San Jose

San Jose: Introduction
San Jose: Geography and Climate
San Jose: History
San Jose: Population Profile
San Jose: Municipal Government
San Jose: Economy
San Jose: Education and Research
San Jose: Health Care
San Jose: Recreation
San Jose: Convention Facilities
San Jose: Transportation
San Jose: Communications

San Jose

The City in Brief

Founded: 1777 (incorporated, 1850)

Head Official: City Manager Del Borgsdorf (since 1999)

City Population

1980: 629,442

1990: 782,224

2000: 894,943

2003 estimate: 898,349

Percent change, 1990–2000: 13.6%

U.S. rank in 1980: 17th

U.S. rank in 1990: 11th

U.S. rank in 2000: 11th

Metropolitan Area Population (CMSA)

1990: 6,253,311

2000: 7,039,361

Percent change, 1990–2000: 12.6%

U.S. rank in 1980: 4th

U.S. rank in 1990: 4th

U.S. rank in 2000: 5th

Area: 175 square miles (2000)

Elevation: 67 feet above sea level

Average Annual Temperature: 57.1° F

Average Annual Precipitation: 18.5 inches

Major Economic Sectors: Manufacturing, services, government

Unemployment Rate: 6.2% (January 2005)

Per Capita Income: $26,697 (1999)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 24,139

Major Colleges and Universities: San Jose State University, San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

Daily Newspaper: San Jose Mercury News

San Jose