This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, San Jose has a low population density. San Jose is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.
San Jose, CA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 7/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. San Jose has a population density of 5,511, with 963,656 current residents.
Out of the 963,656 current residents, 51% are male and 48% are female. 56% of the residents are married and 43% are single.
- 70% Sun
- 14% Rain
- 0% Snow
61°F average temperature
- 34 years Median home age
- $439,060 Median home price
- -13.51% Home appreciation rate
- 5.62% Annual property tax
As for living in San Jose, the air quality is 12% and the weather, on average, is 70% sunny, 14% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 61°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in San Jose, you should know that 59.8% of homes are owned while 37.6% of homes are rented, and 2.6% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $439,060, the median age of homes is 34 years, the annual home appreciation is -13.51% and the annual property tax is 5.62%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)5
When looking at the community of San Jose, it’s important to determine the crime rate. San Jose’s crime rate is 5 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in San Jose is 36 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 69.45% Democratic, 28.55% Republican, and 2.00% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:21
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
78%High school diploma
8%Some college or associates degree
11%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at San Jose, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 13.20% of residents are unemployed in San Jose (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed San Jose residents: 16% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 24.74% are in the arts and sciences field, 12.4% are in the customer service field, 24.4% are in the sales field, 0.32% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 7.9% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 14.3% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:21. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 77.79%, 7.67% of residents have an associate’s degree, 20.56% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 10.54% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in San Jose, you should be aware that the average commute time is 31 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26.5 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of San Jose have a few different options. 76% of commuters use their own cars, 14% of commuters carpool, 4% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.