San Jose
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in San Jose,CA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 6.3%Under 5 years
  • 17.2%5 years
  • 5.7%6 to 11 years
  • 10.3%12 to 14 years
  • 12.7%15 years
  • 11.8%16 and 17 years
  • 19.3%18 to 24 years
  • 8.2%25 to 34 years
  • 8.4%35 to 44 years
  • 7.4%45 to 54 years
  • 6.4%55 to 64 years
  • 6.5%65 to 74 years
  • 12.9%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in San Jose, CA
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in San Jose,CA (% below half of poverty level)
  • 4.0%Under 5 years
  • 4.2%5 years
  • 3.9%6 to 11 years
  • 4.5%12 to 14 years
  • 6.2%15 years
  • 6.7%16 and 17 years
  • 7.9%18 to 24 years
  • 4.9%25 to 34 years
  • 3.4%35 to 44 years
  • 2.8%45 to 54 years
  • 2.9%55 to 64 years
  • 3.1%65 to 74 years
  • 3.5%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in San Jose, CA

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in San Jose, CA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in San Jose, CA (%)
  • 5.3%White
  • 11.9%Black
  • 13.6%American Indian
  • 8.1%Asian
  • 8.1%Native Hawaiian
  • 11.2%Other race
  • 4.3%2+ races
  • 10.8%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in San Jose, CA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in San Jose, CA (absolute numbers)
  • 13,905White
  • 3,677Black
  • 850American Indian
  • 29,620Asian
  • 346Native Hawaiian
  • 18,213Other race
  • 2,3492+ races
  • 35,243Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 8.5%Below poverty level
  • 91.5%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 8.3%Below poverty level
  • 91.7%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in San Jose, CA

Children below poverty level:
San Jose, California:

8.8%
State:

17.8%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
San Jose:

14.6%
California:

18.0%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
San Jose:

41.5%
California:

43.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 41.6%Married-couple family
  • 11.1%Male, no wife present
  • 47.4%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in San Jose not in families by work experience
  • 4.0%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 32.5%Worked part-time
  • 63.5%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 1.2%Both worked full-time
  • 2.8%One full-time, other part-time
  • 17.6%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 10.5%Both worked part-time
  • 32.6%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 35.3%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.5%1999 to 2000
  • 3.2%1995 to 1998
  • 3.9%1990 to 1994
  • 14.1%1980 to 1989
  • 26.7%1970 to 1979
  • 23.6%1960 to 1969
  • 14.3%1950 to 1959
  • 5.7%1940 to 1949
  • 8.1%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 1.7%1999 to 2000
  • 5.7%1995 to 1998
  • 4.1%1990 to 1994
  • 15.1%1980 to 1989
  • 29.1%1970 to 1979
  • 24.2%1960 to 1969
  • 12.3%1950 to 1959
  • 3.1%1940 to 1949
  • 4.7%1939 or earlier
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