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San Jose, California
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Welcome to San Jose ...

The city of San Jose is located in Santa Clara County and is the County Seat for Santa Clara County.

When the people of San Jose refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use San Josean<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, San Jose has a population of 1,035,317 people<2> (see below for details).

San Jose was incorporated March 27, 1850.

The community of San Jose is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: San Jose lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for San Jose: (408) and (669)<4>

The ZIP codes for San Jose: 95101-95103, 95106, 95108-95139, 95141-95142, 95148, 95150-95161, 95164, 95170-95173, 95190-95194, 95196<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, San Jose had a population of 945,942 people (or 53.09% of the total population of Santa Clara County). This makes San Jose the county's most populous community.

The population of San Jose represents 2.54% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 945,942 people, the population of San Jose increased 5.7% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 894,943 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, San Jose had an population of 1,035,317 people. This is an increase of 9.45% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.69% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for San Jose.

Communities near San Jose ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from San Jose and not the distance as if you drove.<6>.

Community   2017
Cupertino   [Map]   60,777   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fremont   [Map]   234,962   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Menlo Park   [Map]   34,357   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Milpitas   [Map]   78,106   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Morgan Hill   [Map]   45,037   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Mountain View   [Map]   81,438   W   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for San Jose.

Communities Also Named San Jose ...

While we believe that this San Jose is located in Santa Clara County, we know of another 3 California communities named San Jose. Those communities are located in the following counties: Los Angeles, Marin and San Diego County.

Beyond California, there are 18 communities that are also named San Jose - they are located in Arizona (2), Florida, Illinois, New Mexico (7) and Texas (4).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for San Jose.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around San Jose. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of San Jose. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around San Jose. Our list includes 121 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for San Jose:

Websites for San Jose ...

Official Website:
Junior League:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for San Jose ...

Looking for more information about San Jose? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for San Jose, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for San Jose.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of San Jose refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of San Jose may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for San Jose.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around San Jose - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (669) is an overlay for area code (408).

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as San Jose). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether San Jose or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for San Jose includes: 95101, 95102, 95106, 95108, 95109, 95110, 95111, 95112, 95113, 95114, 95115, 95116, 95117, 95118, 95119, 95120, 95121, 95122, 95123, 95124, 95125, 95126, 95127, 95128, 95129, 95130, 95131, 95132, 95133, 95134, 95135, 95136, 95137, 95138, 95141, 95148, 95150, 95151, 95152, 95153, 95154, 95155, 95156, 95157, 95158, 95159, 95160, 95164, 95170, 95171, 95172, 95190, 95191, 95192, 95193 & 95194.

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- San Jose) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for San Jose. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from San Jose

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in San Jose. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3332, Longitude: -121.8970     [Map].

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