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San Jose, California
Welcome to San Jose ...
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>.
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.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for San Jose:
Websites for San Jose ...
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 ...
The official website for San Jose: www.sanjoseca.gov/
The official website for Santa Clara County: www.sccgov.org/
The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/
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This page was last modified: 05 Feb 2019