San Jose demographics profile

StatisticSan JoseCaliforniaNational
Population1,009,36338,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)5,68623291
Median age36.136.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)56%52%55%
Speak English43%56%79%
Speak Spanish23%29%13%
San Jose, CA has a population of 1,009,363 and is the 10th largest city in the United States. The population density is 5,686 per sq mi which is 2347% higher than the California average and 6176% higher than the national average. The median age in San Jose is 36 which is approximately equal to the California average of 36. In San Jose, 56% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 43% speak English and 23% speak Spanish. 48% of San Jose residents were born in California, 12% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 39% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in San Jose is 2347% higher than California.
  • The median age in San Jose is equal to California.
  • In San Jose 42.19% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In San Jose 3.08% of the population is African American.
  • In San Jose 34.10% of the population is Asian.

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San Jose population breakdown by race

RaceSan JoseCaliforniaNational
Caucasian42.19%61.26%73.35%
African American3.08%5.85%12.63%
Asian34.10%13.85%5.22%
American Indian0.52%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.44%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race4.97%4.62%3.06%
Other race14.69%13.28%4.75%
In San Jose, 32.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The San Jose, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).