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Census 2010


The 2011 Redistricting process involved extensive community outreach and participation to consider various City Council District boundary options that would have equal representation for San Jose residents. On August 23, 2011, the City Council approved the recommendations of the 2011 Redistricting Advisory Commission, and an ordinance establishing new City Council District boundaries took effect on October 13, 2011.

Demographic Profiles

City of San Jose

The following demographic profile, released by the U.S. Census Bureau on May 12, 2011, shows data for age, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household relationship, household type, group quarters population, housing occupancy, and housing tenure for the City of San Jose. The profile is downloadable in either an Excel or PDF file format, by selecting the appropriate link below.

  • Table DP-1: Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 (Excel) (PDF)

San Jose City Council Districts

On June 23, 2011, demographic profile data were released by the Census Bureau at smaller levels of census geography (e.g., census tracts, blocks), and staff has compiled the data for each City Council District.

Council District DP-1 Tables

Council District Summary Comparison Tables

Thematic Maps

Census tracts are small, relatively permanent statistical areas covering the entire State of California and the United States. In San Jose, the U.S. Census Bureau delineated over 200 census tracts for Census 2010. Census tracts typically contain between 2,500 and 8,000 persons, and are designed to be homogeneous with respect to population characteristics, economic status, and living conditions.

Census tracts have demonstrated advantages in demographic analysis and GIS mapping. They can be used as the basis for preparation of a wide variety of citywide thematic maps derived from census data (see list below).

  1. Population Growth, 2000-2010
  2. Median Age, 2010
  3. Voting Age, 2010
  4. Children, 2010
  5. Seniors, 2010
  6. Race/Ethnic Group Majority, 2010
  7. Hispanic or Latino, 2010
  8. Asian (Select Groups), 2010
  9. Household Size, 2010
  10. Multigenerational Households, 2010
  11. Overcrowded Housing, 2010
  12. Language, 2010
  13. Educational Attainment (Young Adults), 2009
  14. Household Income, 2010
  15. Household Income, 2000-2009 (Change)
  16. Poverty, 2010
  17. Housing Vacancy Rate, 2010

American Community Survey (ACS)

On September 14, 2017, the U.S. Census Bureau released 1-year estimated from the American Community Survey (ACS), an ongoing survey of about 3.5 million randomly selected addresses that provide data every year. ACS 2016 is based on data collected during year 2016.

A compilation of data the includes select demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics is downloadable in an Excel file format by selecting the link below.

Demographics Presentation

In late-2011 / early-2012, City staff conducted a demographics presentation for San Jose employees in several venues. This presentation had a focus on citywide findings and trends from Census 2010, but also included select data from the Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey and from the California Department of Finance. In 2013, this presentation was supplemented to include additional analysis performed for mandatory update of the City's Housing Element. The latest version of the presentation is downloadable in either a PowerPoint or PDF file format, by selecting the appropriate link below.

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