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San Jose Population

1,020,262

San Jose city is the center of innovation and large city surrounded by rolling hills in Silicon Valley, extremely high living cost, a major technology hub in California's Bay Area. It is tenth most populous city in United States and third populous city after Los Angeles and San Diego in the California state. San Jose population in 2020 is estimated to be 1,020,262 (1 Million) and City area is 181.36 sq miles (469.72 sq.km). San Jose has the third highest GDP per capita in the world and one of the wealthiest city in the United States and the world. By the year 1990s, San Jose and the rest of Silicon Valley had become the hot spot for the technologies and high tech internet industries, thus making it California's fastest growing economy.

YearPopulationChange %
2010954,492
2011969,9481.62
2012983,3221.38
20131,001,2531.82
20141,014,4181.31
20151,026,0991.15
20161,030,3590.42
20171,032,1360.17
20181,030,119-0.20
20191,021,795-0.81
2020 *1,020,262-0.15 *
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019

San Jose city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 1935
YearSan Jose Population
1950181,960
1955297,394
1960549,574
1965748,947
1970966,869
19751,083,553
19801,184,335
19851,270,671
19901,358,765
19951,440,649
20001,525,166
20051,590,721
20101,654,672
20111,667,771
20151,721,213
2020*1,783,312
2025*1,833,522
2035*1,996,425
Source: population.un.org/wpp/, 1950 to 1935 San Jose city Population(UA)

San Jose Size and Population

San Jose Median age of population is 37 years, Sex ratio is 100.3 (males per 100 females), 50.1% are Male and 49.9% are Female. 6% are under 5 years, 22.1% are under 18 years, 77.9% are 18 years and over, 13% are 65 years and over and 1.6% are 85 years and over. Total housing units are 341,806

515,713 people are Male and 514,406 are Female population, 227,788 are under 18 years, 802,331 are 18 years and over, 134,053 are 65 years and over.

San Jose Voting age population
637,552 are San Jose Citizen, 18 and over population out of these 314,541 are Male and 323,011 are Female, percentage wise 49.3% are Male Voters and 50.7% are Female Voters.


Languages spoken in San Jose

San Jose population by Language spoken at home are 410,063 speak only English, 224,144 speak Spanish, 3,324 French (incl. Cajun), 8 Haitian, 1,550 Greek, 4,172 Portuguese, 1,696 German, 1,258 Italian, 721 Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or other West Germanic languages, 5,555 Russian, 583 Polish, 1,843 Serbo-Croatian, 1,144 Ukrainian or other Slavic languages, 947 Armenian, 9,912 Persian (incl. Farsi, Dari).

People from Asian Indian languages are 18,547 speak Hindi, 4,557 Gujarati, 3,298 Urdu, 6,345 Punjabi, 1,539 Bengali, 7,918 Telugu, 8,633 Tamil, 5,040 Nepali, Marathi, or other Indic languages, 3,463 Malayalam, Kannada, or other Dravidian languages and 1,140 Other Indo-European languages.

People from East Asia languages include 68,810 speak Chinese (incl. Mandarin, Cantonese), 6,085 Japanese, 9,833 Korean, 451 Hmong, 1,637 Khmer, 32,319 Tagalog (incl. Filipino), 98,189 Vietnamese, 1,031 Thai, Lao, or other Tai-Kadai languages and 1,429 speak other languages of Asia.

5,155 speak Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or other Austronesian languages, 6,053 Arabic, 389 Hebrew, 6,645 Amharic, Somali, or other Afro-Asiatic languages, 213 Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or other languages of Western Africa, 314 speak other Native languages of North America and 1,902 speak other and unspecified languages.


Ethnic groups

San Jose population by Race are, 40.0% are White Americans, 35.4% are Asians, 3% are Black Americans, 0.5% are NHPI, 0.5% are AIAN. 32% are Hispanic/Latino, 26% are White alone and exclusion of Hispanic/Latino population.

411,976 are Whites, 30,835 are Black or African American, 5,762 are American Indian and Alaska Native, out of these 325 are Cherokee tribal grouping, 185 are Navajo tribal grouping. 369,178 are Asian people, out of these 84,962 are Chinese, 54,640 are Filipino, 13,124 are Japanese, 11,389 Korean, 110,420 Vietnamese, 20,263 are other Asian nationals.

5,545 are Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, out of these 739 are Native Hawaiian, 977 are Samoan, 1,266 are other Pacific Islanders. 333,819 are Hispanic or Latino (of any race), out of these 288,117 are Mexican, 7,539 are Puerto Rican, 1,447 are Cuban, 36,716 are other Hispanic/Latino.


San Jose History

Before the arrival of the Spanish, the area around San Jose area was inhabited by the Tamien nation of the Ohlone peoples of California. San Jose was founded on November 29, 1777. In 1835, San Jose's population of approximately 700 people included 40 foreigners, primarily Native Americans and Englishmen. By 1845, the population of the pueblo had increased to 900 due to American immigration. On December 15, 1849, San Jose became the capital of the un-organized territory of California. After the American occupation of California in 1846, San Jose became the new state's first capital. By 1900 the population reached 21,500.

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