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Capital of Silicon Valley
San José is home to nearly one million residents, making it the third largest city in California and the tenth largest city in the entire United States. In addition to being the Capital of Silicon Valley and the Innovation Center of the World, San José is the perfect community for you and your employees.

Over the years, San José has been recognized as:
  • America’s Most Innovative City (Forbes)
  • One of the Best Spots to Start a Clean Tech Company (BusinessWeek)
  • America’s Happiest Big City (Gallup-Healthways)
  • One of America’s Safest Cities (Forbes)
  • The Nation’s Best City for Women (Women’s Health)
  • One of the Next Youth Magnet Cities (Wall Street Journal)
  • One of the Nation’s Best Places to Grow Up (U.S. News and World Report)

Culturally & Ethnically Diverse
San José is one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse cities in the country and few cities have as successfully assimilated such a broad range of cultures. More than half of San José residents speak more than one language at home and approximately 39% of all residents are foreign-born.[1]

Overall, the city’s population is 33.2% Hispanic, 32.7% Asian, 27.5% White, 2.7% African American, and 3.9% other.[2]

Median Household Income
San José is one of the most affluent cities in the entire country, with the highest median household income ($76,593) of any major metro areas in the U.S.[3] San José residents also enjoy an ideal climate, with more than 300 days of sunshine annually. Temperatures average in the 70s during the summer and the 50s during the winter.

There are hundreds of distinct neighborhoods in San José, from the historic port community of Alviso in the north to the bucolic Coyote Valley in the south, and Diablo range foothills (crowned by the Lick Observatory atop Mount Hamilton) along the city's eastern border. In between, Downtown San José serves as the region’s entertainment and cultural center, providing seemingly endless dining options, a robust arts and nightlife scene, and numerous festivals, parades, and celebrations each year. San José also is home to one of America’s last intact Japantowns.

Learn more about why San José is the best place in the country to live, work and play!

[1] U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 American Community Survey
U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 American Community Survey
U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 American Community Survey